Rui Calçada Bastos was born in Lisbon in 1971. He did his studies in Painting at the school of FIne Arts of Oporto and Lisbon. After beeing in Paris at the Cité international des Arts artist residence, he moved to Berlin in 2002 with a residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien.
In 2004 was awarded with a Arbeitstipendium der Senatsverweltung fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur in Berlin.
He was nominated for thr Uniao Latina Prize in 2005. In 2006 had a working grant from Fundacion Marcelino Botin in Spain. In 2008 he went to Shanghai to develop his photographic work with a Oriente Foundation Grant.
In 2005 together with the artists Sergio Belinchon, Santiago Ydanez; Paul Ekaitz, and Antonio Mesones he founded the Artist Run Space Invaliden 1 in Berlin. In 2011 he was nominated for the artist residence Vila Aurora in Los Angeles, USA.
On Air: Rui Calçada Bastos
The ikono On Air Festival is showing the following films by Rui Calçada Bastos:
- All That Glitters (02:12)
- Few Steps (02:51)
- Mirror Suitcase Man (04:22)
- Quadrifoglio (07:58)
- Same Old Tune (01:49)
- Studio Content (05:10)
- Homepage of Rui Calçada Bastos: www.ruicalcadabastos.com
- Rui Calçada Bastos on Vimeo
- Rui Calçada Bastos on Facebook
Image from makingarthappen.com