Henrique Pavão (Lisbon, 1991) lives and works in Lisbon.
His work is focused on issues of entropy, loss, anachronism, story-telling and temporality, reflecting an interest and use of the archaeology of conceptual movements, connected to a sophisticated, poetical and cinematic use of 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 the 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 MAAT – The Museum of Art Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra), Galeria Municipal do Porto (Oporto), SE8 Gallery (London), UMA LULIK_ (Lisbon), Anozero (Coimbra Biennial), Culturgest Porto (Oporto), Appleton Square (Lisbon) KHM Gallery (Malmö) and at The Royal Academy of Arts (Stockholm), among others.
Pavão’s work is represented in public and private collections in Portugal, Germany and Canada.