António Palolo, 1963–1995

In November 1995, the CAM launched an exhibition devoted to António Palolo, highlighting works produced by the artist between 1963 and 1995. While the CAM is closed, we invite you to revisit, every month, an exhibition from the past.
15 nov 2021

On 28 November 1995, the CAM opened to the public a retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of António Palolo (1946-2000). Organised by Helena de Freitas, the exhibition charted the artist’s production between 1963 and 1995 and included works from various institutions and private collections.


View of the exhibition. CAM, 1995


Starting in the CAM entrance hall, where five recently completed paintings were on display, the exhibition was arranged according to the chronological phases that marked the artist’s work, from the early days of his activity, in the 1960s, to his return to abstraction in the 1990s. It brought together a total of 120 works, including an installation, a lesser-known aspect of his artistic career. 

At the time of the exhibition, the CAM Collection already owned 18 of his works – seven of which, paintings and drawings, were included in the display – and a further four were subsequently acquired. The CAM currently boasts more than forty pieces by Palolo, including video works.


View of the exhibition. CAM, 1995


The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue with texts by various authors, as well as exhibition notes written by the curator. It was complemented by a full programme of guided visits, as well as the screening of the film António Palolo. Ver o Pensamento a Correr [António Palolo. Seeing Thoughts Run].

História das Exposições

On the digital catalogue you can explore the 1343 exhibitions held by the Foundation between 1957 and 2016.


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