Bruno Castro Santos

Bruno Castro Santos, Lisbon, 1972

lived in the United States between 1990 and 1998 having completed a bachelor of architecture in the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.  Subsequently, Bruno concluded his academic studies with a Masters Degree in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University, New York. Following a decade of architecture practice and teaching in Portugal, he gradually devoted himself to the fine arts, having completed in 2012 the Advanced Fine Arts Degree from Ar.Co.  

Since 2012 the artist has been showing his work collectively and individually in major galleries, institutional and cultural venues in Portugal and abroad. Some examples are the exhibitions in the Lisbon Natural History Museum (2012),  the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, Évora (2012), the Viscondes de Balsemão Municipal Gallery, Porto (2015), the Contemporary Art Center , Málaga, Spain (2015), the João Esteves de Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon (2017), the Tête Project Space, Berlin and Bekanze Project Space, Miami. His work is represented in several institutional collections such as The Benetton Foundation, The Malaga Center for Contemporary Art, the Portuguese Republic Museum, the Rudin Foundation, David Foster Collection, Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, Esteves de Oliveira Collection and the Phillip & Patricia Frost Art Museum Collection (EUA).  He currently lives and works in Lisbon. 

Education

Courtauld Institute,  London- Showcasing Art History       

2013- 2014

Ar.Co Art School, Lisbon – Advanced Fine Arts Program   

2009-2012

Columbia University, New York - MA Architecture   

1996- 1997

Southern California School of Architecture, LA    

1991-1996

Grants and awards

Best Design Award - Columbia University - MA Architecture        

1997

Best Thesis Award - Southern California School of Architecture

1996

USA President´s Deans List Award for academic achievement 

1991

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) International Scholarship   

1990