Born in Portugal, João Vilhena lives and works in France. Graduated from Villa Arson, Vilhena practices drawing and painting from a neoconceptual position. In 2003 he received the Prémio Rothschild Painting Award. He showed in Drawing Now 2011 and 2012, Artissima Art Fair, Villa Arson, and Istres Contemporary Art Center. In 2010 he was featured in the contemporary drawing specialized magazine "Roven" (no°4, autumn/winter 2010−2011). In 2011 Galerie Alberta Pane presented his solo show "Deux lunes à l'autre", focusing on his latest obession: the moon.