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ADD FUEL is the world wide work of Diogo Machado, illustrator and street artist.


XVII-XXI SOLO SHOW / Vernissage / Station 16 Gallery
Here’s a big big thank you to everybody who dropped by the opening of my solo show ‘XVII-XXI’ at Station 16 Gallery.
Sending some special love to the Station 16 team; Carlo, Emily, Adam, François, Chris, Amanda and Audrey.
Montreal, it’s been a blast, you’re in my heart!

For more information and show catalogue contact or click here for the full online catalogue.

Photos ©Station 16 Gallery

Studio Visit / Chop em Down
I talked with Chop Em Down Films about tiles, influences, heritage and consequently, why I do what I do.
Big thanks to Mike Chaney for the footage and edit.

Check out the full video here.

On the Road with ADD FUEL / Fifth Wall TV
I had the pleasure to meet up (again!) with Doug Gillen from Fifth Wall TV in my hometown of Cascais.
We talked about my new book “□1”, past and future projects, we had some food and some fun!

"On the Road" is a new series to Fifth Wall TV that takes a look behind the scenes of the street art world.
We travel to Hong Kong, New York and further to document street art festivals, art fairs and look around artist studios.

Shot, Edited and Host: Doug Gillen
Music: Daughter - Youth (Hybrid Minds Bootleg)
Additional Photography: Ian Cox, Laura Aruallan and Brain Tallman.

Check out the full video here.

□1 Book Launch / Add Fuel Studio
Thank you to everyone who came over to the Studio yesterday for the launch of "□1".
Despite of the rainy weather we had a good time and a nice evening. My heart is full and you are amazing!

I want to leave a special shout out to the people who embarked on this journey with me /

Nuno Salvaterra (Art Direction)

Valdemar Lamego (Graphic Design)

João Miranda (ADD FUEL Logo and Typeface)

Miguel Moore (Editorial support and translations)

Sasha Bogojev (Text)

Alexandre Pais (Text)

Gonçalo Martins (Website)

□1 Book is now available in the Shop.

Photos ©Inês Vilardouro

festival iminente london / chop em down
Video recap from my wall at Festival Iminente London by Chop Em Down.
Big thanks to Mike Chaney for the footage and edit.

Check out the full video here.

Festival Iminente London / Fifth Wall TV
Fifth Wall TV with highlights and artist interviews from Festival Iminente in London.
It's always a pleasure to chat with my man Doug.

Check out the full video here.

Something old, something new, something borrowed
Add Fuel
Solo exhibition at Underdogs Gallery
3 February – 4 March 2017

Underdogs Gallery is proud to present “Something old, something new, something borrowed”, a solo exhibition by Portuguese visual artist Add Fuel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Based on the practice of articulation and reinterpretation that has characterised his artistic activity, Add Fuel presents in “Something old, something new, something borrowed” a staging of an intimist nature arranged in a type of idealised and stylised domestic se ing – part genuinely cosy, part openly satirical –, that suggests a narrative of decorative contours that aggregates a multiplicity of references, iconographies, and signs which, in one way or another, have contributed towards shaping his personal and artistic identity. Inviting the viewer to enter a space charged with symbolic elements, from the more obvious to the more covert, that con gure the multiple realities and readings which give life to the artist’s personal universe, “Something old, something new, something borrowed” essentially speaks of personal records and comforts, of the past and the present, of what was and what is – a series of re ections that convey a repertoire of emotions, interests, and stories particularly important to the author: distant family recollections, but also recent intimate memories; pleasant reconnections with domesticity a er long periods of travel in the real world, but also disconnections and ironic provocations with the virtual world of social media; a long relationship with the universe of animation and video games, but also another with themes of classical representation from the history of art.

His universe of seemingly irreconcilable referents that reveal the author’s personality is here materialised in a body of work that combines pieces of a di erent nature – large- and small-scale compositions that express a sophisticated dialogue between techniques and motifs both traditional and contemporary in origin. “Something old, something new, something borrowed” thus presents itself as a showcase of items where the game of contrapositions and replications that typi es Add Fuel’s original language is woven – one based on crossing artisanal methods, such as ceramic tiles or cross-stitch embroidery, with industrial and digital processes of production. Common to this authorial universe is the presence of multiple layers of signi cance that demand a close reading – a complex world of forms and figures that replicate and transform themselves under the gaze of the more a entive viewer. Exploring techniques of illusion and symmetrical repetitions that unfold in pa erned compositions, the result is a wi y and poetic harmony that tests the viewer’s visual acuity, seducing him to an intricate game that plays with his perception and the multiple possibilities of interpretation – of what is, but also of what appears to be.

  • Opening reception with the artist: Friday, 3 February 2017, 7pm – 10pm
  • Exhibition open until 4 March 2017

  • Gallery opening hours:
  • Tuesday to Saturday, from 2pm to 8pm

  • Free admission

  • Underdogs Gallery
  • Rua Fernando Palha, Armazém 56 – Lisbon, Portugal

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Nuart 2016 video
Video recap from my wall at Nuart Festival 2016.
Big thank you to Martyn Reed, James Finucane and all the amazing Nuart team.
Special thanks to my buddy Paul for tirelessly helping me out with this monster.

Check out the full video here.

Contentor 13
Contentor 13
Season 02 Episode 09 / Diogo Machado (Add Fuel)

Thank you Pedro Rocha for the invite and thank you Lara and Daniel for your beautiful words.

View the full episode at RTP PLAY.

Visão / 25 de Abril Mural, Lisbon
Beautiful video report by Revista Visão from the mural at Avenida de Berna in Lisbon.

Check out the full video here.

  • Add Fuel x Draw x KissMyWalls X Mar
  • FCSH & Underdogs
  • Report: João Xará
  • Video: José Cedovin Pinto
  • Photos: José Carlos Carvalho