Portuguese painter, video and installation artist, born in Évora. He was shown for the first time in 1964, in Lisbon, at the age of 18 years old, and has known immediate success. Whether it has been in his trajectory from Pop art or psychadelic, geometric abstraction, hardedge, conceptual art or trans-vanguardism, Palolo has always lived with the vital need to experiment. He developed geometrical structures in brilliant plain colours in the early 1970s, and towards the end of the 80's recovered this style and penetrated ever more deeply into his study of symmetry, inversion and repetition. He collaborated with other artists and musicians, in performances and installations, namely with the Telectu Group and with José de Carvalho and José Conduto in "Group 8", and in the video "Akasha escolar", shown in 1977 in the exhibition Alternativa Zero. Solo exhibitions (selection): 1964-66-73 Gal. 111, Lisbon 1980 Gal. CAPC, Coimbra, Gal. Quadrum; 1979-81 Gal. Diferença, 1978 Gal. Quadrum, 1983-85-87-88 Gal. Altamira, 1991 Gal. Valentim de Carvalho, 1992 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation CAMJAP; 1994 Gal. Porta 33, Funchal. Group shows (selection): 1967 Novas Iconologias, Galeria Bucholz, Lisbon; 1968 Exposição de Arte Portuguesa, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Brussels; 1971 Five Artists at the Hudson River Museum, New York, Pintura Portuguesa de Hoje, Barcelona, Salamanca; 1976 Portuguese Contemporary Art, Roma, Paris, 1978 Arte Fiera 78, Bologna, 1979 SACOM 2, Museo Vostell de Malpartida de Cáceres, Spain; 1980 Depois do Modernismo, SNBA, Lisbon; 1981 Portuguese Video Art, Gallery of New Concepts, University of Iowa, USA. In 1995-96, a retrospective of his work was shown in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation CAMJAP.