Andre De Castro


Andre De Castro
Artist

André De Castro is a Brazilian visual artist who explores the boundaries between graphic design and art as tools to engage with people on social and political issues. His work discusses identity, social agency and forms of signification. He combines a variety of techniques, including photography, silkscreen, paint and collage among others. Art and Activism is the underlying theme of Andre’s work and the base of his ideas. Art is not used for illustration purposes only but also as a tool and a mechanism to transform the given reality. His last project, Movements, portrays youth protesters in different cities around the world. Movements was exhibited in Miami during Art Basel (2013); Opus Project, New York (2014); Centro Cultural Banco Brasil in Belo Horizonte and Brasília, Brazil (2015); Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015) and Espaço Espelho D'água, Lisboa, Portugal (2016). André De Castro has an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY. www.andredecastro.com