Vidal s work employs several mediums, from painting
to installation, developing a meticulous and continued reflection
on the discursive possibilities of the artistic expression
and aesthetics, in regard to the Portuguese and Angolan
societies and actuality. In this sense, his works are deeply
charged with historical and political connotations.
parallel with his personal practice, Francisco Vidal created
in 2012, alongside with Rita GT, Antonio Ole and Nelo Teixeira,
the virtual studio "e-Studio" Luanda: a collective
of Luanda based artists, with a projects and gallery space,
which has a regular program of exhibitions and artistic
Vidal is a graduate by the Columbia University School of
the Arts in New York (USA), where he completed his MFA.
Vidal was selected for the Angolan Pavilion at the 56th
Venice Biennale, curated by António Ole and by the
deputy curator Antonia Gaeta.
exhibits regularly since 2005. This same year, he was selected
for the EDP Novos Artistas Award, having also been
in 2013 one of 10 artists included in the documentary series
Geração 25 de Abril, by Abílio Leitão
and Alexandre Melo.
work is represented in several collections, including the
EDP Foundation, Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Sindika
Dokolo Collection, Luanda and Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon.