October 25 - 29 2023
CARLOS CARVALHO ARTE CONTEMPORÂNEA
SNBA - Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes
R. Barata Salgueiro 36, Lisboa
Wed 25 4pm-10pm
Thu 26 Fri 27 2pm - 9pm
Sat 28 11am-9pm
Sun 29 11am-6pm
Among the approximately 45 solo exhibitions he has held, the highlights are 'Trash - Artist's Trash', at Museu Coleção-Berardo, 2019, 'Pires Vieira Antológica', from painting to painting, at MNAC - Chiado and Fundação Carmona e Costa, 'Faites vos jeux, Rien va Plus' at Sala do Veado at MNHN, 'Like a Painting - Up Close... It is a Big Mess', at Appleton Square, in Lisbon; 'Pires Vieira', at the White Pavilion of the City Museum; 'Talk to Me', at CAM-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 'Geometries' at Fundação Museu das Comunicações. Refering to his group shows we have to distinguish 'Stories: Works from the Serralves Collection', Serralves Museum; 'Permanent Exhibition (1969/2010)', Berardo Museum, CCB; 'One Path, Two Directions', at MNAC/CHiado; 'Language and Experience', at the Palácio do Egipto Cultural Centre, at the Grão Vasco Museum and at the Aveiro Museum; 'Alternativa Zero', at the National Gallery of Modern Art, organized by Ernesto de Sousa. He is represented in numerous collections such as: CAM-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, MNAC/Chiado, Culturgest/CGD, Colecção/Museu Berardo, Fundação/Museu de Serralves.
Catarina Leitão (Stuttgart, 1970) is an artist working in drawing, sculpture, installation, and artist books. The artist has exhibited her work at P.S.1/MoMA, the Aldrich museum, Connecticut, Socrates Sculpture Park, Wavehill, Glyndor Gallery and Grounds, Andrea Rosen Gallery, the Bronx Museum, Pedro Cera Gallery, Carlos Carvalho Contemporary Art, among others. She had solo museum shows at the Berardo Collection, Sintra, and Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon, Portugal. Awards and residencies include The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 2009, Center for Book Arts, 2007, The Triangle Arts Residency, 2006, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, 2004, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2003, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2001, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Fundação Luso-Americana, 1997-1999. Catarina Leitão has an MFA from Hunter College (2000), and a Painting degree by the University of Lisbon, Portugal (1993).
"Catarina Leitão's works emphasize the fact that every landscape is humanized - regardless of the degree of technical intervention imposed upon it, it is an external consciousness that defines it and gives it the status of a landscape. Therefore, in a reality where every landscape is artificialized, only the proper balance between natural and human (technical) factors will allow us to overcome the aesthetic dichotomy between the abstract beauty and Kantian unconditioned, which is unbearable (or unsustainable) in the face of the current world's deregulation and all moralizing and censoring positions that threaten creative freedom and thought."
Manuel Vilariño has been exhibiting regularly since 1984. His most noteworthy solo exhibitions include Tectónica, (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, 2015), Fragmentos de un viaje (Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz), Manuel Vilariño Fío e sombra (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea . Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2002). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including La Colección (Fundación Barrié. A Coruña, Spain, 2011), A little history of photography (curated by Manuel Segade, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo . Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Paradiso Spezzato (52ª Bienal de Veneza, Pabellón de Espanha . Venice, Itália), Colección Permanente. Novas Incorporacións (CGAC . Santiago de Compostela, Espanha, 1998), Spanish Arts Festival, (The Photographer’s gallery . Londres, England, 1994), Cuatro direcciones. Fotografía contemporánea española 1970-1990 ( Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía . Madrid, Spain, 1991) and Grotesque, Natural Historical & Formal-dehyde Photography, (Rijksmuseum, Leiden, Holanda, 1989). He is represented in various public and private collections namely the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Unión Fenosa, A Coruña, Fundación Arte y Tecnología, Telefónica, Madrid, Fundación Coca-Cola España, Madrid, Colección Galerie de Phographie Le Château d’Eau, Toulouse, Centre de la Photographie, Genebra among others. In 2007, Manuel Vilariño was chosen to represent his country at the Venice Biennale. In the same year he was the recipient of the Spanish National Photography Award.
“I hail from the distant shores of the Atlantic, a land of mountains and mysterious seas. My photography and my poetry, “two wings of the same bird”, stem from a dialogue with nature, mythology and sea deities. And my studio is, indeed, a forest clearing. Those time-gnawed settings of auroral light are the birthplace of my spiritual identity and my steppe nostalgia. Some animal listens. Some animal warns.”
All Manuel Vilariño’s work is developed in relation between poetry and photography. His landscapes are emotional spaces; the artist connects the outside world using photography as a meditation process. He fuses poetry with photography, showing how can these two different paths are inseparable in his work.
Susana Gaudêncio lives and works in Oporto, Portugal. Most notably solo and group exhibitions include “Objectos de companhia para um mundo aparentemente contínuo” (Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea . Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal, 2017), “Época de estranheza em frente ao mundo” (Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea/Museu do Chiado . Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal), “A lei de Ohm” (Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal, 2014), “Portugal em Flagrante/ Operação 1” (Centro de Arte Moderna Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Lisboa Lisbon Portugal), “As Margens dos Mares” (comissariado por curated by Agnaldo Farias, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brasil Brazil). The artist is represented in many public and private collections such as Fundação Coca-Cola, Espanha Spain, Fundação PLMJ, Portugal and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal.
Susana Gaudêncio’s work is usually involved in a research based practice and a combined media approach, such as drawings, video-animations, printmaking, books or publications presented in an installation context. Her projects elaborate on the relationship between the historical legacy of concepts such as: the utopian impulse, utopia, dystopia, heterotopia, strangeness, nomadism, and artistic production as a platform to find new possibilities for questioning utopia, as a critical device eminently political.