Gonçalo Pena

Gonçalo Pena (Lisbon, 1967). 
Lives and works in Lisbon. Gonçalo graduated from Belas Artes/ ESBAL in 1993. He did a Masters degree in Communications at Universidade Nova Lisboa in 2001. From 1993 to 2004 he worked as an illustrator for newspapers and Magazines such as Independente, o Público, Ler, Livros, Egoísta among others, and received the Single Ilustration Award by the Society for News Design em 2001. From 1996 to 2005, Gonçalo Pena was a professor at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha before deciding to dedicate himself to work as an artist. 
Gonçalo Pena has been working in different areas from research to illustration, from experimental cinema to the teaching of visual arts. His works has been shown individually in exhibitions such as “Garden Cities of To-morrow” in Galeria Fúcares of Madrid in 2010, “Salão de Outono” in Galeria Graça Brandão in Lisboa in 2008; in 2007 Galeria Fúcares of Almagro, in Galeria Graça Brandão of Porto and the exhibition “Wi(e)der die Malerei” of Berlim in the gallery Rosalux. He participated recently in collective exhibitions such as “Nada em Comum” in Banco de Portugal in Leiria, in the itinerant exhibition around Spain: “Libertad, Igualdad, Fraternidad” of Galeria Graça Brandão of Porto in 2009; FORO SUR in Galería Fúcares of Cáceres in 2008, and “Ilustradores dos Anos 90” of Galeria Municipal da Cordoaria Nacional in Lisbon. In 2001 he was interpret in the opera of JER “Sr. Doutor Fausto” at the Bienal da Maia and participated in the exhibition “Galeria dos 30 dias” in Caldas da Rainha.