12 Star Gallery, London
1 June – 16 July 2021
The Embassy of Portugal in London is pleased to announce Ana Palma and Cliff Andrade as the two artists selected to have their work featured as part of Paula Rego and her Contemporaries – an exhibition of Portuguese artists in the UK. The exhibition is being held in collaboration with the 12 Star Gallery to celebrate Portugal’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2021 and will see the artists, chosen by way of an open call, exhibit their work alongside prints contributed by Paula Rego herself. It is curated by Mara Alves and has the support of Camões I.P.
In commemoration of the Portuguese Presidency of the EU, Paula Rego will contribute eleven prints to be exhibited alongside the selected works, inviting us to look back at the past from an evolutionary perspective, and establishing a dialogue with the selected artists. As part of this exhibition, an etching entitled La Mano Muerta, which was published by Rego in 2020 from a plate drawn in 1962/4, will be shown publicly for the first time.
Documentary about the body of work presented in the exhibition.
About the exhibition “Paula Rego and Her Contemporaries”.
Artist talk: “Discussing the Women’s Role in a Challenging Society”
Ana Palma in conversation with Mara Alves (Contemporary Art Curator & Head of Projects) and Nina Pearlman (Head of UCL Art Collections).
ABOUT THE LAST SOLO EXHIBITION ‘FEMINA’
FEMINA is a personal journey to understand the idea of femininity. Natural elements, women, and poetry merge together to create images that tell stories about sweetness, bitterness, fragility, and endurance. What makes a woman a woman? What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century? What role does the past play in how women see themselves and are seen today?
In this body of work, Ana explores how magical the process of creating or finding an image is. Letting her intuition lead the way she allows ideas to start revealing themselves through lines and brushstrokes while she digs into the depths of two-dimensionality to uncover skin, flesh, and bones.
2019 – ‘Femina’ – Solo Exhibition | Deptford Does Art Gallery | London, UK
2019 – ‘The Affordable Art Fair’ with VC Art | Hampstead | London, UK
2019 – ‘Fusion V’ – Collective Exhibition | Candid Arts Trust | London, UK
2017 – ‘Human · Nature’ – Solo Exhibition | Westbourne Grove Church ArtSpace | London, UK
2017 – ‘Ser Mulher’ – Group Exhibition | Biblioteca Municipal de Barcelos | Barcelos, Portugal
2016 – ‘Oscilação’ – Group Exhibition | Hecoarte Gallery | Esposende, Portugal
2015 – Joana & Ana Palma Group Exhibition | Pillbox kitchen | London, UK
2008 – Artzende Group Exhibition | Casa da Juventude | Esposende, Portugal
2019 – Selected for ‘Fusion V’ International Contemporary Art Show – The Cult House
2018 – Shortlisted for “It’s Art Call” – The Cult House
2018 – Shortlisted for Richmond I World War Stories2015 – Shortlisted for “Portugart” – The D group