Artist

João Vilhena

Born in Beja, 1973 and lives in Lives and works in Paris

Graduated from Villa Arson, Vilhena practices drawing and painting from a neoconceptual position. His work is and has always been, led by the interest he takes in the role of the beholder. For the artist, a work is made by the look upon it, which activates it and creates its meaning. A virtuoso of the pencil and the word, João Vilhena feints, hides, substitutes, and disguises without ever unveiling what lies beyond. To this purpose, he uses different means like optical illusions, trompe l’oeils or anamorphoses, as well as works’ titles spoonerisms, anagrams, and other word games.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Rincontrarsi a Venezia
The inaugural exhibition
05 Jun 2021 - 17 Jul 2021
Spazio Berlendis
Venice
Exhibitions
Drawing – Dessin – Disegno
An online project featuring works by Fritz Panzer and João Vilhena

13 Feb 2021 - 10 Apr 2021
Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Paris
Exhibitions
Instructions Pour Couper les Ficelles
The group exhibition investigates what happens in the backstage of an artwork's production
22 Oct 2020 - 05 Dec 2020
Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Paris
Exhibitions
The Collection Of Mr. X, the Man Who Lived 500 Years
Curated by Joana P. R. Neves, the group exhibition features works by four contemporary artists related to the vicissitudes of the mysterious Mr. X
28 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
Alberta Pane, Venice
Venice
Exhibitions
Les yeux qui louchent
The second show at recently opened Venetian space by Alberta Pane, featuring works by Igor Eškinja, Fritz Panzer, Manuela Sedmach, Michele Spanghero and João Vilhena, curated by Daniele Capra.
30 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Alberta Pane, Venice
Venice
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