Vhils

1987, Lisboa, Portugal

Alexandre Farto (1987, Lisboa, Portugal) iniciou-se na arte aos treze anos, quando grafitava os muros de Lisboa. Ganhou o mundo como Vhils, nome com o qual assina intervenções e projetos em espaços públicos de cidades nos cinco continentes e além, tendo sido o primeiro artista a realizar uma intervenção na Estação Espacial Internacional, em 2015. Seu trabalho obteve reconhecimento internacional quando expôs ao lado de Banksy no Cans Festival (2008), na Inglaterra. Atuando sempre em estreita conexão com o espaço público, sua prática não se restringe ao grafite. Seja na cidade, ou espaços privados, a arte de Vhils revela a potência do transitório para propor reflexões sobre a identidade e as relações entre indivíduo e sociedade, o sujeito e seu meio.

Ao notar as transformações no espaço urbano durante sua juventude, Vhils decidiu, ao invés de agregar novas imagens aos muros, revelar suas camadas, dando a ver sua história. Para isso, ele cria imagens escavando paredes e superfícies com diferentes ferramentas, do estilete aos explosivos, sozinho ou com auxílio de assistentes. Vhils atua como uma espécie de arqueólogo urbano, que tem na destruição seu principal método construtivo. Entre seus principais temas, encontramos não só a paisagem urbana, mas, principalmente, o retrato. Essas são representações dos rostos dos próprios habitantes daquele lugar. Além das paredes, Vhils também se apropria de partes de edifícios, como portas e portões, assim como de cartazes espalhados pela cidade para criar suas composições.

Entre as mais de quarenta exposições individuais do artista, destacam-se: Prisma, no Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT), em Lisboa, Portugal (2022); Haze, no Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, em Cincinnati, Estados Unidos (2020); Incisão, na Caixa Cultural, em Brasília (2019), na Caixa Cultural, em Recife (2014), e na Caixa Cultural, em Curitiba (2014), Brasil; Debris, no Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), em Hong Kong (2016). Vhils participou de inúmeros festivais e exposições coletivas, como: the New FuTure, no Modern Contemporary Museum (MOCO), em Amsterdã, Holanda (2021); Post Contemporary – Urban Graphics, no Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), em Xangai, China (2019); Understand the Power of Art as a Social Architect, no Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, em Berlim, Alemanha (2018); e Abaixo as fronteiras! Vivam o design e as artes, no Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), em Lisboa, Portugal (2016). Suas obras integram diversas coleções institucionais, como as do: Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal; China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA) , Beijing, China; Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munique, Alemanha; Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Estados Unidos; Victoria & Albert Museum, Londres, Reino Unidos; entre outras.

VHILS | Alexandre Farto
1987, Lisboa, Portugal

EXPOSIÇÕES INDIVIDUAIS / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023
Alquimia, Usina Luis Maluf, São Paulo, Brazil
Spectra, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
EDP Art Reef, Atlantic Ocean, Albufeira, Portugal

2022
Superchief Gallery NFT, New York, United States
Prisma, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal
New Works, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
Fractal, Delimbo gallery, Seville, Spain

2021
Latency, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Trace, Fluctuart, Paris, France
Portal, MAGMA Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Fenestra,
Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Vhils Series #02,
Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2020
Momentum, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Vhils: Selection of works, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong [online]
Haze, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, United States

2019
Realm, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Panorama, Arsham/Fieg Gallery, New York, United States
Incisão, Caixa Cultural, Brasília, Brazil

2018
Ethereal, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
Fragments Urbains, Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France
Décombres, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Annihilation, Over the Influence Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Intrínseco, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2017
Remains, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
Imprint, China Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA), Beijing, China
Debris – Macau, Macao Contemporary Art Center, Macau, China

2016
Portugal, retrocesso ao futuro (with ±MaisMenos±), Jardins Efémeros, Viseu, Portugal
Vhils Selected Prints 2006 – 2016, Underdogs Art Store, Lisbon, Portugal
Debris, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), Hong Kong

2015
Dissonance, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK

2014
Incisão, Caixa Cultural, Recife, Brazil; Caixa Cultural, Curitiba, Brazil
Vestiges, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Dissecção / Dissection, EDP Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2013
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Centro de Congressos, Estoril, Portugal
Fragmentos, Clark Art Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dissolve, Skalitzers Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012
Devoid, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Entropy, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Diorama, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal
Visceral, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Vhils Selected Prints 2005 – 2012, Montana Shop & Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Detritos, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal
Vhils – Artist Residency, The BLDG Art Gallery, Covington, Kentucky, United States

2009
Scratching the Surface, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Even if You Win the Rat Race, You’re Still a Rat, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal

2007
Building 3 Steps, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal

2006
Building 3 Steps – Part III (with Miguel Maurício), Vera Cortês Art Agency at Galeria Promontório Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal
Compact Life, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal

EXPOSIÇÕES COLETIVAS / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
L’île intérieure, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
A Decade of The Jaunt, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, United States
Urban (R)Evolution, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Boundless, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
Living Nature: Landscape and Sustainability, Edifício dos Leões, Lisbon, Portugal
Street Art Pioneers – Collected in the Zeroes, Kalkman Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
EDITIONS, West Chelsea Contemporary gallery, New York, United States
Beyond the Streets London, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Beyond the Streets Shanghai, Perrotin, Shanghai, China
Module of Temporality (MOT), Kyiv, Ukraine
Online Exclusive, End to End Gallery, Hollywood, United States [online]

2022
Work, Black Book Gallery, Englewood, Colorado, United States
Concrete to Canvas: A Celebration of Graffiti + Street Art, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, Austin, United States; West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA
CAPITALE(S), Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes, Poster House, New York, United States
4th Anniversary Expo, 1:1 Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Beauté et nouveautés, Galerie Brugier-Rigail, Paris, France
Blue Chip Artists, Patrick Jones Gallery, Dallas, United States
First Stone 2016 / 2022, National Coach Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
48 Artists, 48 Years of Freedom, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal
Summer Street Masters, Galerie Brugier-Rigail, Paris, France
Festival Iminente, Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et la Méditerranée (MUCEM), Marseille, France; Matinha, Lisbon, Portugal
Icons & Vandals: New York, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, New York, United States
New York on Paper, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, New York, United States
True Face, Danysz Gallery, London, UK

2021
the New FuTure, Modern Contemporary Museum (MOCO), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arquivo, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Christmas Show, 2B Art & Toys Gallery, Calvià, Spain
Agents of Change, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
The Overview Effect, Lisbon Art Weekend, Espaço Suspenso, Lisbon, Portugal
ADOLESCENCE – 15 Years Fucking with Art, Studiocromie, Grottaglie, Italy
Concrete to Canvas: A Celebration of Graffiti + Street Art, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, Austin, United States
Festival Iminente, Matinha, Lisbon, Portugal
NFTism: No Fear in Trying, Unit London, London UK
Ephemeral Eternal, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
Unscheduled Hong Kong 2021, Asia Standard Tower, Central, Hong Kong
Novella vista, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Linha do tempo – Coleção António Cachola, Centro de Artes de Sines, Sines, Portugal
Behind the Curtain, End to End Gallery, Hollywood, United States
Icons of Urban Art, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
Crystal, Delimbo Gallery, Seville, Spain
E2E, End to End Gallery, Hollywood, United States
Night Talks, Danysz Gallery, London, UK
The Print Room, Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
W1 Curates × Vhils, Flannels LDN Oxford Street, London, UK
Anonymities, Danysz Gallery, London, UK
reCONNECT to disCONNECT, Schoeni Projects at Wong Chuk Hang Space, Hong Kong

2020
Wynwood Walls: 10 Year Retrospective Group Show, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
All In – A Very Ambitious Exhibition in the Worst Time Ever, Studiocromie, Grottaglie, Italy
Multiplied, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
The Solar Panel Art Series – Underdogs Edition, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
disCONNECT HK, Schoeni Projects, Hong Kong
RENAISSANCE, MAGMA Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures, Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Faces of Street Art, Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
ProjectoMAP 2010_2020. Map or Exhibition, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
The Terrordrome – a tribute to Public Enemy, Black Book Gallery, Englewood, United States disCONNECT LDN, Schoeni Projects, London, UK
Opening Show, Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Group Show, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Drawn Together, Unit London, London, UK [online]
RESTONS UNIS: You’ll Never Walk Alone, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Treasures, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Connections, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
Right Now, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
UP, Jealous Gallery, London, UK
Design em São Bento – Traços da cultura portuguesa, Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon, Portugal

2019
Watch this Space, Lazinc, London, UK
Festival Iminente, Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisbon, Portugal
Embellir Paris, Paris, France
Beyond the Streets, New York, United States
CAIS Urbana, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
Out in the Open, Kirk Gallery, Aalborg, Denmark
Parti Pris – Paris Gallery Weekend, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Conquête urbaine – Street art au musée, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais, France
Art dans Nancy (ADN), Nancy, France
Don’t Believe the Hype, Artcurial, Paris, France
Urban Fine Art, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
E livres habitamos a substância do tempo, Praça da Liberdade, Almada, Portugal
La Source, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
NuArt Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Post Contemporary – Urban Graphics, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai, China

2018
Beyond Words, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
All the Rage, Mandarin Oriental Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Pavement Lickers, Helium London, London, UK
Vis a vis, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Arte em São Bento – Colecção António Cachola, Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon, Portugal
Understand the Power of Art as a Social Architect, Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Festival Iminente, Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisbon, Portugal;  The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
One to One, 1:1 Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Imago – A History of Portraits, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany Alter Ego, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, China
Do tirar pelo natural – inquérito ao retrato português, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal
Légendes urbaines, Base sous-marine, Bordeaux, France
Sea of Desire, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
ARTEJO, EDP Foundation Public Art Programme, Atalaia, Portugal
Splash and Burn Project, Medan, Indonesia
DistritoTec Public Art Program, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Art From the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

2017
Reflexion of the City, Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland
Dar luz a esta causa, Fundação EDP – Museu da Eletricidade, Lisbon, Portugal
When the Sun Goes Down, Arcade Art Gallery, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Festival Iminente, Jardim Municipal, Oeiras, Portugal; The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
Underdogs Public Art Programme, Lisbon, Portugal
Viagem ao invisível, Teatro Thalia, Lisbon, Portugal
Blueprint: Whose Urban Appropriation is This?, TENT Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
All Good Things – 10 Years of VNA Magazine, StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK
Urban Fine Art, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
Arte urbano, de la calle al Museo, Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia (MUBAM), Murcia, Spain
Street Generation(s) – 40 ans d’art urbain, La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France
Out of Place – Art the Beach, The Pulse, Hong Kong
Ono’u Urban Tiare – Tahiti International Art Residency Experience, Pape’ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia Rise and Shine, Arcade Art Gallery at the Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

2016
Influential, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
APPortfolio House Collection – 7th Anniversary International Art Collection Exhibition, Mission Hills Artworks, Shenzhen, China
Fireworks, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
A cidade na cidade – Obras da colecção António Cachola, Centro das Artes e Cultura, Ponte de Sor, Portugal
Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, United States
Festival Iminente, Jardim Municipal de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal
Road to Mukono, Swinton Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Art from the Streets | The History of Street Art – From New York to Beijing, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA), Beijing, China
Abaixo as fronteiras! Vivam o design e as artes, Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), Lisbon, Portugal
Knock on Wood, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Paradoxes of the Ivory Tower – Painting and Pictorial Elements in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Oliva Creative Factory, São João da Madeira, Portugal
Point of View, Park of the Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal
Dubai Walls, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Popism – Emergence Festival, Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina, Italy
HKwalls, Hong Kong
They Would Be Kings, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
Still Here, a Decade of Lazarides, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK

2015
Schöne Bescherung – Christmas Group Show, Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Codici sorgenti, visione urbane contemporanee, Palazzo Plamonte, Catania, Italy
360º – A Selection of 500 Contemporary Artworks, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Street Art Inside – Collection Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Théâtre de l’Agora, Evry, France
Urban Xchange Festival, Penang, Malaysia
Topázio, 140 anos de prata: 14 décadas, 14 autores, Museu e Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto (MIMIPO), Porto, Portugal
Catastrofe, Studiocromie, Grottaglie, Italy
Interventions, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Emergence Festival – Street Art Silos, Catania, Italy
Printology, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, United States
The Unexpected Project: Mural Festival, Fort Smith, United States
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
Big City Life Festival, Rome, Italy
Inter Nation Art, Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU), Zagreb, Croatia
Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London, UK
O bairro i o mundo, Quinta do Mocho, Sacavém, Portugal
Festival Aldeias Artísticas, Juncal do Campo, Portugal
Street Art, Modus Gallery, Paris, France
Urban Painting – Street Art Exhibition, Monte di Mola Museum, Porto Cervo, Italy
1/81 – 30 anos do Centro Português de Serigrafia, Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
Um olhar do retrato, A Pequena Galeria, Lisboa, Portugal
Obras da colecção António Cachola, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais, Bragança, Portugal
Iberian Suite – Installation: A Journey of the Imagination, The Kennedy Center, Washington, United States
Sleeping Beauty, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Facing Faces, Funarte Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Urban Nation – Project M, Berlin, Germany

2014
Contrast mural series, LeBASSE Projects, Los Angeles, United States
O resto e o gesto: Desenhos para o século XXI, Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal In-Out street art et graffiti – Collection d’art urbain Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil, France
Under the Wave, Molitor, Paris, France
Nuit Blanche 2014 – Hôpital Necker, Paris, France
Xprays Yourself, École 42, Paris, France
MyFINBEC 2014, Stattbad Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Lime Wharf Gallery, London, UK
Urban Forms Festival, Lodz, Poland; Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy; Ruttkowski; 68 Gallery, Cologne, Germany; Cave Fin Bec, Sion, Switzerland
Public Matter, Library Street Collective Gallery, Detroit, United States
Recollection, The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
#Street Art – L’innovation au coeur d’un mouvement, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France
Lasco Project #3, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
European Express, Wall Street Gallery, West Hollywood, USA
Street Art – Um panorama urbano, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Caixa Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Caixa Cultural, Brasília, Brazil
Do Valongo à favela: Imaginário e periferia, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
O arquivo saiu à rua, Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Collection d’art urbain Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Galerie à l’Ecu de France, Viroflay, France; Galerie Lásecu, Lille, France
Neo Vol. #1 Group Show, Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne, Germany
An Even Eleven, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Hors les murs, Institut Français du Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
Passionnément – Collection Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Galerie Caplain Matignon, Paris, France No(w)here*, Starkart Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland
Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
ArtCycling, Anexo Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Exposição permanente – Obras da Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal

2013
Work, Buy, Consume, Die, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Choices, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Underdogs Public Art Programme, Lisbon, Portugal
NizzArt, Turin, Italy
Rise Above – Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, United States
Brutal, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
Tour Paris, Paris, France
Avant Garde Urbano Festival, Tudela de Navarra, Spain; Museo Muñoz Sola de Arte Urbano, Tudela de Navarra, Spain
Pierres, papiers, peintures – Arts urbains & architectures, Pierresvives, Montpellier, France
NuArt Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Teenage Kicks, Rennes, France
Contentores Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
17a Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
10 Years Wooster Collective 2003-2013, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, United States
Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, USA
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
Hecho en Oaxaca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Les Bains – Résidence d’Artistes, Les Bains-Douches, Paris, France
Work in Progress, Above Second Gallery at Somerset House, Hong Kong
Summer of Art – Urban Takeover, Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, UK
Sincronías, artistas portugueses en la Coléccion Cachola, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain
Janela CP, Lisbon, Portugal
Acordem as guitarras, Museu do Fado, Lisbon, Portugal
Imaginarius – International Street Theatre Festival, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Ex situ, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Santurce es Ley 4 Festival, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), San Juan, Puerto Rico
Street Arts Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Weltkulturerbe, Völklinger Hütte Museum, Völklingen, Germany
At Home I’m a Tourist – Selim Varol Collection, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga, Spain
While We Were Away, 941 Geary Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Ennemi Public, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France

2012
Au-delà du street art, Musée de la Poste, Paris, France
Le 4eme Mur, Winterlong Galerie, Niort, France
A ciência do desenho, Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada, Portugal
Le Havre  – Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre, France
Dig Dig: Digging for Culture in a Crashing Economy, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
Klimt Illustrated, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Walk & Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
Milestone Project, Girona, Spain
Komafest, Vardo, Norway
Show #02, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Cascais Artspace, Cascais, Portugal
The Rejects, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Streets of the World, Opera Gallery, New York, USA
Overlook, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Le M.U.R., Paris, France
All City Canvas Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Open Walls, Baltimore, USA
Out of Line, Espace H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg
Domination, Hegemony and the Panopticon, Traffic Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2011
Paris Forever – 100th exhibition of the gallery, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Meeting of Styles, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Minotaur, The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
Underdogs, Centro Cultural Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal
NuArt Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Wool Festival, Covilhã, Portugal
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
European Bailout Show, Lazarides/Post No Bills Gallery, Venice Beach, United States
By Permit Only, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, United States
Outside In: International Urban Art Exhibition, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Shadows and Reflections, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Eurocultured Festival, Turku, Finland
Observadores – Revelações, trânsitos e distâncias, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
O museu em ruínas – Obras da Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
CRONO Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Underdogs, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal
Street Sketchbook: Journeys, Pictures on Walls Gallery, London, UK
Hell’s Half Acre, Lazarides Gallery/The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
Street Art – Contemporary Prints From the V&A, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK
Terminal 5, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
NuArt Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Viva la revolución: A dialogue with the urban landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, United States
Eurotrash, Lazarides Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Fundação Escultor José Rodrigues, Porto, Portugal
O dia pela noite, Lux Frágil, Lisbon, Portugal
Jogo de espelhos, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
Bogotá Stencil Art Festival, Bogotá, Colombia
Carris – Arte em Movimento, Lisbon, Portugal

2009
Open Day, Pictures on Walls Gallery, London, UK
Outsiders Selection, The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Grifters, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Exposição *04, Espaço BES Arte & Finança, Lisbon, Portugal
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Lisbon, Portugal
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
Grow Up, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Tunnel 228, Waterloo Station Tunnels, London, UK

2008
Outsiders Walsall, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
Outsiders New York, Lazarides Gallery, New York, USA
Street Art Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
Eurocultured Festival Manchester, Manchester, UK
The Cans Festival, London, UK
Under a Red Sky, StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Lisbon, Portugal

2007
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Fábrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
Difusor Stencil Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Eurocultured Festival Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Uma coleção em progresso, Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
Red Bull Street Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Art Loft, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2006
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Espaço Interpress, Lisbon, Portugal
Hábitos de rua, Maus Hábitos – centro de intervenção cultural, Porto, Portugal
Guanxi – Scaling the Great Wall of China, Hotel Ritz, Lisbon, Portugal

2005
Graffiti Show, Escola Adães Bermudes, Alcobaça, Portugal
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Espaço Interpress, Lisbon, Portugal
Graffiti 2005, Centro Cultural Malaposta, Odivelas, Portugal

2003
¼ de Graff #2, Oficina da Juventude do Miratejo, Miratejo, Portugal
Arte urbana, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
8º Prémio Fidelidade Mundial Jovens Pintores, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

PROJETOS & INTERVENÇÕES DE ARTE PÚBLICA / PUBLIC ART PROJECTS & INTERVENTIONS

2021
Europa Building, Council of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

2020
Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
The Momentary – Contemporary Art Museum, Bentonville, United States

2019
Biblioteca Municipal do Mindelo, Cape Verde
Projeto Xalabas, Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde
Everyday Heroes, Vhils & PichiAvo, Super Bock Group, Leça do Balio, Portugal
Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
90 anos do Instituto Camões, Instituto Camões, Lisbon, Portugal

2018
We Yone Child Foundation & Affixed Productions, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Intangible, SEAT × Vhils, Cascais, Portugal
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, London, UK
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Moscow, Russia
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Chicago, United States
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, New York, United States
Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
Caniçada Hydroelectric Dam, Parada do Bouro, Portugal
Ironbound Recreation Center, Newark, United States
Baía do Tejo, Barreiro, Portugal

2017
Embassy of Portugal, Beijing, China
Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon, Portugal
Embassy of Portugal, Bangkok, Thailand

2016
Consulate-General of Portugal, Macau, China
Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Centre for Innovation and Competitiveness, GS1 Portugal Headquarters, Lisbon, Portugal
WindArt Project, Serra de Leomil, Moimenta da Beira, Portugal
Look at Porto, Porto, Portugal
Distrito de Arte Urbano, Punta del Este, Uruguay

2015
Calçada, Lisbon, Portugal
The Meaning of Life, International Space Station
Heavenly Hundred Garden, Kyiv, Ukraine
Hyundai Card Music Library, Seoul, South Korea

2014
Projeto Memória, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II, Lisbon, Portugal
Passage 46, Freiburg Theater, Freiburg, Germany
Phytology Project, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London, UK
Le Freeport Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Escola Secundária Dr. José Afonso, Seixal, Portugal
Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013
Fragmentos, Ladeira dos Tabajaras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contraste, PT Data Center, Covilhã, Portugal

2012
Descascando a Superfície, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

2009
O futuro não conheço. O passado, já o não tenho, ABBC Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon, Portugal

COLEÇÕES PÚBLICAS / PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

APPortfolio Asia Collection, Shenzhen, China
Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA) , Beijing, China
Coleção de Arte Contemporânea Portugal Telecom, Lisbon, Portugal
Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal
Coleção de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea – Norlinda e José Lima, São João da Madeira, Portugal
Colecção António Cachola – Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
Collection l’Adresse Musée de la Poste, Paris, France
Collection Si Particulière, Paris, France
Fluctuart Centre d’Art Urbain, Paris, France
Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Madrid, Spain
Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation, Hong Kong
Hyundai Art Collection, Seoul, South Korea
Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Modern Contemporary Museum (MOCO), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
Musée Art 42, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, United States
Parcelle 473 – Centre d’Art Urbain et Contemporain, Montpellier, France
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, United States
Quartel da Arte Contemporânea de Abrantes – Coleção Figueiredo Ribeiro, Abrantes, Portugal
Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Alquimia

Alexandre Farto (a.k.a. Vhils)
19 de Out 2023 – 19 de Dez 2023

Usina Luis Maluf
Rua Brigadeiro Galvão, 996

Alexandre Farto (1987, Lisboa, Portugal) iniciou-se na arte aos treze anos, quando grafitava os muros de Lisboa. Ganhou o mundo como Vhils, nome com o qual assina intervenções e projetos em espaços públicos de cidades nos cinco continentes e além, tendo sido o primeiro artista a realizar uma intervenção na Estação Espacial Internacional, em 2015. Seu trabalho obteve reconhecimento internacional quando expôs ao lado de Banksy no Cans Festival (2008), na Inglaterra. Atuando sempre em estreita conexão com o espaço público, sua prática não se restringe ao grafite. Seja na cidade, ou espaços privados, a arte de Vhils revela a potência do transitório para propor reflexões sobre a identidade e as relações entre indivíduo e sociedade, o sujeito e seu meio.

Ao notar as transformações no espaço urbano durante sua juventude, Vhils decidiu, ao invés de agregar novas imagens aos muros, revelar suas camadas, dando a ver sua história. Para isso, ele cria imagens escavando paredes e superfícies com diferentes ferramentas, do estilete aos explosivos, sozinho ou com auxílio de assistentes. Vhils atua como uma espécie de arqueólogo urbano, que tem na destruição seu principal método construtivo. Entre seus principais temas, encontramos não só a paisagem urbana, mas, principalmente, o retrato. Essas são representações dos rostos dos próprios habitantes daquele lugar. Além das paredes, Vhils também se apropria de partes de edifícios, como portas e portões, assim como de cartazes espalhados pela cidade para criar suas composições.

Entre as mais de quarenta exposições individuais do artista, destacam-se: Prisma, no Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT), em Lisboa, Portugal (2022); Haze, no Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, em Cincinnati, Estados Unidos (2020); Incisão, na Caixa Cultural, em Brasília (2019), na Caixa Cultural, em Recife (2014), e na Caixa Cultural, em Curitiba (2014), Brasil; Debris, no Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), em Hong Kong (2016). Vhils participou de inúmeros festivais e exposições coletivas, como: the New FuTure, no Modern Contemporary Museum (MOCO), em Amsterdã, Holanda (2021); Post Contemporary – Urban Graphics, no Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), em Xangai, China (2019); Understand the Power of Art as a Social Architect, no Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, em Berlim, Alemanha (2018); e Abaixo as fronteiras! Vivam o design e as artes, no Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), em Lisboa, Portugal (2016). Suas obras integram diversas coleções institucionais, como as do: Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal; China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA) , Beijing, China; Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munique, Alemanha; Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Estados Unidos; Victoria & Albert Museum, Londres, Reino Unidos; entre outras.

VHILS | Alexandre Farto
1987, Lisboa, Portugal

EXPOSIÇÕES INDIVIDUAIS / SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023
Alquimia, Usina Luis Maluf, São Paulo, Brazil
Spectra, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
EDP Art Reef, Atlantic Ocean, Albufeira, Portugal

2022
Superchief Gallery NFT, New York, United States
Prisma, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal
New Works, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
Fractal, Delimbo gallery, Seville, Spain

2021
Latency, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Trace, Fluctuart, Paris, France
Portal, MAGMA Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Fenestra,
Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Vhils Series #02,
Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2020
Momentum, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Vhils: Selection of works, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong [online]
Haze, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, United States

2019
Realm, Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Panorama, Arsham/Fieg Gallery, New York, United States
Incisão, Caixa Cultural, Brasília, Brazil

2018
Ethereal, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
Fragments Urbains, Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France
Décombres, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Annihilation, Over the Influence Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Intrínseco, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2017
Remains, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
Imprint, China Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA), Beijing, China
Debris – Macau, Macao Contemporary Art Center, Macau, China

2016
Portugal, retrocesso ao futuro (with ±MaisMenos±), Jardins Efémeros, Viseu, Portugal
Vhils Selected Prints 2006 – 2016, Underdogs Art Store, Lisbon, Portugal
Debris, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), Hong Kong

2015
Dissonance, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK

2014
Incisão, Caixa Cultural, Recife, Brazil; Caixa Cultural, Curitiba, Brazil
Vestiges, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Dissecção / Dissection, EDP Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2013
Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Centro de Congressos, Estoril, Portugal
Fragmentos, Clark Art Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dissolve, Skalitzers Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2012
Devoid, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Entropy, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Diorama, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal
Visceral, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Vhils Selected Prints 2005 – 2012, Montana Shop & Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Detritos, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal
Vhils – Artist Residency, The BLDG Art Gallery, Covington, Kentucky, United States

2009
Scratching the Surface, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Even if You Win the Rat Race, You’re Still a Rat, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal

2007
Building 3 Steps, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal

2006
Building 3 Steps – Part III (with Miguel Maurício), Vera Cortês Art Agency at Galeria Promontório Arquitectos, Lisbon, Portugal
Compact Life, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal

EXPOSIÇÕES COLETIVAS / GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
L’île intérieure, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
A Decade of The Jaunt, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, United States
Urban (R)Evolution, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Boundless, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
Living Nature: Landscape and Sustainability, Edifício dos Leões, Lisbon, Portugal
Street Art Pioneers – Collected in the Zeroes, Kalkman Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
EDITIONS, West Chelsea Contemporary gallery, New York, United States
Beyond the Streets London, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Beyond the Streets Shanghai, Perrotin, Shanghai, China
Module of Temporality (MOT), Kyiv, Ukraine
Online Exclusive, End to End Gallery, Hollywood, United States [online]

2022
Work, Black Book Gallery, Englewood, Colorado, United States
Concrete to Canvas: A Celebration of Graffiti + Street Art, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, Austin, United States; West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA
CAPITALE(S), Hôtel de Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes, Poster House, New York, United States
4th Anniversary Expo, 1:1 Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Beauté et nouveautés, Galerie Brugier-Rigail, Paris, France
Blue Chip Artists, Patrick Jones Gallery, Dallas, United States
First Stone 2016 / 2022, National Coach Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
48 Artists, 48 Years of Freedom, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal
Summer Street Masters, Galerie Brugier-Rigail, Paris, France
Festival Iminente, Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et la Méditerranée (MUCEM), Marseille, France; Matinha, Lisbon, Portugal
Icons & Vandals: New York, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, New York, United States
New York on Paper, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, New York, United States
True Face, Danysz Gallery, London, UK

2021
the New FuTure, Modern Contemporary Museum (MOCO), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arquivo, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Christmas Show, 2B Art & Toys Gallery, Calvià, Spain
Agents of Change, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
The Overview Effect, Lisbon Art Weekend, Espaço Suspenso, Lisbon, Portugal
ADOLESCENCE – 15 Years Fucking with Art, Studiocromie, Grottaglie, Italy
Concrete to Canvas: A Celebration of Graffiti + Street Art, West Chelsea Contemporary Gallery, Austin, United States
Festival Iminente, Matinha, Lisbon, Portugal
NFTism: No Fear in Trying, Unit London, London UK
Ephemeral Eternal, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
Unscheduled Hong Kong 2021, Asia Standard Tower, Central, Hong Kong
Novella vista, Gana Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Linha do tempo – Coleção António Cachola, Centro de Artes de Sines, Sines, Portugal
Behind the Curtain, End to End Gallery, Hollywood, United States
Icons of Urban Art, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
Crystal, Delimbo Gallery, Seville, Spain
E2E, End to End Gallery, Hollywood, United States
Night Talks, Danysz Gallery, London, UK
The Print Room, Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
W1 Curates × Vhils, Flannels LDN Oxford Street, London, UK
Anonymities, Danysz Gallery, London, UK
reCONNECT to disCONNECT, Schoeni Projects at Wong Chuk Hang Space, Hong Kong

2020
Wynwood Walls: 10 Year Retrospective Group Show, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
All In – A Very Ambitious Exhibition in the Worst Time Ever, Studiocromie, Grottaglie, Italy
Multiplied, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
The Solar Panel Art Series – Underdogs Edition, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
disCONNECT HK, Schoeni Projects, Hong Kong
RENAISSANCE, MAGMA Gallery, Bologna, Italy
Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures, Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Faces of Street Art, Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
ProjectoMAP 2010_2020. Map or Exhibition, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
The Terrordrome – a tribute to Public Enemy, Black Book Gallery, Englewood, United States disCONNECT LDN, Schoeni Projects, London, UK
Opening Show, Aurum Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Group Show, Vera Cortês Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Drawn Together, Unit London, London, UK [online]
RESTONS UNIS: You’ll Never Walk Alone, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Treasures, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Connections, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
Right Now, Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal [online]
UP, Jealous Gallery, London, UK
Design em São Bento – Traços da cultura portuguesa, Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon, Portugal

2019
Watch this Space, Lazinc, London, UK
Festival Iminente, Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisbon, Portugal
Embellir Paris, Paris, France
Beyond the Streets, New York, United States
CAIS Urbana, Casa da Arquitectura, Matosinhos, Portugal
Out in the Open, Kirk Gallery, Aalborg, Denmark
Parti Pris – Paris Gallery Weekend, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Conquête urbaine – Street art au musée, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, Calais, France
Art dans Nancy (ADN), Nancy, France
Don’t Believe the Hype, Artcurial, Paris, France
Urban Fine Art, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
E livres habitamos a substância do tempo, Praça da Liberdade, Almada, Portugal
La Source, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
NuArt Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
Post Contemporary – Urban Graphics, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai, China

2018
Beyond Words, Goldman Global Arts Gallery, Miami, United States
All the Rage, Mandarin Oriental Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
Pavement Lickers, Helium London, London, UK
Vis a vis, Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Arte em São Bento – Colecção António Cachola, Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon, Portugal
Understand the Power of Art as a Social Architect, Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Festival Iminente, Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisbon, Portugal;  The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
One to One, 1:1 Gallery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Imago – A History of Portraits, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany Alter Ego, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, China
Do tirar pelo natural – inquérito ao retrato português, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal
Légendes urbaines, Base sous-marine, Bordeaux, France
Sea of Desire, Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
ARTEJO, EDP Foundation Public Art Programme, Atalaia, Portugal
Splash and Burn Project, Medan, Indonesia
DistritoTec Public Art Program, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Art From the Streets, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

2017
Reflexion of the City, Speerstra Gallery, Bursins, Switzerland
Dar luz a esta causa, Fundação EDP – Museu da Eletricidade, Lisbon, Portugal
When the Sun Goes Down, Arcade Art Gallery, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Festival Iminente, Jardim Municipal, Oeiras, Portugal; The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
Underdogs Public Art Programme, Lisbon, Portugal
Viagem ao invisível, Teatro Thalia, Lisbon, Portugal
Blueprint: Whose Urban Appropriation is This?, TENT Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
All Good Things – 10 Years of VNA Magazine, StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK
Urban Fine Art, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
Arte urbano, de la calle al Museo, Museo de Bellas Artes de Murcia (MUBAM), Murcia, Spain
Street Generation(s) – 40 ans d’art urbain, La Condition Publique, Roubaix, France
Out of Place – Art the Beach, The Pulse, Hong Kong
Ono’u Urban Tiare – Tahiti International Art Residency Experience, Pape’ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia Rise and Shine, Arcade Art Gallery at the Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

2016
Influential, Over the Influence Gallery, Hong Kong
APPortfolio House Collection – 7th Anniversary International Art Collection Exhibition, Mission Hills Artworks, Shenzhen, China
Fireworks, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
A cidade na cidade – Obras da colecção António Cachola, Centro das Artes e Cultura, Ponte de Sor, Portugal
Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, United States
Festival Iminente, Jardim Municipal de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal
Road to Mukono, Swinton Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Art from the Streets | The History of Street Art – From New York to Beijing, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA), Beijing, China
Abaixo as fronteiras! Vivam o design e as artes, Museu do Design e da Moda (MUDE), Lisbon, Portugal
Knock on Wood, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Paradoxes of the Ivory Tower – Painting and Pictorial Elements in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Oliva Creative Factory, São João da Madeira, Portugal
Point of View, Park of the Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal
Dubai Walls, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Popism – Emergence Festival, Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina, Italy
HKwalls, Hong Kong
They Would Be Kings, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
Still Here, a Decade of Lazarides, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK

2015
Schöne Bescherung – Christmas Group Show, Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Codici sorgenti, visione urbane contemporanee, Palazzo Plamonte, Catania, Italy
360º – A Selection of 500 Contemporary Artworks, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Street Art Inside – Collection Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Théâtre de l’Agora, Evry, France
Urban Xchange Festival, Penang, Malaysia
Topázio, 140 anos de prata: 14 décadas, 14 autores, Museu e Igreja da Misericórdia do Porto (MIMIPO), Porto, Portugal
Catastrofe, Studiocromie, Grottaglie, Italy
Interventions, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Emergence Festival – Street Art Silos, Catania, Italy
Printology, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, United States
The Unexpected Project: Mural Festival, Fort Smith, United States
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
Big City Life Festival, Rome, Italy
Inter Nation Art, Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU), Zagreb, Croatia
Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening, Barbican Centre, London, UK
O bairro i o mundo, Quinta do Mocho, Sacavém, Portugal
Festival Aldeias Artísticas, Juncal do Campo, Portugal
Street Art, Modus Gallery, Paris, France
Urban Painting – Street Art Exhibition, Monte di Mola Museum, Porto Cervo, Italy
1/81 – 30 anos do Centro Português de Serigrafia, Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
Um olhar do retrato, A Pequena Galeria, Lisboa, Portugal
Obras da colecção António Cachola, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais, Bragança, Portugal
Iberian Suite – Installation: A Journey of the Imagination, The Kennedy Center, Washington, United States
Sleeping Beauty, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Facing Faces, Funarte Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Urban Nation – Project M, Berlin, Germany

2014
Contrast mural series, LeBASSE Projects, Los Angeles, United States
O resto e o gesto: Desenhos para o século XXI, Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal In-Out street art et graffiti – Collection d’art urbain Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil, France
Under the Wave, Molitor, Paris, France
Nuit Blanche 2014 – Hôpital Necker, Paris, France
Xprays Yourself, École 42, Paris, France
MyFINBEC 2014, Stattbad Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Lime Wharf Gallery, London, UK
Urban Forms Festival, Lodz, Poland; Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy; Ruttkowski; 68 Gallery, Cologne, Germany; Cave Fin Bec, Sion, Switzerland
Public Matter, Library Street Collective Gallery, Detroit, United States
Recollection, The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
#Street Art – L’innovation au coeur d’un mouvement, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France
Lasco Project #3, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
European Express, Wall Street Gallery, West Hollywood, USA
Street Art – Um panorama urbano, Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Caixa Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Caixa Cultural, Brasília, Brazil
Do Valongo à favela: Imaginário e periferia, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
O arquivo saiu à rua, Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Collection d’art urbain Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Galerie à l’Ecu de France, Viroflay, France; Galerie Lásecu, Lille, France
Neo Vol. #1 Group Show, Die Kunstagentin Gallery, Cologne, Germany
An Even Eleven, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Hors les murs, Institut Français du Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
Passionnément – Collection Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, Galerie Caplain Matignon, Paris, France No(w)here*, Starkart Exhibitions, Zurich, Switzerland
Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
ArtCycling, Anexo Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Exposição permanente – Obras da Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal

2013
Work, Buy, Consume, Die, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Choices, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Underdogs Public Art Programme, Lisbon, Portugal
NizzArt, Turin, Italy
Rise Above – Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas, United States
Brutal, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
Tour Paris, Paris, France
Avant Garde Urbano Festival, Tudela de Navarra, Spain; Museo Muñoz Sola de Arte Urbano, Tudela de Navarra, Spain
Pierres, papiers, peintures – Arts urbains & architectures, Pierresvives, Montpellier, France
NuArt Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Teenage Kicks, Rennes, France
Contentores Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
17a Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
10 Years Wooster Collective 2003-2013, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, United States
Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, USA
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
Hecho en Oaxaca, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Oaxaca, Mexico
Les Bains – Résidence d’Artistes, Les Bains-Douches, Paris, France
Work in Progress, Above Second Gallery at Somerset House, Hong Kong
Summer of Art – Urban Takeover, Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, UK
Sincronías, artistas portugueses en la Coléccion Cachola, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain
Janela CP, Lisbon, Portugal
Acordem as guitarras, Museu do Fado, Lisbon, Portugal
Imaginarius – International Street Theatre Festival, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
Ex situ, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Santurce es Ley 4 Festival, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), San Juan, Puerto Rico
Street Arts Festival, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Weltkulturerbe, Völklinger Hütte Museum, Völklingen, Germany
At Home I’m a Tourist – Selim Varol Collection, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga, Spain
While We Were Away, 941 Geary Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Ennemi Public, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France

2012
Au-delà du street art, Musée de la Poste, Paris, France
Le 4eme Mur, Winterlong Galerie, Niort, France
A ciência do desenho, Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada, Portugal
Le Havre  – Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Le Havre, France
Dig Dig: Digging for Culture in a Crashing Economy, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland
Klimt Illustrated, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Walk & Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
Milestone Project, Girona, Spain
Komafest, Vardo, Norway
Show #02, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Cascais Artspace, Cascais, Portugal
The Rejects, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Streets of the World, Opera Gallery, New York, USA
Overlook, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China
Le M.U.R., Paris, France
All City Canvas Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Open Walls, Baltimore, USA
Out of Line, Espace H2O, Differdange, Luxembourg
Domination, Hegemony and the Panopticon, Traffic Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2011
Paris Forever – 100th exhibition of the gallery, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Meeting of Styles, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Minotaur, The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
Underdogs, Centro Cultural Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal
NuArt Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Wool Festival, Covilhã, Portugal
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
Walk&Talk Festival, Azores, Portugal
European Bailout Show, Lazarides/Post No Bills Gallery, Venice Beach, United States
By Permit Only, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, United States
Outside In: International Urban Art Exhibition, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway
Shadows and Reflections, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Eurocultured Festival, Turku, Finland
Observadores – Revelações, trânsitos e distâncias, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
O museu em ruínas – Obras da Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
CRONO Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Underdogs, Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal
Street Sketchbook: Journeys, Pictures on Walls Gallery, London, UK
Hell’s Half Acre, Lazarides Gallery/The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK
Street Art – Contemporary Prints From the V&A, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK
Terminal 5, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
NuArt Festival, Stavanger, Norway
Viva la revolución: A dialogue with the urban landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, United States
Eurotrash, Lazarides Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Fundação Escultor José Rodrigues, Porto, Portugal
O dia pela noite, Lux Frágil, Lisbon, Portugal
Jogo de espelhos, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
Bogotá Stencil Art Festival, Bogotá, Colombia
Carris – Arte em Movimento, Lisbon, Portugal

2009
Open Day, Pictures on Walls Gallery, London, UK
Outsiders Selection, The Outsiders Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Grifters, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Exposição *04, Espaço BES Arte & Finança, Lisbon, Portugal
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Lisbon, Portugal
FAME Festival, Grottaglie, Italy
Grow Up, Lazarides Gallery, London, UK
Tunnel 228, Waterloo Station Tunnels, London, UK

2008
Outsiders Walsall, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK
Outsiders New York, Lazarides Gallery, New York, USA
Street Art Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
Eurocultured Festival Manchester, Manchester, UK
The Cans Festival, London, UK
Under a Red Sky, StolenSpace Gallery, London, UK
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Lisbon, Portugal

2007
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Fábrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
Difusor Stencil Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Eurocultured Festival Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Uma coleção em progresso, Colecção António Cachola, Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
Red Bull Street Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Art Loft, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, United States

2006
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Espaço Interpress, Lisbon, Portugal
Hábitos de rua, Maus Hábitos – centro de intervenção cultural, Porto, Portugal
Guanxi – Scaling the Great Wall of China, Hotel Ritz, Lisbon, Portugal

2005
Graffiti Show, Escola Adães Bermudes, Alcobaça, Portugal
Visual Street Performance (VSP), Espaço Interpress, Lisbon, Portugal
Graffiti 2005, Centro Cultural Malaposta, Odivelas, Portugal

2003
¼ de Graff #2, Oficina da Juventude do Miratejo, Miratejo, Portugal
Arte urbana, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
8º Prémio Fidelidade Mundial Jovens Pintores, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

PROJETOS & INTERVENÇÕES DE ARTE PÚBLICA / PUBLIC ART PROJECTS & INTERVENTIONS

2021
Europa Building, Council of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

2020
Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
The Momentary – Contemporary Art Museum, Bentonville, United States

2019
Biblioteca Municipal do Mindelo, Cape Verde
Projeto Xalabas, Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde
Everyday Heroes, Vhils & PichiAvo, Super Bock Group, Leça do Balio, Portugal
Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
90 anos do Instituto Camões, Instituto Camões, Lisbon, Portugal

2018
We Yone Child Foundation & Affixed Productions, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Intangible, SEAT × Vhils, Cascais, Portugal
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, London, UK
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Moscow, Russia
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Johannesburg, South Africa
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, Chicago, United States
Making the Invisible Visible, Hennessy, New York, United States
Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
Caniçada Hydroelectric Dam, Parada do Bouro, Portugal
Ironbound Recreation Center, Newark, United States
Baía do Tejo, Barreiro, Portugal

2017
Embassy of Portugal, Beijing, China
Palácio de São Bento, Lisbon, Portugal
Embassy of Portugal, Bangkok, Thailand

2016
Consulate-General of Portugal, Macau, China
Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Centre for Innovation and Competitiveness, GS1 Portugal Headquarters, Lisbon, Portugal
WindArt Project, Serra de Leomil, Moimenta da Beira, Portugal
Look at Porto, Porto, Portugal
Distrito de Arte Urbano, Punta del Este, Uruguay

2015
Calçada, Lisbon, Portugal
The Meaning of Life, International Space Station
Heavenly Hundred Garden, Kyiv, Ukraine
Hyundai Card Music Library, Seoul, South Korea

2014
Projeto Memória, Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II, Lisbon, Portugal
Passage 46, Freiburg Theater, Freiburg, Germany
Phytology Project, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London, UK
Le Freeport Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Escola Secundária Dr. José Afonso, Seixal, Portugal
Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013
Fragmentos, Ladeira dos Tabajaras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contraste, PT Data Center, Covilhã, Portugal

2012
Descascando a Superfície, Morro da Providência, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011
Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

2009
O futuro não conheço. O passado, já o não tenho, ABBC Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon, Portugal

COLEÇÕES PÚBLICAS / PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

APPortfolio Asia Collection, Shenzhen, China
Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
China Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum (CAFA) , Beijing, China
Coleção de Arte Contemporânea Portugal Telecom, Lisbon, Portugal
Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal
Coleção de Arte Moderna e Contemporânea – Norlinda e José Lima, São João da Madeira, Portugal
Colecção António Cachola – Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MACE), Elvas, Portugal
Collection l’Adresse Musée de la Poste, Paris, France
Collection Si Particulière, Paris, France
Fluctuart Centre d’Art Urbain, Paris, France
Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, France
Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Madrid, Spain
Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation, Hong Kong
Hyundai Art Collection, Seoul, South Korea
Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris, France
Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Modern Contemporary Museum (MOCO), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art (MUCA), Munich, Germany
Musée Art 42, Paris, France
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, United States
Parcelle 473 – Centre d’Art Urbain et Contemporain, Montpellier, France
Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, United States
Quartel da Arte Contemporânea de Abrantes – Coleção Figueiredo Ribeiro, Abrantes, Portugal
Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Alquimia

Alexandre Farto (a.k.a. Vhils)
19 de Out 2023 – 19 de Dez 2023

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Rua Brigadeiro Galvão, 996