Visual Arts

‘Back to the Future Boy’ launch

— by Henrique Pavão

Galeria Zé dos Bois

© Henrique Pavão
© Henrique Pavão

In this launch we'll count with the presence of the artist as well as the curator Carolina Trigueiros, who signs the text. During this launch will be screening the unpublished One Last Longing (2020) by Henrique Pavão.

Back to the Future Boy is a publication that brings together the most recent and important works by the artist Henrique Pavão, from Almodôvar Mirror-Site (KHM Gallery, Malmö, 2016) or the participation in Anozero – Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra (2017), through before and after before (Culturgest Porto, 2017) and The Lost Longing for Existence (New Artists Award, MAAT, 2019), to the first solo exhibition at BRUNO MÚRIAS Gallery, RED FLOWER, and the solo project in the FRAME section of Frieze New York 2021.
Carolina Trigueiros

Henrique Pavão

Lisbon, 1991. Lives and works in Lisbon.
His work is focused on issues of entropy, loss, anachronism, storytelling and temporality, reflecting an interest and use of the archaeology of conceptual movements, connected to a sophisticated, poetic and cinematic use of sensitive processes. His work circles through different media (sculpture, film/video, photography and sound), often with a concern for each medium’s specific processes and mechanisms, taken as the mark of its temporality or even its history.
Pavão has studied Sculpture in Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon and obtained his Masters in Fine Arts from the Malmö Art Academy in 2016 (Professor Joachim Koester). He received grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2015), and the Royal Academy of Arts Stockholm (2016). In 2016, he was awarded with the Edstrandska Stiftelsens Prize and shortlisted for the Novo Banco Revelação Award from Serralves Foundation. In 2019, Pavão was shortlisted for the 13th edition of the EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award.

His work has been recently exhibited
 at the FRAME section of Frieze New York 2021, Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar (Lisbon), Galeria Bruno Múrias (Lisbon), MAAT – The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra), Galeria Municipal do Porto (Porto), SE8 Gallery (London), Anozero (Coimbra Biennial), Culturgest Porto (Porto), Appleton Square (Lisbon), KHM Gallery (Malmö) and at The Royal Academy of Arts (Stockholm), among others.

“The footage in this work derives from different locations, from ancient monuments, to dams and hotel rooms and are combined with diverse content found in the web. A throwback to Pavão’s fetish places, often crude, creating an intertwined narrative where actions hit extremes, from containment to gush: the moment right before the predator throws itself on its prey, anticipating full voracity; an uncontrolled and almost violent water stream. Time passing marked by the relentless movement of the fan, suddenly menacing. The tropical “Matapalo” tree becomes a symbol of an internal struggle for personal and artistic growth.”
Luísa Especial, 2020

Technical file:
One Last Longing
HD Video (b/w & colour, sound, 8’18”)
Sound composition: João Poppe Toulson
Dimensions variable
Ed. 5 + 1 PA

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