Rui Calçada Bastos

Working in and with the cities that he has travelled to or lived in (Macao, Shanghai, Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro), RUI CALÇADA BASTOS (1971) focuses on urban landscapes, objects, shapes and situations that would perhaps be overlooked at first glance. Working with photography, video, sculpture and drawing, he explores his themes poetically, confronting the spectator with a self-referential view.

A selection of his most recent exhibitions include: MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology / EDP Foundation (Lisbon, PT); Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design (Oslo, Norway); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, USA); Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, Germany); Beijing Art World Museum (Beijing, China); Centre d’Art Contemporain La Villa du Parc (Annemasse, France); Fundación Marcelino Botín (Santander, Spain); Orient Foundation (Lisbon, PT); Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon); CCB – Belém Cultural Centre (Lisbon, PT)); Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway); Contemporary Art Museum of Elvas (MACE), Col. António Cachola; DAM – Daejon Museum of Art (Daejeon, South Korea); National Museum of Singapore (Singapore); MAM – Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City, Mexico); CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago de Compostela, Spain); Afro Brazil Museum (São Paulo, Brazil); MAS – Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria (Spain); Node – Center for Curatorial Studies (Berlin, Germany); Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre (Azores, Portugal); MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, USA); Kunstverein Arnsberg (Arnsberg, Germany); Espace Photographique Contretype (Brussels, Belgium); Carpe Diem Art & Research (Lisbon, Portugal),

His work is represented in importante collections such as: NBK – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Germany); Figueiredo Ferraz Institute (Brazil); José Carlos Santana Pinto Collection (Portugal); IVAM – Modern Art Institute of Valencia (Spain); Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal); CGAC- Galego Centre of Contemporary Art (Spain); António Cachola Collection – MACE (Portugal); Contemporary Art Museum of Santander and Cantabria (Spain); Plancius Collection (The Netherlands); EDP Foundation (Portugal); CAV – Centre of Visual Arts (Coimbra, Portugal); PLMJ  Foundation (Portugal); Novo Banco Contemporary Photography Collection (Portugal); Susanne & Werner Peyer Collection (Switzerland); Orient Foundation (Portugal); Arquipélago Contemporary Art Collection (Portugal); Ordonez-Falcon Collection (Spain).