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    João Paulo Feliciano (born 1963, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal; lives & works in Lisbon)

    JPF is a visual artist and musician whose work spans a broad spectrum of media and creative strategies. Selected shows include: Sonic Boom – the Art of Sound, Hayward Gallery, London, 2000; XXVI São Paulo Bienal, 2004; solo show at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Oporto, 2004; “The Possibility of Everything: JPF selected works 1989-1994_ (major survey show), Culturgest, Lisbon; “The Blues Quartet”, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. As a musician he has collaborated, among others, with Rafael Toral, Christian Marclay, Phill Niblock, Lee Ranaldo or David Toop.
    In 2009 he founded the dance orchestra Real Combo Lisbonense, dedicated to exploring the heritage of early portuguese pop music. At the same time he launched his own record label – Pataca Discos – through which he has released the music of Real Combo Lisbonense as well as debut albums for singer and songwriter Márcia and the band You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown.


    “Artistic thinking embeds most of what I do, but my modus operandi is not exclusively that of an artist”. This quotation seems to sum up the productive force behind the work of João Paulo Feliciano, visual artist, musician, designer, artistic promoter and cultural manager, among multiple activities. By trying to re-connect art and life, cultivating popular culture, and by bringing different artistic languages within independent and complementary margins and fields of creative production together, this artist’s work totally fulfils the expanded space that the word multimedia comprehends. Operating across several media, and diverse visual and technological languages, Feliciano’s body of work returns to the vast extension of the entertainment industry as culturally relevant, contaminated by a sense of artistic and critical opportunism, where “things happen when enthusiasm meets opportunity”..
    Hernãni Marcelino