Paul Cupido was born on a small Dutch Island called Terschelling in 1972. In 2017, Cupido graduated cum laude from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam with the first installment of his ongoing multimedia project «Searching for Mu». He was awarded an artist`s residency at the Belfast Photo Festival 2017 and the Hariban Jurors` Choice Award in Japan. GUP Magazine included his work in their New Dutch Talent 2018 issue. He is currently working on two new books, one including his work from Japan with graphic designer Aiko Wakabayashi and one featuring his work from the Amazon with publisher and graphic designer Esther Krop. Bildhalle will open Cupido`s first solo exhibition in May 2017, the same month he will be exhibited at Photo London with the artist duo Albarrán Cabrera. Another exhibition is planed at Photo Basel in June 2019. Paul Cupido lives and works in Amsterdam.
Paul Cupido`s work is concerned with and reflects upon the quest for inner peace, in the knowledge that quiet resignation is usually followed by renewed turmoil. From inside life`s paradoxes, Cupido searches for beauty in the transient. Interwoven processes of making constitute his versatile approach to photography and other media.