GUSTAVO FERRO

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BIO


Born 1988, Santos, Brazil. Gustavo Ferro is a visual artist based between the United Kingdom and Brazil. Interested in the urban environment and the relationship between the human body and man-made objects, their process involves walking and mapping found situations through photos and videos. Gustavo’s recent works explore notions of non-conformity and intimacy through paintings and site responsive installations.

In 2020 Gustavo was recipient of the Arts Council England, National Lottery Project Grant to develop research and a new body of work, followed by an exhibition at Abingdon Studios, Blackpool. In 2019 Gustavo participated in the event Bar Camp, part of the Political Animal conference in Glasgow, organised by the Centre of Contemporary Art in partnership with Glasgow School of Art; in the same year he also produced several collaborative exhibitions in the UK with members of the roaming art programme The School of the Damned. In 2018 he was recipient of a fellowship to explore ideas of drawing and domesticity at SWLab in Mumbai, India; and in the same year he presented his work at the symposium Frame Works: Social Innovation in Planning for the Built Environment at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. In 2016 he participated in a residency at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, followed by a solo show at SWG3 Gallery, part of a project funded by the British Council and Creative Scotland. In 2010 he was awarded a grant from the AECID to undertake a residency at Centre de Producció Hangar in Barcelona, Spain. Gustavo also has participated in several exhibitions and residencies in Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina.



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