Frederico Câmara is a Brazilian artist and researcher living in Sydney, Australia and born in 1971 in Governador Valadares, Brazil.
His artistic interests are interdisciplinary, reaching into the Environmental Humanities, Cultural / Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology, Postcolonial Studies, Museum / Heritage Studies, Sculpture, Architecture, and Design.
They include the human perceptions and representations of natural and cultural landscapes, photography and travel as research methods, migrations and their influence in the definitions of identity, the practices of collecting and archiving in Art, and oral history.
His projects are site-specific and realized as photographic and video installations, archives, artist’s books, design, and text; presented at conferences, publications, and exhibitions.
His work has taken him around the world on artist residencies, fellowships and exhibitions including the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany; the IRCA International Research Center for the Arts of the KUAD Kyoto University of Art and Design, in Kyoto, Japan; and Pavilion and the Henry Moore Institute, both in Leeds. He is the recipient of various awards, including the Unesco Aschberg Bursary for Artists, the Brasil Arte Contemporânea Award from the São Paulo Biennial Foundation, the Darwin Now Award from the British Council, the Marcantonio Vilaça Award for the Visual Arts, and the Funarte Award for Contemporary Art.
He studied for a PhD Fine Art at the University of Sydney, an MA Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, and a BA Fine Art at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. He has been a visiting lecturer at many universities and Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at the City University of Hong Kong.