Rui Chafes


Born in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal
Lives and woks in Lisbon, Portugal

Education

1984-1989, Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, Portugal
1990-1992, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2015
“Abgrund”, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Germany
2014

“The Heaviness of Paradise”, CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
“Nachtblume”, Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf
2013
“La Sombra De Giorgio De Chirico”, Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid
“Deine Haende”, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
“Carne Misteriosa”, MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Quiet wound of the yes, knife of the no”, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon
2011

“Hell (my weakness is too strong)”, Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Portugal
“Field of Shadows”, Fundacion Luis Seoane, Spain
“Enter through the narrow gate”, Convicinio di Sant’Antonio and Parco della Gravina, Italy
2010
Galería SCQ, Santiago de Compostela
2009
“Pickpocket”, Museu do Cinema, Lisbon
“Farewell”, Galerie Karin Sachs, München, Germany
2007
“Where am I?”, Fondazione Volume!, Italy
“Night”, Fundação Eva Klabin (Projeto Respiração), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
“I am the other”, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon
2006
“Morituri”, Galeria SCQ, Santiago de Compostela, España
“Nothing retains its shape”, Schatkammer van Sint-Pieter, Leuven, Belgium
2005
“Eyesight”, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
“Flowers which expire after flowering”, Galerie Karin Sachs, München, Germany
“Eating your Heart Out”, CCB: Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
2004
“Ash flowers”, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg / Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2014
“Heritage – Portuguese Artists in Navacerrada Collection”, Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid
“As high as the eye can see”, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora
“What is contemporary in contemporay art?”, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga
“Obras da Coleção António Cachola”, MACE – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal

“Black Rainbow”, Carbon 12, Dubai


“Closer encounters – Summer Accrochage”, Carbon 12, Dubai
2013

“SINCRONIAS – Portuguese Artists in Colection Antonio Cachola”, Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo MEIAC, Badajoz
“These and other meetings”,  Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon
“La Perversión de lo clásico: Anarquía de los relatos”, 55th Venice Biennial, The Cuban Pavilion
“These and other Meetings”, Fundação Arpad Szenes, Vieira da Silva, Lisbon
“Lessons of Darkness”, Plataforma das Artes, Gulmaraes
“Alphabet, 40 years of Ar.co”, MNAC Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
“Obras da coleção da Caixa Geral de Depósitos”, Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos Culturgest, Lisbon
“Under the Sign of Amadeo a Century of Art”, Centro de Arte Moderna CAM, Lisbon
2012
“100 Artworks, 10 Years: A Selection from the PLMJ Foundation Collection”, Fundação Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon
“Mu”, Hara Museum ARC, Japan
“Shoreline, artes plásticas na coleção do Ar.Co”, Centro de Artes de Sines, Sines
“Between Spaces”, CAM: Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
“Free Circulation”, Museu de Arte e Arqueologia, Viana do Castelo
“Arte Portuguesa do século XX 1960 – 2010”, MNAC: Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
2011
“Mirror of the Mermaid”, CAV: Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra
“Lethal Zone, Living Space, works from CGD”, MACE: Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Elvas
“The Museum in Ruins”, MACE: Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas
“The last first decade”, Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão
2010
“XXI Century – 10 Years”, CAMB”, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés
“The unbearable lightness of being”, Carbon 12, Dubai

“The Secret Life of Words”, Centro Cultural Emmerico Nunes, Sines
“A Century, Dec Pencil, One Hundred Drawings: Viarco Express”, Museum of the Presidency, Lisbon
“The fault is not mine”, Berardo Museum, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
“Connexions”, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
2009
“Colossal Art Facts and Fiction”, Osnabrücker Land, Germany
Fundação de Serralves, Porto
“Performative Impulses in Contemporary Art”, Torrione Passari, Molfetta, Italy
“Liberty Equality Fraternity”, La Lonja, Zaragoza + Showroom Alcala 31, Madrid + Huarte Art Center of Contemporary Art, Huarte + Atlantic Centre of Modern Art and Art Center The Regent, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
“Shows the Wound”, Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, Spain
“Constellations Affective III”, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon
“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”, Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte
“First Century, 10 pencils, 100 Drawings: Viarco Express”, Museum of the Presidency, Lisbon
“Forbidden Path”, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf
“In the Malangatana Pedro Cabrita Reis”, Monastery of St Martin Tibães, Braga
“Drawings A – Z”, City Museum, Lisbon
2008
“Critical Distance”, CGAC: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea, Spain
“Ad Absurdum (Energies of the absurd – from modernism to the present)”, Museum Marta Herford, Germany
“Point of View, 2nd Part”, Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon
“Drawings Strangers (Uncanny drawings)”, Porta 33, Funchal
“Flickering Body”, Museu de Angra de Heroísmo, Angra do Heroísmo
2007
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India
Palácio de S. Bento, Lisbon
“International Artists Meeting for the 1000 anniversary of the diocese of Bamberg,” Germany + Austria + Poland
“Human Figure and abstraction – Sculptures of XX and XXI centuries “, Museo Würth La Rioja, Spain
“Into the Woods, in search of meaning”, Armando Museum, Amersfoort
2006
“Vglup– 6 contemporary artists from Portugal”, NCCA – New Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
“Helga de Alvear – Concepts for a Collection”, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
“Mankind, Story of a wound”, Leuven Binnenstad & Abdij van ‘t Park Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium
“Colección Caixa Galicia en el IVAM”, IVAM – Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern, Valência, Spain
“Collective exhibition of holiday – Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon
“X Initiative”, AC: Arte Contempo, Lisbon
“Contemporary Portugal”, Galerie Vartai, Vilnius
“Western Territory”, MACUF: Museum of Contemporary Art Union Fenosa, A Coruña
2005
“(My private) Heroes”, Museum Marta Herford, Germany
“Relative Density”, Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
“Out”, Museu Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porturgal
“The Treason of Sculpture”, Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga
2004
“Innen – Außen / sechs Positionen – drei Dimensionen (Die Robert-Jacobsen-Preisträger der Stiftung Würth)”, Stadtmuseum im Spital, Crailsheim, Germany
“XXVI Bienal de São Paulo”, Portugal’s Representation (with Vera Mantero), São Paulo, Brasil

Collections (selected)

Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Lisbon
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
Fundação de Serralves, Porto
Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Chiltern Sculpture Trust, Oxford (permanent outdoor sculpture), United Kingdom
Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Museo Extremeño y Ibero-Americano de Arte Contemporâneo, Badajoz, Spain
Parque das Nações, Lisbon (permanent outdoor sculpture)
Museu Coleção Berardo, Sintra/Lisbon
Europäisches Patentamt, München, Germany
S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent/Belgium
Fundación Caixa Galicia,A Coruña/Spain
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem/Holland
Colección Helga de Alvear, Madrid / Cáceres, Spain
Museum Würth / Sammlung Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark
SONS – Shoes Or No Shoes, Kruishoutem, Belgium
Ellipse Foundation, Cascais
CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Fundação PLMJ / Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon
Caja de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
CAMB, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas
Berardo Museum, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon
Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon

Permanent sculptures in public spaces

Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
Chiltern Sculpture Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom
Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Cidade de Santo Tirso
Parque das Nações, Lisbon
Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra
Palácio Nacional da Pena, Sintra
Pátio da Inquisição, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra
Parque Histórico da Pena, Sintra
Jardim de Santa Cruz, Coimbra
Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon
Escola Secundária  D. Pedro V, Lisbon
Hotel Bairro Alto, Lisbon
St. Stephan Kirche, Bamberg, Germany
St. Jakob Kirche, Villach, Austria
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Palacete Ventura Terra, Lisbon
Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon (donation da Fundação PLMJ)
Parc du Plateau, Champigny/Paris (“Memorial à l’immigration portugaise”), France
Palácio de Sant’Ana, Presidência do Governo Regional dos Açores, Ponta Delgada, Açores
Hjerting Strandpark, Esbjerg, Denmark (donation Lida og Oskar Nielsens Fond)

Awards/Grants

2007, Prémio Nacional Cidade de Gaia
2004, Robert-Jacobsen-Preis der Stiftung Würth, Künzelsau, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
1996, Prémio de Artes Plásticas União Latina
1995, Prix de sculpture, 40ème Salon de Montrouge, Paris, France

Monogaphy and Book/strong>

“Doce flor da desordem”, Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Ed Caminho, Lisbon, 2006
“Rui Chafes”, Doris von Drathen, Edizioni Charta, Milano / New York, 2007


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