António Olaio, 1963, Lubango, Angola. Director of the College of Arts, University of Coimbra. His early performances in the 80’s led him to music. The way he uses different means like painting, drawing, video, music, has a strong connection to performance.
Solo exhibitions after 2000 (a selection): João, also known as James, also known as Steve, also known as Franz, also known as Boris, Kubikulo, Kubik gallery, Porto; Desterrado, Ala da Frente gallery, Famalicão; Sleeping Beauty, Casa das Artes, Porto; 2019 – What do you think you’re drawing?, Centro das Artes de Águeda; Next Stop is Yesterday, Leiria Municipal Gallery; 2018 – Cleaning up the Vacuum – Prelude, Gabinete Edições, Lisbon; 2017 – Cleaning up the Vacuum, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto; 2016 – Young people thinking about each other – Heads in transit, Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon; 2015 – Heading West, Appleton Square, Lisbon; 2013 – The sorrows of electricity, Filomena Soares, Lisbon; 2012 – Square feet, Círculo de Artes Plásticas, Coimbra; 2011 – This widow is blocking my Windows, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; 2010 – La Prospettiva is sucking reality, Museu do Neo-Realismo, Vila Franca de Xira; Na cátedra de S. Pedro, Museu Grão Vasco, Viseu; 2009 – La prospettiva, Mario Mauroner, Vienna; Brrrrain, Culturgest, Lisbon; Crying my brains out, Filomena Soares, Lisbon; 2007 – I think differently now that I can paint, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães; 2005 – Pictures are not movies, Filomena Soares, Lisbon; 2004 – 40 years in a plane, Kenny Schachter conTEMPorary, New York; 2002 – Telepathic agriculture, Galerie Schuster, Berlin e Frankfurt; 2001 – Foggy Days in Old Manhattan, Filomena Soares, Lisbon.