Felipe Meres is a Brazilian-born, NYC-based artist. His photographs, films and sculptures engage relationships between systems of representation and the material realities they intend to capture. Often exploring the limits of tools used to classify and organize aspects of the world in particular moments in history, Meres’s work invites the viewer to reconsider the patterns and forms we create to make sense of and regulate the objects, bodies and behaviors that surround us.

Felipe is Co-Chair of the Photography Department at Bard College and teaches at Cooper Union. He is currently at work on his first book that delves into the recent proliferation of machine learning and 3D technologies across social domains. His investigation concentrates on the cultural and ethical ramifications that arise from their adoption, examining their potential to disrupt traditional notions of authorship and originality when deployed in the context of cultural artifacts and artworks.

He holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, NY, and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from The New School, NY. Solo exhibitions include The Telomeric Cut at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2017) and Fsision at Company Gallery, NY (2016). His work has been shown in venues such as the Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2018); GAMeC, Italy (2018) and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, FL (2016). He is the recipient of the 2016 Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Grants & Commissions Award and of the 10th Tom of Finland Foundation Emerging Artist Grand Prize.

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