Carlos Noronha Feio

Exhibition view, "at the end of it all there's the beginning, the negotiation!", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2021. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view, "at the end of it all there's the beginning, the negotiation!", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2021. (photo: Bruno Lopes)

Exhibition view "the peculiar is a detail in the common whole", Q22-Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, 2021. (photo: Vitor Garcia)

Exhibition view "the peculiar is a detail in the common whole", Q22-Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, 2021. (photo: Vitor Garcia)

Exhibition view, "(sunsight!)/(sunclipse!)", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2019

Exhibition view, "(sunsight!)/(sunclipse!)", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2019

Exhibition view (detail), "banhados pela luz brilhante do pôr do sol", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon 2015 -2016

Exhibition view (detail), "banhados pela luz brilhante do pôr do sol", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon 2015 -2016

Exhibition view (detail), "banhados pela luz brilhante do pôr do sol", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon 2015 -2016

Exhibition view (detail), "banhados pela luz brilhante do pôr do sol", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon 2015 -2016

Exhibition view (detail), "È um mundo novo!", Museu da Luz, Luz, Alentejo, 2013

Exhibition view (detail), "È um mundo novo!", Museu da Luz, Luz, Alentejo, 2013

Exhibition view (detail), "A Monster's Heart", Sound works, neons, smoke machine, speakers, LP player, LP vinyl. Dienstag Abend at Ve.Sch - Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst, Vienna, Austria, 2013

Exhibition view (detail), "A Monster's Heart", Sound works, neons, smoke machine, speakers, LP player, LP vinyl. Dienstag Abend at Ve.Sch - Verein für Raum und Form in der bildenden Kunst, Vienna, Austria, 2013

Carlos Noronha Feio (Lisbon, 1981) lives and works in Oeiras and Moscow. Through his multimedia work, Carlos Noronha Feio analyzes themes such as identity, nationalism and local and global culture. His practice seeks to question preconceived concepts of belonging by assimilating historical, geographical and political references, juxtaposing them to engender his own compositions. He holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art London. Noronha Feio’s selected solo shows include: o peculiar é um detalhe no todo comum, Q22, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra (2021);  Zero/Zero, (with Délio Jasse) Galeria Municipal de Almada, Lisbon (2019); (sunsight!)/(sunclipse!), 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2019); even if at heart we are uncertain of the will to connect, there is a common future ahead, Narrative projects, London (2018); A Matter of Trust, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2017); banhados pela luz brilhante do pôr do sol, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2015); and Oikonomia: A Matter of Trust, MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon (2015). Group shows: Pintura: Campo de Observação Parte II, curated by João Pinharanda, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2021); de Dentro e Fora – Colectiva de artistas de Cabo Verde, curated by Ricardo Barbosa Vicente, Centro Cultural de Cabo Verde e União das Cidades Capitais de Língua Portuguesa, Lisbon (2021); Dissonâncias, MNAC, Lisbon (2020); Sonho Europeu: Obras da Coleção Norlinda e José Lima, Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco (2019); The fabric of felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2018); Variations Portugaises, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Meymac (2018); ‘Futures’, CAC Vilnius (2017); You Are Now Entering_________, CCA Londonderry/Derry (2012); and Image Wars, Abrons Art Centre, New York (2011). From 2009 up to 2014 he was a director of The Mews Project Space in London’s east end. Noronha Feio’s work is included in the publications “The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship” as well as in “Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition”, published by Thames & Hudson. He is present in several collections including: Coleção Armando Martins, Portugal; MAAT – Fundação de Arte EDP, Portugal; Coleção Norlinda e José Lima, Portugal; Saatchi Collection, UK; Fundação PLMJ, Portugal; MNAC – Museu do Chiado, Portugal; MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio, Brazil; amongst other national and international private and public collections.

 

Selected works

it could have been a flower, instead it became a heart, 2021
Oil, spray paint, gouache, neon (argon) light on linen, 200 x 150 x 9 cm

it could have been a flower, instead it became a heart, 2021
Oil, spray paint, gouache, neon (argon) light on linen, 200 x 150 x 9 cm

o descanso antes da elevação em ‘S’, 2021, Neon light (argon), 34 x 85 x 50 cm

o descanso antes da elevação em ‘S’, 2021, Neon light (argon), 34 x 85 x 50 cm

detail of elusive illusion, a playful game, an act of balance and flow, 2020
Gouache, tempera, oil pastel and oil on linen
190 x 235 cm

detail of elusive illusion, a playful game, an act of balance and flow, 2020
Gouache, tempera, oil pastel and oil on linen
190 x 235 cm

from the construction of the self: memories of stories never lived, 2020
Gouache, oil pastel and oil on linen
120 x 80 cm

from the construction of the self: memories of stories never lived, 2020
Gouache, oil pastel and oil on linen
120 x 80 cm

(a drop in the universe has universes of its own!) , 2019
Text in golden stainless steel, hovering 1 cm from the wall
210 x 81 x 1 cm
Edition 3/3 + 2 AP

(a drop in the universe has universes of its own!) , 2019
Text in golden stainless steel, hovering 1 cm from the wall
210 x 81 x 1 cm
Edition 3/3 + 2 AP

everything is connected, through the dreamer at dawn…(Man: depiction of the weaver; Star: spirituality, good luck), 2019
Wool (rug in Arraiolos and Pé-de-flor techniques)
150 x 150 cm
Edition 2/3 + 1 AP

everything is connected, through the dreamer at dawn…(Man: depiction of the weaver; Star: spirituality, good luck), 2019
Wool (rug in Arraiolos and Pé-de-flor techniques)
150 x 150 cm
Edition 2/3 + 1 AP

stick-people adore the sun (tree of life), 2018
Wool (rug in Arraiolos technique)
192 x 145 cm
Edition 1/3 + 1 AP

stick-people adore the sun (tree of life), 2018
Wool (rug in Arraiolos technique)
192 x 145 cm
Edition 1/3 + 1 AP

(crescei flores!), 2018
Text in golden stainless steel, hovering 1 cm from the wall
16 x 124,5 x 1 cm
Edition 2/3 + 2 AP

(crescei flores!), 2018
Text in golden stainless steel, hovering 1 cm from the wall
16 x 124,5 x 1 cm
Edition 2/3 + 2 AP

As much as I went around with flat-packs and universal keys, the only constant was the sound of the sea, 2013
Z1 screws, 3 radios, 2.5mm drill, 3 pen-drives, Viroc. Sound of the Sea in San Francisco (1) Sound of the Sea in Waiheke island (2) Sound of the Sea in Dili (3)
999 x 999 cm

As much as I went around with flat-packs and universal keys, the only constant was the sound of the sea, 2013
Z1 screws, 3 radios, 2.5mm drill, 3 pen-drives, Viroc. Sound of the Sea in San Francisco (1) Sound of the Sea in Waiheke island (2) Sound of the Sea in Dili (3)
999 x 999 cm

Do fundo do mar não se percebia as diferenças, 2012-2018
2 bricks, 12 C type batteies, 2 pen drives, 2 boom boxes, recording of the sound of the sea in Lisboa area, recording sound of the sea in Rio de Janeiro
999 x 999 cm

Do fundo do mar não se percebia as diferenças, 2012-2018
2 bricks, 12 C type batteies, 2 pen drives, 2 boom boxes, recording of the sound of the sea in Lisboa area, recording sound of the sea in Rio de Janeiro
999 x 999 cm

Native People of the Pacific World: dispositif XXXIV, 2015
Oil, oil pastel, pigment, gouache, and spray on printed Hahnemühle Monet canvas and wood
53,5 x 52 cm

Native People of the Pacific World: dispositif XXXIV, 2015
Oil, oil pastel, pigment, gouache, and spray on printed Hahnemühle Monet canvas and wood
53,5 x 52 cm

Native People of the Pacific World: dispositif XXXVI, 2015
Oil, oil pastel, pigment, gouache, and spray on printed Hahnemühle Monet canvas and wood
55 x 52,5 cm

Native People of the Pacific World: dispositif XXXVI, 2015
Oil, oil pastel, pigment, gouache, and spray on printed Hahnemühle Monet canvas and wood
55 x 52,5 cm

blooming blown burning bright, of figures and peoples feel no fright , 2021
Oil, spray paint, tempera, gouache and golden aluminium on linen
165 x 100 x 3 cm

blooming blown burning bright, of figures and peoples feel no fright , 2021
Oil, spray paint, tempera, gouache and golden aluminium on linen
165 x 100 x 3 cm

have you heard the one about the sea and the sun?, 2021
Oil, spray paint, tempera, gouache, oil pastel, and golden aluminium metal on linen
235 x 190 x 7 cm

have you heard the one about the sea and the sun?, 2021
Oil, spray paint, tempera, gouache, oil pastel, and golden aluminium metal on linen
235 x 190 x 7 cm

Exhibitions

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