Carlos Bunga (b. 1976 Porto) attended the Escola Superior de Arte e Design in Caldas da Rainha in Portugal. He currently lives and works near Barcelona.
Bunga creates site-specific installations using mass-produced materials such as cardboard, adhesive tape, and household paint. Responding to their settings, these ephemeral structures recall theatre sets, architectural models, as well as temporary shelters. Through his work, Bunga invites the viewers to rethink their experience of painting, objects and architecture. By giving equal importance to the creation, movement and destruction of the work, he also evokes the transient and fragile nature of urban structures, and the traces of his works bring to mind dispossession and the symbolic potential of ruins.