Hugo Canoilas

1977 geboren in Lissabon / born in Lisbon (PT)

lebt und arbeitet in Wien / lives and works in Vienna (AT)

1995/2001 Hons B.A. in ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, PT
2004/2006 Master in Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Einzelausstellungen / Solo Exhibitions

2021
Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, AT.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, PT.

2020
Cnidarian Polyps Repaired by the Eye of the Observer, Serralves Museum, Porto, PT.
Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2020, mumok, Wien, AT.

2019
Before the beginning and after the end - Hugo Canoilas and Julio Pomar, curated by Sara Matos. Atelier-Museum Julio Pomar, Lisbon, PT. (cat.)
D’aprés Marie Rognon, La Tôlerie, Clermont- Ferrand, FR.

2018
Simondon versus Burian, Las Palmas, Lisbon, PT.
Oh spider, big spider! Do you bring the cure spider?, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, PT.

2017
Can it be that it was all so simple then, Galeria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT.

2016
Under the Volcano, MNAC_Sonae Art Cycles. Curated by Emília Tavares. Chiado Museum Lisbon, PT.
Unfaithful to Daydreams, Workplace London, UK.
Amo-te na boca, Galeria Quadrado Azul. Lisbon, PT.
Morte sem Fim, MNAC_Sonae Art Cycles. Curated by Emília Tavares. Negrais quarry, PT.
Lava Grotto, A.V. Festival, curated by Rebbeca Shatwell. Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
I’ll devour your eyes, Galerie Andreas Hueber, Vienna, AT.

2015
Passos dias a voar, Galeria Quadrado Azul. Porto, PT.
The sun in darkness, Weingruell Gallery, Karlsruhe, DE.
Someone a long time ago now, curated by Sophia Hao. Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK (cat).
Dinosaur paintings, LA contemporary with Workplace gallery, Los Angeles, US.

2014
Mirror seas, Discoveries section with Workplace Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong, HK.

2013
Fierce: Riding the wave fiercely with no fear, Workplace Gallery London, London, UK.
Ve.sch, Gallery Nosbaum&Reding, Luxembourg, LU.
Wound, Ve.Sch, Vienna, AT.
Spirit of the air, Wiener Art Foundation hosted by Kunstbuero, Vienna, AT.
Magma, Workplace Gallery, Newcastle, UK.

2012
Paradise Birds - 30th São Paulo Biennial - A iminência das poéticas, curated by Luiz Perez Oramas, Tobi Maier, André Severo and Isabela Villanueva; Museum Casa do Bandeirante, São Paulo, BR (catalogue and publication).
The isle of the dead, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Porto. PT

2011
Spoken words and white walls, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, PT.
Provisoriamente Definitivos ou definitivamente Provisórios, CCVF Guimarães, Guimarães, PT (catalogue).
Opere nomadi, Galeria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT.
Untitled (we can be altogether), curated by José Quaresma, MNAC - Chiado Museum, Lisbon, PT (catalogue).

2010
A painting is getting its kicks, 1M3, Lausanne, CH.
To fall in height, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, LX .

2009
A corridor between M and K, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Porto, PT (catalogue).
Paisagens, Certamen Explum, Puerto Lumbreras, ES (catalogue).

2008
Endless Killing, curated by Chus Martinez. Huarte Contemporary Art Center, ES (catalogue).
Labyrinth, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, LU.
Peinture , Sculpture, Architecture, Politique, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon. PT.

2007
Vota Octávio Pato - Ten reasons to be a member, curated by Tobi Maier. Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt. DE.

2006
Propaganda, Workplace gallery, Gateshead/Newcastle. U.K.
English paintings and other works, Painting Gallery of the King D. Luís. Ajuda Palace, Lisbon. PT.

2005
My fathers house, curated by Delfim Sardo, CCB - Belém Cultural Centre, Lisbon. PT.

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020
satellite lV – on sculpture, Galerie Martin Janda im Hochhaus Herrengasse, Vienna, AT.
FACTS 'N' FIGURES, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna, AT.
satellite ll, Galerie Martin Janda im Hochhaus Herrengasse, Vienna, AT.

2019
Sequences Real Time Art Festival, curated by Oliver Basciano. Rejkavik Arts Festival, Reikjavik, IS.
Negative Hands, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, PT.

2018
The world starts at 5.47, curated by Paula Cristina Loura and Sandra Vieira Jūrgens, Neo Realism Museum, Vila Franca de Xira, PT. (catalogue).
The future is not what is going to happen but what we are going to do, Arco Future Section. Curated by Chus Martinez , Elise Lammer and Rosa Lléo. Arco Madrid, Madrid, ES (catalogue).
The voice of artists, curated by Miguel von Haffe Perez Porto Metro stations,Porto, PT.

2017
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989-2017 - Kunsthalle Wien curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Kunsthalle Wien, AT.
QAXXX (P3), curated by Miguel Von Hafe Perez, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Porto, PT.
4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art - New Literacy, curated by João Ribas, Ekaterinburg, RU (catalogue).
This is the sea, curated by Mohammad Salemy, ArtMonte-Carlo.
Silly Symphony, Hoast, Vienna, AT.
Constructing Paradise, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York, USA.

2016
QAXXX (P2), curated by Miguel Von Hafe Perez, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Porto, PT.
QAXXX (P1) curated by Miguel Von Hafe Perez, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, PT.
Transitioning Spaces, curated by Jade Niklai, Art + Text Budapest, Budapest, HU.
Transitory materials - works from the PLMJ Foundation curated by João Silvério, SNBA, Lisbon, PT (catalogue).

2015
A foreign encounter, curated by Wolfgang Weileder, Galerie FOE 156, Munich, DE.
Colore Uniti, curated by Angela Stief at Vienna Fair, Wien Messe, Vienna, AT
Another destination, curated by Stefan Bidner for Parallel Wien, Alte Post, Vienna, AT
Crocodile, curated by Jannis Varelas and Chris Rosa. Autocenter, Berlin, DE
Arquipélago, curated by Paulo Mendes at Matadouro, Porto, PT
Ficarra Contemporary Divan, curated by Giovane Iovane and Francesco Lucifora, Ficarra, IT (catalogue).
Dio Horia in Mykonos, curated by Marina Vranopoulou, Dio Horia, GR
Import Export, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna, AT
Dromosphere, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT.
Cold places, Galerie Andreas Hueber, Vienna, AT.
Granpallazzo, curated by Ilaria Gianni. Palazzo Rospigliosi , Zaragolo, Rome. IT.
Destination Wien, curated by Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT.
Ciao!, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT.
Lesen, curated by Ingeborg Strobl. Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, AT.(catalogue)
Time and mode, curated by Paulo Mendes and Emília Tavares,. Pavilhão 31, Lisbon, PT. (catalogue)

2014
A cadavre exquis for the XXI century, curated by Nuno Faria. SNBA, Lisbon, PT.
Satellite satellite, Workplace Gallery London. London, UK.
When elephants come marching in, curated by Mark Kremer. De Appel, Amsterdam. NL.
Freedom, curated by António Olaio at Colégio das Artes of Coimbra University, Coimbra, PT. (catalogue)
Wildwuchs: in den Straßen und an den Körpern, curated by Vitus Weh at Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerz, AT.
Syllabus #1 talking about art and life at Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT.
God Is Not Enough, curated by Katharina Heistinger at Drachengasse Theatre, Vienna, AT.
Arbeiter kerht aim - Hugo Canoilas and Giannis Varelas, curated by Katharina Schendl, Josef Kai 3; Vienna, AT.
Dinosaur paintings, Workplace Gallery - Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA.

2013
General Strike, Dienstag Abend at The Mews Project and ArtReview project space, London, UK.
Untitled, at Galerie Kamm, Berlin, DE (publication).
Parallel Vienna 2013, curated by Amer Abbas, Vienna, AT.
Was ist Kunst? - Mirrors of Production, curated by Tobi Maier Jaqueline Martins Gallery, São Paulo, BR (publication).
On Things - On Minds, curated by Stijn Lernhout and Fabian Seiz. Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, AT.

2012
Are you still awake?, curated by Emília Tavares. MNAC - Chiado Museum, Lisbon. PT
Drawing quote, curated by Nick Oberthaler, Pigna Project, Rome, IT.
Porta Nigra, curated by Mark Kremer . Gallery Hidde van Seggelen, London, UK (catalogue)
Critical Alliances, organized by Marcus Proschek, Ekaterina Shapiro and Wolfgang Obermaier. HDLU – Croatian Artists Association, Zagreb, HR.
Strata, curated by Francesco Sttochi, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, AT.
Infinit tasks, curated by Paulo Pires do Vale, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. PT (catalogue)
Beyond History, curated by Nuno Faria at José de Guimarães International Art Center, Guimarães. PT. (catalogue)
CCC _ Collecting Collections and Concepts, curated by Paulo Mendes, European Capital of Culture, ASA Factory, Guimarães, PT. (catalogue)

2011
Wallpaperism, curated by Nick Oberthaler, Motel Campo, Carouge\Geneva, CH, (catalogue).
ESAD 90 -10. 20 years of Fine Arts, Somafre building , Lisbon. PT, (catalogue).
NeoSI: neue Situationiste Inter...nationale, Curated by Amer Abbas. Shattendorf Kunstverein, AT.
Just photography, curated by Bruce Haines, Martos Gallery New York. EUA.
The days of this society are numbered, curated by Miguel Amado, Abrons Art Center, New York. EUA.

2010
A painting is getting its kicks, Galerie 1M3, Lausanne, CH.
Originalfunktional, curated by Stefan Bidner, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna. AT.
Bienal PortugalArte10 - Personal freedom, curated by Johannes Vanderbeek, Pavilhão de Portugal Lisbon. PT
Entre Muros (Junho das Artes 10), curated by Filipa Oliveira, Óbidos. PT.
Povo/ People , curated by João Manuel dos Santos, José Neves, João Pinharanda, and Diana Adringa. EDP Foundation - Museu da Electricidade. Lisboa, PT (catalogue).
Como um rumor do mar dentro de um búzio, curated by Nuno Faria, Allgarve'10. Convento do Espírito Santo Gallery, Loulé, PT.
Drawing Time, curated by Marie Cozette, Galerie Poirel Nancy - FRAC Lorraine, Metz. FR.
(geometric), curated by Giovanni Iovane and Alessandra Pace at Enrico Astuni Studio, Bologna, IT (catalogue).
The Curve Line: Roaming around Pancho Guedes’ drawing, curated by Nuno Faria and Pedro Ressano Garcia, Allgarve, Vilamoura, PT (catalogue).
Diamonds on the shoe’s sole, Galeria 102-100, Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, PT.
Don't stand so close to me, curated by Katharina Schendel and Ludwig Kittinger. Ragnarhof, Vienna, AT.

2009
KAAP, curated by Mark Kremer at Fort Ruigehoek, Utrecht, NL.
De Malangatana a Pedro Cabrita Reis – obras da CGD, curated by Jurgen Bock, CCC - Caldas da Rainha, Centro Cultural de Sines and Mosteiro de Tibães, PT.
Opções e futuros - obras da Colecção PLMJ, curated by Miguel Amado, Museu da Cidade, Lisboa, PT, (catalogue).
Republic or the Peoples’s theatre - Estados gerais. Espaço A/C, Lisboa, PT, (catalogue).
Landscape, Gallerie Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg. LU.
2008
All my favourite singers couldn ́t sing..., Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK.
8th Gyumri Biennial – parallel histories. Portuguese representation curated by Maria do Mar. Gyumri, Armenia. AR (publication).
Articulações, curated by Nuno Faria, Allgarve - organized by Serralves Museum, Antiga Fábrica da Cerveja, Faro. PT, (catalogue).
Second nature, curated by Sabine Dorscheid, Dexia Bank, Luxembourg and Domaine de Chamarande , Chamarande. FR, (catalogue).
Finisterra, curated by Maria do Mar, Centro Cultural S. Bartolomeu, São Bartolomeu. PT, (catalogue).

2007
Dear painter paint me... with heart and reason, curated by Kaszás Tamás. Trafó Contemporay Art Center, Budapest. HU.
Antimonuments, curated by Miguel von Hafe Perez, AH Arte Contemporânea Gallery, Viseu. PT.
More light than heat, curated by Jonathan Carrol, The Basement Gallery Town Hall, Dundalk, IR.
Na vidraca há o ruído do diverso, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon, PT.

2005
I.d.e.a.london, curated by the finalists of the MA Curating Goldsmith , ICA - Institut of Contemporary Art, London. UK.

2004
O um e o outro, curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Casa das Artes, Tavira, PT.
Pintura, Galveias Palace, Lisbon, PT.
Daniel Barroca, Gonçalo Barreiros, Hugo Canoilas e Virginia Mota, Bartolomeu 5, Lisbon, PT.

2003
Work, curated by Miguel Amado, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, PT (catalogue).
7 artists at the 10th month, curated by Miguel Amado, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. PT (catalogue). Arte dos artistas, curated by António Pinto Ribeiro, Culturgest, Lisbon, PT (catalogue).
Continuação 3 - desenhos no século, curated by João Pinharanda, EDP Foundation at Sociedade Nacional das Belas Artes, Lisbon. PT (catalogue).

Preise & Stipendien / Awards & Grants

2020
Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2020

2008
Funding from the Triparty agreement (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Institute - Cultural Ministery and Luso American Foundation) to the Vota Octávio Pato exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein. Frankfurt. DE.Funding from the British Arts Council to the Vota Octávio Pato exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein. Frankfurt. DE.Funding from the Triparty agreement (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Institute – Cultural Ministery and Luso American Foundation) to the Propaganda exhibition at Workplace Gallery, Newcastle. UK.

2004/2006
Schoolarship from the Fine Art Service of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the Master in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London. UK.

2003
Funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to “Margens” exhibition at Montijo Town Hall gallery, PT.

2002
1st prize, Francisco Wandschneider Award, ANJE, Porto. PT.

2001
1st prize for photography, Jov’ arte, Loures