João Biscainho (b. 1979, Portalegre, Portugal)




Education


PHD candidate in Culture Studies at The Lisbon Consortium, UC Lisboa, on an FCT scholarship

Masters Degree in Museology. FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2012

Degree in Visual Arts - Painting. Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade Lisboa, 2006



Individual Exhibitions


2019 - Uncanny River (The Crossing); Galeria Fundação Amélia de Mello, UCP, Lisboa 

2017 - Future Nothingness; SE8 Gallery, London

2007 - 2Stages; CAEP, Portalegre

2007 - White Shadows; Lugar Comum - Fábrica da Pólvora, Oeiras 



Collective Exhibitions


2018 - You’ve Eaten Roses, Now You’ll Drink the Moon! Fórum Braga, Braga

2017 - Ensaios (Sobre a Mesa); Galeria Quadrum, Lisboa     

2017 - Them Or Us! Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto

2017 - 5/5: 5 artists, 5 Project Rooms; Carpe Diem Arte & Pesquisa, Lisboa

2012 - Cabinet of Curiosities #2; Galeria Luís Serpa Projectos, Lisboa

2011 - Cabinet of Curiosities #1; Galeria Luís Serpa Projectos, Lisboa

2009 - XIV Biennial YAEM; Museum of Contemporary Art and National Gallery Mala Stanica, Skopje

2009 - Identidade e Simulacro; Junho das Artes, Óbidos

2008 - That is Me; Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisboa

2008 - Lust & Luxuria, The Red Velvet Curtain Cult; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, (19 September 2008)

2008 - Pólvora Muse; Fábrica da Pólvora, Oeiras

2008 - Regular Artist Film Screening; Another Roadside Attraction Gallery - The Griffin, London, (28 May 2008)

2007 - Jovens Criadores 2007; Centro de Congressos, Lisboa

2006 - Accrochage 01/06; Galeria Lus Serpa Projectos, Lisboa



Awards


• Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Support to Internationalisation) granted for the exhibition  Future Nothingness at SE8 Gallery, London, 2017

• Concurso Ateliers Municipais Lisboa 2013 Studio awarded by Câmara Municipal Lisboa, 2013

• Lisboa-Budapest Residency - Artist residency in Budapest awarded by Câmara Municipal Lisboa, 2007

• Prémio Jovens Criadores 2007 (video category) Awarded by CPAI, Sec. Estado Juventude, 2007

• Prémio Jovens Criadores 2007 (visual arts category) Awarded by CPAI, Sec. Estado Juventude, 2007



Publications and Press (selection)


• João Biscainho, Bernardo Barahona Corrêa, Luísa Santos, and Peter Hanenberg. 2019. João Biscainho - Uncanny River (The Crossing). Edited by Isabel Capeloa Gil, Paulo Campos Pinto, and Cultura@Católica. Lisboa: Sistema Solar (Documenta) & UCP.


• João Biscainho, Nicolas de Oliveira, and Nicola Oxley. 2017. João Biscainho - Future Nothingness. London: Mulberry Tree Press.


• Cristina Ramos González. 2017. “João Biscainho: Future Nothingness.” This Is Tomorrow. April 3, 2017. LINK


• Revista Contemporânea. 2017. “João Biscainho - Future Nothingness.” Revista Contemporânea. March 2017. LINK 


• Luísa Santos. 2016. “João Biscainho - Uncanny River (The Crossing) at Leal Rios Foundation.” Revista Contemporânea. August 2016. LINK


• Margarida Medeiros. 2008. Aquilo Sou Eu: Auto-Retratos De Artistas Contemporâneos (Colecção Luís e Safira Serpa). Lisboa: Assírio e Alvim & Fundação Carmona e Costa.


• Lene Baadsvig Ørmen, and Sara Sølberg, eds. 2008. “João Biscainho.” Kønst, no. 3. Svalbad, Norway.


• João Biscainho. 2007 Interview by Ann Shenton. Zoot Magazine #8.



Represented in Collections


Budapest Galeria, Budapest

Faculdade Belas Artes, Lisboa

Leal Rios Foundation, Lisboa

Luís & Safira Serpa, Lisboa

Luís Valadas Fernandes, Lisboa

Museum of Installation, London

(other private collections)


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