Visual Artists

Cristina Motta brought the visual artists into this project. She graduated in Portuguese and German Literature and Linguistics and has a post-graduation in Management. She has been active in the trade fair business for over 22 years, representing Messe Frankfurt in Portugal. When invited by Ana Margarida de Carvalho to be part of the project, she couldn’t help but seeing free exhibition space on the cover of Bode Inspiratório’s Facebook page. As an art lover and humble collector, she is well aware that artists go on being artists, regardless of the current situation. This project offers a wall to display every day a new art work produced under the weird circumstances of forced isolation.

Nuno Cera (Beja, 1972) is a photographer and video artist, addressing spatial conditions, architecture and urban settings through fictional, poetic and documentary forms. Recent Solo Exhibitions: The Blur City, Casa Garden – Oriental Foundation, Macau, 2019; Hora Certa, Galeria Miguel Nabinho, Lisbon, 2019; Poesia Mineral – Eduardo Souto de Moura by Nuno Cera; Galeria Millennium, Lisbon, 2018. Recent Selected Group Exhibitions: El Futuro ya ja Comenzado – Álvaro Siza Vieira, Manuel Marques de Aguiar and Nuno Cera, XIII Havana Biennial, Cuba, 2019; Haus Wittegenstein, MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Lisboa, 2018; Public Without Rhetoric – Portuguese Pavillion 16ª Biennale di Venezia di Architettura, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Veneza, 2018. nunocera.com

António Olaio (Lubango, Angola, 1963) lives in Coimbra. Painter and performer. His performances in the early 80’s led him to music.  He was one of the founders of the rock group “Reporter Estrábico” in 1986 and, since 1995, the songs he makes mostly with João Taborda and also with many other musicians are frequently presented in his videos and exhibitions. Solo exhibitions in Portugal, Spain, Germany, USA. Performances in Portugal, France, Holland, Germany, USA, Spain. He is a Professor in the Architecture Department of the University of Coimbra. He finished his PhD in 2000 (“The field of art according to Marcel Duchamp”). Director of the College of Arts and researcher in the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra. antonioolaio.com

Tânia Simões (Lisboa, 1976)
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Pedro Calapez (Lisbon, 1953) began taking part in art exhibitions in the seventies and held his first solo exhibition in 1982. Most recently, he has held solo exhibitions in a few galleries and museums, such as, ‘There is only drawing’, Fundação Luís Seoane, Corunha, Galicia, Spain (2013); ‘A shadow secret’, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon (2016). Among the various collective exhibitions in which he has taken part are: Venice Biennale (1986); S.Paulo Biennale (1987 and 1991); ‘Beaufort-Outside/Inside’, PMMK Museum; Ostende (2006); ‘The collection’, Serralves Museum, Porto (2009); ‘It’s not my fault’, Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2010); ‘The collection’, Barrié Foundation, A Coruña (2011); ‘Quote/Unquote’, MAAT Museum, Lisbon (2017). calapez.com

Catarina Domingues (1987) lives and works in Lisbon. Her work consists in drawing, artist-book and video-art. Her images reveal a perspective of pure joy, pure luck of existence.  Every image is a celebration of the instant and a loving letter to the world. She has a degree at ESAD Caldas da Rainha, and a Master’s in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. She is now studying for a PhD at the same University. She exhibits regularly, both individually and collectively. instagram.com/catarinamdomingues

Miguel Branco (1963) lives and works in Lisbon. He studied Painting at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts. His work explores different media: drawing, painting, sculpture and digital image. He shows regularly since 1988. Among the most recent solo shows are: ‘The Silence of Animals’ at Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck (2015), ‘Sala do Veado’ at MUHNAC, Lisbon (2015), ‘Black Deer’ at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2016), ‘Spectres’ at Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris (2016), ‘Naked Lunch’ at Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon (2019). He is represented in the main Portuguese public collections and in several private collections in Europe and the United States. miguelbranco.com

Rui Matos (Lisbon, 1959) lives and works in Sintra. In the 80s he attended the Sculpture Course at Fine Arts School of Lisbon. He had a scholarship granted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1993. His first solo exhibition was in 1987 in Lisbon and since then he has exhibited regularly. He has works in public and private collections. He made several public sculptures and he has also collaborated in several architectural projects. ruimatosescultor.com 

Gabriel Abrantes was born in North Carolina, United States, 1984. His films have premiered at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and Semaine de la Critique – Cannes, Berlinale, Locarno Film Festival, the Venice Biennial and the Toronto International Film Festival. They have been distinguished with a number of awards, including the Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique, the EFA prize at Berlinale, the Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival, and the EDP Young Artist Award. His work has been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Britain (London), the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the MIT List Visual Arts Center (Boston), the Kunst Werke (Berlin) and Serralves Museum (Porto). He participated in the 32nd São Paulo Biennial, the 2016 Bienal Tropical, and the 2014 Bienal d’Image Mouvement. His work has been shown in retrospective screening series at the Lincoln Center (New York) and BAFICI (Buenos Aires). He currently lives and works in Lisbon. gabrielabrantes.com

Vasco Costa is a sculptor, born in 1977 (Cesar). His works explore the materiality and three-dimension relationships between the synthesis and dialogues within individuals and society behaviours, inside and outside the art world. He has been showing work recently, in contexts such as ‘Dias Contados’ – scenography for a dance piece, Guidance, 2020; ‘Negative hands’ and ‘Grotto’ in Quadrado Azul gallery, 2019; ‘Germinal’ and ‘SuperGood dialogues with Ernesto de Sousa,’ at Maat museum, Lisbon, 2018. He has presented work abroad in places like CSA Space, Canada; Skatfell, Iceland; Hoast, Austria; Collicaligregi Gallery, Italy and many others. He was listed for the EDP New Artists Awards, in Coimbra, 2005. His works are represented in EDP foundation art collection, Lisbon. Portugal. vascocosta.info

Francisco Janes (Lisbon 1981) lives and works in Vilnius, where he started a family. He is an artist and independent filmmaker whose work grows around experience and sound. He has collaborated in multiple forms of interdisciplinary projects in diverse fields such as advertising, cinema, performance, teaching and contemporary art. He studied in FLUL, completed Advanced Photography in Ar.Co in Lisbon, and was an Ernesto de Sousa fellow in 2008 in New York. In 2012 he obtained his MFA in Film from CalArts in Los Angeles. vimeo.com/user13328769

Mimi Tavares (1962) lives and works in Lisbon. She has a Master’s in Painting by FBAUL (Fine Art College of Lisbon University) and is a painting teacher since 2003. She exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad since 1983. Her last solo exhibition, ‘A vida desfocada,’ was in 2019 at Galeria Monumental, Lisbon. Her last group exhibition, ‘Westerly,’ was in 2019, Gallery Apteka Sztuki, Warsaw. facebook.com/pg/mimitavaresartwork

Ana Vidigal (Lisbon, 1960) has a degree in Painting, ESBAL, 1984. She has been exhibiting as a solo artist since 1981. In 2018 she exhibited at the University of Los Angeles, Bogota and in Espacio Mínimo Gallery, Madrid. In 2019 three exhibitions occurred simultaneously: Bela e Má (Leopoldo de Almeida Museum in Caldas da Rainha), Sal nos Olhos (Cooperativa Diferença) and Quebra Gesso (Nano Gallery, Lisbon). In 2010, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation held her first anthological exhibition – Clean Girl, Dirty Girl, curated by Isabel Carlos. She is present in several public collections: PLMJ Foundation, Gulbekian Foundation, EDP Foundation, MNAC, Culturgest, Berardo Collection, MACE, among others. anavidigal.com

João Jacinto (Mafra, 1966) lives and works in Lisbon. He studied at Escola Superior de Belas Artes in Lisbon.  His first solo exhibition took place in 1987 and he is represented in private and public collections, such as Calouste Gulbenkian, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, António Cachola Collection and Collection Kierbaum & Partner. facebook.com/joao.jacinto.399

Manuel Botelho (Lisbon, 1950) lives and works in São Pedro do Estoril and is associate professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. He studied Architecture at Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa (1968-76). A grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation allowed him to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art (1983-85) and the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1985-87). Holds a PhD degree in Fine Arts / Painting (Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, 2006). He has exhibited his work regularly since 1986 and his work is featured in several public and private collections. manuelbotelho.com

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Nuno Nunes-Ferreira (Lisbon, 1976) lives and works in Santarém, Portugal.
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Xana (Lisbon, 1959) graduated in Fine Arts at Escola Superior de Belas-Artes, Lisbon. He holds a PhD in Communication, Culture and Arts at University of Algarve in Faro, where he completed his thesis LOVE, FREEDOM and WISDOM – Dialectics of a visual construction. He is co-author of the project Graduation Degree in Visual Arts at the University of Algarve, where he is a visiting professor since 2005. As a visual artist, he has held several solo exhibitions, as well as created set design and staged intervention in public spaces. He is represented in museums and public collections, including Serralves Museum, in Porto; Kunstlerhaus-Musonturm, in Frankfurt; Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and MAAT in Lisbon. xana.tv

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Ana Catarina Fragoso (Lisbon, 1984), studied Painting (2008) and Architectural Studies (2012). Of special note among her shows are the exhibitions ‘All Matter…’ (Galeria Sá da Costa, Lisbon, 2019), ‘The Mountain that was also made of iron’ (Nanogaleria, Lisbon, 2019), ‘The Divergent Gaze’ (Arquipélago – CAC, Azores, 2019), ‘SuperAmoled’ (Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, 2018), ‘Rrevolução’ (Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, 2017), ‘Casa-Pátio’ (Espaço das Mercês, Lisbon, 2016), ‘Apreço’ (Zaratan, Lisbon, 2015), ‘Fazer Falso’ (Espaço AZ, Lisbon, 2015), and the Artistic Residencies ‘Pico do Refúgio’ (Azores, 2019) and ‘Budapeste Galéria’ (Budapeste, Hungary, 2019). catarinafragoso.com

Hugo Canoilas (1977) lives in Vienna, Austria. His work has been shown in venues such as Frankfurter Kunstverein, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, De Appel, São Paulo Biennial, 4th Industrial Ural Biennial , Kunsthalle Wien, and has received critical reviews in the magazines Mousse, ArtReview, Observer, Frieze, Metropolis M, FlashArt, Contemporanea and in the newspapers The Guardian, Público and Expresso. He is the 2020 recipient of Kapsch Contemporary Art Award at mumok – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Vienna. quadradoazul.pt/en/qa/artist/hugo

Manuel João Vieira (Lisbon, 1962) is a visual artist and a musician. He studied at Escola Superior de Belas Artes in Lisbon. His first solo show took place in 1987. He is a member and founder of the group Homeoestéticos, and co-founder of Ases da Paleta and Orgasmo Carlos. He is represented in many private and public collections such as Museu de Serralves, Fundação Ilídio Pinho and Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento. mjvieira.com/site

Frederico Almeida (Cascais, 1990) lives and works in Lisbon. He graduated in Drawing by the Faculty of Fine-Arts of the University of Lisbon. Currently, he is finishing his studies in Ar.Co.
He has taken part in group exhibitions since 2013, having had a solo show in MU.SA in 2016. He took part in residencies/projects such as Cidadela Art-District, Cascais (2014-2016); Jardim das Pedras, Luzlinar Association, Feital (since 2016) and FIGAC, Viana do Castelo, IPVC (2017). cargocollective.com/frederico-almeida

Carlos No (Lisbon, 1967) lives and works in Ericeira. He studied painting at AR.CO – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual in Lisbon, 1987/1992, and sculpture in 1987. Since 1991 he has taken part in various solo and group shows in Portugal and abroad. Highlights from his recent exhibitions include the solo shows ‘Finisterra’ at Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal; ‘Estais’ at Museu Municipal de Faro, Portugal; ‘Peut-être Demain’ at Galerie Elizabeth Couturier, Lyon, France; and the group show ‘NegOcio’ at Centro Cultural Las Cigarreras, Alicante, Spain. He is represented in institutional and private collections in Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Macao, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. carlosno.com

Pedro Proença (Lubango, Angola, 1962) co-founded the Homeostética group in 1982 while attending the Escola Superior de Belas Artes, which he concluded in 1986. His work has been awarded important prizes in Portugal, India and France. He has shown in exhibitions all over the world. He exhibited solo at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CCB, Frankfurt Kunstwerein, etc. His work links beautifully with literature, and he has illustrated dozens of books by Camões, Pessoa and Saramago. He is also an author of essays, poetry and fiction. Recently, he was curator, designer and creator of the exhibition ‘O Riso dos Outros’ at the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, in Évora, where he presented some of his numerous heteronyms / characters. His work conveys humour, complexity, theatricality and diversity. issuu.com/pedroproenca5

Andreia Santana (Lisbon, 1991) lives and works in Lisbon. She has participated in several residencies, such as Residency Unlimited in New York, with a fellowship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Panal 360 in Buenos Aires; Mieszkanie Gepperta, in Poland; and Gasworks – Triangle Network at Hangar, Lisbon. She won the NOVO BANCO Prize, was shortlisted for Ducato Prize (Italy) and has been awarded grants including Fulbright/Carmona Costa Foundation, Amadeo Souza Cardoso and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions like 2020 ‘The Skull of the Haunted Snail’ Hangar, Lisbon; 2020 ‘Sonic Materialities’, ARTES, Oporto; ‘Hollow Hands’ at Generali Milano; ‘The Outcast Manufacturers’ at Filomena Soares Gallery; ‘10000 years between Venus and Mars’ at Oporto Municipal Gallery; ‘Cultivated Memory’ at Peninsula Gallery, New York; ‘Leaves of Absence’ at Serralves Contemporary Art Museum; ‘Vanishing Point’ Cordoaria Nacional; ‘Ghost of Chance’ La Nave, Madrid; ’10 Years, 10 artists, 10 commissions’ at Chiado 8, Lisbon; ‘Now It Is Light’ at Boavista Gallery, Lisbon; and  ‘The Lobster Loop’ at MONITOR Gallery, Lisbon. andreiasantana.org

Rui Miguel Leitão Ferreira (1977) lives and works in Lisbon and Vienna. He graduated in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2003  he has been showing solo at Módulo Centro Difusor de Arte. He is currently represented by Galerie Krinzinger and Galeria 111, where he will have a show as soon as the lockdown ends. He participated in the show ‘Constellations, a Choreography of Minimum Gestures’ at Museu Coleção Berardo. The group show ‘In The Realm of the Clouds,’ that will take place at Mu.Sa, is also on hold. Recently he took part in residencies in Austria, Hungary and China. His work is featured in public and private collections all over the world. ruimiguelleitaoferreira.com

Rui Sanches (1954) Studied at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Goldsmiths’ College (BA, 1980) and Yale University (MFA, 1982). His first solo exhibition took place in 1984. Since then he has shown solo over forty times, namely, at the Gulbenkian Foundation (2001), Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MUSEUM, 2008), Carmona e Costa Foundation (Dentro do desenho, 2014), and the Berardo Museum and Galeria do Torreão Nascente (Mirror, 2019). His work has been shown widely in group exhibitions, both in Portugal and abroad, and he is represented in Portuguese main public collections. ruisanches.com

Luís Alegre (Anadia, 1969) graduated in Painting at the Artistic School of Oporto in 1989 and took a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Design at University of Lisbon. He currently lives and works in Lisbon. He is the owner and creative designer of Ideias com Peso, a studio of communication, since 1995. In the following years, he has developed projects that overlap multiple disciplines, connecting design, painting, video and installations. Since 2017 he is the director of DELLI – Design Lusófona Lisboa, director of Communication Design Ba Studies at Film and Arts Department of the Universidade Lusófona, and teacher of the Master’s Degree in Design. He also works as a publisher at Stolen Books (Lisbon independent artist-books publishing) and as art director at LeYa (Lisboa book publishers). luis-alegre.tumblr.com

Diogo Pinto (Lisbon, 1993) lives and works in Basel. He works in painting, sculpture, text and curatorship. Since 2018, he has been organising the exhibition programme ‘Ascensor’ (Associação Goela). flatpictorialarrangement.cargo.site

João Ferro Martins (1979) lives and works in Lisbon. 3D composition, painting and sound/music are at the core of his work. He has developed countless solo shows involving theatre, performance and photography. He has also been present in group exhibitions such as, Prémio EDP Novos Artistas EDP Foundation, Porto, and I wish this was a song, Music in Contemporary Art, Nasjonalmuseet, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo (both in 2013); and 7 Artistas ao 10º Mês, F.C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2008). In stage he was co-creator and interpreter for A Morte nos Olhos (2018) and O Declive e a Inclinação (with Alexandre Pieroni Calado, 2016). He creates original music for Theatre and Film since 2013 and is co-founder of the group A kills B which was presented at Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, in 2008. This project was also shown at F.C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon, in 2012, and performed at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2013. cargocollective.com/joaoferromartins

Edgar Massul (Sintra, 1963) lives and works in Lisboa and Porto. He studied at Art School António Arroio / Atelier Livre – At.Re, National Society of Fine Arts and Art School Ar.Co. He has exhibited solo since 1986 and his production comprises several means: painting, drawing, sculpture, objects, photography, video, installations and site-specific projects. Recently his work has been exhibited in spaces like the Galeria Diferença, Lisboa; Cão Danado, Parque da Devesa, Famalicão; Wadden Tide, Blåvandshuk, Denmark; 289, Faro; Electricidade Estética, Caldas da Rainha; the British Bar, Lisboa; Casa da Cerca, Almada; Armazem 22, Porto; Fundação D. Luis / Pisão, Cascais; AnoZero Bienal, Coimbra; Galeria Giefarte – Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisboa; Galeria Trem, Faro; Whitechapel Gallery, London. edgarmassularchive.org

Fernanda Fragateiro (Portugal, 1962) has always had keen interest in 20th-century avant-garde practices in art and architecture, an interest that often shapes her work as a pursuit for subtle alterations on existing landscapes and objects in order to reveal the hidden stories within them. While drawing on a wide range of references, her work maintains a strong signature style, born of an economy of means and a meticulous minimalist aesthetic of form, colour and surface texture. Sculpture and installation have been her media of choice, as working with space in its various phenomenological manifestations – architectural, sculptural, private, public, temporal, socially determined – through sculpture as well as outdoor installations or interventions, collaborations in architectural projects or works that are based on public participation. fernandafragateiro.com

Martinho Costa (1977) lives and works in Lisbon. He graduated in Fine Art from the University of Lisbon and has a MA in Teoría y Prática de Las Artes Contemporáneas from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. He shows regularly in solo and group exhibitions since 2000, such as ‘Variations Portuguaises’ at Centre Meymac, France, 2018; ‘Project Room Art fair’ at Santander, Spain, 2017; ‘Res Publica, 1910 e 2010 Face a Face,’ at Calouste Gulbenkian foundation, Lisbon, 2010. Solo shows: ‘Folding Screen in Da2’ at Salamanca, Spain (2016); ‘Gradient Tool’ at Museum Soares dos Reis, Oporto (2017 and 2018); ‘Layer 0’ at Galeria 111 in Lisbon; ‘Terra de Sombra Queimada’ at Galeria Silvestre, Madrid. He is also the author of the project: ‘Pinturas ao Ar Livre’ (pinturasarlivre.blogspot.com) and of the ongoing series of artist edition books ‘Livro de Pinturas,’ edited by the Stolen Books publisher from Lisbon. martinho-costa.blogspot.com

Pedro Chorão (Coimbra, 1945) began painting when he was still studying biology at the North-East Liverpool Technical College between 1963 and 1967. In Paris he studied History of Art and Archeology at École du Louvre and École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne). As a painter he was awarded two scholarships by Gulbenkian Foundation. He held over 50 solo exhibitions from 1974 to 2014 and his works were shown in over 120 group exhibitions in Portugal, Caracas (Venezuela), Paris, Lund (Sweden, Museum of Modern Art), Belgrade, Lyon, Azores, Madrid, Niterói (Brazil) and Tokyo (Museum of Modern Art). His work is represented in the main collections and museums of Lisbon and Porto. pedrochorao.com

Julião Sarmento (Lisbon,1948) lives and works in Estoril. He studied Painting and Architecture at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts. He is an interdisciplinary artist and has worked on a wide range of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, video, performance, sound and installation. He also developed several significant site-specific projects. Over the past five decades, he has held numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world. He represented Portugal at the 46th Venice Biennale (1997). He was included in Documenta 7 (1982) and Documenta 8 (1987), the Venice Biennale (1980 and 2001), and the São Paulo Biennale in 2002. His work is represented in many public and private collections in North and South America, Europe and Japan. juliaosarmento.com

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João Seguro studied at Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa, Chelsea College of Art & Design and Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, where he was also a teacher. In 2005 he was awarded the BES Revelation Prize. facebook.com/joao.seguro.7

Manuel Justo (1994, Lisbon) is currently doing his MA in Fine Arts in Institut Kunst in Basel, Switzerland. He studied filmmaking in António Arroio art school, finished his BA in Painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and obtained the Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques at École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques in Tarbes, France. He won the D. Fernando II sculpture prize in 2017. Among his collective exhibitions are ‘Ligar a Luz de Dia’ at Galeria Diferença, ‘Crisálida’ at Planador in Mafra, and ‘Deu Lugar’at Goela Association in Lisbon, Vilarelhos and Morille. He took part in artistic residencies such as FIGAC in Viana do Castelo and ‘Serra em Cadernos’ in Aldeia Artística do Feital. cargocollective.com/manueljusto

Miguel Palma (Lisbon, 1964) is an artist who appropriates the narratives of modernity in permanent questioning in order to better understand and reflect on present times. He is clearly fascinated by icons of classical modernity: the world of aviation, the automobile, architecture, nature (more or less domesticated) and technology in general. His creativity unfolds into a constructive pulse that summons and problematises concepts such as progress, degeneration, speed and failure. With a career spanning more than three decades, his works cover different media, such as sculpture, video, installation, drawing and performance. miguel-palma.com

Paulo Mendes (Lisbon, 1966) is an artist, curator and producer. He has been exhibiting solo and in group shows since the early 1990s. He has presented his work at the Serralves Museum, Neo-Realism Museum, Chiado Museum, ZDB Gallery, Quadrum Gallery, Nuno Centeno Gallery, Colégio das Artes – University of Coimbra, Centro Cultural Vila Flor (CCVF), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Berardo Museum / CCB, Museu da Electricidade / MAAT, among many other national and international venues. Over thirty years, he has participated in more than three hundred projects, exhibitions and performances. As a curator he has produced over seventy independent and institutional exhibitions, which marked the development of a new generation’s work and provided him with an extensive knowledge of the artistic practice in Portugal. paulomendes.org

Patrícia Garrido (Lisbon, 1963) studied at Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa and her first solo exhibition took place in 1988. She lives and works in Lisbon. She is represented in many private and public collections, such as Colecção António Cachola, Colecção Banco Privado, Colecção EDP, Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Funchal and Museu do Chiado. patricia-garrido.com

Luísa Jacinto (Lisboa, 1984) has exhibited regularly since 2007. Of special note among her solo exhibitions are ‘Véu-Pedra’ at Artworks Lisboa, 2019; ‘We had the experience but missed the meaning’ at galería silvestre, curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, 2018; and ‘A single day is enough’ curated by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, Museu Carlos Machado, Azores, 2012. Of special note among her collective exhibitions are: ‘Wait’ at Museu Coleção Berardo, curated by Orlando Franco, 2019; ‘Saudade – Unmemorable Place in Time’ at Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, curated by Yuko Hasegawa; ‘Pontos Colaterais, Coleção de Arte Arquipélago, uma selecção,’ curated by João Silvério, Arquipélago, S. Miguel, 2015. quadradoazul.pt/pt/qa/artist/jacinto-luisa

Gil Heitor Cortesão (1967) lives and works in Lisbon. Since 1996, the work he has been exhibiting consists mainly of paintings on plexiglas, showing the reverse side of the painting.  Modernist architecture has been one of his main themes, constantly revisited, deconstructed and subjected to unforeseen associations. He has exhibited his works in galleries and museums, among them ‘Mnemopolis’ (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian – Centro de Arte Moderna, 2004), ‘Modelo para armar’ (Galeria Fortes Vilaça, S. Paulo, 2007), ‘Wallpaper’ (Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisboa, 2011), ‘Reversos’ (Palexco, La Coruña, 2013), ‘Second Nature’ (Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève, Paris, 2015), ‘Late Night Shopping’ (Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisboa, 2017), ‘Umbra’ (Carbon 12, Dubai, 2018). pedrocera.com/artists/gil-heitor-cortesa%cc%83o

Filipe Romão (Lisbon, 1981) lives and works in Sintra. He graduated in Painting by the Faculty of Fine-Arte, University of Lisbon, in 2008. He has been showing his work in individual and group exhibitions since 2006 and his production comprises several means like painting, drawing and photography. instagram.com/fsromaogmailcom

Teresa Segurado Pavão (Lisbon, 1957) studied textiles and ceramics at Escola António Arroio, Ar.Co and Iade. She took part in several group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1986. Some of her most importante solo shows took place at the Museu Nacional do Traje, Science Museum, Casa Museu Cristóvão Colombo, Museu de Artes Decorativas da FRESS, MUDE and Fundação Arpad Szenes Vieira da Silva. teresapavao.com

Sara Bichão (Lisbon, 1986) has been developing a path that crosses sculpture, drawing, painting and performance. Her works usually deal in many different ways with issues of ownership, reconversion and transformation of objects or other kind of formal intentions that bear a relational history within themselves. She has been undertaking several art residencies, firstly at Residency Unlimited in New York (2012) and most recently at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2019), aided by the Institute Français. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as the MAC Lyon, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, MAAT Museum, amongst others. sarabichao.com

Matilde Martins (Lisbon, 1994) lives and works between Lisbon and Basel. She holds a BA in Painting from FBAUL and is currently studying for a MA in Fine Arts at Institut Kunst in Basel. In 2017 she won the D. Fernando II Prize and in 2018 she exhibited her first solo show ‘montanha lívido murmúrio’ at MU.SA, Sintra. cargocollective.com/matildemartins

Manuel Baptista (Faro, 1936) studied painting at Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa. In 1963 he lived in Paris thanks to a scholarship from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. His first solo exhibition took place in 1961.  He was awarded several prizes and he is represented in many private and public collections. gulbenkian.pt/museu/artist/manuel-baptista

Pedro Cabrita Reis (Lisbon 1956) prefers wine to beer, Cuban cigars to cigarettes, single malt to cognacs. Makes paintings, drawings, sculptures, occasionally photos and prints. Hates flying and self-righteous people. Africa and Australia are the two continents where he hasn’t exhibited so far.


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