João Marçal regularly draws upon the paradigms of modernity and its protagonists in order to recreate works that affirm themselves as comments on the alleged depletion of formulae such as abstraction or minimalism. [...] In the case of the works presented herein, this dialogue is demonstrated by the type of language used, especially abstraction, and by the instant discovery of the graphic elements that make up the visual universe of the various companies of the RAR group.
Marta Moreira de Almeida
João Marcal was born in Santarém in 1980. He lives and works in Porto.
Solo exhibitions (sel.):
2015 - Quarto, on display in the Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon.
2014 - Goin' Blind, Parkour, Lisbon.
2013 - We’re all alone, Galeira Adhoc , Vigo.
Aquele Dia, A Certain Lack of Coherence, Porto.
2012 - D.ª Maria Amélia, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto.
2010 - Trabalhos Sobre Papel, Fundação (a project by Cristina Regadas, José Almeida Pereira e Miguel Flôr), Porto.
2009 - Abstract, MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto.
2008 - Tribute to Anthony Mundiaga Ogadje, Museum of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.
2006 - ESTÚDIO 2000, IN-TRANSIT, Porto.
Henriette Binger Barthes, MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto.
Group exhibitions (sel.):
2015 - Unfolding modernisms (for futures thoughts), Invaliden Eins, Berlim.
2014 - Sub 40, Almeida Garret Municipal Gallery, Porto.
Sem Quartel, Sismógrafo, Porto.
Apesar de tudo, ainda se fodia, Maus Hábitos, Porto.
2012 - “Collecting Collections and Concepts”, Fábrica ASA (curator: Paulo Mendes), Guimarães 2012.