João Onofre

Once in a lifetime [repeat]
© João Onofre. Untitled (zoetrope), 2018-2019, vídeo still. Cortesy Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art.

Curator: Delfim Sardo

João Onofre (Lisbon, 1976) mostly known for his video artwork has nonetheless turned to many other art forms, such as, drawing, sculpture, photography, performance and sound works. The exhibition Once in a Lifetime [Repeat] goes through different aspects of his work focusing on the last 10 years and adds Untitled (zoetrope), a new work specifically designed for this occasion.

The exhibition is also inhabited by the presence of pop music as the carrier of a generational existentialism which is, paradoxically, so universal that can be subjectively and intimately confirmed.

The utmost strictness he applies to his various practices makes João Onofre’s production to seem to stir up a certain romantic irony to the beat of the return to the history of art great matters: tension, death, failure, love and, as a universal link, language.

The exhibition introduces the performance Box sized DIE featuring Cannibal Holocaust.


16 FEB
– 19 MAY 2019

Free entry on sundays


FRI 15 FEB 10:00pm


FRI 15 FEB 10:30pm
FRI 17 MAY 10:30pm

Guided tour with the artist

16 FEB 12:00pm

lunch Guided tour

28 FEB 1:00pm with Ana Gonçalves

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