Alex Flemming

São Paulo, 1954


Alex Flemming is a brazilian painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in São Paulo, 1954, went to a Cinema course at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, between 1972 and 1974. Studied serigraphy with Regina Silveira and Julio Plaza and metal printmaking with Romildo, between 1979 and 1980.

Made short-films and participated in festivals, in the 70's. Traveled to New York, in 1981, staying for 2 years, developing projects at Pratt Institute, with a scholarship of Fulbright Foundation. Performs interventions in exhibits spaces, since the 90's, also gathering furnitures to use in his works, applying paint, letters or texts. Between 1993 and 1994, was a professor of Kunstakademie of Olso, in Norway. Performed panels in glass to the Sumaré Station of São Paulo Subway, with photos of common people that are covered with brazilian poems. Between 2001 and 2002, represented the human body with conflict area maps in the series "Body Builders". During his career, until now, 3 books were published, those being "Alex Flemming", organized by Ana Mae Barbosa, "Alex Flemming, uma poética" by Katia Canton, both in 2002, and "Alex Flemming - Arte e História" by Roseli Ventrella and Valéria de Souza, in 2005.

Lives in Berlin, Germany, at the artistic neighborhood Prenzlauer Berg, since 1995, continuing to expose frequently in Brazil.


Alex Flemming