Alexandre da Cunha

CSF Shorts
October 17, 2020

Alexandre da Cunha’s practice is rooted in readymades or appropriated objects. Through subtle changes to often everyday objects, da Cunha dramatically shifts our perspective. Inviting the viewer to reconsider and reimagine familiar materials and discover their hidden beauty.

“My whole process starts by collecting things that I’m intrigued by, either because of their function or because of the method of fabrication.” 

Alexandre da Cunha (b. 1969, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) studied at MA Chelsea College of Art, London (2000) and Royal College of Art, London (1999). Selected exhibitions include: Portal, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil (2020); Duologue Alexandre da Cunha and Phillip King, Royal Society of Sculptors, London, UK (2018); Alexandre da Cunha and E’wao Kagoshima, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium (2018); Boom, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil (2017); Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (2016). Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil and London, UK.