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AnaMary Bilbao

1986 Sintra, Portugal

1 Works exhibited

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Lisbon and London

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

AnaMary Bilbao (1986), is a Portuguese-Spanish artist. She was born in Sintra (Greater Lisbon), located on the Portuguese Riviera, and she lives and works between Lisbon and London.

She studied Painting and Cinema / Moving image at Ar.Co, a Portuguese independent art school in Lisbon, and is now a PhD student in Artistic Studies – Art and Mediations at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa and in the School of Arts at Birkbeck – University of London.

In 2019 Bilbao was nominated for the 13th Edition of EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award (Portugal), she was one of the recipients of a mixed grand from FCT (from 2015 and until 2019), which enabled her to do research in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2018 and in London (England), during an academic year (2018-2019), and also the recipient of the 2018 D. Fernando II Visual Arts Prize (Mu.Sa / CMS, Portugal). In 2014 Bilbao was distinguished as Young Visual Artist by CPAI – Clube Português de Artes e Ideias (Portugal).

Solo exhibitions include Lighted by a Searing Light at Travessa da Ermida (2019), O último brilho da estrela que morre [The last gleam of a dying star] at UMA LULIK__ (2018), Fallacious Memory at Caroline Pagès Gallery (2014) and Presente passado [Past present] at Boavista Gallery (2013).

Selected group shows: FOCUS, curated by João Ribas, Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto, 2019); EDP Foundation's New Artists Award, curated by Inês Grosso, João Silvério and Sara Antónia Matos at MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia (Lisbon, 2019); Deep deep down, far far in (and out), curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues at Fundação Leal Rios (Lisbon, 2019); A Guerra como Modo de Ver, curated by Ana C. Cachola at MACE – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas (Elvas, 2018); Arte em São Bento – Coleção António Cachola, curated by João Pinharanda at Palácio de São Bento (Lisbon, 2018); O Tempo inscrito. Memória, Hiato e Projecção – Obras da Coleção de Arte Contemporânea Figueiredo Ribeiro at quARTel (Abrantes, 2017); Correspondèncias Lisboa-Barcelona at Carpe Diem – Arte e Pesquisa e Espai Mallorca Barcelona (Barcelona, 2015); On Drawing II at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art Gallery (Lisbon, 2014).

Her work is represented in the national public collections Coleção António Cachola, Coleção SILD - Julião Sarmento, Coleção de Arte Contemporânea Figueiredo Ribeiro, Fundação Leal Rios and C.M.S. – Câmara Municipal de Sintra and in private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Russia and Canada.

EDUCATION:

2015 - current
PhD in Artistic Studies - Art and Mediations | Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - Universidade Nova de Lisboa and School of Arts - Birkbeck, University of London | Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and FCT
2007-2009
Painting and Cinema / Moving image | Ar.Co - School of Visual Arts, Lisbon, Portugal

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019
Lighted by a Searing Light, Travessa da Ermida, Lisbon, Portugal
2018
O último brilho da estrela que morre [The last gleam of a dying star], Uma Lulik_ Contemporary Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2014
Fallacious memory,Caroline Pàges Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2013
Presente passado [Past present], Galeria Boavista (Galerias Municipais - EGEAC), Lisbon, Portugal


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019
Tomar a verdade, #1 para 4, Uma Lulik__ Contemporary Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
FOCUS, Curated by João Ribas, Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
EDP Foundation's New Artists Award, Curated by Inês Grosso, João Silvério e Sara Antónia Matos, MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Lisbon, Portugal
Deep deep down, far far in (and out), Fundação Leal Rios, Lisbon, Portugal
Ana Vidigal and the generation of the 20s in painting and drawing (org. Ana Vidigal and Umbigo; dir. Elsa Garcia), Lisbon, Portugal
2018
A Guerra como Modo de VerCurated by Ana C. Cachola, MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas, Portugal
Visual Arts Prize D. Fernando II ( XIV Ed.), Mu.Sa - C.M.S., Sintra, Portugal
AnaMary Bilbao, António Bolota, Luisa Jacinto, Paulo Lisboa (open studio), Lisbon, Portugal
Arte em São Bento - Coleção António Cachola, Curated by João Pinharanda, Palácio de São Bento (Prime minister's official residence), Lisbon, Portugal
2017
O Tempo inscrito. Memória, Hiato e Projecção - Works from Figueiredo Ribeiro Contemporary Art Collection, Curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, quARTel, Abrantes, Portugal

AA.VV. (Jan. 2020), Art at São Bento. Contemporary collections at the Prime Minister's official residence: Serralves, António Cachola, Norlinda and José Lima (bilingual edition, PT/EN), Lisbon: INCM, 192 p., ISBN: 978-972-27-2811-9
Bilbao, AnaMary (Dec. 2019), «encoder decoder» (visual essay | fold-out), in Brás, Celina (ed.), Contemporânea #4 - Imagem em Movimento / Moving Image, Lisbon: Making Art Happen, ISBN: 978-989-33-0204-0.
Grosso, Inês, Matos, Sara Antónia, Silvério, João (2019), Prémio Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019. Isabel Madureira Andrade, AnaMary Bilbao, Dealmeida Esilva, Mónica de Miranda, Henrique Pavão, Diana Policarpo (translated by Christopher Foster), Lisboa: MAAT; Fundação EDP, ISBN 978-972-8909-81-9, pp. 29-39.
Vidigal, Ana, Bilbao, AnaMary (July 2019), «Dossier Affinities: AnaMary Bilbao», in Umbigo, 69, Lisbon: Umbigo Edições, ISSN: 1645-4804, pp. 42-43.
Espiridião, Marta (Jan. 2019), «O (vi)ver-se para lá da morte» in Contemporânea, Ed. 01-02, Lisboa.
Pina, José P. (Jan. 2019), «O triunfo da arte é lembrar, mesmo apagando» [«The triumph of art is to remember, even when erasing»], in Umbigo, Lisboa: Edições Umbigo.
Fazenda, Maria do Mar (ed.), Careaga, Mónica Álvarez (ed.) (2018), «Desenho Português Contemporâneo» in Papeleo. Cuadernos Drawing Room, Madrid; Lisboa: Drawing Room.
Rodrigues, Sérgio Fazenda; Ribeiro, Fernando Figueiredo (2017), O Tempo Inscrito – Memória, Hiato e Projeção (translation by José Gabriel Flores) (exh. cat. | from July 17 to November 4), Abrantes: CMA; Coleção Figueiredo Ribeiro, ISBN 978-972-9133-59-6.
Jürgens, Sandra Vieira (dir.), Bilbao, AnaMary (2016), «Antigenealogical image: without beginning nor ending» (visual essay) in Wrong Wrong (platform for contemporary artistic practice), ISSN 2183-5527
Sardo, Delfim; Sarmento, Julião (2015), Afinidades Electivas. Julião Sarmento coleccionador, Lisboa: Fundação Carmona e Costa.
Cachola, Ana C. (2015), Representações da identidade cultural portuguesa na arte contemporânea: pós-imagens entre o pedagógico e performativo, Lisboa: FCH-UCP.
Synek, Manuela (2014), «Em torno das linhas do desenho num jogo entre o exercício do ver e do ler» (about the group show On Drawing II at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art; artists: Julião Sarmento, João Onofre e Rui Toscano, Matt Mullican, Erwin Wurm, Lawrence Weiner, Jim Shaw e AnaMary Bilbao) in Umbigo, Lisboa: Edições Umbigo.
Gouveia, Paulo, coord. (2014), Jovens Criadores’14, Lisboa: Clube Português de Artes e Ideias; Secretaria de Estado da Juventude e do Desporto.
Cachola, Ana C. (2014), “Coisa Mental”. Obras da Colecção António Cachola, Campo Maior: Centro de Ciência do Café.
Vidal, Carlos (Oct. 16, 2014), «Desenho e Memória» in Sábado, 546, Lisboa, p.46.

AWARDS:

2019
EDP Foundation's New Artists Award (nominated), MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia
2015 - 2019
Artistic Studies mixed grant, FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
2018
Visual Arts D. Fernando II Award (XIV Ed.), Mu.Sa - C.M.S.
2014
Jovens Criadores (17ª Ed.), CPAI - Centro Português de Artes e Ideias

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