26/02 -> 09/04
Exhibition and book launch by João Henriques

A Ilha and XYZ Bookshop welcome Portuguese photographer João Henriques who will be presenting his most recent project "Le rouge des autres est bleu". Project showcase and book launch February 26th from 7 pm.


This event will occur simultaneously with the exhibition opening of 'Up around the bend', by the spanish author Christian Lagata.

Le rouge des autres est bleu

On the 11th of November, 2009, the President of the Portuguese Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, visited Torres Vedras, under the pretext of the 200th anniversary of the Lines of Torres, celebrating the defeat of the french troops at the hands of the portuguese and english army during the napoleonic invasions of Portugal.


The event "Linhas de Torres" is about the collective memory of Portugal, aimed at building and strengthening the identity of the country, a fact duly noted by the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic. The images are focused on the mediatic aestheticization of the event, referring to validation mechanisms and to the representation of the logics of power. Through the fragmentation operated in these solemn moments, the images propose an alternative mechanism to the reification of the global sense of narrative.

João Henriques

João Henriques, Tomar, 1967.


Bachelor in Management. MD in Photography. 

Individual exhibitions:

180 Graus - Cooperativa de Comunicação e Cultura, Torres Vedras; Museu Pio XII, Encontros da Imagem, Braga; (2010). Convento dos Capuchos, Imaginarte, Almada (2011).

id - Casa dos Cubos, Tomar (2010); Palácio da Independência, Lisboa (2011); Centro Cultural Emmerico Nunes, Sines (2012).

Trans.Cidade - Centro de Experimentação e Criação Artística, Loulé (2012).

RIO - Centro de Arte e Imagem, Tomar (2014)

The Face of Another - Galeria Municipal de Torres Vedras (2014); Oficina de Cultura, Mês da Fotografia, Almada (2015).

Group exhibitions:

Kaunas Photo Nights, Portuguese and Brasilian Photography, Kaunas, Lituania (2010)

Barreira Invisível - Linha do Nabão, Inquérito à Paisagem, Centro Arte Imagem - IPT, Tomar (2012)

Periferia, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisboa (2012).

Facing (Un) Reality - Portuguese Photography Now, FotoFestival, Lodz, Polónia (2013).

Le Rouge des autres est Bleu - Encontros da Imagem, Braga (2015).

Recently awarded with the First Prize for Fnac New Photography Talent 2015, with the portfolio School Affairs.


website: www.joaohenriques.com

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