Critically acclaimed VHILS is recognised for his signature carving techniques, pyrotechnic explosions & video/sculptural installations. Like a modern-day urban archaeologist, Vhils reflects on the impact of urbanity, development and global homogenisation on landscapes and people's identities. Destroying to create, VHILS delivers powerful and poetic visual statements from materials the city rejects, humanising depressed areas with his poignant large-scale portraits. VHILS has presented his work in over 40 countries around the world in solo and group exhibitions, site-specific art interventions, artistic events and projects in various contexts – from working with communities in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to collaborations with reputed art institutions such as the EDP Foundation (Lisbon), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Barbican Centre (London), CAFA Art Museum (Beijing), or the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego), among others. An avid experimentalist. VHILS has directed several music videos including U2 & has collaborated with OBEY & HENNESSY.