Filipa Oliveira

“Silvestre Pestana: Techno-Form”

May 2016

Curated by João Ribas Though Silvestre Pestana has been active for the past five decades, the radical Portuguese artist, poet, and performer has remained virtually unknown outside of Porto. The first major retrospective of his output will … READ ON


Bernardo Ortiz

December 2014

Bernardo Ortiz’s work often involves the rewriting and reconceptualization of images. Using drawing as his favorite technique, he takes existing images and pictures them anew, frequently via obsolete processes. Such transformations were … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

António Bolota

Galeria Quadrado Azul

November 2014

António Bolota’s latest solo exhibition treats formal issues as a science and articulates how sculpture can transform the way in which space is perceived. Here, the artist fills two rooms with three massive blocks of brick or brick and iron… READ ON


Musa paradisiaca

November 2014

Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão started their partnership as Musa paradisiaca in 2010 with the aim of focusing on dialogue. At first their efforts mainly took the form of audio pieces available on their website, but they have also made slide… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Mateo López

Museum of Modern Art of Medellin

September 2014

For a year, under the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, William Kentridge mentored artist Mateo López. Now the two exhibit in adjacent galleries (Kentridge in MAMM’s main rooms and López in the project space), and while López’s exhibit,… READ ON


João Louro

Projecto Travessa Da Ermida, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art

March 2014

“The image is strong but next to it is the void,” reads a phrase in a recent work by João Louro. The statement may well be an axiom for the artist’s overall practice, which regards the image as an entity in itself and probes the space that … READ ON


Leonor Antunes

January 2014

For more than fifteen years, Berlin-based Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes has focused on such concepts as measurement, memory, and site. She assesses the space where her objects will be installed and constructs them in relation to its … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2014 [TOC]

“The Gravity of Things”

Galeria Quadrado Azul

November 2013

Gravity acts as an organizing principle in this exhibition of four works curated by Chris Sharp. Take Viola Yeşiltaç’s photograph Mise-en-scène, Untitled (I Really Must Congratulate You on Your Attention to Detail), 2012, which wages a nearly… READ ON


Diogo Pimentão

November 2013

Since the early 2000s, Diogo Pimentão has been obsessively questioning the conventions and possibilities of drawing. Paper and graphite are the raw materials par excellence through which this London-based Portuguese artist explores three … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]

Ricardo Jacinto

Vera Cortês Art Agency

September 2013

Diploplia, commonly known as double vision, is a term that Ricardo Jacinto borrows for the title of his latest exhibition. That said, sound rather than sight is at the crux of the Lisbon-based artist’s practice and this show, which consists… READ ON