Filipa Tojal
Porto — Portugal
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Filipa Tojal (1993, Porto, Portugal) is a visual artist working primarily in painting. Filipa holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and completed a Master's Degree in Painting at Tokyo University of the Arts. She has lived and worked in Japan for four years on a fully-funded scholarship from the Japanese Government. While using Western and Eastern techniques and questioning the differences between these two worlds, she embraces a visual and meditative process having as her poetic and visual influence the changing surrounding scenarios. Filipa has exhibited her work solo and collectively in Europe and Asia and has participated in artist-in-residency programs throughout the globe like in France, India, Indonesia, Germany, and Portugal.
"Finished or unfinished paintings, sculptures, or objects, with a clean and direct trace of the material and surface, seem to manifest and embrace touches, rustles, or virtues of nature. I try to explore what is beyond the limit of a painting, trying to retrieve to the observer and myself the long-lost need for earth and soil. My daily work in the studio happens within and on the fringe of the universe of painting. A visual investigation of forces, appositions, touches reflect a silent wonder about our position on the ground and the preponderance of nature. My continuous and endless experimentation of the pictorial world of painting results in a palette of colors which is quite subdued but not innocent and on objects which act as intermediaries in this play."
Filipa Tojal

1993 — Now
Selected Exhibitions and Achievements
2021, Verdant, Solo Exhibition
Sage Culture, Los Angeles
2021, Unflatten, Solo Exhibition
Scope BLN, Berlin
2020, Alpendre, Solo Exhibition
Room 502, Tokyo University of the Arts
2019, One’s Books, Solo Exhibition
Veritas Corporation, Tokyo
2019, Vaguear, Solo Exhibition
Route Books Gallery, Tokyo
2019, De mar a mar, Solo Exhibition
Hillside Terrace Daikanyama, Tokyo
2019, Animalidades e outras botânicas: The trees all singing, Solo Exhibition
Casa das Artes, Porto
2018, Suddenly, Solo Exhibition
Kokonoka Gallery Tokyo
2020, Areia preta, Group Exhibition
 Antigo Quartel, Paços de Ferreira, Portugal
2019, Ars Necessaria, Group Exhibition
Veritas Corporation, Tokyo
2019, Konshin Ten, Group Exhibition
UG Gallery, Tokyo
2019, The 17th Mitsui Fudosan Management Office Exhibition,
2019, Islands of Conciousness, Group Exhibition
Bali Purnati Center of the Arts, Bali - Indonesia
2018, Transient, Group Exhibition
Gallery Wolke, Tokyo
2017, Research Students Exhibition, 
Yuga Gallery - Tokyo Geidai, Tokyo 
2016, Floresta a Oriente, Group Exhibition
Silo Espaço Cultural, Porto 
2016, Bienal Internacional de Arte Jovem, Group Exhibition
Vila Verde - Portugal 
2016, Babel, Group Exhibition
Galeria Miguel Justino, Lisbon
2015, Arte Contemporanea, Group Exhibition
Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril, Lisbon 
2015, Vê lá se me apanhas, Group Exhibition
FBAUP Museum, Porto
2014, Final Exhibition
Middlesex University, London UK
2014, Restricted Space, Group Exhibition
 Cre8 Gallery, London UK 
2015, 1st Prize at XXVII Salão de Primavera, Award
Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril, Lisbon 
2021, Scope BLN, Art Residency
Berlin, Germany
2020, CMIF, Furnas São Miguel, Art Residency
Azores, Portugal
2019, Become Become Nomad Residency, Art Residency
Bali, Indonesia
2017, Carpe Diem Residency, Art Residency
Rajasthan, India 
2014, Il colore come sostanza, Art Residency
Green and Brown Project, Île d’Ouessant, France
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