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libertà, al sole, gallergry, venice, may 2019


in february 2019 i came back to venice with new eyes and thoughts. these pieces are little postcards that i gave to the people i have met this time. on the picture of an artwork that connects us all, nannuci’s light sculpture, i wanted to draw their portraits with a needle and thread. changing is the key word of this piece, and changing is what i aim to accomplish through my craft of sewing. i am drawing a line that already exists between us, and in doing so the connection becomes a stronger thread that can stretch from venice throughout the world. i gave them these artworks the day we said goodbye so they could take me with them back to the place they came from. i would have never thought a future for the artworks in which this line could come back to venice for a chance called ‘libertà.’ as if the people were coming back to venice, our floating city.

with madalena
01 - 02 exhibition view
from venice,
with madalena,
2019
installation
cotton thread
on paper
10 x 10 cm
series’ total
7 / 7 works






de fio a pavio, de uma ponta à outra, tarimba, lisbon, january 2019



01 - 06
photo credits
gabriela moura
2019
private exhibition
curated by tarimba
from thread to thread; from side to side; from cable to tail; from beginning to end; completely. the passage of time, the flow of water, the change of seasons. a balance. embracing and appeasing the wide laugh and the lump in the throat; the certainty of the following day with the uncertainty of the expected response; the enthusiasm of the moment of arrival and the longing for departure. accommodating. letting the dexterity of the gestures remain, the honesty of the words, the tenderness of the hugs, the desire to go further. starting a new project, in a new year, always with the same desire to use the lines and create.


01 exhibition view
(eu) sou
2018
typographic
technique on
transfer in fabric 
20 x 20 cm
02 exhibition view
s(er)ão linhas
vermelhas do avesso

2017
cotton thread and
acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm
03 exhibition view
aprender a
costurar I

2017
embroidery and
acrylic on canvas 
90 x 60 cm
04 exhibition view
aprender a
costurar II

2017
embroidery and
fabric on canvas
70 x 50 cm
05 exhibition view
relações
2017
object made
with canvas
and cotton thread
60 x 40 x 8 cm
06 exhibition view
ligações
2017
object made
with canvas
and cotton thread
40 x 40 x 8 cm





fine arts - painting students’ final exhibition, sociedade nacional de belas artes, lisbon, august 2019





01 - 03 exhibition view
ligações,
2017
object made
with canvas
and cotton thread
40 x 40 x 8 cm






12 x 12, galeria arte graça, lisbon, december 2018



01 - 04 exhibition view
photo credits filipa roque
galeria arte graça
10 works on cd cover
fabric and cotton thread
12 x 12 cm
series’ total
10 / 10 works






arte no páteo, m.art.house, rua da junqueira, lisbon, september 2018




01 - 02 exhibition view
photo credits m.art.house

aprender a
costurar I

2017
embroidery and
acrylic on canvas
90 x 60 cm

aprender a
costurar III
2017
embroidery and
fabric on canvas
70 x 50 cm






fine arts - painting students’ final exhibition, fbaul, lisbon, junho 2018




01 exhibition view
ligações
2017
object made
with canvas
and cotton thread
40 x 40 x 8 cm


02 exhibition view
relações
2017
object made
with canvas
and cotton thread
60 x 40 x 8 cm







12 x 12, galeria arte graça, lisbon, december 2017



01 - 06 exhibition view
photo credits joão vieira
galeria arte graça
10 works on cd cover
fabric and cotton thread
12 x 12 cm
series’ total
10 / 10 works






emerging artists auction exhibition at cabral moncada auctioneers, lisbon, november 2017



01 - 04 exhibition catalogue
photo credits
cabral moncada auctioneers
lot 6 auction 1057
like a box that expands in size II,
cotton thread and canvas
30 x 60 x 30 cm



05 exhibition catalogue
photo credits
cabral moncada auctioneers
lot 33 auction 1057
untitled,
cotton thread and
acrylic on fabric
210 x 125 cm







ser a mesma coisa..., fbaul, lisbon, july 2017




01 exhibition view
untitled,
2017
embroided fabric
and acrylic
210 x 125 cm

02 exhibition view
untitled,
2017
embroided fabric
and acrylic
205 x 125 cm






there’s a crack in everything, fbaul, lisbon, july 2017





01 exhibition view
there’s a crack
in everything.
that’s how the
light gets in
,
2016-2017
acrylic on canvas
and cotton thread
different measures
series’ total
20 / 20 canvas 

01


01





12 x 12, atelier da travessa, lisbon, december 2015




01 - 11 exhibition view
photo credits
atelier da travessa
10 works on cd cover
fabric and cotton thread
12 x 12 cm
series’ total
10 / 10 works





torcendo, fbaul, lisbon, december 2015

01 




01 exhibition view torcendo,
2015
oil on canvas
15 x 21 cm
series’ total
16 / 16 canvas



série apropriação: ‘tornar-me própria. própria na acção parte do todo. e o todo parte de mim.’






lightness of gestures, fbaul, lisbon, december 2014



01 exhibition view I
photograph
lightness,
2014
charcoal on paper
performance outcome
200 x 320 cm


02 exhibition view II
photograph
lightness,
2014
charcoal on paper
performance outcome
200 x 320 cm
the questions remained. how to represent the air? what is air? wind. breeze. hurricane. cyclone. invisible. colorless. inodorous. we breath it. we feel it. we touch it but we don't see it. we see things flying. we experience it. we move and we feel it. we move an arm, wind. we move the head, wind. air. movements. random gestures. random. uncontrollable. gale. gestures. soft. weightless. what is lightness? how to represent lightness? air. lightness. movements. gestures. weightless. stripped. empty. represent this. how?




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