Sun over the mist, a grain of sand, a drop of water
João Tabarra


“Little, it seems to me, these (naturalistic) artists know how shallow their image of reality must appear to the scientific mind today; to the mind which conveys to us nowadays an image of reality where there is no difference and no boundaries between a grain of sand, a drop of water, a flash of electricity and a fragrance of a tree.”

Naum Gabo: Trowbridge Lecture, Yale University, 1948


João Tabarra (Lisbon, 1966) studied photography at Arco Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual. At the moment he lives and works in Lisbon and Karlsruhe (Germany). He began to exhibit regularly at the end of the 1980s, having consolidated a path that includes his presence in relevant national and international projects and exhibitions, both individually and in groups. Tabarra is represented in prestigious institutional and private collections, having his work being part of their collections in Portugal and abroad. He continues to develop and present his work together with numerous requests for conferences, debates and masterclasses in important and recognized institutions. As part of a doctorate, since 2017 he has been carrying out research entitled 'Image and porosity', having as a Mentor, Nicole Brenez (professor at Paris 3 Universidade Sorbonne Nouvelle; curator of avant-garde screenings at Cinémathèque Française; senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France). He is a professor of Moving Images at the Department of Media Arts, HGK Karlsruhe University for Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany, where he founded, together with Professor Razvan Radulescu and Doctor Professor Christine Reh, the platform Zeitbild-Lab to support the production and distribution of cinematographic works for students at the University.

19.11.21 - João Tabarra


Mupi Gallery

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The Politics of Images
Curated by: João Baeta
Production and Communication: Mariana Vitale
Production and Communication Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira
Print: Lumen



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