He received a BA in Sculpture from the FBAUL (2012) and a Diploma (MA Equivalent) in Sculpture from the ADBK München (2016), where he studied with Hermann Pitz, Ceal Floyer, Andrea Fraser and Tyler Coburn. He participated in the Independent Study Programme at Maumaus - Escola de Artes Visuais in Lisbon (2016).
His practice relies on the use of technologies to replicate or imitate, rearticulate and re-imagine unchallenged structures in Western society. He works on long-term projects driven by partially fictive scenarios, often based on scientific findings and referring to past, present and future socio-political circumstances. With an interested in the level of uncertainty that is involved in the construction of human knowledge, the projects interweave scientific research, historical elements, memory and fiction.
Da Cruz is assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich since 2018.
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