João Onofre was born in Lisbon in 1976, where he lives and works. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and concluded his MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College in London. He has exhibited widely his work individually in several museums and galleries internationally, namely:
, I-20, New York (2001);
, P.S.1. / MoMA Contemporary Art Center, New York (2002);
Nothing Will Go Wrong
, MNAC, Lisbon, and CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (2003);
, Kunsthalle Wien. Project Space Karlsplatz. Wien (2003);
, Magazin 4, Bregenz (2004);
, Toni Tàpies, Barcelona (2005); Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2007);
, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011).
Onofre took part in numerous international group exhibitions, amongst them, most notably:
Plateau of Humankind
- The 49th Venice Biennale,
at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia;
, Tate Modern, London;
Youth of Today
, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt;
Video, An Art, A History 1965-2005 New Media collection
, Centre Pompidou, Sydney- Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona- Fundació La Caixa, Taipei Fine Art Museum.
His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide such as: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou – MNAM/CCI, Paris; The Weltkunst Foundation, Zurich; La Caixa, Barcelona; MACS – Museu de Serralves, Porto; CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; MNAC – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; GAM – Galeria D’Arte moderna e contenporanea, Turin; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Ministère de Culture, Paris.