, May 4 – Apr 5, 2006
Galeria Pedro Cera is pleased to announce the forthcoming solo exhibition
by the artist Nuno Cera entitled LOST, LOST, LOST.
Nuno Cera, with the same title as the 1976 film by the Lithuanian
director Jonas Mekas (1922), “LOST LOST LOST”, brings
together a series of sixteen photographs articulated within a sole
concept: memory. The uprooting and the lack of a social and cultural
reference provoked by Mekas’s sudden removal from Europe during
World War II towards the hustle and bustle of New York City were without
doubt determining factors for a series of films that marked his cinema
activity over several decades.
In the same manner as Mekas, Nuno Cera conceives his work as excerpts
of memory in which fragments of bodies, urban landscapes, objects,
empty beds or abandoned spaces draw out the front line between reality
and fiction, thus creating a whole universe of those who we might
call “displaced” with his camera.
an intimate photographic journal of abandonment, of loss, of fragments
of reality. The differences between places, continents, present, past
are all diluted. Everything becomes memory.” (Nuno Cera)
Nuno Cera (Beja, Portugal, 1972), lives and works between New York,
Lisbon and Berlin, supported by a residence grant programme from the
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Development Foundation
(FLAD). Of special note among his solo exhibitions are: The Prora
Complex and other Works, at the Play Gallery, Berlin in 2005, Pure
Light at the Sala do Risco, Lisbon in 2004, Berlin – a super-8
movie at the I-20 Gallery, New York and Being Anywhere at the Galeria
Pedro Cera, Lisbon, both in 2003.