Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1969, Alexandre Da Cunha lives and works in London and Sao Paulo. He studied in Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado of Sao Paulo and then moved to England where he attended the Royal College of Art in London in 1999 and the Chelsea College of Art in London in 2000. Da Cunha makes freestanding, wall-mounted, and architectural sculptures using transformed everyday or found objects, which remain identifiable within the abstract assemblages. His practice is influenced by both systems of mass production and artisanal craftsmanship, such that the final objects appear to be a mix between popular consumer object and archaeological relic.
ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA