Art Madrid'23 – Ana Maria
Lisboa, (Portugal), 1959
Born in Lisbon in 1959. In 1982 completes a bachelor of Philosophy at Faculdade Letras do Porto, beginning her activity as a secondary school teacher. At the same time, begins her artistic career in several fields of Fine Arts. Since 1980 the artist has taken part in national collective exhibitions and some abroad such as: "The Roaming of Portuguese Art" - Japan in 1998. Being represented in numerous private collections and public and private institutions, Ana Maria was awarded several times, being the last in 2005 with the Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Prize. Besides the activity of painter, the artist is engaged with plural activities: she collaborates in events and art workshops organized by artists, galleries and institutions; she writes texts for catalogs and small narratives that she illustrates - she recently published an article "The Artist's Word" in the 1st issue of Bombart Magazine - ; she is part of the Prize Jury António Gaio, at the ‘Espinho International Animation Film Festival – CINANIMA’, which will celebrate its 34th Edition; in the area of theater and performance worked as a team, at the level of aesthetic design, scenic space, costumes and actor work; summing up, she has participated and organized multidisciplinary events (music, painting, video) and in relation to all this, she is currently promoting a blog "association for the defense of affective heritage" with the aim of promoting creativity in various artistic areas.