Joćo Onofre was born in Lisbon in 1976, where he lives and works. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and concluded his MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College in London. He has exhibited widely his work individually in several museums and galleries internationally, namely: Joćo Onofre, I-20, New York (2001); Joćo Onofre, P.S.1. / MoMA Contemporary Art Center, New York (2002); Nothing Will Go Wrong, MNAC, Lisbon, and CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (2003); Joćo Onofre, Kunsthalle Wien. Project Space Karlsplatz. Wien (2003); Joćo Onofre, Magazin 4, Bregenz (2004); Joćo Onofre, Toni Tąpies, Barcelona (2005); Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2007); Joćo Onofre, Galleria Franco Noero, Turin (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2011).
Onofre took part in numerous international group exhibitions, amongst them, most notably: Plateau of Humankind - The 49th Venice Biennale, Human Interest at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Performing Bodies, Tate Modern, London;Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt; Video, An Art, A History 1965-2005 New Media collection, Centre Pompidou, Sydney- Contemporary Art Museum, Barcelona- Fundació La Caixa, Taipei Fine Art Museum.
His work is represented in public and private collections worldwide such as: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou MNAM/CCI, Paris; The Weltkunst Foundation, Zurich; La Caixa, Barcelona; MACS Museu de Serralves, Porto; CAM Fundaēćo Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; MNAC Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; GAM Galeria DArte moderna e contenporanea, Turin; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Ministčre de Culture, Paris.