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João Vasco Paiva

On the Horizon

By Chloe Chu

Portrait of João Vasco Paiva.

Photo by Ryan Chiao for ArtAsiaPacific.

Somewhere between the heavily monitored, tightly knitted systems of Hong Kong’s and Lisbon’s airports, João Vasco Paiva lost his luggage. It was 2006, and the Portugal-born artist was on his first journey across the 10,000 miles that separate the two cities to commence postgraduate studies at City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media. Finding that he suddenly needed to replenish basic living supplies, and following the suggestion of a campus…

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