is a brazilian performing and contextual artist (Rio de Janeiro, 1969). He started his career in Political Sciences and then drifted to dance-making and convivial works. Ciríaco works internationally in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East on projects, artistic collaborations and workshops.
In his projects he dialogues with the historical, material and affective context one is immersed within in any given situation. In terms of art forms, Ciriaco’s work moves from multimedia staged conceptual work, through to urban walks and convivial open-air projects. His works tend to involve the spectator in a shared production of both present and presence.
He has been present in major national and international festivals, galleries and venues as San Art Gallery/Saigon; Tanz im August/Berlin; Paris Quartier d’Été, Galerie Michel Journiac/Paris; Battersea Arts Centre/London; Taipei Digital Art Center/Taipei; Prague International Festival; Casa Encendida/Madrid; Bienal de Danza del Caribe/Havana; Alkantara, Museu Coleção Berardo, ZDB and Culturgest/Lisbon; CENEART/Mexico City; Panorama/Rio; Metropolis/Copenhagen; Constelaciones/Buenos Aires; Serralves Museum/Porto; among others. He has been artist-in-residence at Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics - New York University (New York), PAR-Programa Artistas en Residencia (Montevideo); Mercat de Flors (Barcelona); Les Récollets (Paris), Casa Encendida (Madrid), Alkantara and ZDB Galeria (Lisbon); BCS (Taipei), Al Mamal Foundation (Jerusalem), Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo) and others.
He has hold lectures and workshops in Saigon, Santiago, Mexico City, Taipei, Paris, Bilbao, Lyon, Rio de Janeiro, New York, São Paulo, Tokyo, Ramallah, Gothemburg, among others.
Art Residency Program - Dance/Performance
Walk&Talk is a partner in the production of Gustavo Ciriaco's new piece. Cut by all sides, open by all corners is commissioned by the Portuguese
National Theatre Dona Maria II, in partnership with Alkantara Festival
for the 2018 Spring season. It counts with the support of Espaço do Tempo and Espaço Alkantara for the artistic