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
2014 Emotional Ladndscapes . Cidadela Art District . Cascais
2012 Spaces Within . Pure Evil Gallery . London
2011 Uterus . Lydmar . Stocholm
2011 Circles Of Hope . Trädgården . Stocholm
2010 Vertigo . Site Specific . Lisbon
2010 The Fountain . Sta.Maria . Azores Islands
2010 Faces . Montana Gallery . Lisbon
2007 Kruvkurva Customs . Lisbon
2007 Restart . Restart . Lisbon
COLLECTIVE
2014 G40 . Art.Whino . Washington DC
2014 Egipt Palace Museum Collective Show . Oeiras
2014 Cherry Blast . National Building Museum . Washington DC
2013 La Tour 13 . Galerie Itenerance . Paris
2013 (En)Lightment Video.Performance . Musicbox . Lisbon
2013 Walk & Talk . Art Festival . S.Miguel . Azores
2013 Museu de Angra do Heroísmo . Terceira . Azores
2013 Projecto Montra . P28/Sandro Resende . Alfragide
2013 Fresh Produce . Anno Domini Gallery San Jose, CA
2012 Urban Art Lx . Influx Contemporary Art. Lisbon
2012 Fresh Produce . Anno Domini Gallery San Jose, CA
2012 Beyond Walls . António Prates Gallery. Lisbon
2012 Lowbrow . Gau . Lisbon
2011 Tellus . Mercado do Chäo do Loureiro .Lisbon
2011 Offers . Artur (International Artists Residence) . Lagos
2010 Artspace 2010 . Cascais
2010 Burnt . Together Gallery . Portland
2009 ArtBasel . Miami
2009 BSV . West Berlin Gallery . Berlin
2009 Life Essencials . Art.Whino . Washington D.C
2009 Lecoqtuguese (Exd09) . Mercado da Ribeira . Lisbon
2009 Artspace 2009 . Cascais
2009 Mayday . Art.Whino Gallery . Washington D.C
2009 Are You Having a Crisis . Pavilhão 28 . Lisbon
2009 Encounters . Yron Artspace . Lisbon
2008 Inked Souls . Art.Whino Gallery . Washington D.C
2008 Eurocultured . Manchester
2008 LaGa . Museé d’Art Moderne . Luxemburg
2007 Optimus Lab Tour . Portugal
2007 Redbull Street Gallery . Lisbon
2007 Wasted Youth . Fused . Birmingham
2007 Freackypeople . St. Petersburg
2006 MusaTour . Fabrica Features . Lisbon
2006 MusaTour . BBS Gallery . Tokio
2006 MusaTour . Mercado Del Borne . Barcelona

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COMMISSIONED
Nike, Carhartt, Redbull, Pampero Foundation, Auf Blank, Super Rad Toys, Methods NYC, Playimaginative, YesNoMaybe, Dirtyface, Ride.The.Rockett, A.Better.Tomorrow.Clothing, Gatorade, Computer Arts, Optimus, Musicbox,, Universal.Music, Kruvkurva
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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...