João Penalva
Portuguese, 1949
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Metropolis,
Simon Lee Gallery
2015
João Penalva,
Simon Lee Gallery
2012
The Prize Song,
Simon Lee Gallery

João Penalva is known for his hour-long films spoken in languages like Hungarian and Esperanto. In 336 PEK (336 Rivers) (1999), a shot of a grassy park crisscrossed by walkers and joggers is accompanied by English subtitles, while a growly male voice recounts a variety of fables and tales in Russian, including the …

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