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Nelson Felix: OOCO

18 Apr 2015
19 Jul 2015

APR 18, 2015
JUL 19, 2015

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – a museum run by the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture – will host an exhibition of Nelson Féliz on April 18.

Curated by Rodrigo Naves, the show will present an overview of Nelson Félix’s multi-faceted production, and will gather works made between 1987 and 2014, including drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos produced especially for the exhibit.

The exhibit will take place at Estação Pinacoteca, and will be the artist’s first retrospective. Among the highlights of the works is Eu Vi a América com os Olhos d’Dele [“I Saw America with His Eyes”], which he started in 2001 and will be exhibited for the first time ever.

Nelson Félix was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1954. He studied with Ivan Serpa in early 1970s, and graduated in architecture in 1977. His artistic career began in the 1980s, with drawings made from graphite and diamond. His work deals with a broad concept of sculpture, in which he examines the relationship between art, culture and nature. These works with environmental themes will be presented at the show through documentary videos created from photographs taken by the artist.