Art Director André De Castro, 28, a native of Rio de Janeiro, nowadays is living in the United States and working around the world. His most recent…
André De Castro, 28, a native of Rio de Janeiro, nowadays is living in the United States and working around the world. His most recent projects include work with tentacles both in New York and in London. With an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree from the prestigious Pratt Institute (as a scholarship student), in 2013 he was awarded with the first prize for the Never Stop, Never Settle Art Challenge promoted by Hennessy US and exhibited in Miami during the Art Basel. Nowadays he is an artist of the OPUS Project Space, in Chelsea, NY.
With experience as creative director for Saatchi and Saatchi and designer for the Olympic and Paralympic Rio 2016 games, the artist and designer André De Castro had his first exhibition in Brazil by winning two open competitions in the most prestigious brazilian cultural centres, the Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro and the Centro Cultural Banco of Brazil. His work has now two published books with international distribution.
André De Castro has made use of the internet and his artist international exposure to draw the world’s attention to social causes, having participated and accompanied the protest movements of his generation: Turkey in 2013, the Occupy movement in New York, the street demonstrations in Brazil and more recently, the case of the political activists arrested in Angola. The goal is simple: to visually translate the dialogue of these social and cultural events.