In André Guedes’ work, familiar situations, spaces and social interactions are cast in the realm of
theatre. Rather than altering the spaces he occupies, Guedes highlights and draws out their
particularities, transforming them into stage sets and turning visitors into unwitting performers.
During his residency André will carry out research on the history of theatre in the UK and the various devices which mediate the relation between the work itself and the audience. He is particularly interested in the one act plays which emerged after the industrial revolution and took place in the factories themselves.
Recent solo shows by André Guedes' have included, L'argent, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Bienale de Belleville, Paris (2010); I’m not here. An exhibition without Francis Alys, De Appel, Amsterdam (2010); In Which the Wind is also a Protagonist, La Génerale, Sèvres, France (2010); World Question Centre, 2nd Athens Biennale (2009); The Losts, The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2009); AIROTIV, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain (2009); Better Days, For These Days, Galeria Miguel Nabinho, Lisboa (2008); Disarming Matter, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden (2008); El Museo es el Medio, Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian, Spain (2008); Better Days, Museo Internazionale della Musica di Bologna / Nosadella.due, Bologna, Italy (2007).
His residency is supported by The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.