Emanuel de Carvalho is a Portuguese-Canadian visual artist. He holds an MA degree in Fine Art Painting from The Royal College of Art in London and a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Medicine from the University of Amsterdam. He has completed postgraduate studies in neuro-ophthalmology at University College London and in painting at Turps Art School in London.
De Carvalho works in narrative sequences that reflect on perceptive responses to social constructs. His work incorporates research into neurophysiological principles of human perception in relation to the philosophical concepts of medicalisation and institutional control.
His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Gathering, London (2023 and upcoming solo in 2024): Duarte Sequeira Gallery (2023, solo); Guts Gallery, London (2022, solo); Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai (2022); The Sunday Painter, London (2022); Grove, Berlin (2022); V.O. Curations, London (2022); Osnova, London and Moscow (2021). His work has been featured in Shadowplay, Altered States, Bottega Veneta x LN-CC, Expresso and It’s Nice That. De Carvalho has been shortlisted for the Abbey Fellowship Programme at The British School at Rome and is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation award (2022 - 2023).
2022 - 2023 MA Fine Art Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2020 - 2022 Turps Art School Studio Programme – Painting, London, UK
2018 – 2019 Painting Modules 1 and 2, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
2013 – 2019 PhD in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
new state / guard, Gathering, London, UK (upcoming, March 2024)
new state / transfer, Duarte Sequeira Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (upcoming, September 2023)
KIAF with Duarte Sequeira Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (September 2023)
new state / interim, Royal College of Art MA Fine Art Painting, London, UK (June 2023)
Support Structures, Gathering, London, UK (June 2023)
Art Busan with Duarte Sequeira Gallery, Busan, South Korea (May 2023)
RAW, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China (December 2022)
Crush, Grove Berlin, Berlin, Germany (December 2022)
Between the bridge and the door, Pictorum Gallery, London, UK (February 2023)
new state, Guts Gallery, London, UK (solo show - September 2022)
Queer augmented, VO Curations x Snap, London, UK (July 2022)
And this skin of mine, to live again a second time, Guts Gallery, London, UK (June 2022)
Salon, The Sunday Painter, London, UK (January 2022)
De nos jours, Osnova Gallery (Moscow, Russia) Off-site programme during Frieze, London, UK (2021)
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
British School at Rome, Abbey Fellowship - shortlisted