Fernão Cruz

Lisbon, Portugal, 1995

Fernão Cruz (b. 1995) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He graduated from FBAUL with a degree in Painting (2017). Between 2016 and 2017 Fernão lived, studied and worked in Barcelona, at the Universitat de Barcelona: Facultat de Belles Arts. In 2018 he presented the book Stretching Can Be Easy (2018), in collaboration with Rui da Paz. He has been the featured artist in residence with BananaJam Art Space (2017) in Shenzhen, China, and the CEAC (2018), at Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal. He was also the winner of the Arte Jovem 2017 prize, awarded by Carpe Diem Art and Research + Millenium Bcp Foundation.

Fernão Cruz exhibits regularly since 2015, with highlights to the following solo shows: Armoured Room, CIAJG – Centro International das Artes José de Guimarães (Guimarães, 2021), curated by Marta Mestre; Flying Tombstones, ARCO Madrid solo project with Balcony Gallery (Madrid, 2020), curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Tiago de Abreu Pinto; Bring a friend to the end, SADE Gallery (Los Angeles, 2020), with Francisco Mendes Moreira; The White Goodbye: o que entra pelos olhos e sai pelas mãos, Balcony Gallery offsite (Lisbon, 2019); Fortress, Travessa da Ermida (Lisbon, 2018), curated by Sandro Resende; Long Story Short, Balcony Gallery (Lisbon, 2018); The Second Star To The Right, Balaclava Noir offsite (Lisbon, 2018). Fernão took part in various group shows, such as: Red Light: Sexualidade e representação na coleção Norlinda e José Lima, Centro de Arte Oliva (São João da Madeira, 2020), curated by Sandra Vieira Jürgens; Fazer de Casa Labirinto,  Balcony Gallery (Lisboa, 2020), curated by Ana Cristina Cachola and Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues; Constellations, Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon, 2019), curated by Ana Rito and Hugo Barata; Canal Aberto, Appleton [BOX] (Lisbon, 2019); O futuro do presente, Cisterna FBAUL (Lisbon, 2018), curated by Vítor dos Reis; Cola Cuspo, Espaço AZ (Lisbon, 2018); 289, Associação 289, Pedro Cabrita Reis’ project (Faro, 2018); @britishbar#6, British Bar, Pedro Cabrita Reis’ project (Lisbon, 2017); We are the ones vol. 1, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon (Copenhagen, 2017); Quatro Elementos, Galeria Municipal do Porto (Porto, 2017), curated by Pedro Faro; A Dispensa, Pavilhão 31 (Lisbon, 2017); Panorama, Le Consulat (Lisbon, 2017), curated by Adelaide Ginga; Prémio Paula Rego, Casa das Histórias (Cascais, 2016). 

Fernão’s work is represented in many public and private art collections, such as the Contemporary Art Collection of the State of Portugal, António Cachola Collection, Art Collection of the EDP Foundation, Norlinda e José Lima Collection, Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, PLMJ Foundation.

Updated on 19 april 2023

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