Helena ALMEIDA: Inhabited drawings / Desenhos habitados

27 March - 22 May 2015

A presentation of works by Portuguese artist Lourdes Castro (b. Madeira, 1930) will also be exhibited. A contemporary of Almeida, Castro uses shadow and light as a means of representation. She has been the subject of two retrospective exhibitions at the Serralves Foundation (2003 and 2010).


Born in Lisbon in 1934, Ameida studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, Lisbon, and has been exhibiting her work extensively on an international scale since the late 1960s. Recent exhibitions include: Fundación Telefónica, Madrid (2009), CAM - Centro de Arte Moderno, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2006), The Drawing Centre, New York (2004), the Sydney Biennial (2004), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela (2000).


Born in Funchal, Madeira Island, in 1930, Castro attended the School of Fine Arts, Lisbon, where she studied painting, before moving to Paris in 1958. From the outset of her career, she has worked with found objects, which she represents through light and its positive and negative. Recent exhibitions include: Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto (2010); Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Lisbon (2001); Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (1992). She represented Portugal in the 1998 São Paulo Biennale.