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Tiago Madaleno - bio

© Photo credits: Bruno Lança


bio: Tiago Madaleno was born in Vila Nova de Gaia, 1992.
Lives and works in Porto.

Tiago Madaleno is a Portuguese artist whose approach to artmaking is multimodal. His creative process attempts to establish a dialogue between different medias' histories, properties and specificities, in order to build fictional worlds that reflect upon image making, language and performance. 
Madaleno studied at the Department of Fine Arts, University of Porto, where he was awarded a Masters degree in Painting (2016) with the project Clepsydra– Image, document and action.

In 2023, he was shortlisted for 13º Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize and was distinguished with the Grupo dos Amigos da Biblioteca-Museu Acquisition Prize. In 2019, he received the artistic grant Criatório, awarded by the Porto City Council, for the research and production of the project A Garden at Night. In 2017, he won the Novo Banco Revelation Prize 2017, and was distinguished with the Viana de Lima/Esposende City Council Prize for academic merit.
Madaleno has exhibited his artwork since 2013, in the solo shows Smoke Room (2023), at Museu Guerra Junqueiro, Porto; Light of September (2022), at Galeria do Paço, Braga; A Garden at Night (2020), at RAMPA, Porto; Honeymoon (2019) at Appleton - Cultural Association, Lisbon and at Espaço Pontes, Fundão; Clepsydra (2017-2018), at Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Porto; From Mouth to Sprout (2016) at Lugar do Desenho, Júlio Resende’s Foundation, Gondomar.
He has been part of numerous group exhibitions as: 13º Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize (2023), curated by Samuel Silva and Lígia Afonso, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, Amarante; Poste - Video Art (2023), curated by Araújo Mota Texeira, Extéril, Porto; um corpo, um rio (2021), curated by David Revés, at Galeria Liminare, Lisbon; Anuário'20 (2021), curated by Ana Resende, Andreia Garcia, Melissa Rodrigues, Pedro Augusto e Pedro Magalhães, at Espaço Sede, Porto; TRABALHO CAPITAL # ENSAIO SOBRE GESTOS E FRAGMENTOS/GREVE GERAL (2019-2020), curated by Paulo Mendes, at Centro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira; Victory over the sun (2018) at Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, among others.

In 2022, he made the mural painting A Leaf in the Pocket (2022), commissioned by the Serralves Foundation, Porto, within the scope of their project ‘Windows to the World’ and carried out at the Porto Penitentiary Institution (Custóias), Matosinhos.

In 2019, he began Portugal Tour in a Gazebo, a street performance project in which a monument visits several regions in Portugal to invite amateur singers to perform underneath it. This project is sponsored by Artworks and Appleton - Cultural Association.

Between 2015 and 2016, he was part of the curatorial team that curated 11 exhibitions for Galeria Painel (in collaboration with Catarina Real, José Costa and Luís Ramos). A partnership between FBAUP and ISPUP. 

His work is represented in several public and private collections, such as Contemporary Art Collection from the Portuguese Republic, MAAT - Fundação EDP, Culturgest - Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Porto City Council, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum Collection, Artworks, Esposende City Council and particular owners.

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