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Fábio Cunha is a photographer based in Portugal. He combines his artistic practice with commissioned work. He is a professor and photography course coordinator at ETIC Lisboa.
He holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Porto and a Master in Photography from EFTI - Madrid. Main projects and collaborations are: “Liepa” produced in the scope of Kaunas Photo Gallery artistic residency; “Sala de Aula” as part of the artistic residency Vivificar - Ci.CLO. “Rua Fonte do Mundo” as part of the artistic residency from Festival Encontros da Imagem Braga and Flâneur ao Centro - Procurarte. He was one of the artists selected for Parallel Platform, exhibiting his work in Europe in different festivals and galleries. He received the DocField Dummy Award – Fundació Banc Sabadell- Barcelona, publishing his book Zona with Phree, La Kursala and Photographic Social Vision. In 2017 his book Zona was selected as one of the best books of the year by PhotoEspaña.
2019 “Urgents Arts of Living”, book catalogue published by Parallel and Kaunas Photo Gallery.
2017 “ZONA - An Investigation Report”, published by Phree, La Kursala and Photographic Social Vision.
2015 “Almost Fiction”, selfpublished
2019/22 "Kaunas Photography Gallery"- artistic residency, Lituânia.
2022 "Vivificar- CI.CLO" ; Torre de Moncorvo, Trás os Montes.
2022 “Arte e Território”, Jornal do Fundão Newspaper,
2021 Festival Encontros da Imagem - artistic residency, Braga
2021 “Flâneur - Urban Narratives” by Procur.arte in Leiria, Lourinhã e Bombarral
PRIZES / RECOGNITIONS
2019 Winner: “Parallel Award” for the group exhibition “Urgent Arts of Living” presented at Kaunas Gallery - Lithuania.
2018 Selected for Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira 2018
2018 Selected for Parallel - Europen Photography Platform.
2017 Photobook ZONA selected as one of the best books of the year by PhotoEspaña and photo-eye magazine.
2017 Winner of the DocField Dummy Award - Barcelona, Fundació Banc Sabadell.
2014 Winner: “Al Betrayal” - Future prize, EFTI
2023 “Sala de Aula”, ViViFICAR, Surnadal, Norway
2023 “Sala de Aula”, ViViFICAR, Porto Bienal de Fotografia
2023 “Sala de Aula”, ViViFICAR, Douro Museum, Régua
2022 “Sala de Aula”, ViViFICAR, Torre de Moncorvo.
2022 “Rua Fonte do Mundo”, Novi Sad, Sérvia, European Capital of Culture
2022 “Flâneur ao Centro”, Leiria, Lourinhã e Bombarral
2022 “Arte e Território”, NovoBanco, Lisboa
2021 “Rua Fonte do Mundo”, Festival Encontros da Imagem, Braga
2021 “Leite Derramado”, Galeria Zaratan, Lisboa
2020 “Esta Noite”, Atelier Pedro Cabrita Reis, Lisboa
2019 “Urgent Arts of Living”, Parallel Review, Lisboa
2019 “Zeitgeist”, Robert Capa Center, Hungary
2019 “Urgent Arts of Living”, Kaunas Photo Gallery, Lithuania
2018 “All the mountains” - Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira
2018 Parallel Intersection, Organ Vida Festival, Croatia
2017 “ZONA” - galeria “La Kursala”, Cadiz, Spain
2017 “Un panorama de la fotografía de autor en España”, PhotoEspaña.
2016 “ZONA - An Investigation Report”, Festival SCAN Tarragona, Spain
2016 “Democracia”, São João da Talha, Loures Arte Pública
2015 “Nueva Fotografia Internacional”, Circulo Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
2014 Master in Photography - EFTI, Madrid
2009 Master in Architecture - Universidade of Porto (FAUP)
2020/23 Professor and photography course coordinator at ETIC Lisboa.