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Nelson Crespo

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Camberwell College of Arts- London University of the Arts, 2004, MFA

sculpture, conceptual, abstract, digital, photography, landscape, video-art, installation, mixed-media, restless, tempo, Eden



MA Fine Art - Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London, U.K. - 2004
BA Hons Fine Art, ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal - 2000

One Man Shows

2012 * Eden, House of A.Sauvage, London, UK
2011 * Restless: nothing stays the same, Kunstverein Ahlen, Munster Germany
2010 * Rendered, Mariana Castro Project Space, Porto, Portugal
2010 * 'Sister' The Mews Project Space, London UK.
2010 * "Tempo" ArteContempo Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2008 * "Tempo" - Sadler's Wells Visual Arts, London, UK; Curated by Sacha Craddock
2008 * 'Sans Papier' 2008, Paço da Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
2006 * 'Sans Papier' AC11 - Arte Contempo Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal Curated by Filipa Oliveira and Miguel Amado
2005 * 'Change' - 3º Andar no Chiado Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Group Shows (Selection)

2012 * Bridges, Fold Gallery, London, UK
2010 * Terraço, Arte Lisbon, with The Mews Project Space; curated by Filipa Oliveira
2010 * Instalação Sonora, Paço da Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
2009 * Options & Futures #1_2009 - New acquisitions from the PLMJ Foundation, curated by Miguel Amado Foundation PLMJ Gallery Lisbon, Portugal (Cat.)
2009 * 'Cafe Portugal", Museu Carlos Machado, Ponta Delgada, Portugal; Curated by Flilipa Oliveira (Cat.)2008 * Triangel, Kloster Bentlage, Munster, Germany (Cat.)
2008 * 'Cafe Portugal", Design Factory, Bratislava, Slovakia; Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal, Curated by Flilipa Oliveira (Cat.)
2006 * Crosspolynation – General Public, Berlin, Germany
2006 * Works on Paper – Flux Factory, New York, USA
2006 * Paper Politics East - 5+5 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Cat.)
2005 * Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005, The Barbican, London, Spike Island, Bristol, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (Cat.)
2005 * I.D.E.A. London, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, U.K.
2005 * 'Modern Nature' – The Centenary Gallery, University of the Arts, London, Curated/Comissariado Mel Godding
2010 - Grants for the Arts, British Council (Grant to support one man exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal)
2008 – Grants for the Arts, British Council (Grant to support one man exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil)
2006 – Foundation Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal (Research Grant in Japan)
2004 – Antecip'Arte 04, Lisbon, Portugal (Graduate Prize and Exhibition)
2003 – 2004 – Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal (Grant for Postgraduate Studies)


2012. Creator in Residence, Tokyo Wandersite, Tokyo, Japan
2009. The Centre for Drawing, University of the Arts, London
2006. Centre for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphic Archive Collection, Fukushima, Japan

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