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.
1st Prize A.J. Millennium BCP Foundation – C.D.A.P. Fondation Prize
1st Prize D.Fernando Sculpture Prize
Bauhaus Essentials Prize.
José Taborda challenges the reliability and malleability of perception, cognition and memory through multidisciplinary media. He utilizes immersive or interactive installations to expand preconceived notions about the sensorial system. Through constant research and experimentation with different fields such as mechanics, optics, sound, neuroscience and biology, Taborda is able to materialize his works with a wide-range of technical and material solutions with fewer physical restraints.
“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 - writer for Umbigo Magazine
Taborda participated in the 71st edition of Jeune Creátion at Fondation Fiminco (Paris); FUSO International Videoart Festival at MAAT Museum (Lisbon); New Beginnings, VOGUE Magazine; WIMBA, Steneby Konsthal (Sweden), etc. Also taking part in multiple projects such as Bienal da Maia (Maia); MINA at the National Museum of Natural History and Science; Bauhaus 100th Anniversary edition (Berlin); Paralaxe Observatorio (Porto); Gerador Festival among others.
Taborda exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad, with previous solo exhibitions including: Faster and Faster, New York (2023); Wing Walking, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin (2021); 149,597,870 KM in 7 steps, Ocua Gallery (2021); Elástico, Zaratan, Lisbon (2019); Polpa, Graça Brandão Gallery (2018); NOTLÜGEN, Weimar (2017).
Selected group exhibitions include; Palmen aus Plastik, Erfurt Kunstmuseum, Germany(2023); FBAUL Awards (2022); Parce qu'on sème, Le 47, Vézelay, France (2022); O Fenomeno, Galeria do Sol, Porto (2022); Fénix, Graça Brandão Gallery (2022); Tracing the Infrathin, Monitor Gallery (2022); Depois do Banquete, Teatro Thalia (2022); Apophenia, Culturgest, Porto (2021); Recent acquisitions of the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Centro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira (2020); From the Lab to the Studio - neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst, Eigenheim Weimar (2019); I will take the risk, Azan Studio, Marvila (2019); MATEREALITÄT, Waidspeicher Gallery, Erfurt (2018) among others.
As the winner of the A.J. Millennium BCP Foundation - CDAP Prize, Taborda was granted an Artist residency at Atelier Solar (Madrid) with the support of Millennium BCP Foundation and the CDAP Foundation.
Recently selected for an artist residency at RESIDENCY UNLIMITED New York 2023 - Awarded the FLAD Foundation Grant.
In the project developed, Taborda met with Professors, Researchers, Musicians, Physicists and Neuroscientists from multiple institutions such as Harvard University, Columbia University, Zuckerman Institute, Cornell University, Julliard. New York University (NYU), Princeton University among others. Developing new solutions in the fields of Perception and Cognition.
José Taborda born in Lisbon, 1994.
Attended the Fine Arts degree at BAUHAUS-Universität in Weimar, Germany.
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
BAUHAUS Essentials Prize
FLAD Foundation Grant – Artist Residency Residency Unlimited, NYC
Millennium BCP Foundation - Artist Residency at Atelier Solar, Madrid
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2023 – Faster and Faster, Governors Island, New York
2021 –149,597,870 Km in 7 steps, Galeria Ocua, Porto
2021 – Wing Walking, Eigenheim Galerie, Berlin
2019 – Elástico, Zaratan Contemporary Art, Lisbon
2018 – Polpa, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon
2017 – NOTLÜGEN , Inserted in Summaery 2017, Vande-Velde Bau, Weimar, Germany
Selected Collective Exhibitions:
2023 – Uma terna ( e política) contemplação de quem vive, Foundation Cerveira Bienal, Cerveira
2023 – Palmen aus Plastik, Erfurt Kunstmuseum, Germany
2023 – Poste, Exteril, Porto
2022 – Materialize it. Eigenheim Gallery, Weimar, Germany
2022 – FBAUL Awards - Publication and exhibition of Prize winner Alumni from Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon
2022 – Fuso International Videoart Festival itinerancy- International Videoart Festival, Ponta delgada, Azores
2022 – Parce qu'on sème, Le 47, Vézelay, France
2022 – Fénix, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon
2022 – Exhibition of Millenium BCP Prize Awardees, Torreão Poente ARCO Art Fair Lisbon,
2022 – Tracing the Infrathin, MONITOR Gallery, Lisbon
2022 – Depois do Banquete, Thalia Theater, Larangeiras
2021 – Cruise Control, MONO, Lisbon
2021 – MAIA BIENAL, Forum, Maia
2021 – Chain Reaction, Culturgest, Porto
2021 – WIMBA, Steneby Konsthall, Sweden
2021 – Casa da D.Laura, Casa Capitão, Lisbon
2021 – Light show, MONO, Lisbon
2021 – 7 Gabinetes, MU.SA – Museum of the Arts, Sintra
2020 – Chain Reaction - Las Palmas, Culturgest / Fidelidade, Lisbon
2020 – I will take the risk, Azan Space, Marvila
2020 – Positions Art Fair Berlin, Flughafen tempelhof - Hangar 4, Berlim
2020 – Presente contínuo - Recent Acquisitions Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Centro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira
2020 – R R, Artroom, Lisbon
2019 – Top-down Bottom up, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin
2019 – Bienal Fábrica, Fabrica Braço de Prata, Marvila
2019 – From the Lab to the Studio - neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst, Eigenheim Gallery, Weimar
2019 – POSITIONS Art Fair Berlin - Booth A12, Flughafen tempelhof - Hangar 4, Berlim
2019 – Degree Show, National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon
2019 – ARCO Lisboa Art fair 19’– Galeria Graça Brandão, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon
2019 – Collective exhibition celebrating the 100 years of BAUHAUS, part of the official program - Ego vs. Eco –Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin
2019 – Jet Lag, Liminare Gallery, Lisbon
2019 – From the Lab to the Studio - neue Technologien und Materialien in der Kunst, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin
2019 – I will take the risk, Azan Studio, Marvila
2019 – Eu procuro dizer como tudo é outra coisa, UmbigoLAB
2019 – Prémio Arte Jovem - CDAP & Millenium BCP Prize, LACS, Cascais
2018 – Exhibition of the nominees for the Arte Jovem Millennium BCP Prize, Águas Livres 8, Lisbon
2018 – ARCO Lisboa Art fair 18’- Galeria Graça Brandão, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon
2018 – MATEREALITÄT - über Transformationen des Greifbaren, Waidspeicher Gallery, Erfurt, Germany
2017 – Bauhaus Essentials, Gallery Mark6, Bauhaus Eins, Weimar
2017 – Rasterfahndung mit Druck (Dragnet with pressure) B. Eins, Weimar
2017 – 327, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Foundation D.Luis I, Cascais
Selected Additional Projects:
2023 – Artist residency at Residency Unlimited, New York
2022 – Fuso - International Videoart Festival, MAAT Museum
2022 – O Fenómeno - Observatório Paralaxe, Galeria do Sol, Porto
2021 – 71 edition Jeune Création, Fondation Fiminco, Paris
2021 – New Beginnings, VOGUE Magazine
2020 – Eigenheim ED.4, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin
2020 – Speaker at Gerador Ignição Festival, Main stage Oeiras / Online
2019 – Artist residency, Atelier Solar, Madrid
2019 – Artistic intervention MINA, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon
2018 – D.Fernando Prize, MU.SA - Museum Of the Arts Sintra, Sintra
Selected Bibliography and Webgraphy:
FASTER AND FASTER, Solo exhibition, New York, 2023
VOGUE Magazine, New beginnings, September,2022
José Taborda selected for the 71st edition of Jeune Creation, taking place at the Fiminco Foundation in Paris, France.
For this edition 46 artists were selected from over 1500 submissions.
The 70th edition took place at Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris.
Catalog Apophenia – Las Palmas part of the Chain Reaction cycle.
Curator: Bruno Marchand
Aires de Gameiro, Arno Beck, Catherine Tekfird-Keogh, Eduardo Fonseca e Silva, Francisca Valador, Holly Hendry, Hugo Brazão, Jason Dodge, José Taborda, Lito Kattou, Maria Von Hafre, Nuno Ferreira, Pedro Cabrita, Primeira Desordem, Rowena Harris and Stephen Klein.
Previous participants of the cycle: Angela Ferreira, Jimmie Durham, Elisa Strinna, Evan Roth and Alicia Kopf.
Umbigo Magazine, Interview - José Taborda, 2019 http://umbigomagazine.com/pt/blog/2019/09/12/entrevista-ajose-taborda/
Work Reality n.2 by José Taborda selected as a highlight of Positions Berlin Art Fair, by Barcelona Based Magazine Elemmental, 2019 https://elemmental.com/2019/09/29/positions-berlin-art-fair-2019-un-breve-repaso-de-su-sexta-edicion/
Presente Contínuo Exhibition: Recent aquisitions Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Centro de Arte Oliva
Works from the Artists:
Ana Jotta, André Romão, Ângela Ferreira, Filipa Fernandes, Glenda Léon, Gonçalo Pena. João Gabriel, João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Jorge Queiroz, José Taborda, Juan Araújo,Júlia Ventura, Mel Bochner, Pedro Vaz, Robert Barry, Sara Bichão, Sérgio Fernandes, Tiago Baptista and Yonamine
VOGUE Magazine, New beginnings, September, 2021
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 https://www.bauhaus100.de/programm/veranstaltungsdetails/1874/ / https://www.artatberlin.com/en/exhibition-from-the-lab-to-the-studio-galerie-eigenheim-zeitgenoessische-kunst-in-berlin-contemporary-art-exhibitions-berlingalleries-art-at-berlin/
180 - TV Channel – Premiere of the work Dois Mil e Vinte , 2021
Bauhaus Edition N.4 Eigenheim Berlin- Commemorative edition box with works from 30 artists, 2021
José Taborda, Clara não and Constança Entrudo will debate "What is the future of Culture in Portugal?" at the main stage of Gerador Ignição.Festival.
Gerador Ignição Festival - This edition will have plenty of concerts, talks, performances, presentations, masterclasses with more than 40 artists and thinkers such as: Benjamim, Capicua, Grada Kilomba, Luís Severo, Maismenos, Margarida Pinto Correia, Salvador Sobral, Sara Barros Leitão, Selma Uamusse, Vasco Araújo, Vhils, among many others.
Full line up: https://gerador.eu/oeiras-ignicao-gerador/
Bildende Kunst gestern und heute in der Thüringer Landeshaup
tstadt, Exhibition Materealität – Über Transformationen des Greifbaren. Galerie Waidspeicher, Erfurt (DE) 2018 https://kunstmuseen.erfurt.de/km/de/service/aktuelles/ausstellungen/2018/128449.html
Diário de Notícias, Artista José Taborda awarded Millennium BCP- Arte-Jovem Prize (PT.) 2018