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Hugo Canoilas
1977, Lisbon, Portugal
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Hugo Canoilas at Art+Text Budapest: Transitioning Spaces


1995-2001 BA in ESAD, Caldasda Rainha, Portugal

2004-2006 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, UK




Under the Volcano, MNAC, Lisbon, Portugal
Unfaithful to Daydreams, Workplace London, UK
Morte sem Fim, MNAC, Lisbon, Portugal

Grotto, AV Festival, curated by Rebbeca Shatwell. Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

I’ll devour your eyes, Galerie Andreas Hueber, Vienna, AT


Passos dias a voar, Galeria Quadrado Azul. Porto, PT

The sun in darkness, Weingruell Gallery, Karlsruhe, DE

Someone a long time ago now, curated by Sophia Hao. Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK (publication)

Dinosaur paintings, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Workplace Gallery, LA. USA


Mirror Seas, Discoveries section with Workplace Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong

ArtReview - project for the Magazine. Intervention on the OEI issue on Mail Art


Fierce: Riding the wave fiercely with no fear, Workplace Gallery, London, UK

Ve.sch, Gallery Nosbaum&Reding, Luxembourg, LU

Wound, Vesch, Vienna, AT

Spirit of the Air, Wiener Art Foundation, hosted by Kunstuero, Vienna, AT

Magma, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK


The isle of the dead, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Porto, PT

Spoken words and white walls, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, PT


Provisoriamente Definitivos ou definitivamente Provisórios, CCVF Guimarães, Guimarães, PT

Opere nomadi, Galeria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT

Untitled (we can be altogether), curated by José Quaresma, MNAC - Chiado Museum, Lisbon, PT


A painting is getting its kicks, 1M3, Lausanne, CH

To fall in height, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, LX


Paisagens, Certamen Explum, Puerto Lumbreras, ES


Endless Killing, curated by Chus Martinez. Huarte Contemporary Art Center, ES

Labyrinth, Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg, LU

Peinture, Sculpture, Architecture, Politique, Quadrado Azul Gallery, Lisbon, PT


Vota Octávio Pato - Ten reasons to be a member, curated by Tobi Maier, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt. DE


Propaganda, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, U.K

English paintings and other works, organized by Vera Cortês Art Agency at the Painting Gallery of the King D. Luís, Ajuda Palace, Lisbon, PT




Dallas Art Fair 2016, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA

Transitory materials - works from the PLMJ Foundation curated by João Silvério, SNBA, Lisbon, PT


A foreign encounter, curated by Wolfgang Weileder, Galerie FOE 156, Munich, DE

Colore Uniti, curated by Angela Stief at Vienna Fair, Wien Messe, Vienna, AT

Another destination, curated by Stefan Bidner for Parallel Wien, Alte Post, Vienna, AT

Crocodile, curated by Jannis Varelas and Chris Rosa. Autocenter, Berlin, DE

Arquipélago, curated by Paulo Mendes at Matadouro, Porto, PT

Ficarra Contemporary Divan, curated by Giovane Iovane and Francesco Lucifora, Ficarra, IT (cat.)

Dio Horia in Mykonos, curated by Marina Vranopoulou, Dio Horia, GR

Import Export, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna, AT

Dromosphere, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT

Cold places, Galerie Andreas Hueber, Vienna, AT

Granpallazzo, curated by Ilaria Gianni. Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zaragolo, Rome. IT

Destination Wien, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Nicholas Schaufausen,  Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT

Ciao!, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT

Lesen, curated by Ingeborg Strobl. Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, AT.(catalogue)

Time and mode, curated by Paulo Mendes and Emília Tavares, Pavilhão 31, Lisbon, PT. (catalogue)


A cadavre exquis for the XXI century, curated by Nuno Faria. SNBA, Lisbon, PT

Satellite Satellite, Workplace London, London, UK

When elephants come marching in, curated by Mark Kremer. De Appel, Amsterdam. NL

Freedom, curated by António Olaio at Colégio das Artes of Coimbra University, Coimbra, PT. (catalogue)

Wildwuchs: in den Straßen und an den Körpern, curated by Vitus Weh at Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerz, AT

Syllabus #1 talking about art and life at Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, IT

God Is Not Enough, curated by Katharina Heistinger at Drachengasse Theatre, Vienna, AT

Arbeiter kerht aim - Hugo Canoilas and Giannis Varelas, curated by Katharina Schendl, Josef Kai 3; Vienna, AT


Was ist Kunst? - Mirrors of production, curated byTobi Maier, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, BR

Artists at Brussels, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, PT

On Things On Minds, curated by Fabian Seiz and Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, AT


Are you still awake?, curated by Emília Tavares. MNAC - Chiado Museum, Lisbon, PT

Paradise Birds - 30th São Paulo Biennial - A iminência das poéticas, curated by Luiz Perez Oramas, Tobi Maier, André Severo and Isabela Villanueva ; Museum Casa do Bandeirante; São Paulo, BR

Drawing quote, curated by Nick Oberthaler. Pigna Project Space, Rome, IT

Porta Nigra, curated by Mark Kremer, Gallery Hidde van Seggelen, London, UK

Critical Alliances, organized by Marcus Proschek, Ekaterina Shapiro and Wolfgang Obermaier. HDLU - Croatian Artists Association, Zagreb, HR

Strata, curated by Francesco Stochi, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, AT

Roma Contemporary, Galeria Collicaligreggi, Rome, IT

Infinit tasks, curated by Paulo Pires do Vale, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, PT

Beyond History, curated by Nuno Faria at José de Guimarães International Art Center, Guimarães, PT

CCC _ Collecting Collections and Concepts, curated by Paulo Mendes, European Capital of Culture, ASA Factory, Guimarães, PT

100 Artworks, 10 years: A selection from the PLMJ Foundation Collection, curated by Miguel Amado. Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, PT


Wallpaperism, curated by Nick Oberthaler, Motel Campo, Carouge\Geneva, CH

ESAD 90 -10. 20 years of Fine Arts, Somafre building , Lisbon, PT

NeoSI: neue Situationiste Inter...nationale, Curated by Amer Abbas, Shattendorf Kunstverein, Shattendorf, AT

Just photography, curated by Bruce Haines, Martos Gallery New York,


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