Vhils in 2017 in Beja, Portugal
1987 (age 33–34)
|Education||Byam Shaw School of Art|
Alexandre Farto was born in Portugal in 1987. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. Vhils lives and works in London and Lisbon. He gained prominence when his work of a face carved into a wall appeared alongside a picture by street artist Banksy at the Cans Festival in London in 2008. A photograph of him creating the work appeared on the front page of The Times.
During Fremantle's 2013 Fremantle Street Arts Festival, the Norfolk Hotel was decorated with an original image of the first Australian female senator. The image of Dame Dorothy Tangney DBE was created by Vhils and his assistants.
Vhils has taken to several places of the world, trying to reveal the stories inside the walls.
- 2018, Fragments Urbains - Le Centquatre, Paris
- 2017, Vhils X CAFA Museum - Pékin, Beijing
- 2015, Dissonance, Lazarides, London
- 2014, Vestiges, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
- 2012, Entropy, Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris
- 2012, Vera Cortes, Lisbon
- 2012, Visceral, Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai
- 2009, Scratching the surface, Lazarides, London
- 2008, Even if you win the rat race
- "Street artisy Vhils carves wall structures". KhaleeJesque.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- Greenwood, Michael (2019-02-12). "Banksy told fellow artists to meet him in a tunnel and the result was stunning". mirror. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
- Steve Lazarides (27 October 2008). "Inside the world of the Outsiders art movement". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2 November 2013.
- Vhils New Mural In Fremantle, Australia, Street Art News, 3 March 2013, accessed 15 August 2013
- "Atelier d'Architecture 3BM3 completes concrete tax haven for artworks in Luxembourg". De Zeen. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- his art his art
- "Magda Danysz, Paris, André Saraiva, Liu Bolin, Gael Davrinche, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Futura, JR, Li Hongbo, Ludo, Maleonn, James McNabb, Prune Nourry, Erwin Olaf, Felipe Pantone, Marion Peck, Charles Petillon, Abdul Rahman Katanani, Swoon , Vhils, Wang Keping, Yang Yongliang, YZ, Zevs, Zhang Dali". magdagallery.com (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-25.
- "Lazarides – Dissonance". Retrieved 19 July 2017.
- "Vhils - Vestiges, Vhils". Magda Danysz (in French). Retrieved 2017-11-25.
- "ENTIDADES NACIONAIS AGRACIADAS COM ORDENS PORTUGUESAS - Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas". www.ordens.presidencia.pt. Search result for "Alexandre Farto". Retrieved 2020-01-23.CS1 maint: others (link)
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