Artist Feature – Paulo Arraiano
Paulo Arraiano [b. 1977, Portugal] works as a visual artist, co-founder of re_act contemporary, an art laboratory and residence Programme based in the Azores Islands and of no.stereo, an independent artist-run platform.
Paulo’s research relates to the idea of visual seismography, assessing surges concerning new natural, social and cultural paradigms. This artistic production interweaves with his research which involves matter and anti- matter, and engages the body, the landscape and technology to address questions concerning climate changes, biosphere, extinction, transhumanism and the anthropocene.
He has participated in several exhibitions, both solo and collective including Dimora Artica [Milan]; MAAT Museum [Lisbon]; Berardo Museum [Lisbon]; Uma Lulik_ [Lisbon]; Hawaii-Lisbon [Lisbon]; Pivô (S.Paulo); Museu d’Historia de Catalunya (Barcelona); Art Rotterdam [Rotterdam]; Hangar (Lisbon); Balcony [Lisbon]; Cidade das Artes Museum [Rio de Janeiro]; MAH Museum [Azores]; Quartier General, Centre d’art Contemporain [La Chaux-de-Fonds]; Aeroplastics Contemporary [Brussels]; Petra Gut Contemporary [Zurich]; TAL Gallery [Rio de Janeiro]; ArtRio [Rio de Janeiro]; Pena Palace [Sintra]; Galeria Graphos [Rio De Janeiro]; Museu do Côa [V.N. Foz Côa; Hifa, Harare International Festival Of Art [Zimbabwe]; Cãmara Municipal do Porto [Porto]; Museé d’Art Moderne [Luxembourg], Miami Basel [Miami]; National Building Museum [Washington DC]; P28 [Lisbon] among others. Paulo Arraiano has also participated in several artist residency programmes and festivals, such as Loop [Barcelona]; Hangar (Lisbon); Fuso Videoarte [Lisbon]; Walk&Talk [Azores]; Transforma [Torres Vedras]; LAC [Lagos] Dutch Design Week Loop [The Netherlands] among others. He is represented in both public and private collections such as CAC Málaga Museum, [Spain]; Luciano Benton Collection [Italy]; Quartier-General Arts Center [Switzerland]; Museu de Angra do Heroismo [Azores]; Sztuki Zewnetrznej Foundation [Poland]; Pestana Group [Portugal]; Fundação D. Luís / Museum Quarter [Portugal].