José Maçãs de Carvalho

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José Maçãs de Carvalho

Differentiated perspectives - which sometimes highlight a detail from an ancient engraving or, on the contrary, open up a perspective of a diffuse landscape - create a final integrating effect of undeniable aesthetic effectiveness, which once again intelligently links the most circumscribed gesture to an outlook on the immaterial universe of memory and the landscape.

Miguel von Hafe Pérez 

biographic notes

José Maçãs de Carvalho (Anadia, 1960) holds a PhD in Contemporary Art, from the College of Arts, University of Coimbra, in 2014. Professor at the Department of Architecture and College of Arts of the University of Coimbra; Fine artist.

He received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Oriente Foundation, Instituto Camões, Portuguese Photography Centre and the Arts Institute / DGArtes.

He was nominated for the BESPhoto 2005 prize (2006, CCB, Lisbon) and for the "short-list" of the Prix Pictet photography prize, Switzerland, in 2008.

He has exhibited photographs since 1990 and videos since the 2000s. In 2013 he exhibited videos in New York and Paris ("Fuso NY", Union Square Park and "Chantiers D'europe" Theatre de la Ville) and in 2011 in Oslo ("When a painting moves ... something must be rotten!”, Stenersen Museum). Between 2011 and 2014 he organised four solo exhibitions associated to the subject of his PhD thesis (archive and memory), in the CAV Coimbra; Ateliers Concorde, Lisbon and College of Arts, Coimbra; Galeria VPF, Lisbon, Municipal Photographic Archive, Lisbon and has written a book published by StolenBooks, in March 2014.