Photo: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO

Emerging Artist Award Recipient


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Felipe Meres Felipe Meres (b. 1988, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is an artist and writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Solo exhibitions include Fsision at Company Gallery, NY (2016) and Subject to Escape Acts at Galeria Ibeu, Rio de Janeiro (2013). He has participated in numerous group shows in venues such as the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, FL (2016); Shulamit Nazarian, LA (2016) and Lisa Cooley, NY (2016). He was an artist in residency at the ArtCenter/South Florida, FL (2016); SÍM, Reykjavik, Iceland (2012) and participated in Escola de Verão, Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2012). He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, NY and is currently pursuing a PhD in Anthropology at The New School, NY. Felipe Meres is the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award for CIFO's 2016 Grants & Commissions Award (nominated by Kaira Cabañas) and of the 10th Tom of Finland Foundation Emerging Artist Grand Prize. 


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A Look Inside: 

Born  Brazil, 1988

Education PhD, Anthropology, The New School, NY (in process). | MA, Anthropology, The New School, NY (2016). | MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2015).

Awards Grants & Commissions Program Award (Emerging artist). CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | Residency. ArtCenter/South Florida. Downtown Miami, FL. (2016). | Tom of Finland Grand Prize. Los Angeles, California. (2014). | SIM Residency. Reykjavik, Iceland. (2012). | 43rd FAAP Annual Salon Award. São Paulo, Brazil. (2011).

Selected Exhibitions Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition. CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | Fsision, Company, New York, NY (2016). | Shapeshifters, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA (2016). | O Que Vem Com A Aurora, Galeria Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2016). | Active Ingredient, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY (2016).



Installation View:

Myopa (2016)
Pigment prints, aluminum
Series of 4 prints, 28 x 36 inches each
Photos Courtesy of the artist