Aldobranti, Artist and Researcher.

Open Calls and Group Shows

2018SOLO 3Shortwave Cafe, UK
2018ElementalOxmarket Gallery, UK
2018disPlaced!P21, UK
2017TransienceArtel, UK
2017Embodied CartographiesFringeArts, UK
2016Salon des Refusés 2016SPACE, UK
2015Inventive Factory: Museums at NightThe Novium, UK
2015[][][] 3 cells 3 artistsEastleigh Magistrates Court building, UK
2015Here and ThereASPEX, UK
2015Critical SpacesLondon Graduate School, UK
2014Where's the ArtModern Art, Oxford, UK
2014Light's Festive Tents: MA ShowWinchester School of Art, UK
2014Tabula Rasa: WSA Fine ArtBargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, UK
2014A Sequence of EventsThe Winchester Gallery, UK
2014RoCo 2014Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, US
2014Thunder Flux!HaHa Gallery, UK
2014CITE: MA Interim ShowWinchester School of Art, UK
2014In Praise of ShadowsEarsham Street Gallery, UK
2014Recent HistoryBrooks Shopping Centre, UK
2013Art at NESTANational Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK
2013Open DoorsEugenio de Almeida Foundation, Portugal
2013FRESHJacksons Art Supplies, UK
2013Twenty SquaredGallery TS1, UK
2013ZAP Open 2013Zeitgeist Arts Project, UK

Solo Shows

2013Lessons in metaGeographyFlora Twort Gallery, UK
2015Lights Festive TentsStudio 3 Arts, UK


Aldobranti is an artist, whose work centres on a conceptual photography often approached through performance.
His work is always driven by research: since 2010 the Cast Shadow of the Self and, more recently ethics in relations with the Other.His work on Shadow concentrates on that when independent and separate of the Figure. Like a naturalist, he stalks out these separate shadows or studies the places where they might fall. The Cast Shadow is closely associated with the Self and the Other and performance work explores our relationship with our Other.
Time is or so it seems to Aldobranti, closely tied to Narrative and recent work in time based media has looked at the way in which identity is expressed as narrative and narrative drives responses to otherness.
His work has been shown throughout the UK, in Portugal and the US. He has also self-published several photobooks in Blurb and Kindle formats.
In previous lives he has been a working mathematician, a Chartered Engineer, a collaborating partner on EU funded projects, IT consultant, a marketing director and a unicyclist.

Aldobranti gained a MA Fine Art with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. He was supported by an academic scholarship from the University of Southampton. Previous academic qualifications were graduate and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics.

Press Cuttings, On-line collections and Other Honourable Mentions

New Book: oneSelf, anOther edited by Aldobranti

Speaker: Arts reSearch 2017, Contemporary Arts ReSearch Unit
Book published: Shadow, Other, myself: research 2010 - 2017
Residency: Building Bridges

Residency: das Gras mehr grün
Residency ? Installation ? Performance ? PreFAB-Lab

Selected Artist
Competition Finalist
Local Newspaper Report
Invited Talk, London Graduate Centre
Artist in Residence
Multiple Exposure -- online zine

365 Days, 365 Artists, open call
2nd 2014 Showcase Winner, student category

Award of Scholarship
Exhibition notice, Lessons in MetaGeography
International Art Review Magazine, open call