Visual Arts


— Gonçalo Pena

17.09 — 13.01.21 06:00PM
Galeria Zé dos Bois

Monday to Friday
from 6pm to 10pm

© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes
© Bruno Lopes

According to the recommended safety measures, it will only be possible to visit the exhibition using a mask.

The set of works present at Galeria Zé dos Bois, all very recent, once again demonstrate the distant commentary work that Gonçalo Pena has been materializing about style in painting in its relationship with the concept in a posture that owes so much to that of the producer/doer as to the historian or collector. This exhibition is therefore part of what has been worked on as a reflection on the general production of painting as a system of meaning or “language” in its relationship with other systems. These are those of the historicization of the poetic itself, of an economy present in the imaginary, of the system of visual arts as a whole and finally of what we could call research (wanting to be combat) on the grammar of the general production of images-concept, the factory of social systems that self-produce despite and in permanent tension with political fiction.


Gonçalo Pena

Gonçalo Pena (Lisbon, 1967).
Lives and works in Lisbon. Gonçalo graduated from Belas Artes/ ESBAL in 1993. He did a Masters degree in Communications at Universidade Nova Lisboa in 2001. From 1993 to 2004 he worked as an illustrator for newspapers and Magazines such as Independente, o Público, Ler, Livros, Egoísta among others, and received the Single Ilustration Award by the Society for News Design em 2001. From 1996 to 2005, Gonçalo Pena was a professor at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha before deciding to dedicate himself to work as an artist.
Gonçalo Pena has been working in different areas from research to illustration, from experimental cinema to the teaching of visual arts. His works has been shown individually in exhibitions such as “Garden Cities of To-morrow” in Galeria Fúcares of Madrid in 2010, “Salão de Outono” in Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisboa in 2008; in 2007 Galeria Fúcares of Almagro, in Galeria Graça Brandão of Porto and the exhibition “Wi(e)der die Malerei” of Berlim in the gallery Rosalux. He participated recently in collective exhibitions such as “Nada em Comum” in Banco de Portugal in Leiria, in the itinerant exhibition around Spain: “Libertad, Igualdad, Fraternidad” of Galeria Graça Brandão of Porto in 2009; FORO SUR in Galería Fúcares of Cáceres in 2008, and “Ilustradores dos Anos 90” of Galeria Municipal da Cordoaria Nacional in Lisbon. In 2001 he was interpret in the opera of JER “Sr. Doutor Fausto” at the Bienal da Maia and participated in the exhibition “Galeria dos 30 dias” in Caldas da Rainha.

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