David Rosado

lives and works in Lisbon
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David Rosado is a mixed-media artist who uses a wide range of materials in order to express his ideas. He tries to use all materials without any restrictions or rules – whether it’s something he’s picked up off his studio floor or which makes most sense in the work he’s doing at the time.

The artist draws inspiration from the current overload of information between people and spaces. He believes physical spaces that people fill in society widen the gap of communication between people, creating blocks in social interactions. These topics can all be found in Rosado’s cynical, humorous works referencing anything from contemporary politics to consumer culture.

Born in 1976 in Évora, Portugal, Rosado currently lives and works in Lisbon. He has in museum exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum of Malaga and the National Fine Arts Society of Lisbon, as well as in galleries in New York, Lisbon and Milan, among others.


1976 born in Evora, Portugal
2004 Degree in Visual Arts (Painting / Multimedia) at the Évora University
2007 Prémio no concurso Ariane Rothschild, Lisbon
Mensão Honrosa Concurso Vila Sol 2007, Vilamoura
2008 Mensão Honrosa 9ª Bienal de Artes Plásticas cidade de Montijo – Prémio Vespeira, Montijo
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2022 Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
2021 Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (S, online)
Xfproyectos from  Galeria Xavier Fiol, Madrid (S)
2020 Annika Nuttall Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark (S)
Valerius Gallery, Luxembourg (S)
Daniel Raphel Gallery, London (S)
2019 Gallery Rarity, Mykonos (S)
Galerie Pompom, Sydney (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Gallery Rarity, Mykonos (G)
Galerie Pompom, Sydney (G)
StupidKrap, Melbourne (G)
2018 Switch Gallery, Lisbon (S)
MPV Gallery, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (S)
Square One Gallery, Lisbon (S)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
2017 Tungsten Gallery, London (S)
Hotel Euler, Basel (S)
Huset for Kunst & Design, Bech Risvig Collection, Holstebro, Denmark (G)
a-Space Project, Basel (G)
Gallery COA, Montreal (G)
2016 Galeria Arte Periférica, Lisbon (S)
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (G)
2015 Galeria Presença, Porto (S)
Galeria Presença, Porto (G)
2014 Colares, Sintra, Portugal (S)
2013 Galeria Jorge Shirley, Lisbon (S)
Colares, Sintra, Portugal (G)
Paços Galeria Municipal, Torres Vedras, Portugal (G)
Galeria Má Arte Aveiro, Portugal (G)
Galeria Labirinto, Ivity Empty Room, Lisbon (G)
Galeria AFK, Lisbon (G)
Galeria Clo Bougard, Cascais, Portugal (G)​
2012 Galeria Arte Periférica, Lisbon (S)
Galeria Sete, Coimbra, Portugal (G)
Galeria Labirinto, Vilamoura, Portugal (G)
Galeria Corrente d’arte, Lisbon (G)
Roy Hofer Contemporary Project, Basel (G)
Galeria Caza Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro (G)
2011 Montana Shop Gallery, Lisbon (S)
Fabrica do Braço de Prata, Lisbon (S)
Galeria TAC (BRASIL), Rio de Janeiro (G)
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York (G)
2010 Drop d (Contemporary), Lisbon (S)
Nogo (project-room for architecture, contemporary art & experimental cinema), Lisbon (S)
Castelo Branco, Portugal (G)
Teatro da Malaposta, Lisbon (G)
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York (G)
Galeria Belizário, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (G)
Galeria Kompass , Aveiro, Portugal (G)
Artslab Agência de Arte contemporânea, Matosinhos, Porto (G)
Galeria Carlos Carvalho, Zoom Projects, Janeiro, Lisbon (G)
2009 Galeria Pedro Serrenho, Lisbon (S)
Galeria Pedro Torres, Logroño, Spain (G)
Crewhassan - cooperativa cultural, Lisbon (G)
Galeria Voghera 11, Milan (G)
Collect.tiff, Barcelona (G)
2008 Galeria Carlos Carvalho, Lisbon (S)
Galeria Pedro Torres, Logroño, Spain (G)
Galeria Pedro Serrenho – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (G)
9ª Bienal de Artes Plásticas cidade de Montijo – Prémio Vespeira, Montijo, Portugal (G)
2007 Galeria Sopro – projecto de arte contemporânea, Lisbon (S)
Exposição concurso Ariane Rothschild, Lisbon (G)
Arte Lisboa 07 – FAC, Galeria Sopro – projecto de arte contemporânea, Lisbon (G)
Prémio Salúquia às Artes, Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção – Castelo de Moura, Portugal (G)
2006 Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon (S)
2004 Monsaraz Museu Aberto, Monsaraz, Portugal (S)
Galeria INATEL, Évora, Portugal (S)

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Banco Ariane Rothschild, Lisbon
  • Cac Málaga – Málaga
  • Luciano Benetton Collection
  • Alcatel – Lucent, Portugal
  • Sousa Machado, Ferreira da Costa e Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, Lisbon
  • Bech Risvig Collection, Holstebro, Denmark




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