Bunga uses mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape, and household paint to produce site-specific, process-oriented installations. Emerging from a dialogue with the existing architectural space, these ephemeral structures recall life-size architectural models as well as temporary street shelters. Through his work,Bunga not only encourages viewers to rethink their experience of space and architecture, but also evokes the transient and fragile nature of urban structures. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Artists Space, New York (2005), New Museum, New York (2007), Warsaw Museum of Modern Art (2009), University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (2012) and the National Museum of Art, Cardiff (2014). Bunga participated in “Manifesta 5” in San Sebastián (2004), “inSite_05”at theSan Diego Museum of Art (2005); “14th Carrara International Sculpture Biennial” (2010), “29th Bienal de São Paulo” (2010); and “Artes Mundi 6” in Cardiff (2013).

Carlos Bunga
Porto, 1976

Past Exhibitions

Carlos Bunga: Intuición

Galería Elba Benítez
23/02/2018 — 30/04/2018

Carlos Bunga: I Am A Nomad

Museum Haus Konstruktiv
04/06/2015 — 06/09/2015

Solo Shows

Carlos Bunga: Doubled Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

Carlos Bunga: Absence, Alexander and Bonin, New York

Capella, La Capella dels Àngels, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Desplazamientos síquicos, Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
I am a Nomad, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich Pintura, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid

Exodus, Artes Mundi 6, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Por amor a la disidencia, Museo Amparo, Puebla

Ecosystem, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan
Por amor a la disidencia, MUAC, México D.F.
Carlos Bunga: Desteritorialización, Galería Casas Riegner, Bogotá
Carlos Bunga, Future Anterior, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles

Group Shows

Art at the Turn of the Century, Centro Botín, Santander, Spain

The Collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao

Alt-Architecture, CaixaForum Barcelona Materiais Transitórios – Núcleo de Escultura da Colecção da Fundação PLMJ, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon

Carlos Bunga & Olivier Mosset, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica
The State of the Art of Architecture, Chicago Architecture Biennial
Múltiples mundos, CarrerasMugica, Bilbao
25 años, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid
Au sud d’aujourd’hui. Art contemporain portugais [sans le Portugal], Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris
¿Por qué el arte abstracto?, Galería Casas Riegner, Bogotá
Kaleidoscope: abstraction in architecture, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Beyond the Supersquare, Bronx Museum, New York

Individual Order, KARST, Plymouth, UK
Open Monument, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Porto Country of birth: Portugal Date of birth: 1976 Lives in: Barcelona, Spain