In 2012 United Photo Industries commissioned Gardener André Feliciano to cultivate a Camera Greenhouse which captivated young and old and was a hit of PHOTOVILLE last year!
This year – we gave Andre an assignment: Impress us even more! And boy, has he!
Andre will cultivate Photography in a symbolic way: he will play Photographic Dodge with visitors and create a small Photographic Orchard with Cherry Blossom Trees smack bang in the middle of our village. Andre – Welcome back!
AND on the other side of the river — Andre will have his first solo New York Exhibition!
By Andre Feliciano
48 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002
September 8 – October 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Sprouted, 6-9pm
Featuring photographic works and a new large-scale installation, this exhibit explores the relationship between photography and contemporary society. Feliciano’s playful, engaging creations nurture photographic culture both mentally and physically.
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.