Olavo Amado by Ricardo
Olavo Amado was born in São Tomé, where he lives and works. A self-taught artist, in 2002 he began his career in São Tomé at Espaço Teia d'Arte where he collaborated and participated in various artistic encounters. Amado did artistic residency in New York (OMI- International Art Center, 2015), Amsterdam (2011) and Paris (2007) “In a constant movement, I make the environment that surrounds me the focus of my inspiration. Through images, its construction and deconstruction, and the reflection about the present, allows me to permanently establish the connection between the past and the future. By transposing and transfiguring images into graphic compositions I follow the labyrinth theory of creation, which is the process of most of his works, crossing lines, strokes and colors till their dematerialization in abstract expressions, reflecting multiple worlds and multiple identities in a constant search.”
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Zhao Qian by Ricardo
Zhao Qian is a visual artist living in San Francisco and China. His series "Offcut, the edge" has exhibited in 001 Gallery (Rome, Italy), Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery (Tokyo, Japan) and Lianzhou Photo Festival (Lianzhou, China). His work has appeared in group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle (Dublin, Ireland), French Pavilion (Zagreb, Croatia), Ogden Museum of Southern Art (New Orleans, USA), Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (Rome, Italy), Zhejiang Art Musuem (Hangzhou, China), Today Art Museum (Beijing, China), Dalian Art Museum (Dalian, China) and Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, USA). Zhao Qian has also shown in Unseen Photo Fair, Singapore International Photo Festival, Athens Photo Festival, Copenhagen Photo Festival and FOTOFESTIWAL. Zhao Qian has received fellowships for residencies such as HANGAR/Artist Research Center (2018), Homesession (2018), The Cow House Studio, Vermont Studio Center and Kala Art Institute. In 2017 his first monograph "Offcut, the edge" got published by Jiazazhi Press.
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Andreia Santana by Ricardo
Andreia Santana (1991, Lisbon), lives and works between Lisbon and New York. Andreia helds a BA degree in Fine Arts in ESAD - School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha and participated in the Independent Study Program in Visual Arts from Maumaus/Lumiar Cité in Lisbon. Since 2013, she has participated in several artistic residency programs, namely, Residency Unlimited in New York with a fellowship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Panal 360 in Buenos Aires, Mieszkanie Gepperta Residency Gallery at Wroclaw, Poland and Gasworks / Triangle Network at Hangar in Lisbon. She won the NOVO BANCO Revelação Prize in 2016 and the Sculpture Prize D. Fernando II, exhibiting her work regularly in Portugal and abroad, highlighting the exhibitions ‘Leaves of Absence’ at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (2017); 'New Skin, Old Stone' at Old School, cur. by Susana Pomba, Lisbon (2017); 'The Lobster Loop' at MONITOR Gallery, Lisbon (2017) ‘Pousio / Fallow’…
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Amalia Valdés Mujica by Ricardo
Amalia Valdés Mujica (1981) is a Chilean visual artist with a degree in Fine Arts from Finis Terrae University, Chile (2006). Valdés' artistic investigation begins with the use of geometry and its infinite possibilities when it comes to tackling the space in which it is located. She is interested in concepts such as figure and background or reality and fiction, inserted within a global context dominated by exactitudes. Valdés has recreated ancestral figures of pre- Columbian cultures, several of which are based on the earth’s vital balance: figures that speak out with a sensitive perception of this forgotten ancient Valdés’ artistic investigation worldview. She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions held at important cultural centers and museums throughout Chile, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Santiago and Valdivia, the Museum for Visual Arts (MAVI) and Sala Gasco Arte Contemporáneo (Stgo, Chile) among others. Also, in…
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