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Nuno Brandão Costa with André Cepeda

Porto, Portugal


Nuno Brandão Costa is a Portuguese architect and educator who practices and teaches in Porto. Nuno’s work was included in the Portuguese representation of the 8th Venice Biennale International Exhibition, the São Paulo Architecture Biennale, Portugal Now at Cornell University in New York, Tradition is Innovation in Tokyo, and the Milan Architecture Triennale. He was a nominee for the Mies van der Rohe Award and for the BSI – Swiss Architectural Award. He was awarded the Secil Prize and the Vale da Gândara Prize. He was a guest teacher at ETSA in Universidad de Navarra, in Taller Barozzi at the University of Girona, and at the EHL Campus Lausanne.

André Cepeda lives and works in Porto, Portugal, and has exhibited his work in several galleries, museums and art institutions, as: The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo; Haus der Photographie, Hamburg; Kasseler Fotoforum, Kassel; Galerie Invaliden 1, Berlin; Standard/deluxe, Lausanne; The Mews-Projeto Espaço, London; Galleri Image, Aarhus; Wohnungsfrage-Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro; MASP- Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Porto; CGAC-Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Le Bal, Paris.

In 2012 he was artist in residence at the FAAP, São Paulo and in 2016 he was artist in residency at the Residency Unlimited, in Brooklyn NY. André gives a one week workshop every year at the Photography School CEPV, Vevey, Switzerland and is work is represented by Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Galeria Pedro Oliveira in Porto and Benrubi Gallery in New York.

CAB 2 Contribution

Project Overview

Before and After Architecture

Nuno Brandão Costa and André Cepeda present a selection of constructed works with different briefs, scales, and times from two fundamental elements: the concept drawing (done by hand) and the current photographic record documented by Cepeda. The drawings and the photographic record exist as two temporally opposed moments: the embryonic moment in the construction of an idea in opposition to the work constructed and in use. The drawing is a synthesis of the idea, and essentially adds the references of the project and the work constructed, finished, already used, or still under construction.

The City is the Site