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João Freitas



Joao Freitas was born in Coimbra in 1989. He currently lives and works in Brussels. In 2014 he graduated at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Visuels La Cambre, Brussels. 2013 Assistant de lâ artiste Harold Ancart, Bruxelles. He has participated in group exhibitions in independent art centers and institutions including shows at Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels or ISELP (Institut Supérieur pour l'Étude du Langage Plastique), Brussels. He also showed his work in Trade Mart, Brussels, Media One Hotel, Dubai and ArteContemporanea, Brussels. In 2014 he was selected for a residency program at Fondation du Carrefour des Arts, Brussels. Exhibitions & projects: 2018 Prix Médiatine 2018, Group exhibition, La Médiatine, Brussels 2017 Intro, Group exhibition, Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg Prix Collignon, Ansembourg museum, Liège Prix Marie-Louise Rousseau, Boondael Chapel, Brussels Artissima, with FuoriCampo, Turin Grand Hotel, Group exhibition, Surplace, Varese Garden Party & Auctions, Group exhibition, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle Miart, with FuoriCampo, Milan Raw Means, Two person exhibition with Lander Cardon, Plagiarama, Brussels Twist, Group exhibition, ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels Foyer, Group exhibition, Studi Festival, Milan 2016 Artissima, with FuoriCampo, Turin Grand Hotel, Group exhibition, Gallery of Art - Temple University, Rome João Freitas and Emi Kodama, Two person exhibition, Moonens Foundation, Brussels The Summer Show, Group exhibition, FuoriCampo, Siena Paperworks, Group exhibition, Antena with Platform102, Chicago OFF COURSE - Young Contemporary Art, Group exhibition, Dynastie, Brussels Nevertheless, Two person exibition with Léa Belooussovitch, Musumeci Contemporary, Brussels 2015 Firsts, Group exhibition, MONOMATIC Grand Hotel, Group exhibition, Riot Studio, Naples By default, Two person exibition with Nathan Anthony, Galerie Stéphanie Jaax, Brussels Artverona, with FuoriCampo, Verona Young Talent Prize, Solo exhibition, Art On Paper, BOZAR, Brussels Hanging Time in the Summer Out, Group exhibition, SUPER DEALS, Brussels To be titled, Solo exhibition, FuoriCampo, Siena Friche, Group exhibition, LaVallée, Brussels Regarding An Other, Itinerant group exhibition, House Crying Yellow Tears, Maastricht/Den Bosch/Amsterdam/Hasselt 2014 Group exhibition, Foundation privée du carrefour des Arts, Brussels Autrement dit, Group exhibition, Trade Mart, Brussels Golden 15, Group exhibition, Media One Hotel, Dubai Friche, Group exhibition, Brussels Carte de visite, Group exhibition, Vanderborght building, Brussels Young talent selection, Group exhibition, Affordable Art Fair, Brussels 2013 Not ordinary view, Group exhibition, Artecontemporanea, Brussels Un écart de conduite, Group exhibition; ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels Désorienté(s), Group exhibition, ISELP (Institut Supérieur pour l’Étude du Langage Plastique), Brussels 2012 Émergences Numériques, Transnumériques festival, Maison Pelgrims, Brussels Entre-deux, Group exhibition, ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels FID (International Drawing Fair), Paris 2011 Vitrine, Group exhibition, Dudelange 2010 Corrélation-Dialogue, group exhibition, Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels 2009 Drawings, Group exhibition, Mertens Frames, Brussels Awards: 2018 Winner of Prix Médiatine, Brussels 2017 Winner of Prix Marie-Louise Rousseau, Brussels Selected for Prix Collignon, Liège 2015 Winner of Young Talent Prize, Art On Paper, Brussels 2014 Nominated for Prix Coup de coeur, ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels Selected for Young talent 2014, Afforable Art Fair, Brussels Nominated for the International emerging artist award (IEAA), Dubai Residencies: 2017 Comacina residency, with Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Ossuccio 2016 Summer residency, Moonens Foundation with Platform102, Brussels 2015 Friche residency, LaVallée, Brussels Madeinfilandia residency, Filanda, Pieve A Presciano Summer residency, Musumeci Contemporary, Brussels 2014 Carrefour des Arts residency, Fondation privée du carrefour des arts, Brussels Public collections: 2018 Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg 2015 Domus Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art, Verona Member of Muesli art collective: 2017 48 Hours, Group Exhibition, Brickcube, London SYNC!, Group Exhibition, ISELP centre for contemporary art, Brussels 2016 Finalists KIASMA art competition Seeking Company for the Marshall, Kiasma Museum of contemporary art, Helsinki 2015 Finalists for open call A.Z. Alma Hospital with our project Met parelmoer heelt de zee de schelpen, Eeklo Florida, residency and exhibition, Brussels 2014 Irisation, muesli took part in the commission for the Ixelles Hospital, Brussels (Hôpitaux Iris Sud) 2013 De l’or dans les mains, muesli took part in the voluntary group project in the Erasmus Hospital, Brussels