Santos Dumont, MG, Brazil
|Education||MA, Visual Art, Art Institute of State University of São Paulo, Brazil
BA, Art, Faculdade Santa Marcelina
BA, Faculdade de Educação e Ciências Pinheirense
Azevedo was born in Santos Dumont, MG. She holds a Masters in Visual Arts from São Paulo State University Arts Institute (UNESP 2003) and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Santa Marcelina College (1997).
In 1998, she launched a solo exhibition with an installation of iron sculptures at the Brazilian Post Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro and won the acquisition prize in the Santo André Art Hall in São Paulo. In 2002, she was awarded the Bunkyo Art Hall 1st prize with an installation of sculptures in acrylic. In 2001, Azevedo started working with the Minimum Monument Project doing interventions in urban space that discuss the contemporary public monuments in countries such as Brazil, Cuba, Japan, France, Germany, Portugal, and Italy. These interventions have become known worldwide as the "Army of Melting Men".
The Minimum Monument project, along with the other urban interventions developed by Azevedo including ‘’Glory to Inglorious Fights’’ and ‘’Anhangabau: A River For The Absent Ones’’, have their genesis on local history. The aim is the political-poetical dimension that the artist can create by paralleling and referencing art and coexistence, art and exchange, and art as a currency. These ephemeral interventions have resulted in videos, pictures and drawings.
- Torgtrappene, Stavanger, Norway, 15 September
- Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany, 2 September. This sculpture is called Melting Men. It represents that global warming is fast approaching and that it affects everyone.
- Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Italy, 21 October
- Ribeirão Preto City, 22 September
- Virada Cultural São Paulo, Glória a todas as lutas inglórias, (Glory to all the inglorious fights), Intervention at Pateo do Colégio-São Paulo, 5 May
- Burgplatz, Braunschweig, Germany, 16 June
- Praça D. João I, Porto City, PT, 22 September
- Municipal Theatre, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 19 November
- Place L’Opera end Mairie du 9émè, Paris, France, 30 June
- Praça da Sé, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 7 April
- Largo da Ordem, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, April 10–13
- Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
- Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, sponsored by the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan Brasília, Federal District, Brazil
- Havana, Cuba
- São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
- Winner of the Award for Experimental Video at the 15th Video festival, Teresina, Piaui, Brazil, December
- 31st Salão Bunkyo // 31st. Bunkyo Contemporary Art Show: Golden Medal and JAL Award
- XXVI Contemporary Art Show, Acquisition Award. Santo André City, São Paulo, Brazil
- X Atibiai Art Meeting: Special Mention
MartiusStaden Institut, São Paulo, Brazil
Bienal International, Evento of Art of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
Pinacoteca Municipal, São Paulo, Brazil
Sycomore Art Gallery, Paris, France
ACBEU Gallery, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Nipo Brasileiro Art Museum, São Paulo, Brazil
Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havana, Cuba
Cultural Center of Mail Department, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Espirito Santo Art Museum, Vitória, Brazil
Santo Andre Art Museum, Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil
Atibibaia Museum, Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil
- "Opening: Néle Azevedo – Minimum Monument". Stavanger, Norway: Article Biennial. Archived from the original on 2010-09-20.
- "Nele Azevedo Interview". GreenMuze. 12 December 2008.
- Parsi, Maryam (September 2011). "Finding a Balance Between Man and Nature". American Contemporary Art: 36. Retrieved 10 March 2015.