Luís Almeida (b. 1985, Lisbon) is a visual artist working mainly on drawing and painting. He graduated in Fine Arts at Ar.Co school in Lisbon (2008-2013).
He started exhibiting regularly since 2016.
He was Top Ten Winner of the FID prize in 2017 and was selected for the 66th edition of Jeune Création (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris) in 2016.
He was also shortlisted for Novembre à Vitry prize in 2018 and selected for the Portuguese Emerging Artist Catalogue (2017).
Recently, he's among the artists selected for the Viewing Program 20/21, Drawing Center NY, 2021.
Born in 1985 in Lisbon, Portugal
Lives in Lisbon
2008 - 2013 Basic and advanced course of fine arts, Ar.Co, Lisbon
SOLO & DUO
2017 Playing with fire, Gallery Alecrim 50, Lisbon
2017 Não, obrigada, w/ Run Jiang, Espaço AZ, Lisbon
2017 Marriage, w/ Run Jiang, Centro Cultural Emmerico Nunes, Sines
2016 Santa Fé, Espace Pilote, Paris
2016 O paraíso não é por aí, Gallery Alecrim 50, Lisbon
2021 Whose masks, Centro Cultural Quinta Magnólia, Funchal
2020 Sororité, Espace Cabane Georgina, Marseille.
2019 Novembre à Vitry, Galerie Municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-Sur-Seine
2019 Orto di incendio, National Museum of contemporary art (MNAC), Lisbon
2019 Orto di incendio, Istituto Centrale Per La Gráfica, Rome
2018 Ce qu'il contient, Galeria Alecrim 50, Lisbon
2018 Illusion, Galerie DYS Brussels
2017 Ponderosa Alecrim 50 gallery, Lisbon
2017 Escalas desejantes, the Museum of natural history, Lisbon
2016 66th edition of Jeune Création, Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, Pantin, Paris
2016 Sommaire, Studio de création graphique Pilote, Paris
2016 Campanha, Casa- Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon
2016 Escola de línguas, Ateliers Sá da Costa, Lisbon
2016 Acervo, Gallery Alecrim 50, Lisbon
2015 Vaga luz, Casa- Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon
2015 Project Mupi, exhibition on the public space, Lisbon
AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS / PROGRAMS
2021 Viewing Program 20/21, Drawing Center, New York
2019 Scholarship of engraving at Istituto Centrale Per La Gráfica, Rome
2019 Selected for the Novembre à Vitry prize, Vitry-sur-Seine
2017 Top Ten Winner of the FID prize
2016 Selected for the 66th edition of Jeune Création
2021 Whose masks, exhibition catalogue
2019 Novembre à Vitry, prix international de peinture de Vitry-sur-Seine
2017 Portuguese Emerging Art catalogue
2017 Digital Catalogue of FID prize.
2016 Catalogue of the exhibition Santa Fé, editions Pilote
2016 66ème edition Jeune création
2015 Residency at Mart, Lisbon
2018 Member of the Jury, 68th edition of Jeune Création
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon.
Istituto Centrale per la Gráfica, Rome.
Tor Vergata University, Rome
Governo Regional da Madeira
Quinta Magnólia - Centro Cultural
Private collections in Portugal, France, USA, China and Germany.