Cliff Andrade studied BA Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art before studying MA Print at the Royal College of Art, where he was the Tony Snowdon Scholar for 2018-2020. He also holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Politics from the University of Bristol. He is a winner of the Jill Todd Photo Award, and a finalist for the Association of Photographers Award and the Aesthetica Art Prize. He has exhibited work at a variety of galleries including the RWA (Bristol 2020); Southwark Park Galleries (2020); Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol (2016); and Streetlevel Photoworks (Glasgow 2014).
Cliff’s work draws on personal and social histories, referencing migrant and particularly Portuguese diasporic experiences. He works within a diverse and dynamic range of media, taking in drawing, printmaking, photography, film and installation, with a rigorous commitment to research which allows him to weave many sources and references into his work. While his work is rooted in personal experiences, his practice reaches out touching broad and universal concerns such as a desire for belonging and connection to place.
Cliff’s current main focus is in developing his interest in ‘walking as art practice’ through continued research and experimentation. An Associate Artist of Bricks Bristol, his audio essay, Bristoler Chronik, developed in association with Bricks, explores his approach to walking and the themes and ideas it allows him to explore. It is available on Apple Podcasts.