Joao Vasco Paiva


Forced Empathy, 2011 by JOAO VASCO PAIVA
Single channel video 7:29 looped
Image courtesy the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

JOAO VASCO PAIVA (Portugal,  b.1979) has been based in Hong Kong since 2006. Using installation, video, sculpture and bi-dimensional objects, his practice challenges representation and medium specificity. Vasco Paiva’s work is presented in the forms of installation, video, digital print and sound recording. His practice delves into questions relating to medium specificity. Exhibitions include ‘Living as Art Form’, Independent Curators International, New York ’13; ‘Hong Kong Eye’, Saatchi Gallery, London ’12; ‘What should I do to live your life’, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, ’12; Athens Video Art Festival, International Festival of Electronic Language at Sao Paulo.

Joao Vasco Paiva’s work Forced Empathy (2011) will be featured in MAAP’s 2014 international touring exhibition LANDSEASKY