Mauro Cerqueira’s method of working is multidisciplinary, encompassing not only photography, video and drawing but also performance, painting and sculpture. One of his preferred formats is printed publication, which enables him to elaborate on content in a narrative way. Cerqueira’s projects in recent years have been inspired by the environment in which he lived and worked in the old city district of Porto where his studio was situated in a building that has been razed meanwhile for redevelopment.
Mauro Cerqueira (Guimaraes, 1982). He lives and works in Porto. He has participated in many solo exhibitions at international institutions such as ‘Dripping Wax’, Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid (2017); ‘Streaming Down’, Institute for New Connovative Action, Seattle (2017); ‘Irmão dos homens todos’ con Pedro Wirz, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2016); ‘Cismadores’, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo (2015); ‘Uma Certa America’, Galería Marisa Centeno, Lisbon, Portugal; ‘Ter que falar’, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid (2013); ‘O mundo dos cegos’, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2012); ‘Senhor dos Aflitos’, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra (2011); ‘China’, Antigo Posto dos Correios, Castelo Branco (2011). He has also participated in group such as ‘Conversas: Arte Portuguesa na Coleçao de Serralves’, Museu de Serralves, Porto (2016); ‘Narrativas Monumentales’, Museu de Arte Contemporáneo Gas natural Fenosa, A Coruña (2016); ‘Fins I tot un paisatge tranquil…’, Centre Civic Can Felipa, Barcelona (2015); ‘El Publico’, Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada (2015); ‘Aprender a Caer-Inéditos’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2014) o ’12 Contemporáneos-Estados Presentes’, Museu de Serralves, Porto (2014).