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Jorge Queiroz

Jorge Queiroz has exhibited his work widely in United States and Europe, selected solo exhibitions include Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon (2012 -2013), Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto (2007); Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg (2006) and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2004), where he also completed a residency. Queiroz participated in the Biennale de Rennes (2016); 4th Berlin Biennale (2006), 26th São Paulo Biennale (2004) and 50th Venice Biennale (2003).

In his work, action is characterized as a search and discovery of impulses and reasons which lead to basic or original polarity: sense and nonsense, logic and the illogical, the conscious and the unconscious, full, empty, abstract and figurative, narrative and fragment…. Or, everything is and is not, at the same time, because the law is a fundamental metamorphosis: permanent transmutation.

It is not a technical image, or a hierarchy of possible values where details may be inferior to forms, or forms that only react to a subversive space by which they are dominated. Rather, space continues from drawing to drawing, painting to painting, and drawing to painting. There are no neutral intervening components that escape the grid. Each component, each mode, each work has more in common than that which is different. In this way, figurative elements and their relation function as both form and spatial relation, not necessarily in the supposed reference to their utility-function. All of the elements – form, relation, space – are at my disposal as if on a moving stage.

Over longer periods of time enables the construction of a space within which to develop vocabulary, vision and acuity.

Jorge Queiroz

Different Trains
Acryl and oil on canvas
184.5 x 164.5 x 5.5 cm

Jorge Queiroz

Different Trains
Acryl and oil on canvas
184.5 x 164.5 x 5.5 cm

Jorge Queiroz

Different Trains #1
Acryl and oil on canvas
180 x 160 cm

Born 1966 in Lisbon, PT
Lives and works in Lisbon, PT




  • Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE




  • Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, US


  • Curso Avançado no Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon, PT


Solo Exhibitions (selected)


  • C for heads/ H for cabeças | Sismògrafo, Porto, PT
  • A Invenção do Sim e do Não | Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, PT


  • The mummy, the astronaut and other works | Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, BE
  • Uma Certa Quantidade | Galeria Municipal “Ala da Frente”, Vila Nova de Famalicão, PT


  • O CASO, Pavilhao Branco | Museu da Cidade, Lisboa, PT
  • O CASO | Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, FR


  • Galerie VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, DE


Group Exhibitions (selected)


  • Content is a Glimpse | Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, BE
  • Summer exhibition, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, FR
  • Autofctions – Contemporary Drawing | Prix de dessin de la Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE
  • O futuro do passado | Casa de Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Almada, PT


  • Drawing Biennial 2017 | The Drawing Room, London, UK
  • Dixième anniversaire | Prix de dessin de la Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain | Galerie d’art graphique, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR


  • Vanguardas e Neovanguardas na Arte Portuguesa XX and XXI  | Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, PT
  • Incorporated !, Biennale d’art contemporain, Les Ateliers de Rennes | Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes, FR
  • SOMBRAS, MÁSCARAS E TÍTERES DA COLECÇÃO DO MUSEU DA MARIONETA | Galeria do Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, PT


  • Exposition d’été | Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, BE
  • Drawing Biennial 2015 | The Drawing Room, London, UK


  • Habitar a colecçao | Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon, PT
  • Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, US



  • M.O.M.A., New York, US
  • SF M.O.M.A. , San Francisco, US
  • Mudas. Contemporary Art Museum, Funchal, PT
  • CGD, Caixa Geral de Depositos, Lisbon, PT
  • Banco Privado Português, PT
  • FLAD, Fondation Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento, PT
  • EDP, Energias de Portugal, Lisbon, PT
  • Portugal Telecom, PT
  • Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, DE
  • La Banque Postale, Paris, FR
  • Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Porto, PT
  • Fundaçao PLMJ, Lisbon, PT
  • Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, FR
  • Fundacio de Serralves, Porto, PT
  • Carré d’Art, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, FR

Content is a Glimpse

Anna Tuori
David Schutter
Fiona Rae
Jorge Queiroz
Mark Lammert

Efremidis Verlag
Bilingual Edition English-German
76 pages
22,5 x 28 cm

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