Maria José Cabral was born on 30 January 1993 in Lisbon where she lives and works. In
2014 she graduated in Sculpture from the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon and in 2018
became master in Painting by the same University.
Since 2012 she exhibits regularly,
already counting exhibitions in the cities of Lisbon, Coimbra, Funchal, New York, Madrid,
Venice and Palermo.
It is through the images that best express herself, but as an artist, she values the various
forms of communication that lead her to convey a message, whether through painting,
sculpture, photography or even writing.
Having as one of the focal points of her work the spontaneous formation of colors, a
characteristic that accentuates the thematic universe linked to idleness as a means of
personal development and transcendence, her work results in the plastic exploration of
the various layers of memory which together with the imaginary fused with possible
mutations and (re)creations.
It is a process of assimilation and contextualization in the contemporary world, of some
concepts that reflect their theoretical and plastic thinking, combining these to the
experimental side that meets the fragments of time rescued from various situations and
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Exposições Coletivas: 2019 June - “Arte para Respirar” lado a lado da exposição “Banksy: Genius or Vandal?”, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal; 2019 May - Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; 2019 May - The Switch Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal;
2019 April - Internacional Biennial of Espinho, Espinho, Portugal;
2018 October - We Contemporary, Palermo, Italy; 2018 May - Agora Gallery, Nova Iorque, Estados Unidos; 2018 April - Fundación Pons, Womans Essence Show, Madrid, Spain; 2017 June - Espaço Santa Catarina, Lisbon, Portugal; 2015 March - Allarts Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal; 2013 November - 1ª Bienal de Pintura Mutasa - Instituto Superior de Gestão (ISG), Lisbon, Portugal; 2013 June - Galeria Maria Lucília Cruz, Lisbon, Portugal.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Exposições Individuais:
2019 July - Venice Biennale, Official Pavilion at Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy;
2018 October - Fundação PT, Lisbon, Portugal; 2016 September - Museu da Eletricidade, Funchal - Madeira, Portugal; 2015 December - Studio Team Box - Lx factory, Lisbon, Portugal; 2015 October - Ordem dos Médicos, Coimbra, Portugal; 2015 August - Ateneu, Funchal - Madeira, Portugal; 2015 June -Mercearia das Artes, Coimbra, Portugal; 2015 June - Allarts Gallery, Cascais, Portugal; 2015 April - Clube Ferroviário, Lisbon, Portugal; 2015 April - Allarts Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal; 2015 January - Primeiro Andar, Lisbon, Portugal; 2014 December - Turim Avenida da Liberdade Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal; 2014 July - Fundação PT, Lisbon, Portugal; 2014 March - Blog Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal.
COLLECTIONS: Coleções: Museu Casa da Luz, Funchal, Madeira;
AWARDS and HONORABLE MENTIONS: Prêmios:
2019 april - Distinguished with an Honorable Mention in the scope of the 5th International Biennial of Art of Espinho, Espinho, Portugal. 2018 april - Woman Art Award 2018, Madrid, Spain.
CURRENT LOCATION: A viver atualmente em: Lisboa