Sergio Cruz

Bio:

I was born in 1977 in Portugal. I live and work in England as an artist/filmmaker. I initially studied Sound and Image at Fine Art universities in Portugal and Holland. He has since then collaborated as a sound designer and filmed various dance and performance pieces. With the objective of combining his interest in cinema, performance and fine arts, Cruz undertook two master degrees in London, the first in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins and the second in Dance for the Screen at the London Contemporary Dance School. His art practice has become since then solely devoted to film/video with performance arts as a medium to articulate gesture. Sergio's films have won several awards and have been internationally broadcast on television (for instance as part of British Channel 4 Three Minute Wonder series') and screened in film festivals and art galleries (more recently at the collective exhibition Figuring Landscapes held at the Tate Gallery, London).

Exhibitions:

- Group showcase Figuring landscape at Tate Modern, London then tours the UK and Australia through 2009. Uk Tour: to Showroom, Sheffield; Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Cinematheque, Brighton; Bureau, Salford; Dundee Contemporary Arts; Vivid, Birmingham; Hull Short Film Festival; FACT, Liverpool. Australian dates to be confirmed. - CASZuidas Urban Screen Festival, Netherlands. - Video art festival Guerrilla, Ireland. - Video art festival VIDEOHOLICA, Bulgaria. - Video art platform Crossbreeds, Austria. - Video showcase at Gallery Art-Claims-Impulse, Germany. - Video showcase Video in Progress 3 in Photon Gallery, Slovenia - Video showcase at Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Poland. - Young creators showcase Jovens Criadores, Portugal. - Athens video art festival. Greece. - Event Portugal ConVida, Spain. - Video showcase Noite da Curtas-Metragem, Portugal. - Edinburgh film festival, Scotland. - Independent film festival IndieLisboa, Portugal. - European documentary film Huesca festival, Spain. - Experimental film and video showcase Siberia Film Night, England. - Experimental short film festival Moves, England. - Ourense International Film Festival, Spain. - Festival Images Contre Nature, France. - Durban International Film Festival, South Africa. - International Student Film Festival Early Melons, Slovakia. - Film festival Filminho, Portugal. - Nice Short Film Festival, France. - Film festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal. - Dance film festival Agite Y Sirva, Mexico. - Dance film festival Montage- FNB Dance Umbrella Festival, South Africa. - Dance film festival Montage- FNB Dance Umbrella Festival, South Africa. - Dance film festival VideoDansa Barcelona, Spain. - Dance film festival Agite Y Sirva, Mexico. - Indielisboa film festival FNAC showcase, Portugal. 2008 - The Red Mansion Art Prize Exhibition at Lethaby Gallery, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, England. - The annual show from M.A. Art Universities at The Atkinson gallery, England. - New talent in moving image festival Exposures, England. - TV- Channel 4 in the Dance 4 Film programme, United Kingdom. - TV- Channel 33 (Canal 33), Territoris Dansa programme, Spain. - TV- The ABC in Artscape, Australia. - NPS Broadcast screening, Netherlands. - Collective exhibition, MO>VI Arte, Italy. - Collective exhibition at Scalamata Exhibition Space, Italy. - Collective exhibition Olympolis Art Project, Greece. - Strange Screen festival at Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece. - Video art festival VIDEOHOLICA, Bulgaria. - Video showcase at gallery Art-Claims-Impulse, Germany. - Video showcase F.R.I.K. Republic of Macedonia. - Group show at Ferreira Projects Gallery, England. - Beyond Film Festival, England. - Short film festival Curtas de Vila do Conde, Portugal. - Audio visual art festival Streaming, Netherlands. - Films on art festival TEMPS D'IMAGES, Portugal. - St. Peersburg Student Film Festival (extension IndieLisboa 2008 festival), Russia. - Portuguese Film Days - Best OF IndieLisboa 2008, Denmark. - Culture Unplugged Film Festival, India. - Young film festival Cinemadamare, Italy. - Short film festival Tom de Video, Portugal. - Independent film festival IndieLisboa, Portugal. - Dance film series Frameworks, USA. - MA showcase at The Place- Robin Howard Dance Theatre, England. - Contemporary dance festival Festival da Fábrica, Portugal. - Dance film festival VideoDanza, Argentina. - Dance film festival dança em foco, Brazil. - Dance film festival Frame, Portugal. - Computer Arts Graduate Showcase, England. - Exhibition space for screen-based public art, film/video Bigger Picture, England. - Beyond Film Festival, England. - Shoot festival, Sweden. - Lille Short Film Festival, France. - Audio visual art festival Streaming, Netherlands. - Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Switzerland. - FIAAP Performing Arts on Screen Festival, Portugal. - Dance film festival Dance on Camera, USA. - Dance film festival dança em foco, Brazil. - Dance film festival Frame, Portugal.