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(Almada, 1968). He lives and works in Lisbon, having in recent years started his practice in an atelier in the countryside, in Maceira.

An important and widely recognized Portuguese artist of his generation, he has been establishing himself first as a painter and increasingly as an exemplary multidisciplinary artist on the Portuguese art scene. With a successful career at the national and international level, Paulo Brighenti has been exhibiting since the 1990s.


Known for the complex, deep and creative richness of his work, the artist's work has been extending the medium of painting to others, such as sculpture and video, creating works and exhibitions that involve and confront the viewer, while questioning the pictorial traditions and their validity in today's times.


The artist has presented his work in renowned museums such as the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Carmona e Costa Foundation, MAAT, MEIAC and Nassjö Konstall Sweden, as well as in galleries and exhibition centers in Lisbon, Porto, Luxembourg, Paris and New York. Brighenti is also represented by the galleries Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon and Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto.

In 2002 he won the Revelation Award of the Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon, and in 2021, the Award for Outstanding Artistic Project by Millenium bcp.

The artist is also represented in the following institutional collections: Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum Foundation, Lisbon; Banco de España, Madrid; CAM / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, ES; António Cachola Collection / MACE (Elvas Contemporary Art Museum), Elvas; Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon; Ilídio Pinho Foundation, Porto; MAAT, Lisbon; MNAC - Chiado Museum, Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Tobias Rhis Collection, Zurich; Serralves Museum, Porto; among others.

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