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.
Sleep Twitch, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Azores
Dreamers Never Learn (Tidal), curated by Carolina Grau, MAAT, Lisbon
Wild Sea Money,Simógrafo, Oporto
Spooky Action At a Distance, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Ponta Delgada, Azores
Um Peso Fantasma, CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra (curator: Albano da Silva Pereira)
Les Apaches, Appleton Square, Lisbon
Vasco Barata. XXX Shelf Behind the Door, Artists Books’ Weekend, The MewsProject Space, London (curator: Carlos Noronha Feio)
A Ronda da Noite, Old School, Teatro Praga, Lisbon (curator: Susana Pomba)
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
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
Blindness White, O Vitrinario da Boavistaproject, Lisbon
The Film series (to be continued),Reflexus – Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Wallpapers, Behind an Image lies another,FBAUL, Lisbon Rethink space, FBAUL, Lisbon
Behind an Image lies another,FBAUL, Lisbon
Rethink space, FBAUL, Lisbon
Os Nossos Ossos: Ariadne
Hard Coeur: Undisclosed Recipient