Vasco Barata

Biography

Lisbon, 1974

Lives and works in Lisbon.
BA in Painting by the Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon, with studies in Photography and an MA in Drawing by the same University.
In 2006 Vasco Barata was selected for the Visual Arts Course by the Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme organized by Ar.Co and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Presently attending the PhD programme in Contemporary Art, at Colégio das Artes, University of Coimbra.  
Since the end of the 1990s, Vasco Barata has been presenting his work under different forms, alternating mainly between an exhaustive investigation around the construction and perception of Images (through the practice of Photography, Video and the production of multiple objects) and an attempt to understand the mechanisms of expression implied in the daily practice of Drawing. In his works, he articulates a specific interest by Cinema and the cinematic strategies, by language codification and by a vast range of pop culture referents.

LINKS

http://www.anamnese.pt
http://www.emptycube.org/artista5/artista_e.htm
http://saladdaysnewart.wordpress.com/category/vasco-barata/
http://projectobythebook.wordpress.com/
http://artecapital.net/recomendacoes.php?ref=261
http://ww1.rtp.pt/icmblogs/rtp/molduras/?Vasco-Barata.rtp&post=19949
http://tiny.posterous.com/opening-vasco-baratashades-of-gray-sabado-as
http://aeiou.escape.expresso.pt/cartaz-exposicoes/shades-of-gray:16-817228
http://www.artecapital.net/criticas.php?critica=326

Individual exhibitions

2021

Sleep Twitch, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Azores

2019

Dreamers Never Learn (Tidal), curated by Carolina Grau, MAAT, Lisbon

2016

Wild Sea Money,Simógrafo, Oporto
Spooky Action At a Distance, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Ponta Delgada, Azores

2014

Um Peso Fantasma, CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra (curator: Albano da Silva Pereira)

2013

Les Apaches, Appleton Square, Lisbon
Vasco Barata. XXX Shelf Behind the Door, Artists Books’ Weekend, The MewsProject Space, London (curator: Carlos Noronha Feio)

2012

A Ronda da Noite, Old School, Teatro Praga, Lisbon (curator: Susana Pomba)

2011

Matière Noire,Galeria Baginski Projectos, Lisbon
Un Secret, Round The Corner – Teatro da Trindade, Lisbon
Shades of Gray, Solo Project - Galeria Nuno Centeno, JUSTMAD2, Madrid

2010

Quelque chose qui n’est pas encore endormi,Arte>Contempo, Lisbon
The Film series (epilogue), Galeria Alecrim 50, Lisbon.
Shades of Gray, Reflexus – Arte Contemporânea, Oporto

2009

Blindness White, O Vitrinario da Boavistaproject, Lisbon

2008

AfterGlow,EmptyCube, Lisbon
The Film series (to be continued),Reflexus – Arte Contemporânea, Porto

2007

Wallpapers,

1999

Behind an Image lies another,FBAUL, Lisbon

1998

Rethink space, FBAUL, Lisbon

bibliografia

2012

Os Nossos Ossos: Ariadne

2009

Hard Coeur: Undisclosed Recipient

Works available