ANDRÉ UERBA is a Lisbon born artist raised in the suburbs. He studied dance at HZT / Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and previously advanced photography at Ar.Co (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual), Lisbon. Along side working as a performer with various artists in Europe, Uerba founded the production house SHORT HOPE, a label designed to produce, create and promote his body-based projects, works that oscillate between sculptural gestures and dance/ performances, emerging within a slower frame of realisation - not quite the still image - but it’s meaning revealed at another pace.
Since 2007 Uerba has been working as artistic collaborator, group coordinator and performer with the duo Ana Borralho & João Galante. Uerba worked also among others with Alexandra Pirici, Antonija Livingstone, Carlota Lagido, Clément Layes, Christian Falsnaes, Felix Ruckert, Sandra Man/ Moritz Majce, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Willi Dorner and more recently with Tino Sehgal, performing the piece “This is so Contemporary” at Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin). In 2011 he took part in “Encontros Rumo”, a laboratory mentored by Vera Mantero and in 2013 he received the Centro Nacional de Cultura's (Portugal) Young Creator grant to develop the work “Terrarium”.