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 Almeida, Helena (1934 - )
Portugal

Sem Título (18 fotografias a p/b), 1996-97

Black and white photograph;
246 x 1150 cm
Body Art

UID 102-11



Biography

Portuguese artist born in Lisbon, graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts School of Lisbon (ESBAL). From the beginning of her art career, in 1961, Helena Almeida has unceasingly questioned the traditional means of art, painting above all. This reflection is at the same time accompanied by the constant practice of the photographic self-representation. Her husband, the architect and artist Artur Rosa took the photographs. In 1967, she presented her first one-woman show at the Galeria Buchholz, in which painting already looked like wanting "to come out" or "to fall" according to the artist's words. Afterwards, Helena Almeida began to inhabit her work (Inhabited Paintings), displaying and using her own body (body art and performance), and abolishing disciplinary frontiers in art. A Selection of solo exhibitions: Representative of Portugal in the Venice Biennale 82; 1983 Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; 1989 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh; 1991 Centre d'Art de Saint Vicent, Herblay, Paris. A selection of collective exhibitions: 1972-74 AICA, SNBA, Lisbon; 1977 Alternativa Zero, Galeria de Belém, Lisbon, VII International Encounter on Video, CAYC, Barcelona, Photography as Art - Art as Photography II, Fotoforum, Kassel, Copier-Recopier, Galeria Gaetan, Genebra; 1979 Photography as Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Londres; 1981 Portuguese Video Art, Gallery of New Concepts, University of Iowa, 1982 10 Expanded Photographers, Kunstwerstatt, München; 1985 Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn, Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts, Wien, Livres d'artistes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; 1994 O Rosto e a Máscara, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 60's - Anos de Ruptura, Palácio Galveias, Lisbon; 1997 From here to There, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CAMJAP, Lisboa; 1999 Ragtime, Galeria Estrany & de la Mota, Barcelona, Circa 1968, Museu de Serralves, Oporto, Looking for a Place, SITE, Santa Fe, Third International Biennale, Santa Fe, 1987-88 70-80 Art in Portugal, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, USA. Helena Almeida has received several international awards. Anthological exhibitions of Helena Almeida were seen in 2000 at Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, and at the MEIAC, Badajoz.



Exhibitions

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Entrada Azul
Casa da América, Spain
01-01-1997 ~ 31-12-1997

From Here to There
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian /CAMJAP, Portugal
01-01-1997 ~ 31-12-1997

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Sedução Cinema & Pintura
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
27-06-2006 ~ 31-01-2007

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

She is a Femme Fatale – A Colecção Berardo em Campus
FTC na Costa da Caparica, Portugal
08-04-2010 ~ 07-06-2010


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo, Novas Aquisições, 2000
Published by Arte Ibérica

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Helena Almeida, 1998
Published by Electa

Sedução Cinema & Pintura, 2006
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903034

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X







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