Élsio Menau, Born and raised in Quarteira (1984), Menau began his artistic journey in 1998 through Graffiti.
Founder of the arts collective Policromia (2001). Professional training in Design and Communication (2003),
graduated in Visual Arts (2012) by the University of Algarve. His working line is based on installation art, painting, drawing and space intervention.

  

 

EXHIBITIONS
2016 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “TOREE DE BABEL” FESTIVAL MED | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL

2016 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “QUEM NOS ESCREVE DESDE A SERRA” ZONA RIBEIRINHA DE SILVES – PORTUGAL
2016 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “OILGARVE” | ESPAÇO + | ALJEZUR – PORTUGAL
2016 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “QUEM NOS ESCREVE DESDE A SERRA” | AVENIDA JOSÉ DA COSTA MEALHA | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “99% BLACK FRIDAY” | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “ESTÉTICA DO EFÉMERO” | ATRIUM CENTRO CRIATIVO | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “OILGARVE” |  BIBLIOTECA ÁLVARO DE CAMPOS | TAVIRA – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “OILGARVE” | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “CONVERSAÇÕES” | FESTIVAL MED | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “2020” | CAMPUS DA PENHA | UALG – UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “25 + 21” | PALÁCIO TENENTE | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “QUEM NOS ESCREVE DESDE A SERRA” | MUSEU NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA | LISBOA – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “WELCOME” | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “MINHA FUKUSHIMA” | BIBLIOTECA JOSÉ MARIANO GAGO | OLHÃO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “MINHA FUKUSHIMA” | SANTA BÁRBARA – PORTUGAL
2014 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “SOCIEDADE TRISTE” | GALERIA PRAÇA DO MAR | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL
2014 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “S.O.S. PORTUGAL” | CEAL – CENTRO DE EXPERIMENTAÇÃO E CRIAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA DE LOULÉ – PORTUGAL

2014 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “MINHA FUKUSHIMA” | MERCADO MUNICIPAL DE FARO – PORTUGAL
2014 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “OPEN XI” | GALERIA ARTE ALGARVE | LAGOA – PORTUGAL
2014 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “O TEATRO DOS SONHOS” | FESTIVAL MED | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2014 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “ALFA” | ARTEMOSFERA GALERIA | PORCHES – PORTUGAL
2014 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “XXV MOSTRA DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS DO CONCELHO DE LOULÉ” – PORTUGAL
2014 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “QUEM NOS ESCREVE DESDE A SERRA” | PRAÇA DO MAR | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL
2013 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “TAO” GALERIA TREM | FARO – PORTUGAL

2013 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – FESTIVAL MED | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2013 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “A-MAR” | ROFTOP MERCADO MUNICIPAL DE FARO – PORTUGAL
2012 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “UM CHEIRINHO A TRISTEZA” | CASA DA CULTURA DE LOULÉ – PORTUGAL

2012 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – ”LIMBO” | PLATAFORMA REVOLVER | LISBOA – PORTUGAL
2012 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – FESTIVAL MED | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2012 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “FINALISTAS DE ARTES VISUAIS DA UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE” | CONVENTO DE SANTO ANTÓNIO DE LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2011 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – FESTIVAL MED | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2011 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “UM OLHAR NU”  | ESCOLA SECUNDÁRIA DRª LAURA AYRES DE QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL
2009 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “UM PASSADO PRESENTE” | ASSOCIAÇÃO RECREATIVA DE OLHÃO – PORTUGAL
2009 ” SOLO EXHIBITION – “1CAP” DEJAVU | VILAMOURA – PORTUGAL

2008 ” GROUP EXHIBITION – “IMPLANTAÇÃO DA (RAPÚBLICA)” | ALBUFEIRA – PORTUGAL

 

DEMOS // FESTIVALS
2018 ” FUSOS – FESTIVAL DE FUSÕES ARTÍSTICAS | ALTE – PORTUGAL
2018 ” MEETING OF STYLES | PRISTINA – KOSOVO

2016 ” WATT? – PROJECTO ARTÍSTICO PARA A COMUNIDADE | S.B.MESSINES – PORTUGAL
2016 ” WATT? – PROJECTO ARTÍSTICO PARA A COMUNIDADE | ALTE – PORTUGAL
2016 ” FESTIVAL SOM RISCADO | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2015 ” 3º GRAFFITI MEETING OUTDOORS | MERCADO MUNICIPAL DE FARO – PORTUGAL
2015 ” WAKE UP SOTAVENTO | MONTE GORDO – PORTUGAL

2014 ” ILUSTRAÇÃO/PINTURA PARA T-SHITS REPTO | FORUM ALGARVE | FARO – PORTUGAL
2014 ” MARE FUNTASTIC | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL
2014 ” 2º FESTIVAL DAS CORES | SANTO ANDRÉ – PORTUGAL
2014 ” 2º GRAFFITI MEETING OUTDOORS | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL
2014 ” BAY ART FEST | ARMAÇÃO DE PERA – PORTUGAL
2014 ” CONTEST – 3ª CONVENÇÃO URBAN EXPRESSION  | FARO – PORTUGAL (Jury)
2013 ” 1º GRAFFITI MEETING OUTDOORS | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL

2013 ” URBAN INTERVENTIONS 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | ACHADA, LISBOA – PORTUGAL
2013 ” CONTEST – 2ª CONVENÇÃO URBAN EXPRESSION  | FARO – PORTUGAL(Jury)

2013 ” NOITE BRANCA | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2013 ” ZEFA | CENTRO A ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA…..ALAMANCIL – PORTUGAL
2012 ” ASMAL | COMEMORAÇÕES DO DIA MUNDIAL DA SAÚDE MENTAL | FARO – PORTUGAL
2012 ” CONTEST – FARO JOVEM | FARO – PORTUGAL
2010 ” SEIXAL GRAFFITI | SEIXAL – PORTUGAL

2010 ” TERTÚLIA | ASSOCIAÇÂO SÓCIO-CULTURAL DE ALJEZUR – PORTUGAL
2010 ” PIEC | PROGRAMA PARA A INCLUSÃO E CIDADANIA | LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2009 ” MEETING OF STYLES | SEIXAL – PORTUGAL

2009 ” INAUGURAÇÃO SKATE PARQUE FARO – PORTUGAL
2008 ” JUST WRITTING MY NAME | CASA DA MUSICA, PORTO – PORTUGAL
2008 ” ESTILOS QUENTES | NISART | NISA – PORTUGAL

2008 ” SEMANA DA JUVENTUDE DE ALJEZUR – PORTUGAL
2008 ” CONTEST – GRAFFITI ON FIRE | BOMBEIROS MUNICIPAIS DE ALBUFEIRA – PORTUGAL(Jury)
2007 ” CONTEST – OEIRAS GRAFFITI | OEIRAS – PORTUGAL
2007 ” JAM ARTE E MUSICA | SEVILHA – SPAIN
2007 ” ESTILOS QUENTES | ÉVORA – PORTUGAL

2007 ” SEMANA DA JUVENTUDE DE VILAREAL – PORTUGAL
2006 ” SEIXAL GRAFFITI | SEIXAL – PORTUGAL
2006 ” ORANGE JAM | PALMA DEL RIO – SPAIN
2006 ” MOSA GRAFFITI | ALMADA – PORTUGAL
2006 ” ESTILOS QUENTES | ÉVORA – PORTUGAL
2006 ” CONTEST – GRAFFITI ART | FUSETA – PORTUGAL
2006 ” CONTEST – GRAFFITI PINTURA HIPHOP | ARMAÇÃO DE PERA – PORTUGAL
2006 ” CONTEST – GRAFFITI 25 DE ABRIL | FARO – PORTUGAL
2006 ” CONTEST – GRAFFITI 24 HORAS | FARO – PORTUGAL
2005 ” CONTEST – GRAFFITI 25 DE ABRIL | FARO – PORTUGAL

2005 ” SEMANA DA JUVENTUDE DE LAGOA – PORTUGAL
2005 ” ASSOCIAÇÃO R.C. MUSICOS DE FARO – PORTUGAL
2005 ” ESTILOS QUENTES | ÉVORA – PORTUGAL
2004 ” CONTEST – OEIRAS GRAFFITI | OEIRAS – PORTUGAL
2004 ” CONTEST – GRANDE PRÉMIO GRAFFITI | ARMAÇÃO DE PERA – PORTUGAL

2004 ” ESCOLA E.B 2 E 3 OLHÃO – PORTUGAL
2003 ” FUNDAÇÃO ANTÓNIO ALEIXO | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL

 

WORKSHOPS / LECTURES
2015 ” PAC ATELIER | FARO – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)

2014 ” SEMANA DA JUVENTUDE DE MONCHIQUE – PORTUGAL (Graffiti/Street Art)
2014 ” 3ª CONVENÇÃO URBAN EXPRESSION | FARO – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2013 ” ESCOLA SECUNDÁRIA DR.A LAURA AYRES QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2013 ” 2ª CONVENÇÃO URBAN EXPRESSION | FARO – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2010 ” TERTÚLIA | ASSOCIAÇÂO SÓCIO-CULTURAL DE ALJEZUR – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2008 ” GRAFFITI ON FIRE | BOMBEIROS MUNICIPAIS DE ALBUFEIRA – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2005 ” ASSOCIAÇÃO R.C. MUSICOS DE FARO – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2003 ” FUNDAÇÃO ANTÓNIO ALEIXO | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)

 

CURATING EXHIBITIONS
2016  “PAULO E GERDA” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL

2016  “99% BLACK FRIDAY” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “ESTÉTICA DO EFÉMERO” | Group Exhibition | ATRIUM CENTRO CRIATIVO | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “LIGÉNI 72” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “OILGARVE” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “DANIELA & MARINA” | Solo Exhibition | GALERIA Q | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “(IN)CONSCIENTE” | Solo Exhibition | GALERIA Q | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “(DES)ABRIGO” | Solo Exhibition | GALERIA Q | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “NATUREZA MORTA” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “STREET GLAMOUR” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “25+21” | Group Exhibition | PALÁCIO TENENTE | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “ELE VIU E ELE CREU” | Solo Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2015  “WELCOME” | Group Exhibition | FARPA LAB | FARO – PORTUGAL
2014  “A VIAJEM” | Group Exhibition | GALERIA ARTEMOSFERA | PORCHES – PORTUGAL
2014  “BLUBLA” |Group Exhibition | GALERIA ARTEMOSFERA | PORCHES – PORTUGAL
2014  “ALFA” | Group Exhibition | GALERIA ARTEMOSFERA | PORCHES – PORTUGAL

 

OTHERS
2017 ” FOUNDER OF THE TRUE PIRATE STUDIO – TATTOO & ART | QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL

2015 ” FOUNDER OF THE FARPA LAB GALLERY | FARO – PORTUGAL
2014 ” FOUNDER OF THE ARTEMOSFERA GALLERY ATELIER | PORCHES – PORTUGAL
2012 ” FOUNDER OF THE POLICROMIA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
2001 ” FOUNDER OF THE COLLECTIVE POLICROMIA CREW