The point of departure of BRUNO CIDRA’s (Lisbon, 1982) work is the synthesis between Sculpture and Drawing. His metal (iron, bronze, among others) and paper sculptures explore the tension and dialogue between the opposing materialities and the specific values attached to each field, such as resistance and fragility, weight and weightlessness, permanence and transience. Taking the exhibition space as a compositional space, Bruno Cidra’s sculpture draws new paths, rhythms and framings, new axis and visual references, areas of concentration and dispersion, constantly inviting the viewer to a readjustment of his relation with space.
The following exhibitions can be highlighted: Lunch Inside the Horse’s Belly (Galeria Bruno Múrias, Lisbon, 2023), Uprooting (Casa da Cerca, Almada, 2022), Tutorar (Estufa Fria de Lisboa, Lisbon, 2021), Passar pelas mãos (Galeria Bruno Múrias, Lisbon, 2019), O cinzeiro e outros objectos brancos (O Armário, Lisbon, 2018), Mexicano (Galeria Baginski; Lisbon, 2016), Zinabre Azebre Azinhavre (A Certain Lack of Coherence, Porto, 2016), Cortina (Galeria Quadrum, Lisbon, 2015), Conversations: Recent Portuguese Art in the Serralves Collection (Museu de Serralves, Porto, 2016); Sala dos Gessos (Fundação EDP, Lisbon, 2016), Canal Caveira (Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional de Lisboa, Lisbon, 2015-16), Drawing the World (Est Art Fair 14, Estoril 2014), Crystal Frontier (enBlanco Projektraum, Berlin, 2012), Como proteger-se do tigre (XVI Bienal de Cerveira, Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2011), Prémio EDP Novos Artistas (Museu da Eletricidade, Lisbon, 2009) and Afterthought (Irmaveplab, Reims, France, 2008). Cidra completed two artistic residences in São Paulo, Brazil: the first one in 2013, in Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), through a grant awarded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and in 2017 in Pivô. In 2009 was selected for the EDP New Artists Prize (Museu da Electridade, Lisbon), having won in 2005 the D. Fernando II Sculpture Prize (Sintra).
His work is represented in several public and private collections, such as the CIFO- Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation; Modern Collection – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Serralves Collection; Portuguese State Contemporary Art Collection – CACE; FAAP Collection; Fundação Carmona e Costa Foundation; António Cachola Collection – MACE; EDP/MAAT Art Collection; Teixeira de Freitas Collection; Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection – Quarter of Contemporary Art of Abrantes; Ar.Co – Contemporary Art Collection; EGEAC/CML Collection, among others.