From experimental play Dalila Gonçalves tests the permeability of materials and processes of artistic practice and daily life.
By using video, photography and installation she conceives objects that do not always imply real transformation of things but rather materializations of subtle unexpected, ironic, absurd and metaphorical use of matter. The subtlety of the information, the nature of materials or the modus operandi chosen, play with the very relation of “perception” and the idea of “evidence”. These strange moments are, perhaps, the kind of border between the physical reality and fiction which trigger the mechanisms of feeling and thinking that give meaning to art object.

Was born in Castelo de Paiva in 1982.

Degree in Painting from the Oporto School of Fine Arts (FBAUP), 2005
Masters Degree in Visual Arts Education (MA) from College of Psychology and Education Sciences University of Porto, Portugal, 2009
Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme-Photography Course, 2008
2010/11Internship (under the scholarship programme Inov – Art, Portuguese Ministry of Culture) Ignasi Aballí Studio (Barcelona)
PhD (frequency), art and design. Fine Arts -Oporto

Individual Exhibitions

Centro de Arte de Alcobendas Madrid (Setembro 2018)
Solo – SP- Arte – Galeria Lamb Arts. São Paulo Brazil, 2017
Solo – Art Santander – Rafael Ortiz Gallery. Santander, Spain 2017
The clock has no place in the woods – Lamb-Arts, London, 2016Cata-vento – Galeria Rafael Ortiz, Sevilha (September, 2015)
Arco (Art Fair – Madrid; Kubik Gallery, 2015
Processo Circular – SUBTE Center – Montevideo – Uruguay, 2014
Procedere é Processo, KubikGallery, Oporto, 2012
760.000 seconds, Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon, 2011
“lembro-me deste sítio de algum lugar”  Sput&Nik, Oporto, 2010
Laboratório Irreversível (irreversible laboratory), darkroom, Oporto, 2010
Proscenio,Post-Ite, Artes em Partes, Oporto. 2009
Tempus Fugit, Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon, 2008

Group Exhibitions
2018

Cabinet of True Horizons (how far can you see? ), Rodríguez Gallery, Poland
Lo digerido, Espacio Dorffi, Lanzarote, Spain.
Sp Arte , São Paulo. Lamb Arts Gallery
Art Lima – Lima, Perú. Lamb Arts Gallery
BIC COLLECTION, Centquatre, Paris
Here and Elsewhere, Mexico City.
“A Preto e Branco”. PlMJ Foundation, Lisbon
Arco Art Fair – Rafael Ortiz Gallery

2017

Fondation Hippcréne – Otazu Foundation Collection, Paris
“Urgent Perspectives #1”. Projektraum Viktor Bucher. Vienna
Untitled, Art. Miami- USA- Rafael Ortiz Gallery
ARTBO, Bogotá – Colombia – Lamb Arts Gallery
Keep Calm and Carry On, El Salvador
JAd Bi –Madragoa Gallery , Lisbon“Urgent Perspectives #1”. Projektraum Viktor Bucher. Viena
 “Quid Pro Quo”. Panal 361, Buenos Aires, Argentina
O Tempo Inscrito – Memória, Hiato e Projecção, Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection. Abrantes. Portugal.
Arco Art Fair, Madrid. Galeria Rafael Ortiz

2016

Questionamento, Vila Flor Cultural Centre, Guimarães, Portugal
“Keep calm and carry on” – La Fragua, Tabacalera, Madrid.
Cuestionamento I – Territorio. Sala de Arte Joven, Madrid.

2015

” Notas sobre a construção do tempo” . Anozero. Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennal.
“Um horizonte de proximidades: Uma topologia a partir da Coleção António Cachola”. Arquipélago – Contempary Art Center – Azores
Walk & Talk Programe – Azores, Portugal
Works From The Collection António Cachola –Graça Morais Contemporary Center, Bragança, Portugal
El Paisaje Revisitado, Jugada a 3Bandas, Madrid
“Território de Trabalho”; 10 anos Laboratório das Artes, CCVF, Guimarães, Portugal
“Fora de campo não é fora de jogo” –  Dalila Gonçalves + André Alves, Exteril, Oporto.

2014

Sub 40, Almeida Garrett Gallery, Porto, Portugal.
Estrutura, Objeto, Materia… Acción!, La Conservera, Centre of Contemporary Art ,Murcia (Spain).
ArtRio – Artfair (KubikGallery) – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
“Acervo”, Portuguese Artists in the Navacerrada Collection , Alcobendas Art Center , Madrid
“The grass is always greener – contemporary artists”. Museum of Contemporary Art (Roskilde),  Denmark
“Daqui parece uma montanha. Artistas contemporâneos dinamarqueses, austríacos e portugueses.” – Modern Art Center – Gulbenkian, Lisbon
“AIRES DEL OESTE -8 Jóvenes Artistas Portugueses”; Rafael Ortiz Projects, Madrid
Residence and Exbibithion at Carpe Diem, Centro  de Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon Residence and Exbibithion  HYPERLINK “http://dafabricaquedesvanece.wordpress.com/” \t “_blank” “Da fábrica que desvanece ” (Casinfância)- CUF, Barreiro, Portugal
Just Mad (Art Fair), Kubik Gallery (Madrid, Spain)

2013

Summa Art Fair Matadero, Kubik Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
“Contornar” Dalila Gonçalves + André Alves – Fac Peregrina  (Santiago de Compostela) Spain
“TORNAR” Dalila Gonçalves + André Alves – Art laboratory  (Guimarães) Portugal
“O vasto espaço da realidade”, Espaço Mira, Oporto

2012

“Turn On, Tune In” – Factory-Art Gallery, BERLIN
Projecto – Teleférico Dinâmico Guimarães 2012, Guimarães
Triennial of Contemporary Art – Beauforto4, Belgium
Sincronia – Sput&nik thewindow, OportoCo Eficiência algumas variáveis, Sput&nik thewindow, Oporto
Aproximações à Profundidade – Sala do Veado, Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon
Jugada a 3 Bandas, Madrid
Guimarães/Berlim, Tourcoing (France)
Cinco Séculos de Desenho na Colecção da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Soares dos Reis Museum, Oporto

2011

Container INSIDE, The City of Culture (Galicia), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“MUSAO”, Vienna, Austria
Guimarães_Arte Contemporânea 2011, Vila Flor Cultural Centre & Laboratorio das Artes (Guimarães) Portugal
A Quatro, IPSAR Gallery, Rome

2010

WATER CLOSET, LxFactory, Lisbon
Small is Beautiful,  Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon
Topologias, Casa da Galeria (house of gallery), Santo Tirso, Portugal
Projecto Colector, Cinema Medeia Films , shopping Cidade do Porto, Oporto
Festival KAUNAS PHOTO, Lituânia
Espacio Atlantico, Vigo Art Fair (Spain), rep. by Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon
Options & Futures: Works from the PLMJ Collection (News Acquisitions), Foundation Plmj Space, Lisbon.

2009

Opencall frieze art fair – london
Projecto Colector, D. Diogo de Sousa Museum, Braga, Portugal
Projecto Colector, House Museum Abel Salazar, Leça do Balio, Portugal
Contemporary art “Arte Contemporânea na Garagem da Vizinha”, Maia, Porugal.

2008

A arte dos ofícios ou como a arte é um oficio também, Foz Côa Cultural Centre, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
Aveiro Jovens Criadores, Galeria Paços do Conselho, Aveiro, Portugal
Polvora Muse, Polvora Negra Museum, Fabrica da Polvora de Barcarena, Oeiras, Portugal
Exbithion – 2a Edição do Curso de Fotografia, Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme,  Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon 

2007

Fábrica Import/Export, Antiga Fábrica de Curtumes, Guimarães
Jardim Aberto, curated by Filipa Oliveira, Gardens of the Belém Presidential Palace, Lisbon
Good News, Plumba Gallery, Oporto
Dalila Gonçalves registo fotográfico/Ana Santos desenho, Plumba Gallery, Oporto
Vila Nova de Cerveira Biennial

2006

Anteciparte Prize Show, Páteo da Galé, Praça do Comércio, Lisbon
Jovens Criadores, Antiga fábrica TOBOM, Montijo
More or Less, Science and Industry Museum, Oporto

2005

Bluescreen, Palácio Gallery, Oporto
Projecto Colectivo Casa Casais, Antiga Casa Casais, Oporto
Projecto Interferência–Intervenções no Espaço Público, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
Representação Alunos Fbaup, Biennial de Cerveira, Tui, Spain
Biennial Vila Verde Biennial, Portugal

Residences/ Studies/ Talks

Studio for Conceptual Art (Post-conceptual Art Practices). Akademie der bildenden Künste Vienna. Organized by Marina Grzinic. 2017
Artist-in-Residence Programme KulturKontakt Austria 2017
Turbulência, Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo. Brasil, 2017
Espacio de criación – Santander (Spain)
Proyecto Rampa – Madrid – 2015
Residência – Instituto Inclusartiz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014
Carpe Diem – Centro de Arte e Pesquisa – Lisbon, Portugal , 2014
AKME, Faculdade de Belas Artes de Bilbao, 2012
“I Encontro de Artistas Novos Cidade da Cultura”, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2011
IS THIS SPAIN? (Organization –Pensart  Group– Spain), Porto, 2010
Specialised course in Artistic Interventions in Public Spaces, Lusofona University, Oporto, 2009
“Interferências” – Residence – Biennial de Cerveira, Portugal 2005
Jornadas de Intervenção Artística no Espaço Urbano e Natural, El Carpio-Cordoba, Spain , 2004

Prizes

Selected, Solo Exhibition, SUBTE, Uruguay, 2014
First prize in Photography, Aveiro Jovens Criadores, Aveiro, Portugal, 2008
Jovens Criadores (selection) , 2006
Antecipart Prize (selection), 2006
Acquisition Prize, University of Oporto, 2005
Photography Prize, Art XXI Contest, Espinho, 2005
Honorable Mention Nexofoto Prize (Iberoamerica) – Exhibition Santiago do Chile, 2015

Collections

Friedrich Christian Flick Collection – Berlin
Elvas Museum, António Cachola Museum
Frances Reynolds Collection.
Navacerrada Collection
Nueva colección Pilar Citoler. Zaragoza, Spain
Colección olorVISUAL, Barcelona
Art Public Museum (City of Porto)
PLMJ – Foundation- Portugal
IPSAR (Rome)
Water Closet 7, Lx Factory, Lisbon
Centre Belle Epoque (Belgium)
Otazu Foundation Collection
Figueiredo Ribeiro Colletion
Faculty of Fine Arts Museum, University of Oporto;
Private collections in Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil, Columbia, USA