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.
Courtauld Institute, London- Showcasing Art History
Ar.Co Art School, Lisbon – Advanced Fine Arts Program
Columbia University, New York - MA Architecture
Southern California School of Architecture, LA
Grants and awards
Best Design Award - Columbia University - MA Architecture
Best Thesis Award - Southern California School of Architecture
USA President´s Deans List Award for academic achievement
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) International Scholarship