João Pedro Vale e Nuno Alexandre Ferreira

João Pedro Vale e Nuno Alexandre Ferreira

João Pedro Vale (Lisbon, 1976), graduated in Sculpture from Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa and he also studied at Escola Maumaus.

Since 1999, he has had several solo and group exhibitions, in Portugal as abroad. From these, we may highlight his solo shows at Galeria Leme, São Paulo (Brazil); NurtureArt, New York (USA); PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; Wuestenhagen Contemporary, Vienna (Austria); Museo Union Fenosa, Coruña (Spain). And a few groups shows, in institutions such as EDP Foundation; Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Cultura; Museu do Chiado; Serralves Museum; Museu Colecção Berardo; Elipse Foundation; CAM - Gulbenkian; Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid (Espanha); Centre PasquArt (Switzerland); Estação Pinacoteca and Centre Helio Oiticica (Brazil); Gasworks, London (UK); Smithsonian Museum, Washington (USA).

His works are featured in private and public collections such as Tate (London), Serralves Foundation (Porto), Museu do Chiado (Lisbon), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisboa). In 2002 he was nominated for the Latin Union Prize and in 2004 he won the City Desk Sculpture award. His work is developed in several means that go from sculpture to photography, to performances and films. He has been producing and shooting experimental films in partnership with Nuno Alexandre Ferreira.


Nuno Alexandre Ferreira (Torres Vedras, 1973), studied Sociology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He has been collaborating with João Pedro Vale since 2004, in several projects that go from sculpture to photography, to show production, performances and films. In 2009, they presented "Hero, Captain and Stranger" (Cine Paraíso, Museu Coleção Berardo, both in Lisbon and at the SVA Theater in New York). In 2010, they presented “English As She Is Spoke (Cine Clube de Ponta Delgada, Cinema Nimas/Festival Temps d'Image and Fundação PLMJ), in 2012 "O Rei dos Gnomos" (Paço dos Duques/Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture, Galeria Leme – Brazil – and Teatro do Bairro/Queer Lisbon), and in 2013 “Werther Effect” (Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival, Carpe Diem).

They were the curators of “Intendente” (proposal of curatorship to 11 Intendente’s pubs, 2014), “Gente Feliz com Lágrimas” (proposal of curatorship to the gallery Walk & Talk, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, 2015).

In 2014, they created the project BREGAS with its headquarters at their studio in Xabregas (Lisbon), where they promote activities that aren’t limited to their individual practice as plastic artists.

They are the authors of the scenarios and costumes of the ballet "Quebra Nozes Quebra Nozes" from the Portuguese National Ballet (Teatro Camões) and the costumes for “Teorema” from John Romão (Rivoli, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, CCVF). For the Maria Matos Theatre, they have created the big screen “Trouble in Paradise” for the Gender Trouble (2015). In 2016, they have created the scenario to “ZULULUZU” from Teatro Praga (Istanbul Tiyatro Festivali, Istambul, Mirada – Festival Ibero-Americano de Artes Cênicas, Santos, Brazil, São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Lisboa, Rivoli, Porto).

In 2017 they presented “Palhaço Rico Fode Palhaço Pobre”, in which they have fully created, staged and plastically conceived a show on their own for the first time, in co-production with BoCA (Biennial of Contemporary Arts), Teatro Municipal do Porto – Rivoli, Campo Alegre e São Luiz Teatro Municipal.

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