gonssalo, born in cascais, lived in Madeira before coming to Lisbon to study in Fine Arts. He graduated in Multimedia Art in 2018 and is now finishing the Master in Multimedia Art at the same college. He has already exhibited in Portugal, Germany, where he went on Erasmus, and the Netherlands. He works in a copy and digital printing center in Lisbon.
He's been developing the work “então…gravei.” since 2016, which he exhibited in October 2020 at Belas-Artes Lisboa and in 2021 at Fabrica Features Lisboa. In the middle of a pandemic, he organized the IMAGO exhibition with a collective of artists. In October 2021 and 2020 he participates in the DOCLisboa seminar and in September 2019 he participated in the Doc’s Kingdom Seminar with a Gulbenkian scholarship. He is currently at the “Mutantes” residency at Boca Bienal and at the “Órbita” at Festival Súbito.
As a performing artist he explores the nature of language, the artistic medium and the process of creation. Currently finishing his dissertation, he hopes that he will be able to continue to develop his work around the hybridity of reality, where language serves as a decoding tool and the audiovisual medium the matter.
photo by goncalocsilva
education
2018-2022 — Master in Multimedia Arts (Fine-Arts, Lisbon)
2019-2020 — Erasmus (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel)
2015-2018 — Bachelor in Multimedia Arts (Fine-Arts, Lisbon)
2005-2010 — Music School - Piano (Funchal, Madeira)

solo exhibitions
05/2022 — Festival MAP — "então…gravei." — (Oeiras, Lisboa) link
03/2022 — descasa — purga with Joana Lourenço (Vila Luz, Lisbon) link
11/2021 — LIQUIDAR (Fabrica Features Lisboa, Lisbon) link
09/2020 — “então...gravei.” (Fine-arts, Lisbon) link
12/2019 — NOT YET - “então...gravei.” (Kunsthochschule, Kassel) link

group exhibitions
04/2022 — Programa Órbita #2 - Apresentação de Práticas Colaborativas (AgitLab, Águeda)
11/2021 — Festival Colina 2021 (A Gráfica - Centro de Criação Artística, Setúbal) link
09/2021 — Entre o Real e a Imagem - CINENOVA (Casa Capitão, Lisbon) link
09/2020 — "então…gravei." reading at TEIA - radioprogram (Lisbon) link
05/2020 — IMAGO - curated by Isabel Ouro - (Lisbon) link
02/2020 — I bring my Body back to me - w - with Chloë Reynolds (Tokonoma, Kassel) link
02/2020 — Betriebsausflug, der - "então…gravei." (Haus & Wirt, Kassel) link
02/2020 — "então…gravei." reading at Freies Radio Kassel (Friedrichsplatz, Kassel) link
01/2020 — Out the Window - curated by Maria João Gamito - (Arte Graça, Lisbon) link
01/2020 — "então…gravei." reading at radio jajajaneeneenee.com (Red Light District, Amsterdam) link
01/2020 — w - with Chloë Reynolds - (Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam)
09/2019 — Der Klang von Lissabon - O Som de Lisboa (LUX Mainz, Frankfurt) link
05/2019 — GABA, Galerias Abertas Belas Artes (Fine-Arts, Lisbon)
10/2018 — Presente do Futuro, Simples ou Composto - curated by Victor dos Reis (Fine-Arts, Lisbon) link
06/2017 — Sem Destino a (LX Factory, Lisbon) link
06/2015 — E depois do adeus (Casa da Cultura de Santa Cruz, Madeira) link
06/2014 — Ponto (Galeria Francisco Franco, Madeira)

2022 — Dolphin Bay Dream - director - videoclip para funcionário link
2021 — Todos os Cantos à volta da Frutaria - director - documentary with Ana Manana, Joana Lourenço, João Reis, Mariana Calado link
2020 — uncanny valley - video for João Estevens link
2020 — ERDNA - director - documentary with André Picardo link
2019 — O Rosto dos Despejos - director -  short documentary with André Picardo link

residencies, publications, presentations, seminars,
2022 — Publication — LLAMA VIRGEM — Não são as unhas que me roem / Editora Cidade Nua (Lisbon)
2022 — Presentation at MAP - Mostra das Artes da Palavra (Oeiras, Lisboa)
2022 — Artistic Residence with Boca Bienal, "Mutantes" (Lisbon)
2022 — Artistic Residence with Festival Súbito, Órbita with AgitLAB (Águeda, Aveiro)
2019 — Participation in Doc's Kingdom Seminar - Gulbenkian Fellowship - (Arcos de Valdevez, Viana do Castelo)
2018 — Presentation at Ciclo de Conferências de Fotografia III (Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon)
2018 — Publication at Dia das Belas-Artes, 2018 / Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa

volunteering
2016-2018 — President of Students Union of the Fine-Arts Faculty Lisbon
2016-2018 — Member of Pedagogic Council of Fine-Arts Faculty Lisbon

press
05/2022 — Público - "MAP de volta a Oeiras: “A palavra deve ser uma ferramenta contra a guerra” - link
10/2021 — Diário Digital Castelo Branco - "Festival de Teatro da Ajidanha apresenta hoje “Uncanny Valley” em Idanha-a-Nova" - link
06/2020 — Bárbara Ramos for Gerador - Gonssalo: “Tudo o que criamos nesta exposição foi imagem baseada na imagem” - link


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