Biography

I attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, and later, in São Paulo, I majored in industrial design at the School of Fine Arts. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree first-class honors and gaining experience, I founded my studio, Art Style Communication & Design (since 2010, Art Style Communication & Editions). Parallel to my studio, I also focused on my career as a lecturer, editor, and researcher.

 Art Campaign Award, artwork Rhythmus, Berlin, 2006.

After earning a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences from the School of Communications and Arts (with honor), University São Paulo (the best university in Latin America), with my dissertation titled “In Art: Invention and Artifice” (published by Blücher 2009), I also concentrated on my PhD and my career as a professor and researcher at School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo and School of Fine Arts São Paulo. Then, I got a PhD degree in Design and Architecture (with honor) from the University of São Paulo (USP) still ranked as the best university in Latin America, and also a PhD in Sciences of Art and Aesthetics (magna cum laude) from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, “Esthétique : l’image contemporaine. L’analyse du concept de l’innovation” (Aesthetics: Contemporary Image. Analysis of the Concept Innovation), published by Blick 2013. My dissertations for USP master’s degree, USP architecture and design PhD, and Sorbonne aesthetics and sciences of art Ph.D. were each nominated for book publication by the respective examining boards.

Other than that, I have been focusing on images and their socio-political relevance as a postdoctoral researcher and visiting professor of Aesthetics and Sciences of Communication (Postdoc, CAPES Fellowship 2014-2018) at the University of Campinas, São Paulo (UNICAMP), ranked as the second-best university in Latin America. In 2018, after a successful initial selection for the Chair of Philosophy and Aesthetics (with special attention to design), I was invited to a trial lecture (Vorsingen für die Professur) at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart (The Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design). Therefore, since 2019, I have been a researcher/co-teacher at School of Communications and Arts, University of São Paulo as well as the editor-in-chief, founder, and head of Art Style | Art & Culture International Magazine and an associate editor of the culture magazine Revista Cultura Extensão of the University of São Paulo. Also, I have been a visiting research professor at the Contemporary Art Museum of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP), for the courses “Musical Iconography and the Relations between Music and Visual Arts in the Contemporaneity” and “Heritage Interpretation: Museum, Culture, and Society.” I gave lectures and participated in panel discussions on Aesthetics and Sciences of Communication at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany; ACTE Institute, Æsthetica – Art et Philosophy, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; School of Communication and Arts – University of São Paulo (USP) and Institute of Arts – University of Campinas (UNICAMP), and in international conferences. I have also offered courses on aesthetics and communication and published many papers.

For a global survey of academic opinion, I was invited to participate in the annual QS Global Academic Survey 2020, the World University Rankings of Quacquarelli Symonds Intelligence Unit (QSIU).

Languages:  German, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

For more detailed information, see Curriculum Vitae and portfolio.

Recent Publications

(2016) Aesthetic Experience: Visual Culture as the Masterpiece of Nonhumanity. [Article written in English] On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture 2, Germany: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 1-12.

(2016) Art and Reality (Arte e realidade). Article written in Portuguese and published by Revista de Cultura e Extensão USP, University of São Paulo.

(2016) Artworks of the New World (Kunstwerke der Neuen Welt). Book written in German and published by Grin.

(2016) Kitsch, Aesthetics Reminiscences and Jeff Koons (Kitsch, Reminiscências Estéticas e Jeff Koons). Article written in Portuguese and published by Revista Visuais, Institute of Art, UNICAMP.

(2017) Poïésis: Between Reason and Sensibility. The New Mediums of Art (Poïésis: entre la raison et la sensibilité. Les nouveaux médiums de l’art). [Article written in French] Paper presented at the Third ISA World Forum Vienna (2016) and Article published in France, Toulouse: French Journal for Media Research, 7/2017 Mises en scène du politique contemporain/Theatricalization of the Contemporary Politics, 17 – 40.

(2017) Visual Narratives: Image and Consciousness of Social Reality. [Article written in English] Center for Open Access in Science – COAS. Open Journal for Sociological Studies, OJSS, 1(2), (December 15) 73-82.

(2017) Urban Aesthetics: Philosophical and Social Aspects of Metropolitan Beauty and its Reverse (Estética Urbana: aspectos filosóficos e sociais da beleza metropolitana e seu reverso). Book written in Portuguese and published by NEA.

(2018) Rationality: Beyond Aesthetics and Communication. [Article written in English] Proceedings book of 1st International e-Conferenceon Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. Center for Open Access in Science – COAS, 1-12.

(2018) Preliminary Reflections on Art and Society (Reflexões preliminaries sobre arte e sociedade). Article written in Portuguese and published by Revista de Cultura e Extensão USP, University of São Paulo.

(2018) What Matters in Contemporary Art? A Brief Statement on the Analysis and Evaluation of Works of Art. [Article written in English] Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 1, 68-82.

(2018) Art and Perfect Illusion: From Architecture to Cinema. On the Era of Technological Convergence [Book Chapter written in English] In: Image Evolution. Technological Transformations of Visual Media Culture. Yearbook of Moving Image Studies. Edited by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert-Kruse and Norbert M. Schmitz. Germany, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag, 34-57.

(2019) Aesthetic and Social Values of Bauhaus. [Article] In: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, no. 2 (June 3, 2019): 71-82.

(2019) To What Extent is Bauhaus Even Possible Nowadays? Interview with Bernhard E. Bürdek, author of the book Design: History, Theory, and Practice of Product Design, In: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, no. 2 (June 3, 2019): 85-91.

(2019) Visual Arts and Empirical Aesthetics: Designing the Technical Aspects of Art. [Article written in English] Art Style Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 2, 93-114.

(2019) Artworks and the Paradoxes of the Media-Transmitted Reality. [Article written in English] It’s a result of my participation at the International Congress of Aesthetics this year. The conference presentation and full text were published in the proceedings book. After a selection was made, the editorial board of [Art + Media] AM Journal of Art and Media Studies also decided to publish this article, 71– 85.

(2019) Aesthetics and Cultural Aspects of Bauhaus Towards a New Conception. [Article written in English] This article is a result of my participation at the International Congress of Aesthetics this year. The conference presentation and full text were published in the proceedings book of the 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. After a selection was made, the editorial board of Serbian Architectural Journal also decided to publish this article in the volume 11, of this journal, 463-472.

(2020) Art, Culture, and Communication Technologies in the Face of Global Crisis (Arte, cultura e tecnologias de comunicação em face da crise mundial), Essay written in Portuguese and published by Revista H&C.

(2020) The Cupola: for an Aesthetic and Dominant Structure of the Society (La coupole : pour une structure esthétique et dominante de la société). Book written in French and published by Grin.

(2020) The Democratization of Art. Media and the Art of Publishing on Art. [Article written in English] New York/São Paulo: Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, v. 5, 49-60.

(2020) Design: New Ideas, Sustainability, and Aesthetic-Social Aspects. (Design: novas ideais, sustentabilidade e aspectos estético-sociais), Essay written in Portuguese and published by Revista H&C.

(2020) Challenges: Reason and Reality. [Critical Review] “Can Advances in Science end Philosophy?” Published on the homepage of the Research Group on Intelligence Technologies and Digital Design, coordinated by Professor Winfried Nöth.

(2020) The Postmodern Avatar. The Changing World of the Arts and Jeff Koons. [Article written in English] Art Style, Art & Culture International Magazine, no. 6 (September 9, 2020): 123-142.

(2020) The Art of Design: Seeking the Beautiful and Good Form (A arte do design: a busca pela bela e boa forma). Essay written in Portuguese and published by Revista H&C.

(2020) A Democratic Enlightenment: The Reconciliation Image, Aesthetic Education, Possible Politics. A critical review published by Visual Studies Journal, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Volume 36.

(2020) Image and Digital Media: The Concept of Mediated Reality [book chapter written in English that has been accepted for publication after anonymous peer review]. In: Yearbook of Moving Image Studies, Trilogy of Synthetic Realities I: Virtual Images. Edited by Lars C. Grabbe, Patrick Rupert-Kruse and Norbert M. Schmitz. Germany, Marburg: Büchner-Verlag.

(2020) City and Challenges: Projection and Perception of Time-Space and Digital Solutions (Cidade e desafios. Projeção e percepção do tempo-espaço e soluções digitais). Article written in Portuguese and published by the Journal of University of São Paulo (Jornal da USP).

Recent and Upcoming International Conference Participations and Talks

(2016) Poïésis: entre la raison et la sensibilité. Les nouveaux médiums de l’art. Third ISA Forum. The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World. RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture. Vienna, Austria, July 10-14.

(2017) Technology and Science as Fiction Narratives and Their Socio-Political Issues. 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Media Narratives RN18: Social Realities and Media in Society, Politics and Culture, Athens. (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association. Athens, Greece, 29 August to 1 September.

(2018) Critique des médias vers une réalité incisive: le pouvoir et la perception de la violence. XIX ISA World Congress, RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, Toronto. Analyser le pouvoir et la violence dans les médias et les organisations. Toronto, Canada, July 15-21.

(2018) Power as Control: the Use of Technologies of Communication. XIX ISA World Congress. RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture, Toronto. Globalization, New Media and the Culture of Real Virtuality: Emerging Patterns. Toronto, Canada, July 15-21.

(2019) Aesthetics of Media and Post-media Practices. Artworks and the Paradoxes of the Media-transmitted Reality. ICA 2019 Belgrade: 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. Paper number: PS10.002. University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture. Belgrade, Serbia, July 22-26. [Also, I was a moderator for the panel Aesthetics of Media and Post-media Practices.]

(2019) Aesthetics of Architecture. Aesthetics and Cultural Aspects of Bauhaus Towards a New Conception. ICA 2019 Belgrade: 21st International Congress of Aesthetics. Paper number: PS15.005. University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture. Belgrade, Serbia, July 22-26.

(2020) Art as a Source of Solidarity. [Presentation] International Web-Workshop. Impact of COVID-19 on Society & Culture, DAV Post Graduate College, Varanasi, India, April 29 – May 3, 2020 . 

(2020) Media and Digital Interface: Designing Learning Spaces and Knowledge. [Presentation] TEACHING-LEARNING-RESEARCH: DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTS, Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester, 02-04 December, 2020.

(2020 – 2021) Environmental Aesthetics and Socio-Territorial Conflicts throughout Media. [Session organizer] Research Committee: RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee). Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2020 – 2021) Inequality, as a Fact and a Permanent Image of Investigation. [Session organizer] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2020 – 2021) The Visual Claim through Images of Children. [Presentation] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session: Visualities of Childhoods – Images of Innocence, Vulnerability, and Inequality. Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2020 – 2021) Challenges to Investigating the Image of Social Inequality as Fact. [Presentation] Research Committee: RC57 Visual Sociology (host committee). Session: Visualising Uneven Distributions of Power. Session to IV ISA Forum of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISA Executive Committee has decided to postpone the IV ISA Forum of Sociology in Porto Alegre to February 23–27, 2021.

(2021) Artistic, Cultural, and Political Interdependence. Cities in Motion: Sounds, Images, and Space in Relation to Cosmopolitan Ideals [Presentation]. The conference is scheduled for the next year at The City University of New York (CUNY), New York City College of Technology (City Tech), New York, June 16-18, 2021.

Overall Academic Factors

Complete works published, see Web of Science ResearcherID: T-9766-2017 (books, peer-reviewed articles, essays, and proceedings of international conferences). 

Member of Scientific Committee

Center for Open Access in Science (Since 2017)

Editor of Visual Sociology Newsletter (2018-2022) Research Committee Visual Sociology, (ISA RC57), International Sociological Association.

Associate Editor (Since 2016) Magazine of Culture, University of São Paulo, Revista de Cultura e Extensão

Executive Board Member/ Secretary (2018-2022) of the Research Committee on Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (ISA RC14), International Sociological Association.

Research Group on Critical Theory (Since 2017) Research Group at Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences – IFCH UNICAMP

Center of Studies of the Contemporary Communication in Europe (Since 2018)

QS Global Academic Survey 2020
Invited to participate in the annual QS Global Academic Survey 2020,
the World University Rankings of Quacquarelli Symonds Intelligence Unit (QSIU).

Scientific Advisor of the Research Foundation FAPESP

(Since 2017)

FAPESP maintains cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, higher educational and research institutions and business enterprises. The international cooperation covers a broad range of countries and agencies including the UK Research Councils, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, the European Commission, and NSF, NIH, and DoE in the US.

Research Network & Social Media: for more information about my publications, please click on the links: Research Gate Profile | Academia Profile | Web of Science ResearcherID: T-9766-2017