|CASSIO VASCONCELLOS: Biography
Brazilian, b. 1965, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cassio Vasconcellos was born in 1965, in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he works and lives. The Polaroid SX-70, which his father acquired when Cassio was 8, has fascinated him since childhood. He attended the Imagem-Acao school in Sao Paulo at the age of sixteen, but is basically self-taught. He is recognized internationally for his experiments with innovative photographic techniques and styles. He has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Brazil and abroad, including Fotofest, Houston; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany; the Museo de Arte Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo; Mois de la Photo, Paris; Photographs, Stedelijk, Museum, Amsterdam; and Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, Boston. Most recently his work was exhibited in the Today Art Museum (TAM), Peking, China (2013) Itinerant Languages of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, (2013); O Elogio da Vertigem: Coleção Itaú de Fotografia, and Maison Européenne de La Photographie, Paris, France (2012).
His work is in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, the Polaroid Collection, Waltham, MA, and the Joaquim Paiva Collection, Brazil, among others.
Vasconcellos's work is in Blink, published by Phaidon, in 2001. The monograph, Noturnos Sao Paulo/Nocturnes Sao Paulo, Bookmark, Brazil, 2003, Image and Memory: Photography of Latin America, 1866-1994, Wendy Watriss, and Fotofest, Houston Texas, USA, 1997, Mapas Abiertos-Fotografia Latino Americana 1991-2002, Lunwerg Editores, Spain, 2002, Aéreas do Brasil, BEI, 2014, Panorâmicas, DBA, 2012, Aéreas, Terra Virgem Editora, 2010, e Noturnos São Paulo (2002). He has received the e smostra "Noturnos São Paulo"; Prêmio Porto Seguro de Fotografia, (2001); e Fundação Nacional de Arte (Funarte) (1995). His awards include Conrado Wessel de Arte (2011), Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Arte (APCA - 2002), "Noturnos São Paulo"; Prêmio Porto Seguro de Fotografia, (2001); e Fundação Nacional de Arte (Funarte) (1995).
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