Arraiano
[adj. One Who lives in between. One Who is the natural from the border]

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Paulo Arraiano’s universe lies in a duality that merges the natural and the artificial, nature and urbanity, emergence and creation. In the intersection between these two seemingly opposite and excluding worlds, he has managed to set a new-found balance which emerges from the primitive energy that flows between one and the other and is at the root of the visual dialectic.
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Seeking society even before the reference “man”. A territory, a body, a drift through flows of energy. Paulo Arraiano's visual work has been focusing on the immaterial territory and its connection with the physical territory: Emotional Cartographies where the body acts as an extension of nature through a medium based on the motion and fluidity of the connection to the root, trying to bring to the city the energy it tends to forget. A convergence between urban cartography and the meridians of the human body, in an alignment of premisses for a work of “urban acupuncture”.

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PROFILE
Born 1977 . Cascais . Portugal
Lives and Works in Cascais . Portugal

EDUCATION
ARCO Art and Visual Communication . Lisbon. Portugal
ISCEM . Degree in Communication . Lisbon . Portugal
AMEBA Shiatstu School . Lisbon . Portugal / Madrid . Spain

PAST
Teaching at Restart Visual Communication School
Art director of Slang Magazine
Art director of Magnolia Magazine
Art direction and design in different studios

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SELECTED
EXHIBITIONS

SOLO
2013 Emotional Landscapes . Arte Institute . New York, USA
2012 Spaces Within . Pure Evil Gallery . London, UK
2011 Uterus . Lydmar . Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Circles Of Hope . Trädgården . Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Vertigo, curated by Sandro Resende/P28 . Lisbon, Portugal
2010 The Fountain . Santa Maria Island . Azores
2010 Faces . Montana Gallery . Lisbon, Portugal
2007 LaGa . Kruvkurva . Lisbon, Portugal
2007 (Re)Start . Restart Artspace . Lisbon, Portugal

COLLECTIVE
2014 G40 . Art.Whino . Washington DC, USA
2014 Egipt Palace Museum Collective Show . Oeiras, Portugal
2014 Djerbahood Open Sky Museum, Djerba, Tunisia
2014 Hifa . Harare International Festival Of Arts . Zimbabwe
2014 OneNightStand, Curated by Sandro Resende, Palácio do Freixo, Porto
2014 Cherry Blast . National Building Museum . Washington DC, UK
2014 Cidadela Art District, Curated by Sandro Resende . Cascais, Portugal
2013 La Tour 13 . Galerie Itinerrance . Paris, France
2013 (En)Lightment Video Installation . Musicbox . Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Walk & Talk Art Festival . São Miguel Island . Azores
2013 Museu de Angra do Heroísmo . Terceira Island . Azores
2013 Projecto Montra . P28/Sandro Resende . Alfragide, Portugal
2013 Fresh Produce . Anno Domini Gallery San José, CA, USA
2012 Urban Art Lx . Influx Contemporary Art. Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Fresh Produce . Anno Domini Gallery San José, CA, USA
2012 Beyond Walls . António Prates Gallery. Lisbon, Portugal
2012 Lowbrow . Gau (Site Specific). Lisbon, Portugal
2011 Tellus . Mercado do Chão do Loureiro . Lisbon, Portugal
2011 Offers . Artur (International Residency Programme) . Lagos, Portugal
2010 Artspace 2010 . Cascais, Portugal
2010 Burnt . Together Gallery . Portland, USA
2009 ArtBasel . Miami, USA
2009 BSV . West Berlin Gallery . Berlin, Germany
2009 Life Essentials . Art.Whino . Washington DC, USA
2009 Exd09 . Mercado da Ribeira . Lisbon, Portugal
2009 Artspace 2009 . Cascais, Portugal
2009 Mayday . Art.Whino Gallery . Washington DC, USA
2009 Are You Having a Crisis . P28 . Lisbon, Portugal
2009 Encounters . Yron Artspace . Lisbon, Portugal
2008 Inked Souls . Art.Whino Gallery . Washington DC, USA
2008 Eurocultured . Manchester, UK
2008 LaGa . Museé d’Art Moderne . Luxembourg
2007 Red Bull Street Gallery . Lisbon, Portugal
2007 Wasted Youth . Fused . Birmingham, UK
2007 Freackypeople . St. Petersburg, Russia
2006 MusaTour . Fábrica Features . Lisbon, Portugal
2006 MusaTour . BBS Gallery . Tokyo, Japan
2006 MusaTour . Mercado Del Borne . Barcelona, Spain

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COMMISSIONED
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BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
Arraiano - In Between. Auf Blank . Germany
Gestalten . Germany
Victionary Books . China
Index Books . Spain
Pictoplasma . Japan
NLFBook . Portugal
MusaBook . Portugal

ARTICLES
AND MEDIA
Times . UK
Daily Mail . UK
The Guardian .UK
Liberation . France
Xfuns.Magazine . Japan
Idea Magazine . Taiwan
Digit Magazine . UK
P3 . Portugal
Público . Portugal
DN . Portugal
Visão . Portugal
Dif . Portugal
Fused Magazine . UK
Computer Arts . UK
And Others...