Artist and independent researcher, Néle Azevedo lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. Master in visual arts by the Sao Paulo State University Arts Institute (Unesp 2003) and bachelor in fine arts by Santa Marcelina College in 1997.
In 1998 launched a single exhibition with an installation of iron sculptures at the Brazilian Post Cultural Center (Rio de Janeiro) and won the acquisition prize in the Santo André Art Hall, Sao Paulo.
In 2002, was awarded (trip to Japan) the Bunkyo Art Hall 1st prize with an installation of sculptures in acrylic. In the same year of 2002, started working on interventions in urban space with the Minimum Monument Project, which discuss the contemporary public monuments in cities such as Brasilia, Salvador, Curitiba, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Havana (Cuba); Tokyo and Kyoto (Japan).
After 2005 the Minimum Monument begins to be installed with hundreds of ice sculptures in Paris (France); Braunschweig and Berlin (Germany); Porto (Portugal); Florence (Italy); Amsterdam (Netherlands); Belfast (Northern Ireland); Santiago de Chile (Chile); Lima (Peru) among others. The images of the Minimum Monument, received worldwide attention from the action performed on Gendarmenmarkt, in Berlin in September 2009, becoming a symbolic warning of the dangers of global warming and raising interest beyond the circuits of contemporary art.
In 2010 the Minimum Monument opens the Bielnal the Arctic in Stavanger Norway and in 2014 it participates in the celebrations of the First World War centenary in Birmingham (UK).
His work Composition for a body sculptures and one body brings together installation and dance.
The Minimum Monument project, alongside with the other urban interventions developed by the artist as ‘’Glory to inglorious fights’’ and ‘’Anhangabau: a river for the absent ones’’, have their genesis on local history and are ephemeral. The aimed dimension is always the political-poetical that the artistic can create. Art and coexistence, art and exchange, art as a currency.These ephemeral interventions resulted in videos, pictures and drawings.