Arlindo Silva
Figueira da Foz, Portugal, 1974. Lives and works in Porto, Portugal.

The work of Arlindo Silva has been based on the capture of instants from the everyday life, through a very particular process: each moment is registered in photography, and then converted into an image carefully painted. The transference from the photography to the painting is the process which brings other extent to the notion of instantaneous.

The subjects of the artist, who also works with the drawing, are concentrated in situations from his personal life, with family and friends. Besides the affective dimension in the act of rescuing these moments from forgetfulness, the painting presents an experience of reality and an individual vision of the world. 

These are works which also give a testimony of a specific artistic context, lived by the artist himself: the Porto’s art scene in the last ten years. Almost all the portrayed are artists working in the city and graduated from the Faculdade de Belas Artes (faculty of fine arts), at the beginning of the last decade.

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2014
Next morning, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais, Bragança, Portugal.
Coração e Cinzas, Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal.
Sara and André, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013
Sun and Moon, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
2010
Arlindo Silva no Coerência, Uma Certa Falta de Coerência, Porto, Portugal.
2009
Mãe, Galeria MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
2008
A Espuma dos Dias, Galeria MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
2006
Sónia, Galeria PISOZERO, MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
2005
Noites Bravas, Galeria PISOZERO, MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
Verão Azul, Galeria Artadentro, Faro, Portugal.
2003
Perdi a memória, Galeria Bores&Mallo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2019
Ver as Vozes dos Artistas #2, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal.
Trabalho Capital: Ensaio sobre gestos e fragmentos, Oliva Creative Factory, S.João da Madeira, Portugal.
Motel Coimbra #4: O Mundo em Trânsito, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, Portugal.
Ai os Ais de Tanta Gente, Atelier Caldeiras, CACE Centro Cultural, Porto, Portugal.
2018
Intersticial: Diálogos no espaço entre acontecimentos II, Núcleo de Arte da Oliva, São João da Madeira, Portugal.
10 Years, Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais, Bragança, Portugal.
do tirar polo natural. Inquérito ao retrato português, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, Portugal.
Europe: Bad New Days, Museu Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal.
Alegoria, Espaço MIRA, Porto, Portugal.
2017
Forever Young, Casa das Artes, Vigo, Spain.
THEM OR US! A Project on Scientific, Social and Political Fiction, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
2015
Au sud d'aujourd'hui: Art contemporain portugais [sans le Portugal] , Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France.
…Eu e os outros, Museu de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014
Apesar de tudo ainda se fodia, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal.
2012
shapes and forces, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
knell dobre glas, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon/ Porto, Portugal.
Cinco Séculos de Desenho na Coleção da Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto, Portugal.
Collecting Collections and Concepts, Fábrica ASA, Guimarães, Portugal.
2011
Don’t shit where you eat — O espaço doméstico em performance, CAPC, Coimbra.
Na Frente/Au front, Projecto FBAUP Saison Portugaise 2010/2011, Arras, France.
Huma Sorte de Academia, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
2010
MONO, (group GICAPC/ CORES CAPC 1976/ 1978), CAPC, Coimbra, Portugal.
2009
Está a morrer e não quer ver, Espaço Campanhã, Porto, Portugal.
A Mula Ruge, Espaço Campanhã, Porto, Portugal.
Entroncamento, Espaço Avenida, Lisbon, Portugal.
2008
Falso Fim, Reflexus Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal (with Sónia Neves).
Proxecto-Edición, A Mula, Fair-Exhibition of Independent Publishers, Pontevedra, Spain.
2007
Alvorada, Apêndice, Porto, Portugal (with Sónia Neves).
Antimonumentos, Galeria António Henriques, Viseu, Portugal.
Grande Prémio de Desenho, Senhorio, Porto, Portugal.
Group exhibition, Reflexus Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal (with Sónia Neves).
PaperBack. Edicións baratas – Newspapers, Paperworksm Posters, Papergames, Paperfiles, MARCO, Vigo, Spain.
2006
Busca Pólo, Centro Cultural de Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal.
Proxecto-Edición, A Mula, Fair-Exhibition of Independent Publishers, Pontevedra, Spain.
Feira de Lisboa de Arte Contemporânea, Galeria MCO, FIL, Lisbon, Portugal.
Young Painters Giants — Stock House, MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
A Mula n’Monte, Fair of fanzines and exhibition of originals at space of Monte, Lisbon, Portugal.
Cospe-Aqui, Exhibition of original boards as pretext of the launching of the fanzine at the space Velha-a-Branca, Braga, Portugal.
Wall Paper — Stock House, MCO Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
Collections
RAR (Holding) S.A., Portugal.
Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Portugal.
Fundação PLMJ, Portugal.
Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
FBAUP, Portugal.
Kiss, 2012. Oil on canvas. 27 x 40 cm 
The prophet, 2012. Oil on canvas. 73 x 109 cm 
Paradise, 2010-2012. Oil on canvas. 27 x 40 cm 
The Wrong Guy, 2010. Oil on canvas. 51,3 x 68 cm 
Mother, 2009. Oil on canvas. 51,5 x 68,5 cm 
The morning after, 2009. Oil on canvas. 22,5 x 30 cm 
Waiting for Verónica, 2009. Oil on canvas. 50 x 66,5 cm 
How are we?, 2008. Oil on canvas. 67 x 89 cm 
Punishment, 2007. Charcoal on paper. 57 x 76 cm 
Hot Knives, 2007. Charcoal on paper. 57 x 76 cm 
From me to you, 2006. Oil on canvas. 27,5 x 41,5 cm 
The fall, 2006. Oil on canvas. 111 x 147 cm 
Oskar, 2006. Oil on canvas. 71 x 109 cm 
Marco in André’s pool, 2005. Oil on canvas. 61 x 94,5 cm 
Starry Night, 2005. Oil on canvas. 57 x 84,5 cm 
“The poor bastard”, 2003. Oil on canvas. 54 x 81 cm 
“I wanna be your dog”, Letonia, 2001. Oil on canvas. 38 x 58,5 cm 
Marco in the bathtub, Letonia, 2001. Oil on canvas. 32,5 x 48,5 cm 
Pedro, 2000. Oil on canvas. 65 x 100 cm