João Penalva (b. 1949, Lisbon, Portugal) has been living and working in London since 1976. Penalva studied his BA and MA Fine Art Degrees at Chelsea School of Art, London (1976-1981). He has been teaching at the Malmö Art Academy at the University of Lund since 2002. Residencies include the DAAD Berlin Artist’s Residency (2003). Career highlights include representing Portugal at the XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (1996) and the XLIX Biennale di Venezia (2001). Select solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London (2000); Tramway, Glasgow (2000); Rooseum, Malmö (2002); The Power Plant, Toronto (2003); Serralves Museum, Porto (2005); Ludwig Museum Budapest (2005); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006); Lunds Konsthall, Lund (2010); Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2011); Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense (2012); and Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim (2014). Select group exhibitions include Berlin Biennale 2 (2001); the Biennale of Sydney (2002); KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2003); Museum of Modern Art, Luxembourg (2006); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2007); Hayward Gallery, London (2010); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2011); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21, Düsseldorf (2012); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2012); Tate Modern, London (2014); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2015); Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2015); and Wellcome Collection, London (2017).
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