António Olaio (Lubango, Angola, 1963). Lives and works in Coimbra.
António Olaio was awarded a degree in
Painting by the University of Porto, Department of Fine Arts, in 1987. Selected
solo exhibitions: João also known as James, also known as Steve, also
known as Franz, also known as Boris (Kubikgallery, Porto, 2020), Cleaning
up the Vacuum (Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, 2017), Heading
West (Appleton Square, Lisboa, 2015), This Widow Is Blocking
My Windows (Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, 2011), La Prospettiva Is
Sucking Reality (Museu do Neo-Realismo, Vila Franca de Xira, 2010). Selected
group shows: Bienal Anozero (Coimbra, 2019), Constelações (Museu
Berardo, Lisbon, 2019), Trabalho Capital (Centro de Arte
Oliva, São João da Madeira, 2019), Them
or Us (Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, 2018).
His work is represented
in private and public collections, namely: EDP, Calouste
Gulbenkian Foundation, Serralves Foundation, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de
Coimbra, Ministery for Culture, Extremaduran and Latin American Museum of
Contemporary Art (MEIAC), University of Coimbra, National Museum of Contemporary
Art / Chiado Museum.
Olaio is a professor at the Department of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. He is the director of
Colégio das Artes and a researcher at the Center for Social Studies of the University of