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 Calhau, Fernando (1948 - 2002)
Portugal

Espaço-Tempo-Mar, 1976

Water colour (35 elements); Black and white photograph on platex (35 elements);
250 x 206 cm
Conceptualism

UID 102-86



Biography

Portuguese artist, born in Lisbon. Graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts School of Lisbon (ESBAL), post-graduate studies at the The Slade School of Fine Art, Londres (1974). Monochrome and the void are the essence of his work. Calhau had is first exhibition in 1968, and afirmed his art by developing engraving (he participated at VIII Internationl Engraving Biennale, Ljbljana, Yugoslavia, and Prints Biennale, Tokyo, 1969) and using, at the same time, drawing, photography, S8 film, video, whilst painting. In the 80's he develops the idea on medium and shape, scale and architecture of space, employing, among other materials, iron and neon. Solo exhibitions (selection) 1968 "Gravuras brancas" Gal. Gravura, Lisbon; 1970 "Pintura" Gal. Quadrante, Lisbon; "Desenhos Negros" SNBA, Lisbon , 1975 "Fernando Calhau - Graphic Works", Fund. Calouste Gulbenkian; Lisbon; 1977 "Stage" Gal. Módulo, Oporto; 1978 "Night Works", SNBA, Lisbon; 1993 "Razão/Ratio", Gal. Cómicos, Lisbon; 1995 "Paint it Black" (with Michael Biberstein), Porta 33/Museo de Arte Contemporânea do Funchal, Madeira Island; 2000 "Slow Motion", Art Attack, ESTGAD, Caldas da Rainha; 2001 "00.01 Gal. Cristina Guerra, Lisboa, "Passageiro Assediado - Desenhos", CAMJAP, Fund. Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. Group exhibitions (selection) 1972 Expo AICA, SNBA, Lisbon, 1973 Prémio Soquil, 1974 "Four Portuguese Printers", Galeria Valeriur de Daedeber, Aalst, 1976 "20e Aniversário da Gravura", Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, "Portugalia", Labirynt, Lublin, Poand, "Arte Portuguesa Contemporanea", Brasília, São, Paulo, Rio de Janeiro; 1977, "Alternativa Zero", "Photography as Art, Art as Photography", Porto, Lisboa, Barcelona, "Artisti Porthogesi d'Oggi", Laboratorio, Milan; 1988 "Lisbonne Aujourd'jui", Musée de Toulon, Toulon; 1992 "Arte Portuguesa: Parlamento Europeu", Strasbourg; 1998 "Arte Portugués desde 1960 en la Colección del Centro de Arte Moderna de la Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian", Fund. Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Madrid; 1999 "Circa 1968" Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Oporto, "Linhas de Sombra", CAMJAP Fund.Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, "Mostra de Vanguardas Portuguesas", Fund. ICO, Madrid; 2000 "Prémios EDP de Pintura e Desenho", Gal. do Rei D. Luís, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Lisboa. CAMJAP Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, has shown a retrospective of his work "Work in Progress" in 2001.



Exhibitions

STAGE
MÓDULO - Centro Difusor de Arte, Portugal
01-01-1977 ~ 31-12-1977

Alternativa Zero
Galeria Nacional de Arte Moderna, Portugal
01-01-1977 ~ 31-12-1977

Perspectiva Alternativa Zero
Fundação de Serralves, Portugal
01-01-1997 ~ 31-12-1997

Olladas Oceánicas
Museo do Mar de Galicia, Spain
19-11-2003 ~ 18-01-2004

Photography in The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
01-02-2005 ~ 30-04-2005

Building/Unbuilding/Inhabit - works of The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
29-04-2005 ~ 15-01-2006

Work in Progress
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian /CAMJAP, Portugal
18-10-2001 ~ 05-01-2002

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Observers
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
14-02-2011 ~ 29-05-2011


Bibliography

Olladas Oceánicas, 2003
Published by Museu do Mar de Galicia
ISBN 8493337321

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

Work in Progress, 2001
Published by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian







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