FERNÃO CRUZ (b. 1995, Lisbon, Portugal), winner of the Arte Jovem (2017) awarded by Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa + Fundação Millenium Bcp, has also been the featured artist in residence with BananaJam (2017) in Shenzhen, China, and the CEAC (2018) at Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal. The book Stretching Can Be Easy (2018), designed by Rui da Paz features a collection of works, and an original self-portrait of the artist in various stretching poses.
Highlighted exhibitions and Art fairs: Bring a friend to The End (two person show w/ Francisco Mendes Moreira), SADE Gallery Los Angeles, USA (2019) // The White Goodbye: o que entra pelos olhos e sai pelas mãos (solo), Madalena Palace hosted by Balcony Gallery Lisbon, PT (2019) // Flying Tombstones (solo) ARCO Madrid, curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Tiago de Abreu Pinto, Balcony Gallery Lisbon, Madrid SPA (2020) // Miart Art Fair, curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, Balcony Gallery Lisbon, Milan, IT (2019) // Viennacontemporary Art Fair, Balcony Gallery Lisbon, Vienna AUT (2019) // Constellations, Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, PT (2019) // Long Story Short (solo), Balcony Gallery, Lisbon, PT (2018) // Fortress (solo), Projecto Travessa da Ermida, curated by Sandro Resende, Lisbon, PT (2018) // A Segunda Estrela À Direita (The Second Star To The Right) (solo), Lisbon, PT (2018) // @britishbar#6, British Bar, a project by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Lisbon, PT (2017) // we are the ones vol. 1, Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen, DK (2017) // Quatro Elementos, Galeria Municipal do Porto, curated by Pedro Faro, Porto, PT (2017) // A Dispensa, Pavilhão, Lisbon PT, (2017) // Panorama, Le Consulat, curated by Adelaide Ginga, Lisbon, PT (2017) // 12 O'clock, curated by Maria Joana Vilela, Lisbon, PT (2017) // Casa Da Dona Laura, curated by Francisca Aires Mateus, Lisbon, PT (2017) // Prémio Paula Rego, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, PT (2016).