MADRAGOA
Luís Lázaro Matos
Lisbon, Portugal, 1987
About the Artist

Apparently lighthearted and playful, Luís Lázaro Matos’ works actually investigate complex dynamics dealing with current social and philosophical constructions shaping contemporary forms of narrative. In his lush and colorful graphic figurations humor and drama coexist, opening up discourses which allude to both intimate and social dynamics, often dealing with identity politics and queerness. As metaphorical portraits of today’s communal aesthetic, imbued with his personal experiences as a digital native, Luís Lázaro Matos’ works reveal shared emotional images.   

Luís Lázaro Matos  was born in 1987 in Lisbon, Portugal. He lives and works in Lisbon.

He obtained the degree in Painting from Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University in 2010, and the BA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, London, in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include: Waves and Whirlpools, Galeria Municipal do Porto (2020); Summer Waterfalls & Autumn Leaves, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (2019); Zoo, Casa da Cerca, Almada (2019): Notes on Cosmic Pluralism, 1646, Den Haag (2019); Dancing Followers, Combo, Milan (2019); WHITE SHARK CAFE, Bastide Projects, Marseille (2018); Tomber dans le lac, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon (2018); SMILE YOU ARE IN SPAIN STUDIO PART I, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); Super Gibraltar, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2015). 

Selected group exhibitions include: Mesclado, The Cera Project, Espaço Espelho d’Água, Lisbon (2020); A Terceira Imagem. Bienal Ano Zero, Coimbra (2019); There’ll Never Be a Door. Yor’re Inside - Works from the Coleçao Teixeira de Freitas, Sala de Arte Santander, Fundación Santander, Madrid (2019); Cave Myths (Endless Spelunking) Quatzal Art Centre, Vila de Frades (2019); Haus Wittgenstein: Art Architecture & Philosophy, MAAT, Lisbon (2018); Untitled (HowDoes it Feel) Walk & Talk Azores (2018); Artist’s Film International, MAAT, Lisbon / Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); 10000 ants depots centre Venus e Marte, Galeria Municipal do Porto (2017); Tão Alto Quanto os Olhos Alcançam, Forum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora (2015).

In 2013, Lázaro Matos was shortlisted for the Premio EDP Novos Artistas. In 2019, he was awarded the On Demand Prize at Miart 2019 for his project The Fictional Passengers.

Portfolio

 

LLM Portfolio 31'3'21.pdf
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Video documentation
Selected Exhibitions

 

Waves and Whirlpools

Installation view at Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal

September 19th - November 15th, 2020

 

Waves and Whirlpools

Installation view at Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal

September 19th - November 15th, 2020

 

Eclipse – Interstellar Journey to the English Countryside

Installation view at The Third Bank, Bienal Ano Zero ‘19, Coimbra, Portugal

November 2nd - December 29th, 2019

 

Dancing Followers

Installation view at Combo, Milan, Italy

September 29th - December 31st, 2019

 

Summer Waterfalls & Autumn Leaves
Installation view at Beursschouwburg, Brussel, Belgium

September 20th - December 14th, 2019

 

Zoo
Installation view at Casa da Cerca, Almada, Portugal

June 14th - October 20th, 2019

 

Notes on Cosmic Pluralism
Installation view at 1646, The Hague, The Netherlands

May 3rd - June 2nd, 2019

 

White Shark Cafe

Installation view at Bastide Projects, Marseille

November 23rd, 2018 - February 16th, 2019

 

 

A Pool of Lava
Walk & Talk Azores, São Miguel, Portugal

2018

 

Tomber Dans Le Lac

Installation view at Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

May 16th - July 21st, 2018

 

Tomber Dans Le Lac

Installation view at Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

May 16th— July 21st, 2018

 

10000 anos depois entre Vénus e Marte

Installation view at Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal

December 9th, 2017 - February 18th, 2018

 

The Nomadic City of Camela

Installation view at MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal

2017

 

 

The Green Ray (18th and 19th-century British military garments)
Installation view at LISTE, Madragoa booth 2/5/1, Basel, Switzerland,

June 13th -18th, 2017

 

SMILE YOU ARE IN SPAIN STUDIO PART II

Installation view at ARCOmadrid, Madragoa booth 9OP15, Madrid, Spain

February 22nd - 26th, 2017

 

SMILE YOU ARE IN SPAIN STUDIO PART I

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

January 28th - March 11th, 2017

 

SMILE YOU ARE IN SPAIN STUDIO PART I

Installation view at Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

January 28th - March 11th, 2017

 

Super Gibraltar

Installation view at Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

October 16th - December 19th, 2015

 

COLECTIVA - 10th Edition of the prize Prémio EDP Novos Artistas

Installation view at Galeria Fundação EDP, Porto, Portugal

December 13th - March 23th, 2014