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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: Augenblick, Eigenheim Weimar(2023); 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 – AUGENBLICK, Eigenheim Gallery, Weimar, Germany

2023 – FASTER AND FASTER,  Governors Island, New York

2021 –149,597,870 KM IN / STEPS, Galeria Ocua, Porto

2021 – WING WALKING, Eigenheim Gallery,  Berlin

2019 – ELÁSTICO, Zaratan Contemporary Art, Lisbon

2018 – POLPA, Graça Brandão Gallery, Lisbon

2017 – NOTLÜGEN, Inserted in the Summaery 2017 program, Vande-Velde Bau, Weimar

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 Gärtnerhaus in Weimarhallenparks - Eigenheim Weimar/ Berlin, Germany

2023 – Artist residency at Residency Unlimited, New York

2022 – Selected for 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 exhibition, 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

Participating artists:

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.

More information:



Umbigo Magazine, Interview - José Taborda, 2019




Work Reality n.2 by José Taborda selected as a highlight of Positions Berlin Art Fair, by Barcelona Based Magazine Elemmental, 2019



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   /



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:



Bildende Kunst gestern und heute in der Thüringer Landeshaup

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



Diário de Notícias, Artista José Taborda awarded Millennium BCP- Arte-Jovem Prize (PT.) 2018  

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