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Bruno Alves de Almeida
Bruno Alves de Almeida (b. 1987, Brazil/ Portugal) is a curator and architect. He is a fellow at De Appel’s Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018/19). Almeida is the founder and curator of the research/exhibition platforms ‘SITU’ (2015-2017) and ‘1:1’ (2018-ongoing), both in São Paulo, Brazil. In the project SITU he commissions site-specific works for the external public spaces of Galeria Leme, a building designed by the renowned architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. In the project 1:1 Almeida commissions a series of bipartite works/exhibitions that simultaneously take place in an exhibition space inside Galeria Jaqueline Martins, and in a pre-existing location within the gallery’s neighbourhood. This second site is chosen by each artist and already hosts its own daily functions. Almeida has developed projects with institutions such as: Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA; Pivô Art and Research, São Paulo, Brazil, among others. He participated in residencies such as: TATE Intensive, TATE Modern, London, UK (2018); Ideas City Arles, New Museum, New York, USA with LUMA Foundation, Arles, France (2017); Curatorial Intensive Accra, Independent Curators International, New York, USA (2017); IMPACT17, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany (2017), among others. His research and projects were published in: ARTFORUM Magazine, USA; ATLÁNTICA Journal of Art and Thought, CAAM - Atlantic Centre of Modern Art, Spain; PRŌTOCOLLUM: Global Perspectives on Visual Vocabulary, Germany, among others.
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Accra will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the program.read more »