Olavo Amado (1979) was born in São Tomé and Príncipe, where he currently lives and works.
He studied art at João Carlos Silva’s (no longer existent) school Espaço Tea D’Arte between 2002 and 2004, and has since participated in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th art biennales of São Tomé and Príncipe, the latter taking place at the City Museum of Lisbon. He has also participated in the 5th and 6th Caracas biennale, Venezuela, and was the executive secretary of the 5th and 6th Biennale of Art and Culture of São Tomé and Príncipe.
In 2012, Amado was invited to be director of the national and international exhibitions of CACAU and curated international art exhibition of Santomense, STP MOSTRA at the ARTVISIE gallery in Amsterdam. With artist residencies in Paris (2010), Amsterdam (2011), New York (2015) and Lisbon (2018), he has also held solo exhibition since 2007 in São Tomé and Amsterdam.
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