And from the dust it shall return

Biography

BA in Painting by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and MA in Painting by the same institution. In his work Carlos Mensil explores the aesthetic and structural potentialities of materials outside their usual context in a territory of conceptual questioning. What we see are scenarios of apparent possibilities, or impossibilities.
His work is represented in various national and international public and private collections, such as the Galila Barzilaï -Hollander Collection (BE), the Donna Macmillan Collection (USA) or the Cerveira Biennial Foundation (PT), to name but a few. He is a co-founding member of the independent collective “CampaNice”. He lives and works in Porto, PT.

Academic Training

  • 2012 MA, Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Oporto, PT)
  • 2010 BA, Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Oporto, PT)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 Redline, Sput & Nik - The Window (Oporto, PT)
  • 2020 Um tempo sem medida, NO·NO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 And from the dust it shall return, Travessa da Ermida (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 Pensar no vazio, Galeria Presença (Oporto, PT)
  • 2017 Cada um pinta como sabe, Kubikulo | Kubikgallery (Oporto, PT)
  • 2016 Palavras soltas que me dizes juntas, Janes (Braga, PT)
  • 2015 Às costas da verdade, Galeria Presença (Oporto, PT)
  • 2015 Lugares de conflito, Show Me - Design and Art (Barcelos, PT)
  • 2013 Um espaço sobre outro espaço, Silo Espaço Cultural (Oporto)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 Not an Island I, NO·NO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2020 Leap of Faith, curated by Miguel Mesquita, NO·NO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2020 Myopia, Dentro (Oporto, PT)
  • 2020 ANUÁRIO 19, curated by Guilherme Blanc / João Ribas, Palácio das Artes (Porto, PT)
  • 2019 Síntese Activa, Fórum Arte Braga (Braga, PT)
  • 2018 Handle with care, Portuguese Cultural Centre / Camões Institute (Luxembourg, LU)
  • 2017 Caleidoscópio, Maus Hábitos (Oporto, PT)
  • 2017 Lying behind the glass, Casa Esperança (Braga, PT)
  • 2016 - 19 ARCOlisbon, Galeria Presença (Oporto, PT)
  • 2015 Entre outros, Galeria Presença (Oporto, PT)
  • 2015 Lugares de viagem, Maia Biennial / Fórum Cultural da Maia (Maia, PT)
  • 2015 Com o livro do mundo ao lado, (w/ Celeste Cerqueira, Paulo Jesus e Susana Gaudêncio), Espaço Mira (Oporto, PT)
  • 2014 Teoria da pintura, AISCA (Viana do Castelo, PT)
  • 2013 9th Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Award, Municipal Museum Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (Amarante, PT)

Awards

  • 2015 XVIII Cerveira International Art Biennial, IPDJ prize, Cerveira Biennial Foundation (Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT)
  • 2014 8th International Biennial of Vila Verde , first prize, Vila Verde Municipality (Vila Verde, PT)

Artistic Residencies

  • 2016 Artistic residency Montepio, Porto Lazer (Oporto, PT)

Collections

  • Donna Macmillan Collection (USA)
  • Galila Barzilai-Hollander Collection (BE)
  • Bureau Veritas (PT)
  • Cerveira Biennial Foundation (Vila Nova de Cerveira, PT)
  • Municipality of Oporto (Oporto, PT)
  • COTEC Portugal (PT)
  • Vila Verde Municipality (Vila Verde, PT)