22 JANUARY - 26 MARCH 2016
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.
Solo exhibitions include The Blur City (2019, Fundação Oriente, Macau), Hora Certa (2019, Galeria Miguel Nabinho, Lisbon), Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (2016, Grand Palais, Paris), Symphony of the Unknown (2016, Kunstraum Botschaft, Berlin), Alpha Béton (2015, CAPC, Coimbra), FANTASMAS (2006, CCB, Lisbon), The Prora Complex and other works (2005, Play Gallery, Berlin), Berlin - a super-8 movie (2003, I-20 Gallery, NYC).
Group exhibitions include Álvaro Siza – IN/DISCIPLINA (2019, Museu de Serralves, Porto), Haus Wittegenstein (2018, MAAT, Lisbon), Demo:Polis (2016, Akademie der Künste, Berlin), ZOOM! (2015, Pinakothek der Moderne, München), Daqui Parece uma Montanha (2014, Fundação Calouse Gulbenkian, Lisbon), 8th International Photo-Triennale (2010, Esslingen), Atopia (2010, CCCB, Barcelona), The Searchers (2006, EFA Gallery, NYC), Talking Cities (2006, Zeche Zollverein, Essen), Outras alternativas (2003, Marco, Vigo).
Cera was the guest artist of the Portuguese representation at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial, Public without rhetoric.
In his work, Lisbon based photographer and video artist Nuno Cera addresses spatial conditions, architecture and urban situations through poetic and documentary forms. His work has been internationally published, commissioned and exhibited by cultural institutions, curators and exhibition platforms. It is represented in several public and private collections.
Cera was resident artist in Berlin (Künstlerhaus Bethanien), New York (ISCP International Studios and Curatorial Program), Paris (Recollet) and Macau (Fundação Oriente). For his artistic investigation on 9 mega cities Futureland (2008 - 2010), internationally exhibited and published until today, he received grants from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the EDP Foundation. His multi-annual video and publication project The Symphony of the Unknown (2012 - ongoing) is supported by the Foundación Botin and the Portuguese Ministry of Culture.
Rui Sanches was born in Lisbon (1954) where he lives and works. He studied at Ar.Co, in Lisbon, at Goldsmiths’ College in London (B.A. 1980) and at Yale University in New Haven (M.F.A. 1982). He received a Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship for the period 1980/1982. His first one-person exhibition of drawings took place in Lisbon in the Modern Art Gallery of SNBA in 1984, soon followed by a first exhibition of sculpture in Galeria Diferença, in the same city. Since then he has shown his work in many galleries, museums and art centers, both in Portugal and abroad. Among the one-person exhibitions we can single out: “Drawings”, CAM, Gulbenkian Foundation; “Body Building”, Loja da Atalaia, Lisbon; “Rui Sanches, Retrospective”, CAM, Gulbenkian Foundation and “Museum”, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon. Some important group-exhibitions were: the 19th São Paulo Bienal; “PASTFUTURETENSE”, Winnipeg Art Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery; “Tríptico”, Europália 91. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent; “From Silence to Light”, Watari-Um, Tóquio; “Abstract/Real”, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Viena; “Dentro y Fuera” Cáceres and “Serralves 2009 – The Collection”, Museu de Serralves, Porto. During the 1980’s his work was based on the deconstruction of paintings and genres of painting.
Hora Certa marks the observation of a lapsed present, bearing a state of suspension and expectation of a blurred future: the exhibition presents a series of recent photographs taken in Covilhã, Hong Kong, Macao, Mafra, Montreal, Torres Vedras, the islands of Madeira and the Azores, accompanied by a series of ready mades.
Hora Certa Exhibition Paper