ANDRÉ UERBA is a Lisbon born artist raised in the suburbs. He studied dance at HZT / Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (2013-2015) and previously advanced photography at Ar.Co (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual), Lisbon. Alongside working as a performer with various artists, 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 dance/ performance with sculpture/ installation 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, in "sexyMF" (2006-2016), "Atlas" (2012-2018) and "Trigger of Happiness" (2017-2019). He performed among others in the project: "A Long Lasting Plié" by Julian Weber (2019), "Dancing the Problem (throwing dance)" by Diego Agulló (2019), "Reindeer Ager" by Bernardo Chatillon (2019), "Male Breast Feeding" by Antonija Livingstone (2018), "This is so Contemporary" by Tino Sehgal (2018), "Self" video work by Christian Falsnaes (2018), "The Eternal Return" by Clément Layes (2017-2018), "Aggregate" by Alexandra Pirici (2017), "Narkosis" by Sandra Man & Moritz Majce (2017), "The Print of Sleep" by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (2016), "Húmus" by Karnart (2011), "Monster" by Carlota Lagido (2011) and "Se eu não puder dançar esta não é a minha revolução" by Miguel Moreira (2008).
In 2011 André took part in “Encontros Rumo”, a laboratory for young Choreographers mentored by Vera Mantero and in 2013 he received the Centro Nacional de Cultura's (Portugal) Young Creator grant to develop the work “Terrarium”.
Alongside is studies he attended workshops and masterclasses mentored by Cláudia Dias, Frédéric Gies, Meg Stuart, Miguel Moreira, Ming Wong, André Lepecki, Vladimir Miller and Erwin Wurm.
In 2018 the project "Burn Time" received funding from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe (Berlin) for its development and the Wiederaufnahme support in 2019. Also in 2019 his work BURN TIME was selected one of 17 most interesting works created in Portugal during the last two years.