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Ana Jotta

Interviews

Selected Artworks

Exhibitions

Her work is featured in the following collections: Museu do Chiado, Serralves Foundation, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Funchal, EDP Foundation, Coleção António Cachola and also the Coleção Banco Privado. She received the Prémio União Latina prize in 2001.From the principles of assemblage, intervened appropriation and abstract construction, the artist creates objects that appeal to the careful reading of their own processes, surprise and intrinsic nature. Isolated or conceived for dialogues in the space, they have the presence and the tactile appeal of sculpture, but also the resourcefulness of drawing and the intriguing challenge of their latent symbolic reference.

 Through a bare economy of means, her work shows a great sense of intelligence and wit. With Ana Jotta, you can always expect the unexpected.

Ana Jotta has showed her work at the most prestigious foundations and institutions such as Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France; Etablissement d'en face, Brussels and at Malmo Konsthall, Malmo.

She also showed her work at Culturgest Porto with the exhibition “CASSANDRA",  Culturgest Lisboa with “A Conclusão da Precedente”, Museu de Serralves with "Rua Ana Jotta" and also in Casa de São Roque with the exhibition INVENTÓRIA.

In 2013 she was awarded with the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize and in 2014 with the AICA Award. Later in 2017 Ana Jotta received the Rosa Shapire Award, Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

Ana Jotta was born in Lisbon in 1946, where she works and lives. After studying at Lisbon´s Fine Arts School and Brussels' École d'Arts Visuels de l'Abbeye de la Cambre, Ana worked as an actress and stage designer (1976-79) with "Produções Teatrais" (University Theatre, Lisbon). From 1980's onwards, she focused her activity on the visual arts and has been a regular presence at major art fairs and biennales (ARCO, Brussels, Johannesburg, Barcelona, etc.).

Ana Jotta has build her work in a sequence of breakthroughs that embody some sort of erasement: of her own previous footsteps; of modernist ideology and post-modern mythologies; and of the notion of authorship - either by deconstructing it or rebuilding it, she has attempted to dismantle the idea of a coherent or univocal style. Through a bare economy of means, her work shows a great sense of intelligence and wit. With Ana Jotta, you can always expect the unexpected.

Ana Jotta has showed her work at the most prestigious foundations and institutions such as Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France; Etablissement d'en face, Brussels and at Malmo Konsthall, Malmo.

She also showed her work at Culturgest Porto with the exhibition “CASSANDRA",  Culturgest Lisboa with “A Conclusão da Precedente”, Museu de Serralves with "Rua Ana Jotta" and also in Casa de São Roque with the exhibition INVENTÓRIA.

In 2013 she was awarded with the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize and in 2014 with the AICA Award. Later in 2017 Ana Jotta received the Rosa Shapire Award, Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

Artist Bio

Patrícia Garrido graduated in painting at the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes in Lisbon (ESBAL). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions which include: Mais Tempo, Menos História, Serralves Foundation, Porto (1996); O Império Contra-Ataca, Galeria ZDB, Lisbon (1998); Squatters, Galeria do CRUARB, Porto (2001). Solo exhibitions include: T1, Serralves Foundation, Porto (1998); Móveis ao Cubo, Desenhos ao Acaso, TREM Galeria Municipal de Arte, Faro (2009); Peças Mais ou Menos Recentes, EDP Foundation, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis and Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto (2013).

Ana Jotta was born in Lisbon in 1946, where she works and lives. After studying at Lisbon´s Fine Arts School and Brussels' École d'Arts Visuels de l'Abbeye de la Cambre, Ana worked as an actress and stage designer (1976-79) with "Produções Teatrais" (University Theatre, Lisbon). From 1980's onwards, she focused her activity on the visual arts and has been a regular presence at major art fairs and biennales (ARCO, Brussels, Johannesburg, Barcelona, etc.).

Ana Jotta has build her work in a sequence of breakthroughs that embody some sort of erasement: of her own previous footsteps; of modernist ideology and post-modern mythologies; and of the notion of authorship - either by deconstructing it or rebuilding it, she has attempted to dismantle the idea of a coherent or univocal style.

Artist Bio

Artist Bio

Ana Jotta was born in Lisbon in 1946, where she works and lives. After studying at Lisbon´s Fine Arts School and Brussels' École d'Arts Visuels de l'Abbeye de la Cambre, Ana worked as an actress and stage designer (1976-79) with "Produções Teatrais" (University Theatre, Lisbon). From 1980's onwards, she focused her activity on the visual arts and has been a regular presence at major art fairs and biennales (ARCO, Brussels, Johannesburg, Barcelona, etc.).

Ana Jotta has build her work in a sequence of breakthroughs that embody some sort of erasement: of her own previous footsteps; of modernist ideology and post-modern mythologies; and of the notion of authorship - either by deconstructing it or rebuilding it, she has attempted to dismantle the idea of a coherent or univocal style. Through a bare economy of means, her work shows a great sense of intelligence and wit. With Ana Jotta, you can always expect the unexpected.

Ana Jotta has showed her work at the most prestigious foundations and institutions such as Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France; Etablissement d'en face, Brussels and at Malmo Konsthall, Malmo.

She also showed her work at Culturgest Porto with the exhibition “CASSANDRA",  Culturgest Lisboa with “A Conclusão da Precedente”, Museu de Serralves with "Rua Ana Jotta" and also in Casa de São Roque with the exhibition INVENTÓRIA.

In 2013 she was awarded with the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize and in 2014 with the AICA Award. Later in 2017 Ana Jotta received the Rosa Shapire Award, Kunsthalle, Hamburg.

To become a young artist, even if you're old, you cannot be afraid, you have to be cost-effective and on point.

- Money is always welcome,  but the honors you should not trust. The Art Scene is the same everywhere. Isn't this the global world?

Ana Jotta in interview with Victor Pinto da Fonseca in Arte Capital