1956 · Portugal

Artist biography

CABRITA is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Portugal, like other famous artists such as Mariana Caló, Paulo Lisboa, Francisco Henriques, André, and Manuel Caeiro. CABRITA was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

CABRITA is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, and Portugal. Galleries include Sprovieri in London, Magazzino in Rome, as well as Giorgio Persano Torino in Turin. CABRITA's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions Think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth an go to bed (5 June 2020 - 9 September 2020) at Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona and ARCOlisboa 2020 (20 May 2020 - 14 June 2020) at Galeria Miguel Nabinho in Lisbon. CABRITA's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called giorgio morandi cabrita reis and took place at Sprovieri in London, the United Kingdom from the 28 September 2017 to 18 November 2017.

CABRITA in private collections

On Artland CABRITA's art can be found in the following collection: Robert Mollers which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Jen PAK, Ali Hasanov, and Marco Andrea Magni.

Further Biographical Context for CABRITA

Born in 1956, CABRITA was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide.

New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city.

A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right.

International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the next decade.

In Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement focused on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, fleeting states. The works focused on the interdependency of these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained global recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international praise.


  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 7

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