Carlos Bunga, ‘Landscape #3’, 2017, Alexander and Bonin

About Carlos Bunga

Carlos Bunga’s architecturally scaled, site-specific installations, made from mass-produced materials such as cardboard, packing tape, and household paint, resemble temporary shelters or surreal, colorful urban interiors. Bunga builds these maquettes in dialogue with the surrounding architecture of the gallery, reconfiguring it as somewhere between a decaying space and a construction site. “Behind his psychologically and politically charged environments lie urgent and timely issues related to demographics, immigration, socio-economic disparity, and the fragility of contemporary city life,” wrote one curator. Extending his practice conceptually, Bunga also records his installations in videos, mixed-media collage, and drawings that resemble plans or diagrams.

Portuguese, b. 1976

Solo Shows

Group Shows

Centre d'Art Contemporain de Meymac, 
Meymac, France,
Variations portugaises (curated by Caroline Bissière and Jean-Paul Blanchet)
Santiago de Compostela, Spain,
En construcción (comissioned by Santiago Olmo)