Filipa Tojal (1993, Portugal) is a visual artist working primarily within painting.  Currently living in Portugal (between Porto and Algarve), she has previously lived and worked in Japan for four years, in addition to extended stays in Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Filipa holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto (Portugal)  and completed a MA in Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts (Japan).
Her practice is grounded in landscape and her intimate way of traversing it.
While using techniques that are Western as well as Eastern and exploring the differences between these two, she embraces a visual and meditative process having as her poetic influence the changing surrounding scenarios.  
Her formal work often results in ground-devoted installations or other delicate space conceptions, following an intuitive and attentive sense of space and sensitivity to the materiality of things.







C O N T A C T
tojalfilipa@gmail.com
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Contact in the USA
Sage Culture Gallery

Contact in Asia
Space of Time Gallery







N E W S 




           
12 MAY - 27 JULY 2024
Fallen Apricots Solo Exhibition
Space of Time Gallery, Beijing - China

22 MAY - 28 June 2024
Diálogos com Francisco Laranjo Group exhibition
          Casa dos Livros, Porto - Portugal

5 July - 30 August 2024
Mar Deserto Group Exhibition
Alfaia, Loulé - Portugal

22 July - 5 August 2024
Artist in Residence
JOYA: Air, Velez Blanco - Spain

28th September - October 2024
Two-person exhibition
Cusp, Hangzhou - China



       
         







CV

EDUCATION
2020 . Master’s Degree in Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
2016 . Research Student in the Painting Department at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo – Japan  (18 months)
2015 .  Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts , Faculty of Fine Arts Porto University (FBAUP) Portugal
2014 . Erasmus Exchange at Middlesex University, London UK - Fine Arts and Printmaking Department (6 months)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024 . FALLEN APRICOTS, Space of Time Gallery, Beijing 
2024 . OPAQUE BLUE, Embassy of Portugal in Japan / Tokyo
2024 . VISIBLE TRANSPARENCY . UNCLEAR OPACITY , CIRLE & HOUSE by Method / Tokyo (Two simultaneous exhibitions)
2023 . ECOTONE , Sage Culture Gallery / Los Angeles - USA (Supported by FLAD)
2023 .
TSUBONIWA つぼ庭 , Nidi Gallery / Tokyo
2022 . ABOVE THE TREETOPS, Olsen Gallery Annexe / Sydney - Australia
2022 . LONGE 遥か, CAAA, Guimarães - Portugal
2021 . VERDANT, Sage Culture Gallery / Los Angeles
2021 . MORI , Out to lunch (Window), Galeria Lumíere / Porto
2021 . UNFLATTEN, Scope BLN / Berlin
2020 . ALPENDRE 縁側, Room 502 - Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo
2019  . ONE’S BOOKS 誰かの本, Veritas Corporation / Tokyo
2019  . VAGUEAR 放浪, Route Books Gallery / Tokyo
2019 . DE MAR A MAR 海から海へ, Hillside Terrace Daikanyama / Tokyo 2019 . Animalidades e outras botânicas: THE TREES ALL SINGING, Casa das Artes / Porto (Sismógrafo) 2018 . SUDDENLY  突然, Kokonoka Gallery ココノカ / Tokyo


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS - Selection

2024 . A primeira, Interior, Viseu - Portugal
2024 .
If not even you, Filet Space, London - UK
2023 . 
But dearer still is truth, Galeria Plato, Évora - Portugal (Curated in collaboration with Warbling Collective)
2023 . Our vision is clouded, Warbling Collective / London UK
2023 . Pintura sem fim, Brotéria, Lisbon - Portugal
2022 . Summer Salon, Olsen Gallery, Sydney - Australia
2022 . Consciousness, Sage Culture, LA - USA
2022 . There - here. , Duckrabbit Gallery, Sydney - Australia
2022 .
Warehouse, The Rocks, Sydney - Australia
2021 .
A tiny bit of Fire
, Warbling collective / London UK
2020 .
Areia preta, Antigo Quartel / Paços de Ferreira , Portugal
2019 .
Ars Necessaria, Veritas Corporation / Tokyo

2019 .  Konshin Ten, UG Gallery / Tokyo
2019 . The 17th Mitsui Fudosan Management Office Exhibition / Tokyo
2019 . Islands of Conciousness, Bali Purnati Center of the Arts / Bali - Indonesia

2018 . Transient つかの間の, Gallery Wolke / Tokyo
2018 . Diálogos com Amadeo, Galeria Olívia Reis / Espinho, Portugal
2018 . Opening Exhibition Area 55 / Guimarães, Portugal
2017 . Como que pelas mãos guiados , Silo Espaço Cultural / Porto 2017 . Research Students Exhibition, Yuga Gallery - Tokyo Geidai / Tokyo 2016 . Floresta a Oriente, Silo Espaço Cultural / Porto 2016 . Bienal Internacional de Arte Jovem / Vila Verde - Portugal 2016 . Quando se quer gravar / Galeria dos Leões, Porto
2016 . Babel, Galeria Miguel Justino / Lisbon
2015 . Arte Contemporanea, Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril / Lisbon 2015 . Vê lá se me apanhas, Museu FBAUP / Porto
2015 . Extra Vaza Mente, Palacete Pinto Leite / Porto
2015 . Arte’factos, Casa da Cultura da Seroa / Seroa - Portugal 2015 . Oh Uau!, Fórum Cultural de Ermesinde / Ermesinde - Portugal 2015 . Salão de Primavera – Prémio Rainha Isabel de Bragança, Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril / Lisbon
2014 . "Ver, Fazer, Pensar, Editar", FBAUP - University of Porto, Portugal
2014 .
Final Exhibition,
Middlesex University / London UK
2014 . Restricted Space, Cre8 Gallery / London UK
2013 . Cara a cara, Galeria dos Leões /  Porto
2009 . Um olhar sobre Júlio Resende,
Lugar do Desenho – Fundação Júlio Resende / Gondomar - Portugal


Awards
2023 Grant for Artist Residency in the United States, FLAD - Luso-American Development Foundation
2016 - 2020 . Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship)
2019  . Ars Necessaria 1st Prize, Veritas Corporation,  Tokyo
2015 . 1st Prize at XXVII Salão de Primavera, Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril, Lisbon
2009 .  2nd Prize – VII Fine Arts National Competition “Um olhar sobre Júlio Resende”, Lugar do Desenho – Fundação Júlio Resende, Gondomar - Portugal


Art Residencies
2024 . Fallen Apricots, Space of Time Gallery, Beijing - China
2023 . Mar - Deserto, Oxímoros para uma ausência, Alfaia / Loulé - Portugal
2023 .
Artist-in-Residency, Sage Culture , Los Angeles - USA
2022 . Studio.4our, Sydney - Australia 
2022 . BIG CI (Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives), Blue Mountains, NSW - Australia
2021 . SCOPE BLN / Berlin - Germany
2020 .
CMIF, Furnas São Miguel / Azores- Portugal
2020 . BONFIRE Walk&Talk, Virtual Residency
2019 . BECOME BECOME Nomad Residency /Bali Indonesia
2017 . CARPE DIEM Residency / Rajasthan, India 2014 . IL COLORE COME SOSTANZA, Green and Brown Project / Île d’Ouessant, France


BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
2023 . Subtle Shifts 微かな移ろい, Edited by DOOKS, Japan
2022 . Art Collector Magazine AUS, - “What next?” Section - Australia
2021 .“O Tripeiro” Magazine, cover of January - Portugal
2020 . Portuguese Emerging Art, Emerge - Portugal 
2020 . Geidai - The Catalogue of Graduation Works -Fine Arts Master’s Program
, Tokyo University of the Arts - Japan
2020 .Myriad Things - Self published book, Tokyo - Japan
2018 . Diálogos com Amadeo Catalogue, Galeria Olívia Reis, Espinho - Portugal
2016 . 9 Bienal Internacional de arte jovem de Vila Verde Catalogue, Biblioteca Municipal Prof. Machado Vilela - Portugal 
2015 . Salão de Primavera Prémio Rainha Isabel de Bragança Catalogue, Casino Estoril - Portugal
2015 . Extra vaza mente Exhibition Catalogue, FBAUP & Câmara Municipal do Porto - Portugal 
2014 . Ver, Fazer, Pensar, Editar: Projecto Atlas: Gabinete de Desenho e Gravura da FBAUP, Universidade do Porto - Portugal
2019 .Um olhar sobre Júlio Resende, Lugar do Desenho, Gondomar - Portugal







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