We're pleased to present André Romão's first solo exhibition at Baginski Galeria/Projectos, integrated in the Trienal de Arquitectura's program.
The exhibition called "The Pavilion of Progress/The Pavilion of Fall" is based in the programmatic structure of the universal exhibition pavilion and pretend to stabilize them as a discursive place in a relation between individual and state, community and representation.
An excellent place for political discussion associates the dichotomy fall/progress and the conflict between these two poles in the 20th century.
The texts, slide shows and videos presented in this exhibition were built from literary sources, since Classical Antiquity to Modernity. They are part of a research project, developed at George Kolbe's workshop, German sculptor, author of "Morgen", exhibited in the German Pavilion, in Barcelona, in 1928, designed by Mies Van der Rohe, and a reconstruction of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps", with choreography by Nijinsky in 1913.
André Romão was born is Lisbon, in 1984, were he currently lives and works.
Graduated in Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa, in 2007, integrated in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien residence, in Berlin, in 2009/2010.
In 2007 he won the EDP New Artists award.
His highlight exhibitions were: Às Artes Cidadãos, in Serralves, Oporto, 2010, Res Publica, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2010; The Vertical Stage, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2010; The Horizon line is Here, Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples, 2010, The Winter of (our) discontent, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2010, ARCO - Solo Projects, Madrid, 2010, On the Razor's Edge, Galeria Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid ES, 2009, O Sol Morre Cedo, Pavilhão Branco - Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, 2009, Democracia entre Tiranos, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon 2009; JENSEITS, EnBlanco, Berlin, 2009, Ocorrência, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, 2008; Luoghi per Eroi, Vianuova-Arte Contemporanea, Florence, 2008 and A river ain't too much to love, Spike Island, Bristol, 2008; Salon, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, 2006.