Avelino Rocha was born in Oporto in 1940. He is a retired teacher, graduated by ESBAP / FBAUP and he received a grant from the Gulbenkian Foundation (1957-1962).
He held 16 solo exhibitions, participated in several group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad: Angola, Spain, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Iran, New York, Colombia, Switzerland, Brazil, France, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Bratislava, Medellin and Dominican Republic.
In 1990 he participated in CONCRETA EXPERIMENTAL VISUAL, Anthology of Portuguese Visual Poetry (1959-1989) (Palazo Hercolani, Bologna, Italy). He produced works of painting, stained glass, Visual Poetry, ceramics (over 30 panels) and sculpture, from which the homage to MAHAMUD-WELL-AL-DJABBAR in Ediplano space - Mafamude V.N. Gaia stands out.
He has works in the museums of Amadeo de Souza Cardoso (Amarante), of Dr. Santos Rocha (Figueira da Foz), of Teixeira Lopes (V.N. Gaia), of Soares dos Reis (Porto), of the Lion Foundation (V. N. Gaia), of the Journalists Training Centre (Porto), and in the 5 Centuries of Design Collection, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Oporto. On June 26, 2014 he published the book of Visual Poetry "Settings".

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  • Title: Peter passed this way
  • Creator: Avelino Rocha
  • Date Created: 2006
  • Location Created: Porto
  • Physical Dimensions: 1160 x 450 x 175
  • Provenance: Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro, Doado por Avelino Rocha em 2014
  • Type: sculpture
  • Medium: Argil, iron, wood and child boots
  • Sculptor: Avelino Rocha
  • Original Title: Pedro passou por aqui
  • Credit Line: Text: © Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro / Vieira Duque, Translation: © Luís Aguiar / Ana Balula, Photo: © Fundação Dionísio Pinheiro e Alice Cardoso Pinheiro / António Santos