André Vallias


André  Vallias is a poet, graphic designer and alternate media producer. Born in 1963 in Sao Paulo, graduated in Law at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). Works with experimental poerty since 1985. In the late 80s, living in Germany and influenced by the ideas of philosopher Vilém Flusser, he turned to computerized media. 

In 1992, Vallias organized in partnership with Friedrich W. Block his first international exhibition of computer mediated poetry: p0es1e – digitale dichtkunst (Annaberg-Buchholz). 

In 2003 he won the Sergio Motta Art & Technology Award for the interactive poem ORATORIO.  

In 2006, Vallias presented a retrospective of his work at Casa de Cultural Paulo Setubal, in Tatuí  (SP – Brazil). He has been publishing regularly poems and translations in various international and Brazilian magazines, such as: ArtériaEt CeteraCacto, Roda, CortexAlire, Visible LanguageHigh Quality. 

Has contributed to the following books: Poetry: an International Anthology – Eduardo Kac (org.), Céu Acima: Para um tombeau de Haroldo de Campos – Leda Tenório da Motta (org.), Cultura Digital.Br – Rodrigo Savazoni e Sergio Cohn (org.), among others. 

In 2007, Vallias was co-curator of the exhibition “POIESIS – poems between pixel and software” (Oi Futuro, RJ, Brazil) and also made multimedia presentations of his poems and translations in the events “ERRÁTICA – Live Poems” (CCBB, RJ) and “Poema Falado” (“Spoken Poem”) at Itaú Cultural, SP.  

In 2010 he organized, together with Augusto de Campos, the digital poetry pioneer Erthos Albino de Souza’s first exhibiton (IMS, RJ). He also presented alongside the multi-instrumentalist and performer Lica Cecato, in the show “Sybabelia” (Oi Futuro, RJ).  

Andre Vallias lives in Rio de Janeiro, where he runs the web producer Refazenda, responsible for creating sophisticated websites for the cultural sector, such as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Vinicius de Moraes. He edits, with the poet and essayist Eucanãa Ferraz, the online magazine Errática  -" target="_blank"> (in Portuguese).

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Works being commented by André Vallias