Francisco Vidal, Variation No.2, 2015, Oil paint on machetes, 120 x 110 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Francisco Vidal, Variation No.2, 2015, Oil paint on machetes, 120 x 110 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary 

Francisco Vidal’s practice highlights ideas around labour, the transformation of materials and international mobility. He is known for his large site-specific installations, using assembled machetes as canvases and layering tiles of handmade recycled paper featuring bold calligraphic lines and vividly coloured cotton flowers in various chromatic schemes.

Vidal was part of the official selection for the Angolan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), and represented Angola at Expo Milan (2015). Recent exhibitions include: Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (2015); Freies Museum/Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2015); Instituto Camoes, Luanda (2014); UNAP, Luanda, Angola (2014); Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2010); Lux, Lisbon, Portugal (2010); and Instituto Camoes in Cape Verde, Angola and Mozambique (2007).