Paulo Quintas

Paulo Quintas

Paulo Quintas (1966) lives and works in Torres Vedras, Portugal. In 2009, he obtained a PhD in Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University. He also has a post-graduation (2005) and bachelor’s degree (1997), both in Painting, from that institution.

In 1999 he was awarded a short-term scholarship to New York sponsored by Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento. Between 1990 and 2001, he obtained two fellowships in Plastic Research from Centro Nacional de Cultura and from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. In 1990, Paulo Quintas was one of the nominees on the first edition of the Painting Award from União Latina with Pedro Calapez (awarded) and Ivo Pires.

Amongst the long list of his solo exhibitions, we may highlight: “Paulo Quintas: All Titles are wrong”, his antological exhibition at Cordoaria Nacional, curated by Isabel Carlos (Lisbon, 2018); “Untitled”, at Museu Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações (Lisbon, 2016); “Abstract 1987-2015”, at Espaço Concas, Centro de Artes (Caldas da Rainha, 2015); “Em Baixo Fica a Fonte”, at Montanha Central, Museu Nacional de História Natural (Lisbon, 1995).

He has been part of group exhibitions in Portugal and aborad since 1995, namely: “Periplos/Arte Portugues de Hoy – Luciano Benetton Collection”, CAC Málaga – Centro de Arte Contemporâneo de Málaga, Málaga (Spain, 2016); “(Art) Amalgamated”, ArtHamptons 2013, New York (USA, 2013); “The Artfair Pusan through Art Amalgamated” (South Korea, 2013); “Projecto Viarco”, Museu da Presidência da República, Lisbon (Portugal, 2009); “Salon Européen des Jeunes Créateurs”, Montrouge (France, 2002); “1986-2002 – ZOOM, Colecção de Arte Contemporânea da Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento: uma selecção”, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto (Portugal, 2002).

His work is present in private collections in Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Moreover, he is also represented in several institutional collections, Fundação PLMJ, BANIF MAIS, Culturgest and Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual.


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