João Penalva (b. 1949, Lisbon) lives and works in London. Studied at the Chelsea School of Art, London (1976-81). Awards include the Bryan Robertson Trust Award, London (2009). Residencies include the DAAD Berlin Artist’s Residency (2003). Penalva represented Portugal in the Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (1996); Pavilion of Portugal, Venice Biennale (2001); and Berlin Biennale (2001); Biennale of Sydney (2002); and Bienal de Cartajena de Indias, Colombia (2014). Select solo exhibitions include Camden Arts Centre, London; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Tramway, Glasgow (2000); The Power Plant, Toronto (2003); Serralves Museum, Porto; Ludwig Museum Budapest (2005); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2006); Mead Gallery, University of Warwick (2007); Lunds Konsthall, Lund (2010); Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2011); Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim (2014); Mudam, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg; Culturgest, Porto; Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (2018). Select group exhibitions include Tate Modern; Hayward Gallery; Wellcome Collection; South London Gallery, London; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Staatliche, Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21, Düsseldorf; Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; MAAT Museum; Berardo Museum; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon. His works are held in private and public collections including Arts Council England, London; South London Gallery, London; Towner Museum of Contemporary Art, Eastbourne; Serralves Foundation, Porto; Gulbenkian Foundation, Porto; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; MUDAM, Luxembourg; KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Deutsche Bank, Berlin; and Western Bridge, The Bill and Ruth True Collection, Seattle.
Last updated: 10.03.2021