Brazilian artist André Feliciano was commissioned by United Photo Industries to create an interactive art installation featuring over 3,000 of his signature fabricated “camera flowers,” with cameras blooming out of tulips, lilies, sunflowers myriads, and over a dozen other kinds of flowers. These colorful sculptures filled a custom built greenhouse. A widely collected artist in his native Brazil, Feliciano’s installation in Photoville was the the first public viewing of his work in America.
Andre Feliciano’s unique camera flower installations have been presented in numerous prestigious art institutions in Brazil, including the Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Tomie Ohtake Institute and Sao Paulo’s Geothe Institute. Andre’s work is also in the collection of the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York.
For more information on Andre and to see more of his amazing work, you can check out his website: blog.natureza.art.br
André Feliciano is a Brazilian-born artist working between São Paulo and New York City with a passionate interest in cultivating art, nature, and togetherness in multiple forms.
Feliciano received a BFA from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil and received two Masters’ Degrees, one in Arts Education and the other in Poéticas Visuais, from São Paulo University.
André has exhibited work internationally, published several books, and spent the past year developing educational programs for Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Foundation in Berlin. Feliciano has coined the term Floraissance whereby he interrogates the future of Contemporary Art.
United Photo Industries (UPI) is a New York based nonprofit organization that works to promote a wider understanding of, and increased access to, the art of photography.
Since its founding in 2011, UPI has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by continuing to showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe. In its first seven years, UPI has presented the work of more than 2,500 visual artists in gallery exhibitions and public art installations worldwide.
Andre Feliciano’s Greenhouse
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