(this page was last updated in July 2017)
Petrópolis, Brazil, 1988.
Lives and works in New York, USA.
PIPA 2016 and 2017 nominee.
Felipe Meres’ installations, photographs, films and sculptures articulate slippery entanglements between scientific desire and the indeterminate matters that never cease to evade it. Often departing from anthropological approaches to seemingly incommensurate aspects of the world, such as asexual reproduction, the pharmaceutical industry, quantum particle behavior and highly regenerative life forms, Meres’ work invites us to reconsider the patterns of difference that we weave to make sense of the objects, bodies, and behaviors around us.
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Felipe Meres is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is the recipient of the 2016 Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation Grants & Commissions Award and will exhibit newly commissioned pieces at CIFO Art Space, Miami (September, 2016).
Solo exhibitions include: ‘Fsision’ at Company Gallery, NY (2016) and ‘Emergency Meetings’ at Galeria Ibeu, Rio de Janeiro (2013). He has participated in numerous group shows in venues such as: Lisa Cooley, NY (2016); Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro (2014) and Casa das Caldeiras, São Paulo (2013). He was an artist in residency at SÍM in Reykjavik, Iceland (2012) and participated in Escola de Verão, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2012).
He holds an Masters degree from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, New York, an Masters in Anthropology from the New School, NY, and a Bachelor of Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, São Paulo. He is the recipient of the 10th Tom of Finland Foundation Emerging Artist Grand Prize.
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