Bruno Alves de Almeida (1987, Brazil/ Portugal) is a curator and architect, currently working as Curator of public Programme & Resident Liaison at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
He is an alumnus of De Appel’s Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2018/19). Holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland (2013) and a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oporto, Portugal (2009).
Almeida is the founder and curator of the research/exhibition platforms ‘SITU’ (2015-2018) and ‘1:1’ (2018-ongoing), both in São Paulo, Brazil. SITU is a platform for artistic production and research that investigates the dialogue between art, architecture and the city as a tool to problematize socio-spatial aspects of contemporary urbanity. The project commissions site-specific works for the external public spaces of Galeria Leme, a building designed by the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The project 1:1 commissions a series of bipartite works that simultaneously take place in an exhibition space inside Galeria Jaqueline Martins, and in a pre-existing location within the gallery’s neighborhood, this second site is chosen by each artist and already hosts its own daily functions.
Bruno de Almeida has developed projects with institutions such as: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial, Brazil; 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 in collaboration 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.