Carlos Bunga’s talk takes place during a research trip to MOCA Toronto where he will create a
site-responsive installation on two floors of the museum, opening February 2020.
Bunga uses mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape and household paint to produce site-specific, process-focused installations. Emerging from a dialogue with an existing architectural space, these ephemeral structures remind us of 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.
Bunga (b. 1976, Porto) currently lives and works near Barcelona. His work has recently featured in group exhibitions at the Guggenheim Bilbao (2016); Artes Mundi 6 in Cardiff, UK (2013); and the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015). He has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums, including Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011), Museu Serralves, Porto (2012), Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City (2013), Museo Amparo, Puebla (2014), Haus Konstruktiv Museum, Zurich (2015) and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2015) or the MAAT, Lisbon (2019). Bunga’s upcoming exhibitions in 2020 will take place at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, MOCA Toronto and Secession in Wien.