. Fernando Manuel dos Santos Mesquita (Santarém, Portugal, 1976)

  Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Contacts:

. +43 699 130 328 88

. mesquitaaaa(at)gmail(dot)com

Academic qualifications:

. 2013, Degree in Fine Arts, E.S.A.D., Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Solo Exhibitions:

2019

. “Parallel Vienna”, artist statement, Vienna, Austria

. “Escuro”, New Jörg, Vienna, Austria

2011

. “When everything was wild and blue”, Sopro Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 

2010

“Holy Mountains”, in Giefarte, Lisbon, Portugal

2008

. “Primeiro Pátio à Esquerda”, in Sopro Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

“Matisse and Friends”, in RentaGallery #24, Lisbon, Portugal

2005

. “Revivescências”, in Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal

Group Shows:

2019

. “Finite Subjects”, SYNT at Georg Kargl Permanent

. “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow” at Higura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

. “Yesterday’s tomorrow is today” at VBKÖ, Vienna, Austria

. “See you next Thurday Kunstverein and <dienstag abend>” at Austrian Cultural Forum, Beijing, China

2018

. “Food, Love and Fear” with Lia Karl, at Anewal Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

. “November artists in residency” at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

. “48”, with Noe Wang and Laurens Tan, at I:projectspace, Beijing, China

. “48”, with Noe Wang and Laurens Tan, at FruitySpace, Beijing, China

. “September artists in residency” at Red Gate studios, Beijing, China

. “Kupale an der Donau”, with Ales Pushkin (BY), with Dienstag Abend, at Kritzendorf, Austria

2017

. “Madcow”, Curated by Delphine di Toritto and Salvatore Viviano, SCAG Gallery, Vienna, Austria

. “Art Brutal”, Josefov, Czech Republic

. “Dienstag Abend” #86, Bobr, Belarus

2016

. “Dienstag Abend” in Kluckyland, Vienna, Austria

. “Kill The Buddha!”, in Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia

. “Lunatic Command” participating in performance by Lia Karl, in “Cabaret der Künstler”, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland

. “Parallax”, Medical Museum, University Hospital Georgi Stranski, Pleven, Bulgaria

. “Brengenz Biennale 2016”, in Brengenz, Austria

. “Introduce #22 – Damir Bartol Indoš, Tanja Vrvilo”, participating in performance by Damir Bartol Indoš, Tanja Vrvilo, with Helge Hinteregger, in Schneiderei, Vienna, Austria

. “Introduce #21 – Thomas Kratz”, participating in performance by Thomas Kratz, in Schneiderei, Vienna, Austria

2015

. “Batumi Backyard stories”, in Batumi, Georgia

. “Baba Vasa ́s Cellar”, in the occasion of Dienstag Abend in Shabla, Bulgaria

. “A likeness has blisters, it has that and teeth”, Atelierhaus Akademie der bildenden Künste, curated by Susanne Richter, Constanze Schweiger und Edin Zenun, Vienna, Austria

. “Freie Sammlung Wien”, Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

. “Landscape II”, Galeria BangBang, Lisbon, Portugal

2014

. “Artist Lectures Series Vienna”, New Jörg, Vienna, Austria

. “Dienstag Abend”, ExpoChicago, in collaboration with ART REVIEW, Chicago, USA

2013

. “General Strike”, The Mews ProjectLondon, UK

. “General Strike“, ART REVIEW – LIVELondon, UK

. “Wtorkowy Wieczór”, Galeria Miejska, Gdansk, Poland

2012

. “Dienstag Abend”, Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

. “Undergo. The Parallels”, GeoAIR, Tbilisi, Georgia

2011

. “Desde o Finito”, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

. “Saved by Entropy, Time Wins Again”, in Kunstbunker, Nürnberg, Germany

. “Synaptic Driver”, in Donaufestival, Krems, Austria

. “20 anos ESAD”, in XXI Building, Lisbon, Portugal

. “Extra Muros”, curated by Diana Baldon, Skype session1: “Love Song on Easter Sunday” op. 2. The project room, in iaspis, Stockholm, Sweden

2010

. “Crossing Limits. Art in Urban Transitions”, in Lust Gallery, part of the Vienna Art Week, Austria

. “The Poetics of Life”, in Gallery Dana Charkasi, Vienna, Austria

. “In den Straßen…”, in Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

. “Don’t stand so close to me”, in Ragnarhof, Vienna, Austria

. “A Vida Secreta das Palavras”, in C.C.E.N and Cultural Center Sines, Sines, Portugal

. “Cabaret Tesla” with Ludwig Kittinger, in Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

2009

. “Love song on Easter Sunday” op. 1, Tachometa, Vienna, Austria, Transboavista, Lisbon, Portugal, Elm Street, London, U.K.

2007

. “Out to Punch”, Lumiar, Lisbon, Portugal

. “Ushakovskoye”, in Espaço Avenida, Lisbon, Portugal

. “Absence of the Present”, in Can Marques, Palma de Maiorca, Spain

. “New Artists EDP Prize”, Porto, Portugal

2005

. “II Painting Prize, Ariane de Rothschild”, Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe, in Galveias Palace, Lisbon, Portugal

. “V Sculpure Prize, City Desk”, Cascais, Portugal

. “XII Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean”, Naples, Italy

. “Tractor”, in Fábrica da Cerveja, Faro Capital Nacional da Cultura, Faro, Portugal

. “7 Exposições Temporárias”, in António Duarte Museum, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

2004

. “O Um e os Outros”, curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis in Casa das Artes, Tavira, Portugal

. “Op.”, with Rodrigo Peixoto, in Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisbon, Portugal

. “Jovens Criadores”, with Rodrigo Peixoto, Silves, Portugal

. “Op.”, in Espaço 4A, with Rodrigo Peixoto, Lisbon, Portugal

2003

. “Vasilina Alpaun”, in Bartolomeu 5, Lisbon, Portugal

1999

. “Salão de Outono”, Santarém, Portugal

1994

. “Colectiva Grupo d’Artes do Cartaxo”, City Council of Cartaxo, Cartaxo, Portugal

Publications:

Catalogue

1999

. “Salão de Outono”, Santarém, Portugal

2004

. “Jovens Criadores”, with Rodrigo Peixoto, Silves, Portugal

2005

. “Tractor”, in Fábrica da Cerveja, Faro Cultural Capital, Faro, Portugal

. “XII Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean”, Naples, Italy

. “V Sculpure Prize, City Desk”, Cascais, Portugal

. “II Painting Prize, Ariane de Rothschild”, Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild     Europe, in Galveias Palace, Lisbon, Portugal

2007

. “New Artists EDP Prize”, Porto, Portugal

2010

. “Holy Mountains”, in Giefarte, Lisbon, Portugal

. “A Vida Secreta das Palavras”, in C.C.E.N and Cultural Center Sines, Sines, Portugal

2011

. “20 anos ESAD”, in XXI Building, Lisbon, Portugal

. “Desde o Finito”, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2012

. “Vier Jahre Ve.Sch ungefähr”, Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

2016

. “Kill the Buddha”, History Museum Tbilisi, Georgia

AIR:

2017

. SoArt, Millstätersee, Austria

2018

. Austrian Federal Chancellery, Artist-in-residence, Beijing, China


Co-founded art projects:

www.seeyounextthursday.com

www.dienstagabend.org

Collections:

. Pedro Cabrita Reis, Lisbon, Portugal

. Lenikus Sammlung, Vienna, Austria

. Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

. Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal


Additional info:

2003-08

. Assisted the Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis.

2010

. Co-Founder of the collaborative ad hoc platform “Dienstag Abend”

2012

. Co-Founder of “See You Next Thursday” art association based in Vienna, Austria.

2014

. Started assisting the Austrian artist Florian Pumhoesl