Fernando José Pereira (Portugal)

Fernando José Pereira

(Porto, 1961) Lives and work in Oporto, Portugal.
Graduated in Fine Arts – Painting at the School of Fine Arts of Oporto (1987), PhD in Fine Arts at the Vigo University, Spain (2002). Investigator at CECL (Lisbon University). Schoolarships from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: As graduated student – 1985/87; As investigator in Fine Arts – 1988/89: As PhD student – 1997/2001. He has exhibited extensively throughout Europe and beyond. He works with video projects and installations, primarily exploring notions and interpretations of territory, borders, access and exclusion.
Pereira is founder (1997) and co-director of Virose, an interdisciplinary non-profit organisation dedicated to art and media technology (www.virose.pt), as well as a teacher in the Painting Department of the Fine Arts School at the University of Oporto.