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Alexandre Estrela

Lisbon, Portugal. 1971
Exhibition Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Kunstverein, Munich. Germany.
Exhibition Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Kunstverein, Munich. Germany.
Exhibition Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Kunstverein, Munich. Germany.
Exhibition Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Zé dos Bois, Lisbon.
Exhibition Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Zé dos Bois, Lisbon.
Exhibition Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Zé dos Bois, Lisbon.
Exhibition Roda Lume
2016. M HKA. Antwerp. Belgium.
Exhibition Roda Lume
2016. M HKA. Antwerp. Belgium.
Exhibition Roda Lume
2016. M HKA. Antwerp. Belgium.
Exhibition Roda Lume
2016. M HKA. Antwerp. Belgium.
Exhibition Pockets of Silence
2015. Museo Reina Sofía. Madrid. Spain.
Exhibition Pockets of Silence
2015. Museo Reina Sofía. Madrid. Spain.
Exhibition Pockets of Silence
2015. Museo Reina Sofía. Madrid. Spain.
Exhibition Pockets of Silence
2015. Museo Reina Sofía. Madrid. Spain.
Exhibition Pockets of Silence
2015. Museo Reina Sofía. Madrid. Spain.
Exhibition Meio Concreto
2013. Serralves Museu. Porto. Portugal.
Exhibition Meio Concreto
2013. Serralves Museu. Porto. Portugal.
Exhibition Meio Concreto
2013. Serralves Museu. Porto. Portugal.
The Golden Record (All and Everything)
2017. 4/3 Full HD video, projection on prepared screen, stereo sound.
Detail of The Golden Record (All and Everything)
2017. 4/3 Full HD video, projection on prepared screen, stereo sound.
Vidro Duplo
2018. Glass, Transducer, HD projector, Media Player, Sound.
Detail ofVidro Duplo
2018. Glass, Transducer, HD projector, Media Player, Sound.
Faca na Água
2017. HD Video projection and still cable loop, color, Silent.
Faca na Água
2017. HD Video projection and still cable loop, color, Silent.
Aquario
2010. Video projection, Plexiglass screen, paper, colour, stereo sound Music: Alvin Lucier, Barbecue Grill.
Detail of Flauta
2010. Full HD anaglyph video projection on wooden screen, loop, mono sound.
Flauta
2010. Full HD anaglyph video projection on wooden screen, loop, mono sound.
Le Moiré
2010. Video projection, DVD (PAL), glass screen, colour, mono sound, loop.
Detail of Le Moiré
2010. DVD (PAL) Video projection on glass prepared Screen, Colour, Loop, Mono Sound.
Ikebana
Film. Variable dimensions.
Solar Watch
2006. Video Projection on Aluminium sculpture, color, Loop, Silent.
Solar Watch
2006. Video Projection on Aluminium sculpture, color, Loop, Silent.
I to Infinity
2006. Single channel video projection on screen, DVD (PAL), color, silent, endless.
TV Burner
2006. 1 Still transferred to DVD (PAL), CRT Monitor, Endless.
Stargate
2002. DVD (NTSC) Video projection, Colou, Loop, Stereo Sound.
The Nails' Feedback
1998. Video Projection and two nails, b/w, loop, Silent.
Detail of The Nails' Feedback
1998. Video Projection and two nails, b/w, loop, Silent.

Alexandre Estrela’s work is an investigation on the essence of images that expands spatially and temporally through different supports. In his videos and installations Estrela examines the subject’s psychological reactions to images in their interaction with matter. Each piece has several layers to which we are initiated step by step. The works are not just there to be watched, but rather to be unfolded. Each piece convokes synesthetic experiences, visual and sound illusions, aural and chromatic sensations that function as perceptive traps, leading the subject towards conceptual levels. With this strategy Estrela is constantly problematising the elements that constitute the act of perceiving, splitting vision into further sensible dimensions towards the unseen and the unheard.

Recent solo exhibitions include Lua Cão (with João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva), a project initiated in 2017 by Galeria Zé Dos Bois in Lisbon, that traveled to the Kunstverein München, and will conclude at La Casa Encendida in Madrid in 2018; Knife in the Water, 2018, at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid; Ouro Mouro, 2018, at the Quetzal Art Centre, Vidigueira, Portugal; Baklite, 2017, at CAV Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal; Cápsulas de silencio, 2016, within the Fisuras Program, at the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Roda Lume, 2016, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp, M HKA, Belgium; Meio Concreto, 2013, at Museu Serralves in Porto, Portugal; Um homem entre quatro paredes, 2013, at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; The Sunspot Circle, 2013, at The Flat Time House, London, UK, among others.

The artist has also participated in numerous group shows in institutions and biennales such as: Anozero – Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, 2017, curated by Luíza Teixeira da Freitas; L’exposition d’un Rêve, 2017, at Gulbenkian Foundation Paris, ACMI Melbourne and TATE Modern, a project by Mathieu Copeland; Hallucinations, Documenta 14, 2017,  Athens, a festival curated by Ben Russel, etc.

Since 2007, Alexandre Estrela is the director and programmer of a non-profit art venue in Lisbon called Oporto.

The Golden Record (All and Everything)
2017. 4/3 Full HD video, projected on half sphere, stereo sound.
Aquario
2010. Video projection, Plexiglass screen, paper, colour, stereo sound Music: Alvin Lucier, Barbecue Grill
Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Kunstverein. Munich. Germany.
Meio Concreto
2013. Serralves Musem. Porto. Portugal.
Meio Concreto
2013. Serralves Musem. Porto. Portugal.
Roda Lume
2016. M HKA. Antwerp. Brussels
Le Moiré
2010. Video projection, DVD (PAL), glass screen, colour, mono sound, loop.
O Som No Ar, 2010, Plexiglass, paper, HD projector, mono sound
Meio Concreto
2013. Serralves Musem. Porto. Portugal.
Flauta
2010. Full HD anaglyphic video projection, colour, mono sound, loop, wooden structure.
Lua Cão
2018. With João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Kunstverein, Munich. Germany.
Solar Watch
2006, Video projection on aluminium sculpture, s/ som.
Vidro Duplo
2018, Glass, transducer, HD projector, media player.
Knife in the water
2018. Travesia Cuatro. Madrid. Spain.
Ikebana
Film. Variable dimensions.
I to Infinity
2006. Single channel video projection on screen, DVD (PAL), color, silent, endless.
News

LA CASA ENCENDIDA, MADRID, SPAIN | ALEXANDRE ESTRELA

The exhibition Lua Cão at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, will host the work of portuguese artists Alexandre Estrela and João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva. The immersive experience will begin on the 10th October, until the 5th January 2019.

PUBLICATIONS | LUA CAO | ALEXANDRE ESTRELA | KUNSTVEREIN MUNICH

Publication of the exhibition book  Lua Cão
ALEXANDRE ESTRELA
Kunstverein Munich
available at the museum’s bookshop

TRAVESÍA CUATRO AT FRIEZE NY | BOOTH 4D

Travesía Cuatro | Frieze NY | BOOTH 4D
ALEXANDRE ESTRELA, ELENA DEL RIVERO, JORGE MÉNDEZ BLAKE, MATEO LÓPEZ, JOSE DÁVILA, JOHN ISAACS, SARA RAMO
Mayo 3, 2018 – Mayo 6, 2018