Cliff Andrade studied 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 degree in Economics & Politics.
A previous winner of the Jill Todd Photo Award, he has exhibited work at a variety of galleries including ArtHouse Jersey, St Helier (2022); RWA, Bristol (2020); Southwark Park Galleries (2020), and; Streetlevel Photoworks (Glasgow 2014). Cliff’s work draws on personal and social histories, referencing migrant 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 research explores his themes through ‘walking as art practice’. His audio essay, Bristoler Chronik, developed with Bricks Bristol, explores his approach to walking and the ideas it allows him to explore (available on Apple Podcasts.)
Cliff is a Tutor and Lecturer at Bristol School of Art and Cardiff School of Art.