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NOVO BANCO REVELATION 2015: BRUNO ZHU
from 20 NOV 2015 to 31 JAN 2016
NOVO BANCO Revelation is an initiative of NOVO BANCO, in partnership with the Serralves Foundation, that aims to encourage artistic creation and production by young Portuguese photographers, based on a strategy of dissemination, launch and support for all those who explore the photographic medium. The main prize awarded each year is complemented by a €15,000 production grant. 

NOVO BANCO Revelation’s new format includes an international jury that shortlists four projects from all the works submitted and then chooses the winner. Bruno Zhu is the winner of the 2015 edition and will present his work in a solo
exhibition at the Serralves Museum. 

This year’s jury was constituted by Pierre Bal-Blanc, a member of the curatorial team of the next Documenta in Kassel (Germany), Michelle Cotton, Director of Bonner Kunstverein (Germany), and Filipa Loureiro and Ricardo Nicolau, curators of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. In announcing their decision, the jury emphasized the intrinsic qualities of the work of Bruno Zhu - who handles photographs in a comparable manner to the way that viewers currently manipulate images, especially on the Internet. Freely mixing erudite and popular references, in an attempt, in his words, "to mix brightness with vulgarity", the artist links contemporary artistic creation with the fluidity of the media. 

Bruno Zhu was born in Porto in 1991. He has a B.A. Hons. degree in Fashion Design from Central St Martins in London and is currently attending the Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute, in Amsterdam, where he now lives. His work has been displayed in solo exhibitions in the Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art gallery, in Amsterdam, the Temple gallery, in Paris and the Carlos / Ishikawa Gallery, in London.

This project is coordinated by Filipa Loureiro and Ricardo Nicolau - curators of the Serralves Museum.
Sponsor of NOVO BANCO Revelation Award
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  • LocationSerralves Museum Contemporary Gallery
  • Days 20 NOV 2015 - 31 JAN 2016

PUBLICATION

Novo Banco Revelação 2015

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