Bruno Cidra

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: Passar pelas mãos, Galeria Bruno Múrias (2019), O cinzeiro e outros objectos brancos, O Armário (2018), Mexicano, Galeria Baginski (2016), Zinabre Azebre Azinhavre, A Certain Lack of Coherence, Porto (2016); Cortina, Galeria Quadrum, Lisboa (2015); Conversations: Recent Portuguese Art in the Serralves Collection, curated by Suzanne Cotter e Ricardo Nicolau, at Museu de Serralves, Oporto (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, curated by Delfim Sardo, Filipa Oliveira and Moacir dos Anjos, at the Est Art Fair 14, Estoril (2014); Crystal Frontier, enBlanco Projektraum, Berlin (2012); Como proteger-se do tigre, at the XVI Bienal de Cerveira, curated by Luís Silva and João Mourão, Kunsthalle Lissabon (2011); Prémio EDP Novos Artistas, curated by João Pinharanda, Delfim Sardo and Nuno Crespo, at the Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon (2009) and Afterthought, at Irmaveplab, Reims, France, curated by Anja Isabel Schneider (2008). In 2017 was in artistic residence Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2013 was awarded a grant by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian to an artistic residence at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2009 was selected for the Prémio EDP Novos Artistas, at the Museu da Electridade, Lisbon, having won in 2005 the Prémio de Escultura D. Fernando II, Sintra.

His work is represented in several public and private collections, such as the CIFO- Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA; Serralves Collection, Oporto; FAAP Collection, São Paulo, Brazil; António Cachola Collection, Elvas; EDP/MAAT Art Collection; Teixeira de Freitas Collection, Lisbon; Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, Abrantes; Ar.Co – Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon, Coleção de Arte da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa/EGEAC; among others.