Nuno Sousa Vieira

Leiria (Portugal), 1971

Nuno Sousa Vieira currently lives and works between Lisbon and Leiria. He received a Master’s in Painting from the University of Lisbon’s School of Fine Arts, where he is currently enrolled as a PhD student. In 2010/2011 he had three major solo shows: “Somos nós que mudamos quando tomamos efetivamente conhecimento do outro,” at the Museu da Cidade’s Pavilhão Branco in Lisbon; “Don’t underestimate the impact of the workplace,” at Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, in the UK; and “Haben Gegenstände ein Gedächtnis?” at Hans Mayer Gallery, in Germany. He has also presented a solo project at ARCO international art fair in Madrid, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. Other major solo exhibitions by the artist include “Ouvi dizer que o lugar mais escuro é sempre debaixo da luz,” Kunsthalle São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014; “Wall Stop for This,” Appleton Square, Lisbon, 2012; “Terça-feira a Sábado – 11h às 20h”, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, 2010; “Chão Morto,” Carpe Diem, Lisbon, 2009; “To Draw an Escape Plan,” Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, 2009; and “Redesenhar”, Empty Cube, Lisbon, 2008. His work is held in numerous collections.

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Não Me Lembro Da Primeira Vez Que Olhei Para O Céu / 2021

The exhibition has a central nucleus of 14 graphite drawings on large-format paper belonging to the Linha Funda series, which was created by the Portuguese artist from cartographic cliches from the second half of the 19th century. The series represents an approach to the sky playing with the dichotomy we arrive at when we observe the stars, in which concepts such as science and spirituality come together to show concepts such as light, darkness, closeness or distance.


Janela para sentir saudade. Vertex

This flipbook includes the performance Janela para sentir saudade. Vértex that Nuno Sousa was to perform at the opening of the exhibition Não Me Lembro Da Primeira Vez Que Olhei Para o Céu (I Can’t Remember the First Time I Looked to the Sky) but couldn’t be carried out due to the pandemic. This book is also characterized by the peculiarity that its layout and bind were made to be handle left-handed persons, like his author.

Declaração governada

This artist’s book consists of 3 series of 15 drawings each. 15 of these drawings were made on 25 line blue paper, (a paper that was used for official requirements) – titled “Governed Statement / Governed Statement”, another 15 drawings were done on graph paper – titled “Verified Statement / Verified Statement “” and the last 15 drawings were made on plain paper, titled “Simple Declaration”.