Bruno Leitão is a Portuguese curator, living and working between Madrid and Lisbon. He is currently board member and Curatorial Director at Hangar, Centre for Artistic Research in Lisbon. The Hangar project includes an exhibition program, residencies for artists and curators, plus an investigation department that takes advantage of Lisbon as a geographical and geopolitical intersection between northern Europe, Africa and Latin America.
He is a PHD candidate at Universidad Castilla La Mancha (UCLM, Cuenca, Spain).
Before Hangar, Bruno Leitão worked as a curator for Lumiar Cité, the exhibition space of Maumaus, School of Visual Design in Lisbon. At Lumiar Cité he worked with many artists, most noticeably Allan Sekula and Harun Farocki.
Further, he has worked at numerous galleries as director and production director, including Galeria Elba Benitez.
Bruno is the founder and director of the curatorial web-based project, Curatorial Clube (www.curatorialclube.com).
He is invited curator for the Bienal de Vila Franca de Xira 2016 in Portugal and his recent curatorial projects include: “Plagiar o Futuro” co-curated with Andrea Rodriguez Novoa with Edouard Decam, Elena Bajo, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, Jordi Colomer, Letícia Ramos, Louidgi Beltrame, Marlon de Azambuja and Rosa Barba at Hangar, 2016. “Topología del Aura” with Carles Congost, Javier Núñez Gasco, Igor Jesus, Sara e André at Galería Bacelos, Madrid, 2016. “Sem Título” by João Onofre and “Principio Tautológico” with Igor Jesus, Sara e André, Cristina Garrido, Javier Nuñez Gasco, João Paulo Serafim, João Ferro Martins, Daniel Barroca, Paolo Chiasera and Los Torreznos both at the Hangar in Lisbon. “El Buen Caligrama” at Gallery The Goma, Madrid, Spain, 2015; “You love me. You love me not” a group show with the Sindika Dokolo Collection at Galeria Municipal do Porto, Portugal, 2015; “Narrativas Culturales”, at Galería Paula Alonso, Madrid, Spain 2014; “Atelier Utopia”, EDP Foundation Porto, Portugal, 2012; “Contra/cto” at 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.
Besides his curatorial practice, Bruno Leitão is the part of the editorial board of Input Art Magazine and has contributed for a number of magazines and catalogues, including: GAP (curated by Luc Tuymans at Parasol Unit, London), Atlantica, Dardo Magazine and Artecapital, and is IKT Member (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.) and CPR host.