Mauro Cerqueira
Born in Guimarães, Portugal, 1982 / Lives and works in Porto, Portugal
Mauro Cerqueira

Cerqueira’s continuing observations of everyday life and change in the area around the old local street “Rua dos Caldeireiros”; in addition to video and photographic works, it forms an integral component of the overall work. Cerqueira’s video pieces are quiet, sensitive portraits of a milieu threatened by suppression and marginalization.

Cerqueira’s approach is shaped by authenticity and a deep bond with his subjects and questions a political and economic system that shuts out specific, traditional ways of life, attempting to banish them from the modern city. Art and life are always indivisible in Cerqueira’s art, and it is this precise characteristic that constitutes his works’ power of expression and compelling urgency.

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