Jorge Queiroz

JORGE QUEIROZ (Lisbon, 1966) lives and works in Lisbon.

The post-symbolic universe of Jorge Queiroz crosses drawing and painting into a diachronic dialogue in which both artistic practices contaminate and influence each other.

In Jorge Queiroz’s work, drawing seems to happen at every moment. Throughout his paintings, evanescence — of line, form, figure and matter — moves immemorial and timeless images. Sometimes seemingly fleeting, sometimes languid and slow, the artist’s painting appears and flows as if diluting itself in a vision where the depth of field and the saturation of perception change unpredictably, giving the works a kind of enigmatic strangeness in a perpetual pictorial and elemental intrigue.

He has studied in Ar.CO, Royal College of Arts in London and, in 1997, the artist enrolled at the School of Visual Arts, New York, living there for the next six years. In 2004, Queiroz moved to Berlin.

One should highlight his presence in Venice Biennale in 2003 and São Paulo Biennale in 2004 (by invitation of Francesco Bonami and Alfons Hug, respectively). In 2006, he participated in the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art and in Rennes Biennial (France) in 2016.

He has exhibited in institutions such as Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), MUDAM (Musée d’Art Moderne-Duc Jean, Luxembourg), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Serralves Museum (Oporto), FRAC  Île-de-France Le Plateau (Paris, France), Walhof Museum (Bielefeld, Germany), FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine La MÉCA (Bordeaux, France), Carmona e Costa Foundation (Lisbon), Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), FRAC Haute-Normandie (Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France), Lisbon Museum and Zé dos Bois Gallery (Lisbon).

Queiroz is represented in several particular and institutional art collections like MoMA; Centre Georges Pompidou; MAAT/EDP Foundation Collection; SFMOMA (Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco); Serralves Foundation; Calouste Gulbenkian Collection; FRAC (Fonds National D’Art Contemporain); FLAD; Caixa-Geral de Depósitos Collection; Deutsche Bank; PLMJ Foundation; Carmona e Costa Foundation; Portuguese State Contemporary Art Collection – CACE; Carré d’Art Musée d’Art Contemporain; CaixaFórum;  Banco Privado Português; Portugal Telecom; La Banque Postale; Ilídio Pinho Foundation; o FRAC Haute-Normandie; Helga de Alvear Foundation; Oberrauch-Zitt; Per Amor a l’Art; Daniel et Florence Guerlain Collection; Fundación Mario Losantos del Campo, among others.