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 platform designed to research, create, produce and promote his work. The projects operate at the crossover between performance & visual works, merging sculpture and installation with dance/ performance elements. His works are united by a particular interest in the poetics that emerge within a slower frame of realisation, a transformation where the meaning is 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”.