Artists

João Penalva

João Penalva, born in 1949 in Lisbon, is a Portuguese artist who has been living in the UK since his studies at the Chelsea School of Art in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. His career as a visual artist developed out of his early work as a dancer, where he collaborated with Pina Bausch and Gerhard Bohner. Today, his artistic work primarily focuses on storytelling through the composition of images and elaborate, often beguiling narratives. Penalva is best known for his large-scale, mixed-media installations, as well as his more intimate works with video and slide projections, sound, drawing, painting, and found materials. Through his mixed-media approach, Penalva explores different forms of narrative as well as the relationships between images, text, language, and sound. Penalva’s storytelling is often fractured, presenting juxtaposed narrative elements, which allow the viewers agency in their interpretation.

João Penalva has been teaching at the Malmö Art Academy at the University of Lund since 2002. Penalva was awarded the DAAD Berlin Artist’s Residency in 2003. He represented Portugal at the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (1996) and the Biennale di Venezia (2001). Solo exhibitions include Trondheim Kunstmuseum (2014), Kunsthallen Brandts (2012), Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (2011), Lunds Konsthall (2010), Irish Museum of Modern Art (2006), Serralves Museum and Ludwig Museum in Budapest (2005), The Power Plant (2003), Rooseum, Malmö (2002), and Camden Arts Centre, London, and Tramway, Glasgow (2000). Group exhibitions include the Wellcome Collection (2017), Museum Folkwang and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2015), Tate Modern (2014), K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2012), Haus der Kunst (2011), Hayward Gallery (2010), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2007), MUDAM, Luxembourg (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (2003), the Biennale of Sydney (2002), and the Berlin Biennale (2001). João Penalva lives and works in London.

 

EDUCATION and TEACHING
since 2002 External Lecturer, Malmö Art Academy, University of Lund
1976–81
BFA and MFA, Chelsea School of Art, London

GRANTS and AWARDS
2009 Bryan Robertson Trust Award, London
2003 DAAD Artists Residency, Berlin
2002 Les Récollets Artists Residency, Paris
2000 Sciart Research Award, London
1980 Study Bursary by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

selected  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
STANLEY, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, Portugal
MUDAM, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, Portugal

2017
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Herr Peter, LOGE, Berlin, Germany
People on Air, Galerie Thomas Schulte (Corner Space), Berlin, Germany

2016
Fifteen dancers and changeable tempo, The National Ballet of Portugal, Teatro Camões, Lisbon, Portugal

2015
L.R. ― Live Relay from the Clock Tower of Porto City Hall, Palácio dos Correios, Porto, Portugal
Simon Lee, London, England

2014
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Trondheim Kunstmusum, Norway

2013
Simon Lee, Hong Kong, China
Les mauvaises herbes du Japon, Sage Paris, Paris, France
Trondheim Kunstmusum, Norway

2012
Works with texts and images, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
The Prize Song, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
12×12 | Die IBB-Videolounge in der Berlinischen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2011
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
CAM – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Simon Lee Gallery, London, England
Chiado 8 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden

2009
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany

2008
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Solar―Galeria de Arte Cinemática, Vila do Conde, Portugal

2007
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England
daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2006
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

2005
Ludwig Museum―Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal

2004
Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany

2003
The Power Plant, Toronto, Canady
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
INIVA Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

2002
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art (with Matts Leiderstam), Malmö, Sweden
The John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

2001
Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
13 quai Voltaire, Caisse des Dépots et Consignations, Paris, England
Pavilion of Portugal, XLIX Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
porta 33, Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal

2000
Public Art Development Trust at The Chapel, Middlesex Hospital, London, England
fig-1, London, England
Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Camden Arts Centre, London, England

1999
Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

1997
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto, Portugal
Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

1996
XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil
Cleveland, London, England
Agostinho Ricon Peres, Oporto, Portugal
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto, Portugal

1995
Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London, England

1993
Galeria Atlântica, Oporto, Portugal

1992
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1991
Galeria Atlântica, Oporto, Portugal

1990
Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão,
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Galeria Atlântica, Oporto, Portugal

1987
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Sala Atlântica, Galeria Nasoni, Oporto, Portugal

1984
Cooperativa Árvore, Oporto, Portugal

1983
Galeria de Arte Moderna, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal
Galeria Roma e Pavia, Oporto, Portugal

 

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Metropolis, Simon Lee Gallery, New York , USA
Whither the Winds, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Quote / Unquote: Appropriation and Dialogue, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, England
Electricity: The Spark of Life , Wellcome Collection, London, England
Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Ornament = Crime?, Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia, Spain
Un certain Regard – Works from the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Institutuo de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal

2016
Trame (Plots) – Reality, Fiction, Art, Cinema, Invention, Spazio Murat, Bari, Italy
View–Master, Aanant & Zoo,
Berlin, Germany
EMAP – Save our Souls: Art for a Time of Urgencies, 9th Ewha international Media Art Presentation, Ewha Womans University Campus, Seoul, Korea
Lines of Dialogue/Linhas de Diálogo, Espaço NOVO BANCO, Lisbon, Portugal
Limited Access: The Sixth Edition,
Aaren Projects, Tehran, Iran
There is no Why, There is no I, Norlinda e José Lima Collection,
Centro de Cultura Contemporânea, Castelo Branco, Portugal

2015
Faux Amis, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England
Drawing Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London, England
La Colección, CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
Déjà-vu. Repetition and Difference, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Theory of the Duende, Fundación Federico García Lorca, Huerta de San Vicente, Granada, Spain
Conflict, Time, Photography, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Albertinum
Conflict, Time, Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Crossovers – A Filmic Exploration of History, Stories and Human Remains, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai China
I (Working Title), Espaço Novo Banco, Lisbon, Portugal
VIDEOEX Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Collection Itineraries: chosen works of the Collection Coca-cola Foundation, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2014/15
Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, England

2014
First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia
A book between two stools, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Stock the sons, Works from the Collection Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Collège de la Voie Chatelâine,
Arcis sur Aube, France

2013
Under the sign of Amadeo. A Century of Art, CAM, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Still – Photography at the Museum
, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Summertime Readings, Cesis Art Festival, Latvia
Languages: Entre la Dire et le Faire,
Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris
Le Corps de l’Absence, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie, Châlons-en-Champagne, France
pensé(z) cinema,
Abbaye St André, Centre d’art contemporain Meymac, Meymac, France
Serralves Collection: Recent Works, Museu Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal

2012
MOVE: Art and Dance since 1960s, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The Edge in Landscape, Towner-The Contemporary Art Museum for South East England, Eastbourne, England
Free Circulation: Works from Serralves Foundation´s Collection, Museu de Arte e Arqueologia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
fotoGRAFISK, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
ARTE PORTUGUESA DO SÉCULO XX 1960 – 2010, MNAC Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Zona Letal, Espaço Vital, Chiado 8, Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot, curated by Andrew Hunt, Focal Point Gallery,
Southend-on-Sea, travelling to Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, mac,
Birmingham, Holden Gallery, Manchester, University of Hertfordshire Galleries and Bedales Gallery, Petersfield, England
Move – Kunst und Tanz seit den 60ern, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Zona Letal, Espaço Vital, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Elvas, Portugal
Light in Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington, USA
Move: Kunst und Tanz seit den 60ern, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
O que pertence e o que não pertence às palavras, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, Portugal
Observers – Revelations, Transits and Distances, The Berardo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Display: Objects, Buildings and Space (Experimentadesign), Palácio Quintela, Lisbon, Portugal
En construcci´n 3, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, Spain
Muito Obrigado – Arte portugués del siglo XXI en la colección Coca-Cola, DA2 – domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Ars Itineris. El viaje en el arte contemporáneo, Museu de l’Art de la Pell, Vic, Spain
Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London, England, travelling to Haus der Kunst, Munich (opening February 2011)
The Glass Delusion, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England
Broken Fall (Geometric), Galeria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy
Tirésias—Video de Artistas Made in Portugal, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay
What happens next is a secret, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

2009
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany
Three Private Views, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Serralves—The Collection, Serralves Museum of Contemporasry Art, Oporto, Portugal
Feedbackstage, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (curated by Fiona Liewehr, in cooperation with Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna)
A Mancha Humana/The Human Stain, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Pequeña historia de la fotografia, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Prison of Love, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain
Lá Fora, Electricity Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

2008
Todas as histórias, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal
part-ilha, Spike Island, Bristol, England
One of these things is not like the other things, 1/9 unosunove arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Lá fora (Artistas Portugueses), Museu da Presidência da República, Viana do Castelo and Lisbon, Portugal
Drawing a Tension—Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
À volta do papel, 100 Artistas, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Oeiras, Portugal
(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear—New Acquisitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
All that cinema, Ludwig MuseumMuseum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Call of the Wild, Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid, Spain          

2007
A propos des lieux d’origine—Portugal agora, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Voyage… Evasion, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Entre a palavra e a imagem, Centro Cultural de Vila Flor, Guimarães, traveling to Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
Descartáveis, Billboard Public Art Project, Lisbon, Portugal
Terra Incognita, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA
Circulação Livre/Toll Free, Teatro Lethes, Faro, Portugal
Cinema Paradiso, ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Fabrice Gygi—Vidéothèque mobile, Frac Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
Résidents, Espace EDF/Electra, Paris, France
Outras Zonas de Contacto, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

2006
Contemporary Portugal, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
De dentro, 6 Portuguese Contemporary Artists, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Around the World in Eighty Days, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts/South London Gallery, London, England
Helga de Alvear—Conceitos para uma colecção, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Eldorado, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Territorio Oeste, Aspectos singulares del arte portugués contemporáneo, Museu de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A Coruña, Spain
Entre a palabra e a imaxe, Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, Spain

2005
Sports illustrated
, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, New York, USA
50 Anos de Arte Portuguesa, Centro de Arte Moderna José Azeredo Perdigão, Fundação Calouste, Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Del Zero al 2005: Perspectivas del Arte en Portugal, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
The Gesture: A Visual Library in Progress, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece;
Quarter, Centro Produzione Arte, Florence, Italy
Itinerarios del Sonido, Plaza del Callao, Madrid, Spain
Thinking of the Outside, St Nicholas Markets, Bristol, England
Infallible, In Search of the Real George Eliot, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Miradas y Conceptos en la colección Helga de Alvear, Museo Estremeño e iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain

2004
Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain
Dorf in die Metropole, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Seminarium, LandKunstLeben, Steinhöfeler, Germany
Half a century of Portuguese Art 1944-2004, MNAC Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
The Dream Island, Noass Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
European portrait 2, XI Rohkunstbau, Groß Leuthen, Germany
Éigse, Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland
Infallible—In Search of the Real George Eliot, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, England
Fotografie-Ausstellung, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
About Corporeality in Editions: Artist Books, Prints and Photography, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

2003
Process—Landscape, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Pegadas de Luz, cGac Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Infallible—In Search of the Real George Eliot, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England
Global Village Garden, LandKunstLeben, Buchholz, Germany
Hiroshima Art Document 2003, The Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima, Japan
Continuare, 5a Bienal da Maia, Maia, Portugal
Prophetic Corners, The 6th Peripheric Biennial, Iasi, Rumania
The Labyrinthine Effect, ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Infallible—In Search of the Real George Eliot, The Gallery at APT, London, England
Under Ground, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, Germany

2002
Tech/No/Zone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Body Power/Power Play, Württenbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Diferença e Conflito, O Século XX nas Coleçções do Museu do Chiado, Museu do ChiadoMuseu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
…confiture demain et confiture hier—Mais jamais confiture aujourd’hui…, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
(The world may be) fantastic, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2001
This side and beyond the dream, Sigmund Freud-Museum, Vienna, Austria
Impresiones, Calcografia Nacional, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Cine y Casi Cine, Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Novas Aquisições e Doações, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Total object complete with missing parts, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Have you got time?, LiebmanMagnan, New York, USA
Berlin Biennale 2, Berlin, Germany
Itazu Litho-Graphik, Museum Haus Kasuya, Tokyo, Japan

2000
More works about buildings and food, Fundição de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal
Art & Industry 2000 Biennial, Christchurch, New Zealand
Initiare, Colecção de Arte Contemprânea IAC/CCB, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Waiting, Mjellby Konstgård, Halmstad, Sweden
Fossick, Sali GIA, London, England

1999
From Where to Here, Göteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Office of Misplaced Events (Temporary Annexe), Lotta Hammer Gallery, London, England
East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England
Dots & Loops, MK Expositieruimte, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fourth Wall, Public Art Development Trust, Royal National Theatre, London, England
Signs of Life, I Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia

1998
Neither/Nor, Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Books as Art, Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham, England
Novas Incorporacións, Fundación ARCO—Colección Permanente, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
La sphère de l’intime, Le Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
Artistas da Galeria, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto, Portugal
Enough, The Tannery, London, England

1997
Anatomias Contemporâneas, Fundição de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal
Enough, Duende, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Urban Mirage, Hiroshima Art Document ’97, Hiroshima, Japan
Summer Collection ’97, South London Gallery, London, England

1995
Peninsulares, Galeria Antoni Estrany, Barcelona, Spain

1994
Colecção Manuel de Brito
, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
The day after tomorrow, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Quando o mundo nos cai em cima, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Every Now and Then, Richard Salmon, London, England

1991
Coincidências, II Jornadas de Arte Contemporânea, Oporto Old Customs House, Oporto, Portugal
Recent British Painting—Arts Council Collection, Royal Festival Hall, London; Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington; University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Oriel Gallery, Mold;
The Drumcroon Gallery, Wigan, England
Gallery Artists, Turske Hue-Williams, London, England
Gallery Artists
, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Five Years, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1990
Four painters from London, Galería Colégio de Arquitectos, Málaga, Spain
Works on Paper, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1989
Eleven Artists, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Um olhar sobre a pintura portuguesa contemporânea, Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal
Berry Street Open Studios, London, England

1987
50 Portraits, Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

1983
Prémio Amadeu de Souza Cardoso, Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal
V Bienal de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
VI Bienal de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
Pintores Portugueses Residentes no Estrangeiro, Galeria Almada Negreios, Secretaria de Estado da Cultura, Lisbon, Portugal

1981
O Papel Como Suporte, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal

1980
Stowells Trophy 1980, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
New Contemporaries, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

 

selected  SCREENINGS

2012
12×12. Die IBB-Videolounge in der Berlinischen Galerie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Apsis Kino Filmprogramm, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany

2008
João PenalvaVideo works, 1999/2007, Auditório Municipal, Vila do Conde, Portugal
João PenalvaVideo works, 1999/2007, Portuguese Cinamathèque, Lisbon, Portugal
João Penalva—Video works, 1999/2007, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal
336 PEK (336 Rivières), Panopticart at Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
The roar of lions, Goethe-Institut, Lisbon, Portugal

2007
The white nightingale, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal

2004
Kitsune and 336 PEK (336 Rivers), Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2003
Kitsune and Interseason, BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
336 PEK (336 Rivers), Open air cinema, Steinhöfeler Park, Steinhöfeler, Germany

2002
João Penalva, Kitsune—Video avond, TENT Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kitsune—The long long story night, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2001
João Penalva—Videos, Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

  • As if she could see him, 2011
    Pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper mounted on Dibond, museum board, oak frames, museum glass

  • Sumiko, 2009
    Piezo pigment auf Dibond, oak frames, museumglas

  • Display (shoes), 2011
    Silver bromide print on Ilford Glossy fibre paper mounted on Dibond, maple frame, museum board, museum glass

  • 16mm Tuscan film spool with an undated, untitled David Evans film for the Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Products Industry Training Board (1), 2011
    C-type print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive mounted on Dibond, museum board, oak frame, museum glass

  • 16mm Tuscan film spool with an undated, untitled film by David Evans for the Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Products Industry Training Board (2), 2011
    C-print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive mounted on Dibond, museum board, oak frame, museum glass

  • Petit Verre, 2007
    Processor automated shadow theatre with sound, wood, fabric, PVC

  • Boots, 2009
    38 x 50.6 cm | 15 x 20 in

  • From Store C-10 (Romantic and Military), 2008
    7 parts work, pigment prints on Innova Natural white ABS rapid prototyped joints paper 310g, hand-painted frame and museum glass

  • London Planes, I, II, III, 2007
    3 parts, photogravures on Somerset paper

  • The Roar of Lions, 2007
    single channel video projection, color, sound, 37 min.

CAPTION

As if she could see him, 2011
Pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper mounted on Dibond, museum board, oak frames, museum glass
framed: 128.5 x 81 x 4 cm | 50 2/3 x 32 x 1 1/2 in
Edition of 1/3 + 1 AP
JPEN/GTS 35

Sumiko, 2009
Piezo pigment auf Dibond, Eichenrahmen, museumglas
128 x 81 cm | 50 1/2 x 32 in
sold

Display (shoes), 2011
Silver bromide print on Ilford Glossy fibre paper mounted on Dibond, maple frame, museum board, museum glass
Framed dimensions: 137,6 x 96,6 x 4 cm
Edition of 1/3 + 1 AP
JPEN/GTS 37

16mm Tuscan film spool with an undated, untitled David Evans film for the Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Products Industry Training Board (1), 2011
C-type print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive mounted on Dibond, museum board, oak frame, museum glass
Framed: 78,8 x 64 x 4 cm | 31 x 25 1/4 x 1 1/2
not available

16mm Tuscan film spool with an undated, untitled film by David Evans for the Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Products Industry Training Board (2), 2011
C-print on Fujicolor Crystal Archive mounted on Dibond, museum board, oak frame, museum glass
framed: 78.8 x 64 x 4 cm | 31 x 25 1/4 x 1 1/2 in
Edition of 1/2 + 1 AP
JPEN/GTS 33

Petit Verre, 2007
Processor automated shadow theatre with sound, wood, fabric, PVC
160 x 61.5 x 63 cm | 63 x 24 1/4 x 24 3/4 in
Edition of 3/3 + 1 AP
not available

Boots, 2009
Silver bromide print on Ilford Glossy fibre paper
38 x 50.6 cm | 15 x 20 in
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
JPEN/GTS 27

From Store C-10 (Romantic and Military), 2008
7 parts work, pigment prints on Innova Natural white ABS rapid prototyped joints paper 310g, hand-painted frame and museum glass
total size approx. 180 x 387 cm
(1) 48 x 38 cm; (2) 50 x 30 cm; (3) 67 x 51 cm; (4) 111 x 86 cm; (5) 128 x 89 cm; (6) 52 x 41 cm; (7) 34 x 29 cm
frame depth 4 cm
Edition of 1/3 + 1 AP
JPEN/GTS 22

London Planes, I, II, III, 2007
3 parts, photogravures on Somerset paper 300 gr.
Framed dimensions: each 110 x 83 cm
Paper dimensions: each 103 x 78 cm
framed: 110 x 83 cm | 43 1/3 x 32 2/3 in
Edition of 6/24
JPEN/GTS 17

The Roar of Lions, 2007
single channel video projection, color, sound, 37 min.
Edition of 2/5 + 1AP
JPEN/GTS 48/2

Biography and Concept

João Penalva, born in 1949 in Lisbon, is a Portuguese artist who has been living in the UK since his studies at the Chelsea School of Art in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. His career as a visual artist developed out of his early work as a dancer, where he collaborated with Pina Bausch and Gerhard Bohner. Today, his artistic work primarily focuses on storytelling through the composition of images and elaborate, often beguiling narratives. Penalva is best known for his large-scale, mixed-media installations, as well as his more intimate works with video and slide projections, sound, drawing, painting, and found materials. Through his mixed-media approach, Penalva explores different forms of narrative as well as the relationships between images, text, language, and sound. Penalva’s storytelling is often fractured, presenting juxtaposed narrative elements, which allow the viewers agency in their interpretation.

João Penalva has been teaching at the Malmö Art Academy at the University of Lund since 2002. Penalva was awarded the DAAD Berlin Artist’s Residency in 2003. He represented Portugal at the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (1996) and the Biennale di Venezia (2001). Solo exhibitions include Trondheim Kunstmuseum (2014), Kunsthallen Brandts (2012), Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (2011), Lunds Konsthall (2010), Irish Museum of Modern Art (2006), Serralves Museum and Ludwig Museum in Budapest (2005), The Power Plant (2003), Rooseum, Malmö (2002), and Camden Arts Centre, London, and Tramway, Glasgow (2000). Group exhibitions include the Wellcome Collection (2017), Museum Folkwang and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2015), Tate Modern (2014), K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2012), Haus der Kunst (2011), Hayward Gallery (2010), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2007), MUDAM, Luxembourg (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (2003), the Biennale of Sydney (2002), and the Berlin Biennale (2001). João Penalva lives and works in London.

 

EDUCATION and TEACHING
since 2002 External Lecturer, Malmö Art Academy, University of Lund
1976–81
BFA and MFA, Chelsea School of Art, London

GRANTS and AWARDS
2009 Bryan Robertson Trust Award, London
2003 DAAD Artists Residency, Berlin
2002 Les Récollets Artists Residency, Paris
2000 Sciart Research Award, London
1980 Study Bursary by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon

Exhibitions

selected  SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
STANLEY, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, Portugal
MUDAM, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, Portugal

2017
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Herr Peter, LOGE, Berlin, Germany
People on Air, Galerie Thomas Schulte (Corner Space), Berlin, Germany

2016
Fifteen dancers and changeable tempo, The National Ballet of Portugal, Teatro Camões, Lisbon, Portugal

2015
L.R. ― Live Relay from the Clock Tower of Porto City Hall, Palácio dos Correios, Porto, Portugal
Simon Lee, London, England

2014
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Trondheim Kunstmusum, Norway

2013
Simon Lee, Hong Kong, China
Les mauvaises herbes du Japon, Sage Paris, Paris, France
Trondheim Kunstmusum, Norway

2012
Works with texts and images, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
The Prize Song, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
12×12 | Die IBB-Videolounge in der Berlinischen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2011
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
CAM – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Simon Lee Gallery, London, England
Chiado 8 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden

2009
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany

2008
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Solar―Galeria de Arte Cinemática, Vila do Conde, Portugal

2007
Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England
daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2006
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal

2005
Ludwig Museum―Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal

2004
Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany

2003
The Power Plant, Toronto, Canady
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
INIVA Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

2002
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, USA
Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art (with Matts Leiderstam), Malmö, Sweden
The John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

2001
Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
13 quai Voltaire, Caisse des Dépots et Consignations, Paris, England
Pavilion of Portugal, XLIX Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
porta 33, Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal

2000
Public Art Development Trust at The Chapel, Middlesex Hospital, London, England
fig-1, London, England
Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
Camden Arts Centre, London, England

1999
Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

1997
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto, Portugal
Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

1996
XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil
Cleveland, London, England
Agostinho Ricon Peres, Oporto, Portugal
Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto, Portugal

1995
Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art, London, England

1993
Galeria Atlântica, Oporto, Portugal

1992
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1991
Galeria Atlântica, Oporto, Portugal

1990
Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão,
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Galeria Atlântica, Oporto, Portugal

1987
Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Sala Atlântica, Galeria Nasoni, Oporto, Portugal

1984
Cooperativa Árvore, Oporto, Portugal

1983
Galeria de Arte Moderna, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal
Galeria Roma e Pavia, Oporto, Portugal

 

selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Metropolis, Simon Lee Gallery, New York , USA
Whither the Winds, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Quote / Unquote: Appropriation and Dialogue, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, England
Electricity: The Spark of Life , Wellcome Collection, London, England
Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time, The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Ornament = Crime?, Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia, Spain
Un certain Regard – Works from the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Institutuo de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal

2016
Trame (Plots) – Reality, Fiction, Art, Cinema, Invention, Spazio Murat, Bari, Italy
View–Master, Aanant & Zoo,
Berlin, Germany
EMAP – Save our Souls: Art for a Time of Urgencies, 9th Ewha international Media Art Presentation, Ewha Womans University Campus, Seoul, Korea
Lines of Dialogue/Linhas de Diálogo, Espaço NOVO BANCO, Lisbon, Portugal
Limited Access: The Sixth Edition,
Aaren Projects, Tehran, Iran
There is no Why, There is no I, Norlinda e José Lima Collection,
Centro de Cultura Contemporânea, Castelo Branco, Portugal

2015
Faux Amis, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England
Drawing Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London, England
La Colección, CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid, Spain
Déjà-vu. Repetition and Difference, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Theory of the Duende, Fundación Federico García Lorca, Huerta de San Vicente, Granada, Spain
Conflict, Time, Photography, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Albertinum
Conflict, Time, Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Crossovers – A Filmic Exploration of History, Stories and Human Remains, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai, Shanghai China
I (Working Title), Espaço Novo Banco, Lisbon, Portugal
VIDEOEX Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
Collection Itineraries: chosen works of the Collection Coca-cola Foundation, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2014/15
Conflict, Time, Photography, Tate Modern, London, England

2014
First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia
A book between two stools, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Stock the sons, Works from the Collection Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Collège de la Voie Chatelâine,
Arcis sur Aube, France

2013
Under the sign of Amadeo. A Century of Art, CAM, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Still – Photography at the Museum
, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Summertime Readings, Cesis Art Festival, Latvia
Languages: Entre la Dire et le Faire,
Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris
Le Corps de l’Absence, Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie, Châlons-en-Champagne, France
pensé(z) cinema,
Abbaye St André, Centre d’art contemporain Meymac, Meymac, France
Serralves Collection: Recent Works, Museu Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal

2012
MOVE: Art and Dance since 1960s, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The Edge in Landscape, Towner-The Contemporary Art Museum for South East England, Eastbourne, England
Free Circulation: Works from Serralves Foundation´s Collection, Museu de Arte e Arqueologia, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
fotoGRAFISK, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
ARTE PORTUGUESA DO SÉCULO XX 1960 – 2010, MNAC Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Zona Letal, Espaço Vital, Chiado 8, Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal

2011
Outrageous Fortune: Artists Remake the Tarot, curated by Andrew Hunt, Focal Point Gallery,
Southend-on-Sea, travelling to Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, mac,
Birmingham, Holden Gallery, Manchester, University of Hertfordshire Galleries and Bedales Gallery, Petersfield, England
Move – Kunst und Tanz seit den 60ern, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Zona Letal, Espaço Vital, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Elvas, Portugal
Light in Darkness, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington, USA
Move: Kunst und Tanz seit den 60ern, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
O que pertence e o que não pertence às palavras, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, Portugal
Observers – Revelations, Transits and Distances, The Berardo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Display: Objects, Buildings and Space (Experimentadesign), Palácio Quintela, Lisbon, Portugal
En construcci´n 3, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Vigo, Spain
Muito Obrigado – Arte portugués del siglo XXI en la colección Coca-Cola, DA2 – domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
Ars Itineris. El viaje en el arte contemporáneo, Museu de l’Art de la Pell, Vic, Spain
Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London, England, travelling to Haus der Kunst, Munich (opening February 2011)
The Glass Delusion, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, England
Broken Fall (Geometric), Galeria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy
Tirésias—Video de Artistas Made in Portugal, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay
What happens next is a secret, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

2009
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany
Three Private Views, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie und Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Serralves—The Collection, Serralves Museum of Contemporasry Art, Oporto, Portugal
Feedbackstage, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (curated by Fiona Liewehr, in cooperation with Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna)
A Mancha Humana/The Human Stain, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Pequeña historia de la fotografia, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Prison of Love, OTR espacio de arte, Madrid, Spain
Lá Fora, Electricity Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

2008
Todas as histórias, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal
part-ilha, Spike Island, Bristol, England
One of these things is not like the other things, 1/9 unosunove arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Lá fora (Artistas Portugueses), Museu da Presidência da República, Viana do Castelo and Lisbon, Portugal
Drawing a Tension—Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
À volta do papel, 100 Artistas, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Oeiras, Portugal
(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear—New Acquisitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
All that cinema, Ludwig MuseumMuseum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Call of the Wild, Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid, Spain          

2007
A propos des lieux d’origine—Portugal agora, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Voyage… Evasion, Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
Entre a palavra e a imagem, Centro Cultural de Vila Flor, Guimarães, traveling to Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal
Descartáveis, Billboard Public Art Project, Lisbon, Portugal
Terra Incognita, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA
Circulação Livre/Toll Free, Teatro Lethes, Faro, Portugal
Cinema Paradiso, ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Fabrice Gygi—Vidéothèque mobile, Frac Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
Résidents, Espace EDF/Electra, Paris, France
Outras Zonas de Contacto, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal

2006
Contemporary Portugal, Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
De dentro, 6 Portuguese Contemporary Artists, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Around the World in Eighty Days, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts/South London Gallery, London, England
Helga de Alvear—Conceitos para uma colecção, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Eldorado, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Territorio Oeste, Aspectos singulares del arte portugués contemporáneo, Museu de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A Coruña, Spain
Entre a palabra e a imaxe, Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, Spain

2005
Sports illustrated
, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, New York, USA
50 Anos de Arte Portuguesa, Centro de Arte Moderna José Azeredo Perdigão, Fundação Calouste, Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Del Zero al 2005: Perspectivas del Arte en Portugal, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
The Gesture: A Visual Library in Progress, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece;
Quarter, Centro Produzione Arte, Florence, Italy
Itinerarios del Sonido, Plaza del Callao, Madrid, Spain
Thinking of the Outside, St Nicholas Markets, Bristol, England
Infallible, In Search of the Real George Eliot, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Miradas y Conceptos en la colección Helga de Alvear, Museo Estremeño e iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain

2004
Effort, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, Donostia/San Sebastian, Spain
Dorf in die Metropole, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Seminarium, LandKunstLeben, Steinhöfeler, Germany
Half a century of Portuguese Art 1944-2004, MNAC Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
The Dream Island, Noass Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
European portrait 2, XI Rohkunstbau, Groß Leuthen, Germany
Éigse, Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland
Infallible—In Search of the Real George Eliot, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, England
Fotografie-Ausstellung, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
About Corporeality in Editions: Artist Books, Prints and Photography, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland

2003
Process—Landscape, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Pegadas de Luz, cGac Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Infallible—In Search of the Real George Eliot, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, England
Global Village Garden, LandKunstLeben, Buchholz, Germany
Hiroshima Art Document 2003, The Former Bank of Japan, Hiroshima, Japan
Continuare, 5a Bienal da Maia, Maia, Portugal
Prophetic Corners, The 6th Peripheric Biennial, Iasi, Rumania
The Labyrinthine Effect, ACCA Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Infallible—In Search of the Real George Eliot, The Gallery at APT, London, England
Under Ground, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden, Germany

2002
Tech/No/Zone, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Body Power/Power Play, Württenbergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Diferença e Conflito, O Século XX nas Coleçções do Museu do Chiado, Museu do ChiadoMuseu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
…confiture demain et confiture hier—Mais jamais confiture aujourd’hui…, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sète, France
(The world may be) fantastic, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2001
This side and beyond the dream, Sigmund Freud-Museum, Vienna, Austria
Impresiones, Calcografia Nacional, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Cine y Casi Cine, Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Novas Aquisições e Doações, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
Total object complete with missing parts, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Have you got time?, LiebmanMagnan, New York, USA
Berlin Biennale 2, Berlin, Germany
Itazu Litho-Graphik, Museum Haus Kasuya, Tokyo, Japan

2000
More works about buildings and food, Fundição de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal
Art & Industry 2000 Biennial, Christchurch, New Zealand
Initiare, Colecção de Arte Contemprânea IAC/CCB, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Waiting, Mjellby Konstgård, Halmstad, Sweden
Fossick, Sali GIA, London, England

1999
From Where to Here, Göteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Office of Misplaced Events (Temporary Annexe), Lotta Hammer Gallery, London, England
East Wing Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England
Dots & Loops, MK Expositieruimte, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fourth Wall, Public Art Development Trust, Royal National Theatre, London, England
Signs of Life, I Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia

1998
Neither/Nor, Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Books as Art, Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham, England
Novas Incorporacións, Fundación ARCO—Colección Permanente, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
La sphère de l’intime, Le Printemps de Cahors, Cahors, France
Artistas da Galeria, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Oporto, Portugal
Enough, The Tannery, London, England

1997
Anatomias Contemporâneas, Fundição de Oeiras, Oeiras, Portugal
Enough, Duende, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Urban Mirage, Hiroshima Art Document ’97, Hiroshima, Japan
Summer Collection ’97, South London Gallery, London, England

1995
Peninsulares, Galeria Antoni Estrany, Barcelona, Spain

1994
Colecção Manuel de Brito
, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal
The day after tomorrow, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Quando o mundo nos cai em cima, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Every Now and Then, Richard Salmon, London, England

1991
Coincidências, II Jornadas de Arte Contemporânea, Oporto Old Customs House, Oporto, Portugal
Recent British Painting—Arts Council Collection, Royal Festival Hall, London; Darlington Arts Centre, Darlington; University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Oriel Gallery, Mold;
The Drumcroon Gallery, Wigan, England
Gallery Artists, Turske Hue-Williams, London, England
Gallery Artists
, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Five Years, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1990
Four painters from London, Galería Colégio de Arquitectos, Málaga, Spain
Works on Paper, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England

1989
Eleven Artists, Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, England
Um olhar sobre a pintura portuguesa contemporânea, Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal
Berry Street Open Studios, London, England

1987
50 Portraits, Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

1983
Prémio Amadeu de Souza Cardoso, Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal
V Bienal de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
VI Bienal de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
Pintores Portugueses Residentes no Estrangeiro, Galeria Almada Negreios, Secretaria de Estado da Cultura, Lisbon, Portugal

1981
O Papel Como Suporte, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Portugal

1980
Stowells Trophy 1980, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
New Contemporaries, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

 

selected  SCREENINGS

2012
12×12. Die IBB-Videolounge in der Berlinischen Galerie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Apsis Kino Filmprogramm, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany

2008
João PenalvaVideo works, 1999/2007, Auditório Municipal, Vila do Conde, Portugal
João PenalvaVideo works, 1999/2007, Portuguese Cinamathèque, Lisbon, Portugal
João Penalva—Video works, 1999/2007, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal
336 PEK (336 Rivières), Panopticart at Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France
The roar of lions, Goethe-Institut, Lisbon, Portugal

2007
The white nightingale, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, Portugal

2004
Kitsune and 336 PEK (336 Rivers), Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2003
Kitsune and Interseason, BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
336 PEK (336 Rivers), Open air cinema, Steinhöfeler Park, Steinhöfeler, Germany

2002
João Penalva, Kitsune—Video avond, TENT Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Kitsune—The long long story night, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2001
João Penalva—Videos, Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain