Vasco Araújo

Vasco Araújo

Vasco Araújo (1975) lives and works in Lisbon. He attended a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture at FBAUL (Lisbon) and then he undertook an advanced course in Fine-Art at Maumaus - School of fine arts and photography (Lisbon).


Since then, he took part on several exhibitions and attended several artistic residencies, such as: FLACC, Genk (Belgium, 2016); Artspace – Gibraltar Point, Toronto (Canada, 2014); Récollets, Paris (France, 2005); Core Program, Museum Fine Arts, Houston (USA, 2003/2004). And, in 2002, he was awarded with the “New Artists Prize” by EDP Foundation, Portugal.


His recent solo exhibitions include: "Vasco Araújo", Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; “Potestad”, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay (2018) and at Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, Brazil (2017); “Todas as Histórias”, Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon, Portugal (2018);  "Decolonial Desires - Vasco Araújo”, Autograph ABP, London, UK (2016); “Hereditas”, Sunaparante – Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa, India (2015).

Amongst his last group exhibitions we can highlight “Brut”, Kanal Foundation – Centre Pompidou, Brussels, Belgium (2018); “_Resignifications at Palermo_”, ZAC – Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy (2018); “Segunda Natureza”, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, USA (2018); “Do Tirar Polo Natural: Inquérito ao Retrato Português" (2018); “Germinal – O núcleo Cabrita Reis na Colecção de Arte Fundação EDP”, MAAT - EDP Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2018), “Aiethiopia”, Museo de Arte Africano Arellano Alonso, Valladolid, Spain (2018).


Vasco Araújo’s work is published in several books and catalogues and is represented in public and private collections in Portugal and abroad, such as: Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Art Moderne (France); Berardo Collection (Portugal); Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal); Fundación Centro Ordóñez-Faclón de Fotografia - COFF (Spain); Museo Nacional Reina Sofia (SPain); Serralves Foundation (Portugal); Museum of Fine Arts Houston (USA); Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil).

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