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Hi, I’m Fernanda Vilela.
I am a person of eclectic interests and multidisciplinary talents.
I love life and am curious about the world and beings that inhabit it.
I traveled for sightseeing, studies and work to more than 15 different countries in America, Latin America, Africa and Europe.
We can speak in 4 languages: Portuguese, German, Spanish and English.
I believe in a responsible and sustainable world. And that small gestures make a difference.
That every day we can deconstruct preconceptions and reconstruct / write our history.
Here you will see two of the many ramifications of my soul. My authorial Works and my activity as a Photographer for commercial media or private clients.
My authorial work address autobiographical reflections, together with essays on diversity and social behaviors. It explores the fields of documentary photography, essayistic and Autobiographical instalations, painting, colage, videos and photography.
Be welcome! 🙂
Fernanda Vilela was born in Brasília, state capital of Brazil, where she lived for 12 years and experienced the early stages of life in this charming and yet developing big city, with its many contradictions.
She moved then to Sete Lagoas, a smaller town in the countryside of Minas Gerais, where she spent her teen ages surrounded by fruit trees from the neighbouring backyards and naïvely playing on the streets, “como se fosse uma brincadeira de roda” – typical Brazilian expression for playground games, or a merry-go-round.
At 18 she moved to Belo Horizonte, state capital of Minas Gerais, where she simultaneously studied Graphic Design and ran a jewellery business, where she managed 13 female workers.
At 24 she grasped to an opportunity of traveling to Germany, a journey that brought her deeper into the world within herself. She was constantly asking herself questions that shook up her perspectives and consequently the course of her life.
In the winter of 2008 she began her academic activities in the Fine Arts Academy of Munich. This period was abruptly interrupted in the end of 2011 when, after a traumatic violent experience, she needed recovering treatment and was only able to continue her studies in the end of 2016. She found herself in both physical and psychological pain, which she later transformed into a springboard for her development as an artist and as a human being.
Fernanda Vilela lives and works in Munich, Germany
2012 – 2013 Scholarship period at Hochschule für Gestaltung, HFG-Karlsruhe (Art studies in media art photography with Prof. Armin Linke and Prof. Michael Clegg)
2008-2020 Studied Media Art with Klaus von Bruch and minor in Photography with Professor Dieter Rehm and painting and graphics with Prof. Anke Doberauer at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Academy of Fine Arts of Munich
1999 – 2004 Studied Graphic Design at UEMG, State University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brasilien
1979 born in Brasília, Brazil
2012 Scholarship awarded from the Ministry of Culture Baden-Württemberg in cooperation between Akademie der Bildenden Künste München and Hochschule für Gestaltung, HFG-Karlsruhe
2010 Galerie des Landesparlaments Minas Gerais „Galeria de Arte do Espaço Político-Cultural Gustavo Capanema“, Belo Horizonte, Brasilien , Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2019 HKG – »Grauzone«, Munich
2017 Galerie im Alten Rathaus – »SEHSTÜCK«, Prien am Chiemsee
2016 Hotel Prinzregent – »Notel Prinzregent«, Munich
2015 Alte Kongresshalle – »Stadt der Frauen«, Munich
2011 Kunstpavillon – »Parallele Wirklichkeiten«, Munich
2010 Stefanie Bender Wandergalerie – »me:beast«, Munich
2009 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2009 Galerie Royal – »Same kind of vacuum«, Munich