Acme Studios — Hugo Brazão

Supporting Artists since 1972

Hugo Brazão

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

Hugo Brazão lives and works in London. His artistic practice covers painting, sculpture and textile and develops from the fiction/reality paradox, reimagining the material found within his research, and finding its technical possibilities and different narratives that can be created around it.

Recent solo exhibitions include Out of sight, out of mind (2020) at Balcony Gallery, Best Foot Backwards (2019) at the Embassy of Brazil in London TAKE TEN (2019) and Colmatar o hiato, tapar buracos ou como adiar um perigo iminente (2017) at MUDAS – Contemporary Art Museum of Madeira. He has also been exhibiting in group exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Hugo was selected by artist Christina Mackie, Jane Wentworth (Helen Scott Lidgett Committee), Graham Ellard (Central Saint Martins), and Julia Lancaster (Acme).

After completing his award in September 2016, Hugo presented Wherewithal at PEER alongside fellow early career programme artists Alison Ballance, Rutie Borthwick, and Harriet Foyster.

Helen Scott Lidgett Award

The Helen Scott Lidgett Award was a partnership between Acme and Central Saint Martins, funded by Acme and the Helen Scott Lidgett Fund between 2013-19. With the goal of providing a bridge between college and professional practice, the award includes a bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme tailored specifically to the graduate’s practice. Recipients of Acme’s early career programme occupy shared studio space in order to foster and encourage a greater degree of peer support and an environment of growth, risk-taking and excellence.