José Taborda, born in Lisbon (1994).


Holds a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon, also studied Fine Arts at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar, Germany.


Awarded with the 1st Prize A.J. Millennium BCP Foundation - Carpe Diem Foundation Prize ; the  1st Prize D.Fernando II Sculpture Prize and the Bauhaus Essentials Prize


Taborda exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad, highlighting the exhibitions and projects: Tracing the Infrathin, Monitor Gallery, Lisbon (2022); [Solo exhibition] Wing Walking, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin (2021); 71st edition Jeune Création, Fondation Fiminco, Paris (2021); Maia Bienal, Forum Maia (2021); Lightshow, MONO, Lisbon (2021); APOPHENIA Las Palmas, Culturgest, Porto (2021); Casa D.Laura, Casa do Capitão, Lisboa (2021); WIMBA, Steneby Konsthall, Sweden (2021); 9 gabinetes, MU.SA Museum of the Arts, Sintra (2021); Apophenia- Chain Reaction Cycle: Las Palmas, Fidelidade - Chiado 8, Lisbon (2020); Top down bottom up, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin (2020); Presente Contínuo- Recent acquisitions of Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Centro Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira(2020); POSITIONS Art Fair , Flughafen Tempelhof - Hangar 4, Berlin(2020); I will take the risk, Azan Studio, Marvila (2020); Speaker at Gerador Ignição Festival, Main stage Oeiras, Online (2020); From the Lab to the Studio - New Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin (2019); [Solo Exhibition] Elástico, Zaratan ,Lisbon (2019); Degree Show, National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon (2019); ARCO Lisboa Art fair 19’– Galeria Graça Brandão, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon (2019); Ego vs. Eco - Collective exhibition celebrating the 100 years of BAUHAUS part of the official program, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin (2019); [Artistic Intervention] MINA, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon (2019); D.Fernando Prize, Museum of the Arts, Sintra (2019); [Artist residency] Atelier Solar, Madrid (2019); Jet Lag, Liminare Gallery, Lisbon (2019); [Solo Exhibition] Polpa, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon (2018); MATEREALITÄT - über Transformationen des Greifbaren, Waidspeicher Gallery, Erfurt, Germany (2018), among others.


"José Taborda explores the public's questioning through sensory provocations. His installations start from the combination of built and prefabricated elements,
with other mechanical and digital elements, often resulting in works that defy the limits of perception.
Antoni Tàpies argued that in art, as in the course of a magic trick, the viewer must be a believer, to the point of ignoring that it is only an illusion, so that his
experience can be full. José Taborda in his works explores, in a somewhat ironic way, the fallibility of our perceptive capacity, constantly resorting to two
movements proper to magic: that of revealing and that of hiding."

Francisco Correia, 2019


José Taborda born in  Lisbon, 1994.

Attended the Fine Arts degree at BAUHAUS-Universität in Weimar, Germany.
Finalist of the Painting degree at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of  Lisbon, Portugal


1st Prize D.Fernando II Prize, MU.SA 

1st Prize Arte Jovem Millennium BCP Prize

Awarded with the BAUHAUS Essentials Prize

(Selection) Collective exhibitions / Individual exhibitions / Projects / Prizes / Conferences / Others:

2022 (Soon) – FUSO International Videoart Festival, MAAT Museum, Belém

2022 – Parce qu'on sème, Le 47, Vézelay, France

2022 – O Fenómeno - Observatório Paralaxe, Galeria do Sol, Porto

2022 – Fénix, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon

2022 – Exhibition of Price Awardees AJ, ARCO Lisbon, Cordoaria Nacional

2022 – Tracing the Infrathin, MONITOR Gallery , Lisbon

2022 – Depois do Banquete, Thalia Theater, Lisbon

2021 – [lndividual Exhibition]149,597,870 Km in 7 steps, Galeria Ocupa, Porto

2021 – Cruise Control, MONO, Lisbon

2021 – MAIA BIENAL, Forum, Maia

2021 – Casa da D.Laura, Casa Capitão, Lisbon

2021 – New Beginnings, VOGUE Magazine Portugal

2021 – [Solo Exhibition] Wing Walking, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin

2021 -  Apophenia- Las Palmas (Chain reaction), Culturgest, Porto

2021 - Selected for the  71st edition of Jeune Création, Foundation Fiminco, Paris

2021 - WIMBA, Steneby Konsthall, Sweden

2021 - # 7 Gabinetes, MU.SA - Museum of the Arts, Sintra


2021 - Lightshow, MONO, Lisbon

2020 - APOFENIA - Las Palmas, Culturgest | Fidelidade Art, Lisbon

2020 - Collective exhibition I will take the risk - AZAN studio, Marvila

2020 - POSITIONS Art Fair Berlin - Flughafen tempelhof - Hangar 4,Berlim


2020 - Presente Contínuo - New aquisitions Norlinda and José Lima CollectionCentro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira

2020 -  Speaker at the Gerador Ignição Festival, main stage, Oeiras, Online


2020 - Collective exhibition Eigenheim Ed.N4, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin

2020 - O.E. with Rodrigo Rosa and Fabio Colaço, Artroom, Lisbon

2019 - Bienal da Fábrica, Marvila

2019 - Collective exhibition  From the Lab to the Studio II - Neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst, EIGENHEIM Gallery, Weimar

2019- [Solo show] Elástico, Zaratan Contemporary Art, Lisboa

2019- POSITIONS Art Fair Berlin - Booth A12, Flughafen tempelhof - Hangar 4,Berlim

2019-  Painting Graduate Show , National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon

2019-  ARCO Lisboa Art Fair, Stand K01, Graça Brandão Gallery, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon

2019- Collective exhibition celebrating the 100 years of BAUHAUS, (official program of the jubileum) -  Ego vs. Eco – eine Gegenüberstellung, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin

2019- Artistic intervention MINA, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon

2019- Collective exhibition  Jet Lag, Liminare Gallery, Lisbon

2019 - Collective exhibition  From the Lab to the Studio - Neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst, EIGENHEIM Gallery, Berlim

2019 - Artistic residency Atelier Solar, Madrid, Spain

2019 -  Collective exhibition I will take the risk, curated by Carolina Trigueiros, Tomaz Hipólito Studio, Marvila

2019 - Collective exhibition Eu procuro dizer como tudo é outra coisa, UmbigoLAB, Online

2019 - Exhibition A.J. Millenium BCP PrizeLACS, Cascais

2018 - D.Fernando Prize Exhibition, MU.SA, Sintra

2018 - Collective exhibition Prémio A.J. Millenium BCPLACS Cascais, Cascais

2018 - [Individual Exhibition] Polpa, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon

2018 - Winner of the Arte Jovem Millennium BCP Prize 2018

2018 - Exhibition of the nominees for the Arte Jovem Millennium BCP Prize, Águas Livres 8, Lisbon

2018 - ARCO Art fair , Galeria Graça Brandão – Stand J01, Lisbon

2018 - Collective exhibition MATEREALITÄT - über Transformationen des Greifbaren, Waidspeicher Gallery, Erfurt, Germany

2017 - Collective exhibition Bauhaus Essentials, Gallery Mark6, Bauhaus Eins, Weimar

2017 - [Individual exhibition]  NOTLÜGEN - WHITE LIES, Inserted in Summaery 2017, Van-de-Velde Bau, Weimar, Germany

2017 - Awarded with the BAUHAUS Essentials Prize

2017 - Collective exhibition Rasterfahndung mit Druck (Dragnet with pressure) Bauhaus Eins, Weimar

2017 - Collective exhibition 327,Centro Cultural de Cascais, Foundation D.Luis I, Cascais, Portugal

Selected Bibliography and Webgraphy:

Catalog Chain Reaction, Culturgest, 2022

Maia Bienal, catalog, Texts by Eduarda Neves, Hugo Cruz, Joana Mendonça, João Sousa Cardoso, João Terras, José Maia and Nuno Ramalho, 2021

"José Taborda travels kilometers in steps", Article Revista Gerador, Patricia Silva 2021


180 TV Channel – premiere of the work Two Thousand and Twenty, 2021

VOGUE Portugal, New beginnings, September, 2021

Bauhaus Edition N.4 Eigenheim Berlin- Commemorative edition box, with works from 30 artists, 2021

Barcelona based Elemmental Magazine selects the work Realidade N.4 by José Taborda as one of the highlights of Positions Berlin Art Fairh


100 jahre Bauhaus Oficial Programm ( Oficial Program 100 years of Bauhaus) - From the Lab to the Studio – Neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst | Galerie Eigenheim Berlim ( EN/ DE) 2019


Art at Berlim, From the Lab to the Studio- Neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst (EN) 2019


Bildende Kunst gestern und heute in der Thüringer Landeshauptstadt,

Exhibition Materealität – Über Transformationen des Greifbaren. Galerie Waidspeicher, Erfurt (DE) 2018


C.D.A.P,  A.J. Milennium BCP Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa Prize Catalog, 2018


Diário de Noticias, Artista Jose Taborda vence o prémio Arte-Jovem Carpe Diem (PT.) 2018


Focus Deutschland,  Bauhaus Essentials Prize (DE) , 2017


Galeria Graça Brandão, Polpa (EN.),2018 


MU.SA,  D. Fernando II Prize Catálogo, MU.SA catalog, 2018


Umbigo Magazine, Barbara Valentina, Polpa at Gallery Graça Brandão (EN.), 2018