Eduardo Matos
Born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro (BR)
Lives and works between Lisbon (PT) and Brussels (BE)

 

Eduardo Matos’ works intersect the languages of  image/video/sculpture with the spatial and interactive three dimensionality of the installation. In his site-specific works, he recreates and deconstructs the simulation of a game that contains aesthetic, social, political, and geographic and identity metaphors. He collects elements and remnants from the civil universe- its codes, laws and rules, events and history- that he uses to fill up a space, in a composition, that attempts to establish a relation amongst them. These are not narratives or descriptions but disrupted images, which build up realities and question the organizational, management and learning processes that are part of modern democratic society.

SOLO SHOW

2016

Throat / Keel, SECONDroom, Antwerp (BE)

Cap. B e C. The Intruders and Without Electricity, Pedro Oliveira Gallery Porto (PT)

2014

Kanal – Together with André Cepeda and the participation of Luís Lopes, Standard / Deluxe, Gallery, Lausanne (CH)

2013

Lamp Explanation, A dialogue between Eduardo Matos & André Cepeda, Pedro Oliveira Gallery Porto (PT)

2011

Museu Peça I, cur by David Santos, Museu do Neo-Realismo, Vila-Franca de Xira (PT)

2010

The Butterflies Hunter, cur by Natxo Checa, ZDB Gallery, Lisbon (PT)

2009

Table, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon (PT)

2007

One more day, cur by Carla Filipe and Isabel Ribeiro, Apêndice Project, Oporto (PT)

2005

Europa, cur by Miguel Amado and Felipa Oliveira,  Espaço AC, Lisbon (PT)

To Drag – Quadrado Azul Gallery, Oporto (PT)

2003

Diamond, cur by Paulo Mendes, In-transit Project, Oporto (PT)

Eduardo Matos, cur by José Maia, Pêssego prá_semana, Oporto (PT)

The stars turn into stripes forever, Salão Olímpico, Oporto (PT)

GROUP SHOW

2016

BF16 Photography Biennial, cur by  David Santos, VFX Lisbon (PT)

L`Histoire de la Croquette, NGHE CYCLE 3 BRUXELLES VILLES, Médiathèque Subjective, Brussels (BE)

Reliquia cadavere, cur by Dorota Lukianska and Cora Piantoni, Galerry der Künstler at MaximiliansForum, Munich (DE)

IF YOU TELL A STORY YOU ADD MORE, cur by  Dorota Lukianska and Cora Piantoni, BINZ39 Foundation, Zürich (CH)

2015

Afterimages (Against the tyranny of the eye), Cur by Miguel von Hafe Pérez, at Pedro Oliveira Gallery Porto (PT)

Souvenirs from Europe, Cur by GHOST, CGAC (Galiçia Contemporary Art Center, Santiago de Compostela, (ES)

2012

Buildings and remnants. Essay-project on post-industrial spaces, cur by Inês Moreira and Aneta Szylak,  Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012, Guimarães (PT)

Alternativa 2012, cur by Inês Moreira, International Visual Arts Festival, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk (PL)

Collecting Collections and Concepts, curator Paulo Mendes, Collecting Collections and Concepts, Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012, Guimarães (PT)

Kanal, cur by Jean Louis Godfroid, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels (BE)

2010

Ceci n’est pas une rétrospective IN. TRANSIT + W.C. CONTAINER (1999-2009), cur by Paulo Mendes, Galeria Padaria, Oporto (PT)

2008

Local Worlds – spaces, visibility and cross-cultural flows, cur by Lúcia Marques, Lagos Cultural Center, Algarve (PT)

Where Are You From, cur by Lesley Wright,   Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa (USA)

2007

Anti Monuments, cur by Miguel Von Hafe Pérez,  António Henriques Gallery, Viseu (PT)

 

Intro, cur by Eduardo Matos and André Cepeda, Espace Photographique Contretype, Brussels (BE)

Traces, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Oporto (PT)

Invisible Cities: Works in the PLMJ Foundation Collection, Architecture Faculty of Lisbon / Lisbon Architecture Trienal / PLMJ Foundation (PT)

Notes on Density and Knowledge, cur by Paulo Cunha e Silva, Edifício da Reitoria, Oporto University (PT)

2006

Busca Pólos, cur  by Salão Olímpico, Centro de Portugal Pavillion, Coimbra / Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto (PT)

Busca Pólos, cur by Salão Olímpico,  Vila Flor Cultural Center, Guimarães (PT)

Portuguese screen / Video Art show case, cur by Paulo Mendes,  Chiado Museum, Lisbon (PT)

Options & future, cur by Miguel Amado, Obras na Colecção da Fundação PLMJ, Galeria AC – Lisboa (PT)

2005

Portuguese screen – Video Art show case, Barcelona Video Art Festival, Barcelona (ES)

In Fracture – collision of territories, cur by Sandra Vieira Jurgen, Inês Moreira, Paulo Mendes Projecto Terminal – Hangar K7, Oeiras (PT)

2004

No princípio era a viagem, Miguel Von Hafe Pérez, David Pontes, 28ª Bienal de Pontevedra (ES)

2003

The stars turn into stripes forever, Com Renato Ferrão, Salão Olímpico, Porto (PT)

2002

Lost in Music, Independent project of fine arts “Too drunk to fuck” by João Fonte Santa, Lisbon (PT)

I like it here can I stay, cur by José Maia, ZDB Gallery, Lisbon (PT)

To play and the Monkey Business, cur by Eduardo Matos,  Artemosferas, Oporto (PT)

2001

Ancoragem, Galeria Glória VazFelgueiras (PT)

 Norht by Norhtwest, cur by Eduardo Matos, Gustavo Sumpta Caldeira 213, Oporto (PT)

2000

The Drawing in FBAUP, Fundação Cupertino de Miranda, Vila Nova Famalicão (PT)

1999

a Sul, Spatium Gallery, Tavira (PT)

a Sul, Arco & Tren, Faro Municipal Galleries, Faro (PT)

COLLECTIONS

Fernando Ribeiro (PT)

Avelino Marin Meroño (ES).

Collections MG – Jorge Gaspar and Ana Marin (PT)

Foundation Ilídio Pinho (PT)

Foundation PLMJ (PT)

Museum of Neo-Realism  (PT)

Vila Franca De Xira, Lisbon district (PT)

Collections Paulo Mendes (PT)

University of Porto (PT)

University of Minho (PT)

Several private Collections