Biography

MDEMELO

ARTIST

RESEARCHER

Marcelo de Melo

I am currently working towards a PhD in Art Practice at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, England. I have been living in Europe since 1996. From 1998 to 2005, I was based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I developed an interest in mosaic art. Ever since, I have expanded my practice to sculpture and installation art.

 

My current research focuses on how aspects of the art of the ancient world have unfolded into the contemporary. I hold a combined Bachelor's and a Licentiate's Degree in History from the Federal University of Paraná (1996), a certificate in Ancient Greek Language from the University of Edinburgh (1999) and a MA in Fine Arts, sculpture, from the University for the Creative Arts (2011).

Photo by Giórgia Manfredini da Gama

COLLECTIONS

Museu Guido Viaro, Curitba, Brazil

Galeria de Arte UFF, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museo de la Cerámica Contemporánea, Dominican Rep.

ESP-Ravennarte, Ravenna, Italy

AWARDS

XI Prix Picassiette [3rd Prize, Profissional]

Association les 3R, Chartres, France, 2016

PhD Research Studentship

University for the Creative Arts, England, 2014-2019

Special Prize, Zeugma Museum

Gaziantep Provincial Head of Culture, Turkey, 2013

BEGEHUNGEN Artist in Residence Programme

Chemnitz, Germany, 2012

Juror’s Prize, Earth Elements Exhibition

SAMA @ Miami‐Dade Community College, Miami, 2003

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Pixerae, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, England, 2016

Infectious Narratives, Museu Guido Viaro, Curitiba, Brazil, 2016

Fuga, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, 2015

CUBOID, Brewery Tap, Folkestone, 2015

Narrativas Infecciosas, Art Gallery UFF, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 2014

Time Sheet, Kortsluiting, Amsterdam, 2013

Instances of Accumulation [...], Memorial Art Gallery, Hastings, 2011

Light Touch, George Rodger Gallery, UCA, Maidstone, 2011

Bait, Kortsluiting, Amsterdam, 2010

Bag Tag Loop, MLB Gallery, Amsterdam, 2009

All those fiddly bits, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland, 2002

Portátil, Harding House Gallery, Lincoln, England, 2002

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017: Somatic Shifts, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, England | 2016: Galerie Erga, Montreal, Canada | XI Prix Picassiette, Chapelle de Lycée Fulbert, Chartres, France | Re-Cognition, Museu dos Terceiros, Ponte de Lima, Portugal | 2015: Surface, Yad Lebanim Gallery, Ramat HaSharon, Israel | Nature, Love & Dreams, Memorial de Curitiba, Brazil | Process, CMAE, Avilés, Asturias, Spain | Interactions, Brewery Tap, Folkestone | 2014: Identidad Musiva, Boca Juniors Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina | Mosaico Estrutural, Arts Centre UFF, Niterói, RJ, Brazil | Shimmerings, Gallery Lokaal WV15, Amsterdam | Estructural, Boca Juniors Club, Buenos Aires | 2013: Conceitos Quebrados, Memorial de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil | Vanguard, Biennale 4, Jewish Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece | Transposition, INScape Arts, Seattle, USA | 2012: Celebration, Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam | Crust, Bath Artists' Studios, Bath, England | Processo&material, Mirta Demare Gallery, Rotterdam | In der Zwischenzeit, Art Festival BEGEHUNGEN n°9, Chemnitz, Germany | 2011: MA Fine Art Degree Show, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury | Being Digital, Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate, England | Forward, Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone | 2010: Buy What You Love, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York | 2009: The Art of Peace, Dayton International Peace Museum, Ohio, USA | Depoimentos, Memorial de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil | 2007: Rio Mosaico 2007, Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro | Transformação, Memorial de Curitiba, Brazil | 2006: VI Picassiette Prix, Association Les 3R, Chartres, France | ELIT-TILE III, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | 2005: Postcards, RGI, Glasgow, Scotland | V Mostra de Mosaico, Museu do Jardim Botânico, Curitiba | 2004:

143rd Annual Exhibition, RGI, Glasgow, Scotland | Fighting Back, MotoAzabu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan | III Biennial Cittá di Ravenna, Ravennarte, Ravenna, Italy | Opus Veritas, Italo-American Museum, San Francisco, USA | V Prix Picassiette, Chapelle de Lycée Fulbert, Chartres, France | Mostra AMPAP, Alice Sauler Foundation, Blumenau, Brazil | 2003: Contextural, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh | RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Galleries, London | 142nd Annual Exhibition, RGI, Glasgow | Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh | Cacos e Flores, Museu do Jardim Botânico, Curitiba, Brazil | Extravaganza, The Jersey Galleries, London | Earth Elements, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami | 2002: Brasil de todas as cores, Museu do Jardim Botânico, Curitiba | ELIT-TILE II, Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic | IV Prix Picassiette, Chapelle de Lycée Fulbert, Chartres, France | II Biennial Cittá di Ravenna, Ravennarte, Ravenna, Italy | The Marvellous Garden, Merz Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland | Design, Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, England | Pieceful Visions II, Stanback Museum, Orangeburg | Pieceful Visions I, Fine Art Center, Orangeburg, SC, USA | 2001: Winter, Town Mill Galleries, Lyme Regis, England | 2000: Two Thousand Pots, Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

2010: Imagine a Spectacle [Raphael Sieraczek], Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury | 1996: Lulu [Frank Wedekind], Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba, Brazil | 1994: The Threepenny Opera [Bertolt Brecht], Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba | 1993: Ballet Petrushka [Stravinsky & Fokine], Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba | Opera Aida [Verdi], Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba | Opera Carmen [Bizet], Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba | Curitiba 300 [Moacir David], Itinerant Production, Brazil | Musical A Arca de Noé [Vinicius de Moraes], Itinerant Production, Brazil | 1992: Hamlet [Shakespeare], Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Brazil | Opera Carmen [Bizet], Teatro Guaíra, Curitiba | Mais Quero Um Asno que me Carregue... [Carlos Soffredini], Teatro CEP, Curitiba | 1991: A Midsummer Night's Dream [Shakespeare], Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Brazil | História Pequenina de Vento, Flor e Menina [Cláudia Ortiz], Itinerant Production, Brazil | A Procura da Primavera [Arnaldo Silveira], Itinerant Production, Brazil | 1990: O Levitar das Bexigas Lilases [Gilvânia R. Costa], Itinerant Production, Brazil | Maneiras Trágicas de Matar Uma Mulher, [Gilvânia R. Costa], Teatro do Paiol, Curitiba

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