BRUNO CIDRA (Lisbon, 1982), lives and works in Lisbon.
The work of Bruno Cidra explores the affinity between drawing and sculpture, as a way to reconfigure the architectural space, investing in the viewer the role of the operating element towards new meanings of space. This disciplinary dialogue, of vocabularies and materials, operates fields of force and equilibrium, exploring opposing values such as resistance and frailty, heaviness and weightlessness, permanence and ephemerality.
With a degree in Sculpture by the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Bruno Cidra has been exhibiting regularly since 2006, having participated in several exhibitions in Portugal and abroad.
The solo exhibitions Flecha, at Baginski, Galeria/ Projectos, Lisbon, and Corda, at Galeria Múrias Centeno, Porto, both in 2012.
Among the group exhibitions are highlitghted Drawing the World, curated by Delfim Sardo, Filipa Oliveira, and Moacir dos Anjos, at the Est Art Fair 14, Estoril (2014); As coisas que aparecem, curated by Antónia Gaeta Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra (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; and Afterthought, at Irmaveplab, Reims, France, curated by Anja Isabel Schneider (2008).
In 2014 Bruno Cidra was selected by Lisbon’s City Council to the Artistic Interchange Schoolarship Lisboa-Budapeste, in Budapest, Hungary. In 2013 was awarded a scholarship by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian to an artistic residence at the Fundação Armando Álvares 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 Fundação EDP Collection, Teixeira de Freitas Collection, Ar.Co – Contemporary Art Collection, António Cachola Collection, Sintra City Hall, among others.