Ana Vidigal, Penélope Installation 237 x 290 x 22 cm CAMJAP Collection , Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

From Sept21 to November 5, 2011 – The Baginski, Galeria

Viewed as one of Portugal’s leading feminist artists, Vidigal is best known for her large-scale collage works that use layers of simple textures and materials to invoke new responses to experiences of the ‘everyday’.

The collages incorporate recycled materials, paint and the written word in what the artist calls a ‘game of hide and seek.
Vidigal has had numerous international solo exhibitions throughout her career including a major retrospective at Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon (2010), the Architecture Triennial, Lisbon (2007) and at Galeria Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2006).

Vidigal graduated from the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisboa in 1984. She received a Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian research grant (1985-87) and won the Maluda Painting Award in 1999 and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize in 2003. Vidigal was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1960 where she continues to live and work.

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