Born in Oporto, is one of Portugal’s leading artists and poets and has exhibited extensively around the world. Her work is based on continuous movement between the drawn and the written, which results sometimes in abstract calligraphic works and sometimes in visual poetry. She studied film in Britain in early 1970s. Ana Hatherly represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale in 1975 with her film on the posters and graffiti of the Portuguese revolution. 1969 1st solo exhibition Anagramas, Quadrante Gallery, Lisbon. Recent solo exhibitions: 1997 Viagem à India e outros percursos, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; 1999 Pavão Negro, Presença Gallery, Porto, 2000 Hand Made, Recent Works, CAM C.Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. Group exhibitions (selection) 1995 O Desejo do Desenho, Casa da Cerca, Contemporary Art Center, Almada; 1996 International Biennale of Visual Poetry, Mexico City, Hors Catalogue, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Amiens, France; 1997 Perspectiva: Alternativa Zero, Casa de Serralves Oporto and Bianca Gallery, Palermo, Italy, Hors Texte-49, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Frankfurt, Germany; 1998 Sensibilidades Femininas do Nosso Tempo, Palácio Foz, Lisbon, Arte Portuguès desde 1960, Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Madrid, Spain. Poesia Totale, Palazzo della Regione, Mântua, Italy; 1999 Linhas de Sombra, CAM C.Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Auto-retratos da Colecção, C. Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa, Obras da Colecção de Arte da FLAD, Angra do Heroísmo, Circa 68, Serralves Museum, Oporto, PO.EX, O Experimentalismo Português entre 1964 e 1984, Serralves Museum, Oporto; 2001 O Artista na Cidade, Serralves Museum, Oporto, Autoportraits, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, França.