João Louro at Atelier Museu Júlio Pomar
June 17, 2018
João Louro is featured in the exhibition, What can art do? 50 years of May 1968 Atelier Museu Júlio Pomar in Lisbon, Portugal. This exhibition recalls and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the French student movement. This revolutionary dynamic spread to various sectors of society, revealing a fundamental moment for the definition of contemporary life – less so in terms of the legislative and political changes produced in the immediate aftermath, but more prominently by the way in which the old hierarchical, classicist and authoritarian social order was questioned.
João Louro at Museu de Serralves
June 5, 2018
João Louro is featured in the exhibition Zéro de Conduite at Museu de Serralves in Porto, Portugal. Incorrigible, undesirable, unruly — what conduct does the museum repress? Zéro de Conduite presents gestures of irreverence or disobedience in the Serralves Collection, either directed at institutions such as the school or the museum, or forms of suppression or control. From irony and subterfuge, to the disrespect for the rules of proper taste or good behaviour, the exhibition looks to the potential of acting against the norm. As intractable subjects, disagreeable images, and ungovernable objects, the works on view reflect a complex variety of strategies employed — from theft as appropriation, to the refusal of the conventions of art — as artistic and spatial forms of resistance.
João Louro at Centro de Artes de Águeda
May 30, 2018
João Louro is featured in the exhibition Because I am another: Works of the Norlinda and José Lima Collection at Centro Artes de Águenda. The exhibition presents works from the collection which express political or historical significance. Taking its title from a passage of a poem by French writer Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud, “because I am another,” the exhibition seeks to evoke the complexities of these words, either directly or metaphorically, on a visual, intellectual, emotional and spiritual level.
João Louro's work joins permanent collection exhibition at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
April 18, 2018
The reorganization of the modern collection of the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian created a permanent exhibition revolving around a thematic nuclei. The works in the exhibition are to be renewed three times a year, showing the works that the museum keeps in reserves. This initial reorganization of the modern collection introduces 94 new pieces into the permanent exhibition, including João Louro’s Cover #03 (Brave New World), which was acquired by the museum in 2014.
João Louro at Porta 14
April 5, 2018
João Louro is the subject of a solo exhibition at Porta 14, a project space housed in the Atelier Calçada do Correio Velho and hosted by Pedro Pacheco Architecture Studio. Located in Lisbon, the space opens to the street and hosts rotating exhibitions showcasing works of art and architecture.
João Louro at Municipal Gallery of Porto
March 18, 2018
João Louro is featured in the exhibition Germinal at Galeria Municipal do Porto. This exhibition shows, for the first time, 60 works from Cabrita Reis Collection, acquired in 2015 by EDP Foundation. With a vast and solid representation of the 90s generation of Portuguese artists, as well as artists from earlier and later generations, the exhibition shows defining works by over 30 artists, revealing the visionary and attentive eye not only of the artist, but of the art collector Pedro Cabrita Reis.
Julião Sarmento in Black Box: Museu Imaginário, Curated by João Louro
June 8, 2017
Julião Sarmento is included in the exhibition Black Box: Museu Imaginário at the Museu do Caramulo in Caramulo, Portugal. The exhibition, curated by João Louro, includes the work of 6 of the most important Portuguese contemporary artists: Fernanda Fragateiro, João Queiroz, José Pedro Croft, Julião Sarmento, Miguel Ângelo Rocha and Rui Chafes.
Christopher Grimes Gallery at ARCO Madrid
January 22, 2017
Christopher Grimes Gallery will be participating in ARCO Madrid, Spain's leading international contemporary art fair, from February 22-26. The gallery will be featuring Antonio Ballester Moreno, Kota Ezawa, Gianfranco Foschino, Veronika Kellndorfer, João Louro and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle.