João Ferro Martins

Exhibition view, "Ensaio para uma Comunidade", curated by Paulo Mendes, MAAT, Lisbon, 2021

Exhibition view, "Ensaio para uma Comunidade", curated by Paulo Mendes, MAAT, Lisbon, 2021

Exhibition view, "Eternally Collapsing Objects", Pavilhão Branco, Municipal Galleries, Lisbon, 2020

Exhibition view, "Eternally Collapsing Objects", Pavilhão Branco, Municipal Galleries, Lisbon, 2020

Exhibition view, "Eternally Collapsing Objects", Pavilhão Branco, Municipal Galleries, Lisbon, 2020

Exhibition view, "Eternally Collapsing Objects", Pavilhão Branco, Municipal Galleries, Lisbon, 2020

Exhibition view, "Constellations III", Berardo Museum, Lisbon, 2020. (photo: Rita Carmo)

Exhibition view, "Constellations III", Berardo Museum, Lisbon, 2020. (photo: Rita Carmo)

Exhibition view, "condition report", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2020.

Exhibition view, "condition report", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2020.

Exhibition view, "Fermata", CAPC, Coimbra, 2019

Exhibition view, "Fermata", CAPC, Coimbra, 2019

Exhibition view "La cosa che vuoi dirmi è bella o brutta?", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2014

Exhibition view "La cosa che vuoi dirmi è bella o brutta?", 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2014

João Ferro Martins (Santarém, 1979), graduated in Fine Arts at ESAD, Caldas da Rainha. Lives and works in Lisbon. Three-dimensional constructions, production related to painting and relations with the area of sound form the framework of his artistic practice. He also develops various actions that include spoken word, performance and video. His work is concerned with processes where ideas, memories, symptoms and other immaterial aspects find their substance, their particular physical existence, through the manipulation of objects from everyday life and musical culture. Recent solo shows include: Eternally Collapsing Objects, curated by Tobi Maier, Pavilhão Branco (Galerias Municipais de Lisboa), Lisbon (2020); condition report, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2020); Fermata, CAPC, Coimbra (2019); Sotille sfumatura di rumore, 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2020).  Important collective exhibitions include: Teve presença em exposições coletivas como: Ensaio para uma Comunidade, curated by Paulo Mendes, MAAT, Lisbon, PT (2021); Dear Image (Part I), 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, PT (2020); Constelações III, Museu Berardo, Lisboa (2020); O que não temos podemos criar, curated by Kasia Sobczak & PADA Studios, Fábrica Tinco, Barreiro, PT (2020); Wait, Berardo Musem, Lisbon (2019); Ciclo Cosmo/Política #2 – Conflito e Unidade, Museum of Neo-Realism, Vila Franca de Xira (2018); Germinal – O Núcleo Cabrita Reis na Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP, MAAT, Lisbon (2018); THEM OR US! Um Projecto de Ficção Científica Social e Política, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto (2017); Artistas comprometidos? Talvez, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2014); Prémio EDP Novos Artistas Fundação EDP, Porto (2013); Visões do Desterro, Caixa Cultural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013); I wish this was a song, Music in Contemporary Art, Nasjonalmuseet, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo (2012); 7 Artistas ao 10º Mês, F.C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2008). Co-creator and interpreter on-stage of: O Declive e a Inclinação and A Morte nos Olhos with Alexandre Pieroni Calado. Producing original soun themes for theatre and film since 2013. Cenography and figurines for the play O limpo e o sujo by Vera Mantero, 2016. Co-founder of the collective A kills B, with Hugo Canoilas, which was present in Nam June Paik Art Center, Seul, 2008; exhibited the project A mata B at F.C.Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2012; and performed at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013. Co-founder, along with André Tasso e Bruno Humberto, of the improv music project, Catarata. Relevant collections: Fundação EDP, Portugal; Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, Portugal; Bjorn & Gundorph Collection, Denmark; Coleção Nasjonalmuseet, Noway; Marin Gaspar Collection, Portugal.

Selected works

Pioneer PL-100, 2020, Impressão 3D sobre plinto contraplacado ,
80 x 50 x 50 cm

Pioneer PL-100, 2020, Impressão 3D sobre plinto contraplacado ,
80 x 50 x 50 cm

Volumétrie magenta, 2020
Industrial enamel on iron,
200 x 42 x 42 cm

Volumétrie magenta, 2020
Industrial enamel on iron,
200 x 42 x 42 cm

Untitled, 2019, Various objects, 235 x 340 cm

Untitled, 2019, Various objects, 235 x 340 cm

Compêndio #45, 2017, acrylic on bone, stainless steel shelf,
4,50 x 20 x 7,50 cm

Compêndio #45, 2017, acrylic on bone, stainless steel shelf,
4,50 x 20 x 7,50 cm

Instead of / Em vez, 2017, fabric on canvas, acrylic, postal, cardboard, pb printing and Polaroid instant film on canvas, some offset printing frames,
150 x 225 cm

Instead of / Em vez, 2017, fabric on canvas, acrylic, postal, cardboard, pb printing and Polaroid instant film on canvas, some offset printing frames,
150 x 225 cm

Disques colorés (ocre) / Discos coloridos (ocre), 2017
acrylic on vinyl records, aluminum frame, 150 x 30 x 3 cm

Disques colorés (ocre) / Discos coloridos (ocre), 2017
acrylic on vinyl records, aluminum frame, 150 x 30 x 3 cm

Marquise, 2017, Wood, laminated chipboard, easel, aluminium, fiberglass, nylon rope, spring, ceramic, hardware, 176 x 74 x 10 cm

Marquise, 2017, Wood, laminated chipboard, easel, aluminium, fiberglass, nylon rope, spring, ceramic, hardware, 176 x 74 x 10 cm

Light System, 2015, Aluminium, light projectors, coloured light bulbs, earth globe, electric extension, multiple extension, plug triple, electrical cables, brass chain, 53 x 170 x 22 cm

Light System, 2015, Aluminium, light projectors, coloured light bulbs, earth globe, electric extension, multiple extension, plug triple, electrical cables, brass chain, 53 x 170 x 22 cm

Untitled, 2014, Bike fenders, synthetic foliage, plastic clamp, 45 x 60 x 20 cm

Untitled, 2014, Bike fenders, synthetic foliage, plastic clamp, 45 x 60 x 20 cm

Criatura #1/ #2 / #3, 2012, Acrylic on off-set print, 29 x 21 cm

Criatura #1/ #2 / #3, 2012, Acrylic on off-set print, 29 x 21 cm

Compendium #2, 2010, marble, ping pong ball, walnut, tennis ball, 1,5 cm / 3,5 cm / 4 cm / 6 cm (diameters)

Compendium #2, 2010, marble, ping pong ball, walnut, tennis ball, 1,5 cm / 3,5 cm / 4 cm / 6 cm (diameters)

Soundpiece#2, 2009, Lighting tripod, speaker, umbruella, amplifier, MP3 Player, Sound 4´ (10´ loop), 210 x 100 x 100 cm

Soundpiece#2, 2009, Lighting tripod, speaker, umbruella, amplifier, MP3 Player, Sound 4´ (10´ loop), 210 x 100 x 100 cm

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