Hugo Brazão (1989, Madeira) lives and works in London.


His artistic practice covers painting, sculpture and textile and develops from the fiction/reality paradox, reimagining the material found within his research and finding its technical possibilities and different narratives that can be created around it. Brazão received his MA in Fine Arts with distinction at Central Saint Martins (London, 2015) and a BA in Painting at Faculdade de Belas-Artes de Lisboa (2013).

Recent solo exhibitions include Out of sight, out of mind (2020) at Balcony Gallery in Lisboa, Best foot backwards (2019) at Sala Brasil at the Embassy of Brazil in London and  TAKE TEN (2019) at the Las Palmas project space. He has also been exhibiting in group exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Brazão was recently awarded with the VIA Arts Prize (London, 2018), a residency in the Norwegian island of Stokkøya (2018) and The Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award (London, 2015).




2015 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UK)

2013 BA Painting, Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa (PT)


2018 VIA Arts Prize (winner) (UK)
2017 Arte Laguna Art Prize (Shortlisted) (IT)
2015 The Helen Scott Lidgett Studio Award, Acme Residency & Awards Programme (UK)


2022 (Upcoming) Balcony Gallery, Lisbon (PT)

2021 (Upcoming) Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Chapel, Funchal, Madeira (PT)

2021 (Upcoming) Cat did it!, Commonage, Curated by Seamus McCormack, London, (UK)

2020 Out of sight, out of mind, Balcony Gallery, Lisbon (PT)

2019 Best foot Backward, Curated by Luís Manuel Araújo, Embassy of Brazil, London (UK)

2019 O' mice an' men, Galeria Diferença, Lisbon (PT)

2019 TAKE TEN, Las Palmas Project Space, Lisbon (PT)

2017 TO FILL IN A GAP, TO PLUG IN A HOLE OR HOW TO POSTPONE AN IMINENT PROBLEM, MUDAS, Contemporary Art Museum of Madeira and Galeria dos Prazeres (PT)

2012 HUGO BRAZÃO and CRISTIANA SOUSA, Galeria Monumental (PT)




2020 Arnis Residency, Schleswig-Flensburg (DE)
2020 Rat Trap, G39, Cardiff (UK)
2020 Hangar, Centro de investigação artística, Lisbon (PT)
2018 StokkøyArt Residency, Stokkøya, Trøndelag (NO)
2017 Galeria dos Prazeres, Madeira (PT)
2016 Warton House Studios, ACME Residency and Awards Programme, London (UK)

2011 Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg (RU)



2021 Na margem da paisagem vem o mundo, Pavilhão Branco, Lisboa (PT)

2021 Apofenia, Curated by Bruno Marchand, Culturgest, Porto (PT)

2020 Apofenia, Curated by Bruno Marchand, Fidelidade Arte, Lisbon (PT)

2020 It Remained To Be Seen, Curated by Julia Gros, PADA Studios, Barreiro (PT)

2020 Let us Flop, Duplex Air, Lisbon (PT)

2019 Ilhéstico, Curated by Miguel Von Hafe Pérez, Porta 33, Funchal (PT)

2019 An Exhibition On One Hand, Kingsgate Project Space, London (UK)

2019 Take a seat, Biggin Hall, Dover (UK)
2018 Contextile 2018, Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimarães (PT)

2017 Arte Laguna Group Show, Arsenale di Venezia (IT)

2016 Wherewithal, PEER Gallery, London (UK)

2016 Magical Offspring, Geddes Gallery (UK)
2016 Brunswick Art's Event, British Museum (UK)
2016 We Are Always Several at Once, Safehouse Peckham (UK)

2015 Granfalloon, MA Fine Art Degree Show (UK) 2014 Tomorrow Today, OXO Tower (UK)
2013 Art Pendeo, Visual Collective Space (UK) 2012 À Sombra de Plínio, FBAUL Gallery Space (PT)


2018 Finding Kjolna, Stokkoya, Trondelag (NO)

2015 Mural painting in Clapton, London (UK)

2013 Mural painting in Ribeira Seca, Machico (PT)

2012 Mural painting in Funchal (PT) 


2019 Cartaz: Take Ten, de Hugo Brazao, Umbigo Magazine (PT)

2019. Story Behind the Artwork : Hugo Brazão – May improve mood, Art verge (UK)

2018 Emerging Central St. Martins trained Portuguese artist Hugo Brazao wins VIA Arts Prize 2018, FAD Magazine (UK)

2017 The battle to keep artists in the capital, Financial Times Magazine (UK)

2017 Arte Laguna 2017, Exhibition Catalogue (IT)
2016 Our Favourite Artworks at CSM’s Silent Auction, SLEEK Magazine (UK)

2016 Rocks on Holidays, PEER Gallery (self publication) (UK)