[...] After having been invited to propose an original perspective regarding the universe of the RAR business group, this artist shows us a gaze that surgically manipulates light and sculpts shapes. These images unveil a timelessness which endow them with a dignity that they normally wouldn’t bear. For the workers and users of the spaces and objects portrayed herein, the banality of their daily confrontation does not immediately suggest the secret harmony that they may contain within them.
Miguel von Hafe Pérez
André Cepeda was born in 1976 in Coimbra. He lives and works in Porto. He attended the photography course at the École des Art d'Ixelles Brussels.
He received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and an artist’s residency at FAAP, São Paulo, 2012. He was shortlisted for the Paul Huf Award, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, 2011, BESPhoto Prize, 2010 and EDP - New Artists Awards in 2007. He has exhibited his work regularly in Portugal and abroad since 1999.
Solo exhibitions (sel.):
2014 - Rien, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães
Explicação da Lâmpada, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto.
Rien, Neo Realism Museum, Vila Franca de Xira.
Ontem, INVALIDEN, Berlin, Germany
Group exhibitions (sel.):
2014 - The SAAL Process: Architecture and participation 1974 – 1976, Serralves Foundation, Porto.
Col., CGAC – Galician Centre of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela.
Lei de Ohm, Fundação EDP, European Photo Exhibition Award 02, Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris.
2013 - I Photography Biennial of MASP/Pirelli Collection, São Paulo, 2013.