André Vallias (Brazil)

André Vallias

He was born in 1963 in São Paulo, Brazil, where he received his graduate education in Law at the University of São Paulo. André Vallias is a graphic designer, poet and interactive media producer.

In the early 80’s he was basically concerned with the study of proportions in art, developing series of black/white drawings with strict mathematical composition. In 1985 he begans to design visual poems.

From 1987 to 1994 he lived in Germany, where he, instigated by the ideas of the philosopher Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), oriented his activities towards computer media.

He was the co-curator (with Friedrich W. Block and Valeri Scherstjanoi) of the Exhibition “Tranfutur – visual poetry of the Soviet Union, Brazil e German speaking countries” (Kassel and Berlin).

In 1992 he organized, together with Friedrich W. Block, a first international show of computer generated poetry: “p0es1e-digitale dichtkunst”, Annaberg-Buchholz – Germany.

He returned to Brazil in 1994. He now lives in Rio de Janeiro, where he works as CEO of the Webhouse Refazenda.

Andre Vallias participate in

  • [R][R][F]200x—>XP – global networking project
  • RRF v.1 curated by Wilton Azevedo