Individual and collective exibhitions in important museums and cultural centers in the country and abroad, Villela, who had his career initially focused on advertising photo, always sought to achieve a more authorial photography, exploring a territory occupied by people and things that disturb and fascinate.
Author of two books
Works in collections: Rayko's Permanent Collection - Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco - USA since 2011; Photographer's Network, Siegen - Germany since 2009; Fund. Joaquim Nabuco - Museum of the Northeast Man, Recife - PE, since 2008.
3rd place in the People category in the 8th International Competition Black and White Spider Awards - 2014; 1st place in the Regional Hall of Visual Arts of Bahia Cultural Foundation, 2011; Selected for the PhotoEspaña 2011 - Weight y Levedad; TOP 50-2010 in PhotoLúcida-USA; 1st place in Brasilia Photo Art - 2009; 2nd place in the B&W category in the in the contest Leica, 2006