Manuel D'Olivares

Miguel D’Olivares was born in Angola and studied at the National Society of Fine Arts of Lisbon, taking Painting, Drawing and Themes of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art courses.

Continuously inspired by his semi-nomadic childhood and the objects continuously present in his life, D’Olivares explores the materiality of memory. In his works, D’Olivares gives these memories agency; allowing them to grow and intertwine, celebrating the mark each has left on his psyche. D’ Olivares uses urban symbols and imagery in his painting, imprinting them with the memory networks from his past and exposing them to the viewer.  


D’Olivares currents lives and works in Barcelona and Paris.

Selected Exhibitions:

2016    To Be, group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2015    Recall, group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2014    untitled, Palace Foz,  Lisbon, Portugal

2013    DROPPING ACROSS, João Gallery,  Paris, France

2013    WINDSWEPT,  Palace D. Manuel, Évora, Portugal

2013    DROPPED OUT, Work_Ink Gallery, Cascais, Portugal

2012    Dreaming… after  reading! Storytailors, Lisbon, Portugal

2012    Vôo às Memórias, Cultural  Center of  Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

2012    Instants Volés, New heArt City Gallery, Paris, France

2011    Impressões Digitais de Cidades, simultaneously at  Casa Roque Gameiro, Amadora and                                           Palace D. Manuel, Évora, Portugal

2011    LCL – Less than a Container Load, São Mamede Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2010    Rastos, Quattro Gallery, Leiria, Portugal

2010    présentation de nouvelles œuvres, JN Art Gallery, Paris, France

stand-up, 2009
wal...k, 2009
Nuages Gris, 2009
...The Sea and Wind Memories, 2008
...Tip of The Rope, Bullfight, 2012
My...I, 2010
Tormentas, 2010
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