JORGE QUEIROZ (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 contaminates and influence each other.
His self-fictionalized scenarios are not inhabited by any organization or hierarchy, subverting the relationship figure-background or interior-exterior in an intimate and personal imaginary. It has been a constant in his work the absence of linguistics and a narrative linearity. Queiroz has been developing its own universe; an enigmatic, extravagant and even alchemical one.
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 (Germany) 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), 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 (Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), MAAT/EDP Collection (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon), SFMOMA (Museum of Modern Art, São Francisco, São Francisco, EUA), Serralves Foundation (Oporto), Calouste Gulbenkian Collection (Lisbon), FRAC (Fonds National D’Art Contemporain, Paris, France), FLAD (Luso-American Development Foundation), Caixa-Geral de Depósitos Collection (Lisbon), Deutsche Bank (Germany), PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon), Carmona e Costa Foundation (Lisbon), Portuguese State Contemporary Art Collection (Lisbon), Carré d’Art Musée d’Art Contemporain, (Nîmes, France), CaixaFórum (Madrid, Spain), Banco Privado Português (Portugal), Portugal Telecom, La Banque Postale (Paris, France), Ilídio Pinho Foundation (Oporto), o FRAC Haute-Normandie (Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France), Helga de Alvear Foundation (Spain), Oberrauch-Zitt (Bolzano, Italy), Per Amor a l’Art (Valencia, Spain), Daniel et Florence Guerlain Collection (France), among others.