Francisco Pinheiro is a visual artist and his practice stems from narratives associated with a particular territory, summoned in installations, videos, texts and performances.
Selected exhibitions and participations: COSMO/POLÍTICA#6 (curated by de Sandra V. Jürgens e Paula Batista), Neo-Realismo Museum , Vila F. Xira (2020); Por um lugar nosso comum – walk and publication to Catarina Botelho’s exhibition at Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon (2020); Appleton [BOX], Lisboa (2019); 4th edition of Lisboa Soa – sound art festival (2019); FUSO/Video Art Festival, Lisbon (2019); collective show Not yet the Sea (curated by Óscar Faria),Corpus Christi Convent, Gaia (2018); Desarvorar, curated by Carolina Trigueiros, Exquisito Festival / Orlando Ribeiro Library, Lisbon (2018); solo show Clinamen, Águas Livres 8 Gallery, Lisbon (2017); collective show Os Índios da Meia-Praia (curated by Nuno Faria), 111 Gallery, Lisbon (2016); solo show Under a sun of needles at Camões Institute, Lisbon (2016); collective show The Sand Reckoner, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, EUA (2013). Worthy of mention, his artist-in-residency at Kendall College of Art and Design (2016 | Michigan, EUA) in which came out the installation Grand River, shown at the exhibition CITY FLUX: Art, Architecture & Grand Rapids (curated by Julia Victor), at ArtPrize 8.
In 2018 it was launched Kamal: Francisco Pinheiro, his first book published by Sistema Solar and supported by Carmona e Costa Foundation.
Francisco is part of the collective Guarda Rios, from which he has been creating, coordinating and producing different projects. Guarda Rios is an art collective, working on issues related with territory and its different dimensions – aesthetic, cultural, social, environmental.
In 2013, he was a teaching assistant of the artist Laetitia Sonami at the San Francisco Art Institute – Sonic City Sound Lab class. Since 2010, he has been creating workshops on drawing, performance, sound and visual arts at Casa da Cerca, Manuel Brito Art Center or Elvas Museum of Contemporary Art, among other places. In 2008, he worked as a set designer at the Volksbühne Theater in Berlin, in plays by Meg Stuart, Frank Castorf, Jonathan Meese and Thiago Bortolozzo.
He holds a master’s degree in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (USA, 2014) as a Fulbright / Carmona e Costa Foundation grantee and a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (2005).
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