Rodrigo Oliveira was born in 1978, Sintra, Portugal, and he lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He graduated in Fine Arts – Sculpture (1997/2003) at Faculdade de Belas-Artes, University of Lisbon and in 2006 he finished a Master Degree at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK. In 2013, he wins the Fundación Botín scholarship award.
Since 2003 he held solo exhibitions, amongst we can call attention: Esplande: Utopia at Plateau and na Indian Brasília (2015), Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon; Projecto Parede (2013), MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Coisas de Valor e o Valor das Coisas (2011), Cosmocopa – Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; A primeira pedra (e todas as outras mais) (2011), Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; Ninguém podia dormir na rede porque a casa não tinha paredes (2010), Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon; and Utopia na casa de cada um (2009), Centro das Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal. He participated in several group shows, from which we can call attention to: Cor+Labor+Ação (2011), Caza arte contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; ResPública 1910 – 2010 face a face (2010), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; A Culpa Não É Minha (2010), Museu Berardo, Lisbon; Where are you From? Contemporary Portuguese Art (2008), Faulconer Gallery, Grinnel, Iowa, USA; Eurobuzz, Agorafolly – Europália European Festival (2007), Place de la Chapelle, Brussels, Belgium; and There’s no place like home (2006), Homestead Gallery, London, UK.
His work is present in several public collections, such as: EDP Foundation, Portugal; Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon; PCR Collection, Lisbon; António Cachola Collection, Elvas, Portugal; and Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice.