Lost, Lost, Lost, May 4 – Apr 5, 2006

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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.

“It is 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.