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Alexandre Farto (a.k.a Vhils)

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Alexandre Farto (a.k.a Vhils)

Born in 1987 in Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in Lisbon.

Vhils’s unique visual language is based on the removal of the surface layers of walls and other media with unconventional tools and techniques. He began interacting with the urban environment through the practice of graffiti in the early 2000s. Peeling back the layers of our material culture like a modern-day urban archaeologist, Vhils reflects on the impact of urbanity, development, and global homogenisation on landscape and identities. Destroying to create, he delivers powerful and poetic statements from materials the city rejects, humanising depressed areas with his poignant large-scale portraits.

Vhils has solo exhibitions at MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, 2022; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2020; Le Centquatre-Paris, 2018; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2017; HOCA – Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, 2016; and EDP Foundation, Lisbon, 2014; among others.

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