Born in 1992 in Portugal, lives and works between Portugal and Switzerland.
Henrique Loja has a material research practice that develops through the fictive possibilities of matter. By understanding the materials' temporality, the artist focuses on manipulating their chemical, physical and symbolic potentials to create speculative narratives on possible futures. How do signs, mythologies and cultural values mutate, fluctuate and evolve while persisting and finding themselves across cultures and times? His paintings and videos question the instability and impermanence of things, the loop of time, the elusiveness of life and its way of escaping any attempt at fixed definitions.