HENRIQUE PAVÃO (Lisbon, 1991) lives and works in Lisbon.
His work is focused on issues of entropy, loss, anachronism, storytelling and temporality, reflecting an interest and use of the archaeology of conceptual movements, connected to a sophisticated, poetic and cinematic use of sensitive processes. His work circles through different media (sculpture, film / video, photography and sound), often with a concern for each medium’s specific processes and mechanisms, taken as the mark of its temporality or even its history.
Pavão has studied Sculpture in Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon and obtained his Masters in Fine Arts from the Malmö Art Academy in 2016 (Professor Joachim Koester). He received grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2015), and the Royal Academy of Arts Stockholm (2016). In 2016, he was awarded with the Edstrandska Stiftelsens Prize and shortlisted for the Novo Banco Revelação Award from Serralves Foundation. In 2019, Pavão was shortlisted for the 13th edition of the EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award.
His work has been recently exhibited at the FRAME section of Frieze New York 2021, Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar (Lisbon), Galeria Bruno Múrias (Lisbon), MAAT – The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra), Galeria Municipal do Porto (Porto), SE8 Gallery (London), Anozero (Coimbra Biennial), Culturgest Porto (Porto), Appleton Square (Lisbon), KHM Gallery (Malmö) and at The Royal Academy of Arts (Stockholm), among others.