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NUNO CERA
Born in Beja, PT, 1972. Lives and works in Lisbon. He is a photographer and video artist, addressing spatial conditions, architecture and urban situations through fictional, poetic – documentary forms.

He graduated in advertising at IADE, Lisbon, in 1995 and attended the Maumaus – school of art and photography, Lisbon from 1995 to 1997. He was awarded in 2001 with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation João Hogan scholarship for resident artists at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. In 2003 he published Cimêncio (Fenda Edições) with the architect Diogo Lopes, a work about the suburban landscape. In 2004, he was shortlisted for the first edition of Besphoto – Photo Award. In 2006 he was awarded an artist residency at the ISCP - International Studios and Curatorial Program, NYC, USA. In 2007 and 2008 received grants from the DGARTES – Ministry of Culture, Portugal, for his video project Sans, Souci, 2008 and for his artistic investigation on 9 mega-cities Futureland, 2008 - 2010. He was the invited artist (photography and video) of the Portuguese Pavilion at the World Expo Zaragoza, 2008, Spain. In 2012 he undertook two video projects in response to the commission by the OLIVA Creative Factory, São João da Madeira, Portugal: II and SUSPENSÃO. He was awarded the Foundación Botin Grant for his project The Symphony of the Unknown in 2012 to be realized throughout 2013 and the International Artist Residency Récollets in Paris (April-June) 2013.

Current and ongoing projects include: a commission for a video project for CCB - Cidade Aberta - Centro Cultural de Belem (Portugal); a commission for a series of photos, an exhibition and a publication by the EDP Foundation (Portugal) in 2016; Recent publications featuring his work: Melancholy and Architecture (On Aldo Rossi) (Park Books); Exit Magazine #55; Uncube Magazine; 100 Fotógrafos Europeos (publish by Exit); Shooting Space (publish by Phaidon).

His work is represented in several public and private collections, and has been internationally commissioned and invited by institutions, curators and exhibition events.

Selected Solo Exhibitions: : Alpha Béton, CAPC – Círculo de Artes Plasticas de Coimbra (Coimbra, 2015); Symphony of the Unknown, MNAC – Museu do Chiado (Lisbon, 2014); Dérive Noire Galeria Pedro Cera (Lisbon, 2012), O Passageiro, Carpe Diem (Lisbon, 2011), Futureland, Espaço Avenida & Galeria Pedro Cera (Lisbon, 2010); FANTASMAS / PHANTASMS, Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, 2006); A Room with a view (Lisbon, 2008) / LOST,LOST,LOST (Lisbon, 2006) / The Prora Complex and other works (Berlin, 2005); Cosmic (Berlin, 2005); Dark Forces (Viseu, 2004); DK (Berlin, 2003); Berlin - a super-8 movie (New York, 2003); Smog (Lisbon, 2000) / Runaway World (Caldas da Rainha, 2000); Snapshots (Coimbra, 1997).

Selected Group Exhibitions: Zoom in Architecture - Pinakothek der Moderne ( Munich, 2015); The Grass is Always Greener at the Museet for Samtidskunst (Roskilde, 2014); Acervo - Artistas Portugueses na Colección Navacerrada (Madrid, 2014); An-Arquitectura at Teatro Thalia (Lisbon, 2014); Daqui Parece uma Montanha at CAM - Fundação Calouse Gulbenkian (Lisbon, 2014); Arte Portuguesa do Século XX 1960-2010 at Museu do Chiado (Lisbon, 2012); An Urban Silence at The Exchange (Penzance, 2011); 8th International Photo-Triennale (Esslingen, 2010); Atopia at CCCB (Barcelona, 2010); Expanded Cinema at ARCO (Madrid, 2009); The Building Show at EXIT ART (NYC, 2007); The Searchers at EFA Gallery, (NYC, 2006); Talking Cities at ENTRY 2006 (Essen, 2006) Besphoto, (Lisbon, 2005); Metamorph. IX Biennale di Venezia de Architettura / Metaflux Portuguese Pavillion with Diogo Lopes (2004, Venezia); Outras alternatives - Novas experiencias visuais em Portugal (Vigo, 2003).

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