Tiago Galo is a portuguese illustrator based in Lisbon. He started his work as an illustrator collaborating in small fanzines and exhibitions, before finishing his degree in architecture at Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 2011 wins the prize for best comic at the Amadora BD competition. After some years working as an architect he engaged in some kind of soul-searching wondering and returned to his work as an illustrator. In 2021 he was one of the Bologna Children´s Book Fair Illustration Exhibition Winners.
Currently he works as a freelance animator and illustrator.
selected exhibitions:
Collective Exhibition "Bologna Illustrators Exhibition" at Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo. 2022
Collective Exhibition at Bologna Children's Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition 2021, Bologna, Italy 2021
Solo Exhibition "Mythological" at Ó Galeria, Lisbon 2020
Solo Exhibition "Psychotherapy" at Galeria Apaixonarte, Lisbon 2020
Collective Exhibition Ilustra 33 "Prototyping brands for a new era" at Clube Criativos Portugal, Lisbon 2021
Collective Exhibition "Human Rights enshrined in the Portuguese Constitution" at APCC - Biblioteca Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda, Lisbon 2024
Solo Exhibition "I’d rather be snowboarding" at O.D. Gallery, Amsterdam 2020
Solo Exhibition "Take your pills" at Ó Galeria, Porto 2018
Solo Exhibition "People are strange" at Galeria B Next - LX Factory, Lisbon 2016
Solo Exhibition "extraÓrdinario" at Fabrica Features, Lisbon 2018
Collective Exhibition "Ilustre Sintra" at Biblioteca Municipal de Sintra, Sintra 2023
selected festivals:
Arquiteturas Film Festival 2019, Lisbon "O ATELIER DO MEU AVÔ" Tiago Galo, Portugal, 3’, 2019 (World Premiere)
ESTAU, Estarreja 2018
Fazunchar, Figueira dos Vinhos 2021
Wool, Covilhã 2021
Walk and Talk, Ilha Terceira, Azores 2018
published books:
"A Revolução" (Alfaguara Infantil & Juvenil) - Illustration: Tiago Galo, Text: Slawomir Mrozek 2017
"No Color? No Fun" (No Frame) - Author & Illustrator: Tiago Galo 2019
"AS DOENÇAS DAS PLANTAS ARTIFICIAIS" (Livraria Plutão) - Illustration: Tiago Galo, Text: Luís Leal Miranda 2019
"Príncipe dos Mares, O Golfinho-Comum" (Pato Lógico/INCM) - Illustration: Tiago Galo, Text: Pedro Goulão 2020
"I Probably Shouldn’t" (Elástico-Pancho) - Author: Tiago Galo 2023
featured in:
Check the interview for Affinity here
and the Adobe Create Magazine interview here
"I Probably Shouldn´t" Illustration book available here
I also like to explore synths and sounds.You can listen some of it at Spotify.