Riacho das Almas, 1969
Lives and works in Recife
Carlos Mélo is a visual artist. His works transpose video, photography, drawing, installation, sculpture and performance in an investigation of the place that the body occupies in the world. Through anagrams and performance actions the artist brings together images and words practicing a semantic contortionism. It seeks to make the body converge in situations of interaction with the environment and conceptual frameworks that suggest it relationally, while simultaneously operating a rescue of aspects of Brazilian cultural formation. Idealized and held the 1st Biennial of the Barro do Brasil, Caruaru (2014). Participated in collective exhibitions such as the 3rd Biennial of Bahia, Salvador (2014); at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, USA (2013); in the Museum of Modern Art Aloísio Magalhães, Recife (2010 and 1999); in Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (2008, 2005, 2002 and 1999); among others. He has held individual exhibitions at Gallery 3 + 1, Lisboa, Portugal (2010); in Paço das Artes, São Paulo (2004); and the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (Recife, Brazil, 2000). He won the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Award for Fine Arts (2006). Lives and works in Recife.