To Dream, to Collect


Catarina Leitao

2018 Germany

1 Works exhibited



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In her artwork she investigates the spatial possibilities of drawing. She renders relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space, with a special focus on structures and objects that collapse/expand, fold/unfold, and that are portable when closed. Intertwined with this research, she reflects on our relationship with nature and what we define as such, in an increasingly manipulated and constructed environment, condi-tioned by culture. She builds portable and nomadic structures that can acquire several configurations and adapt to different spaces and places. Working in a variety of formats such as large size installations, works on paper, books or fabric works, she incorporates into the work’s narrative the potential of each piece to be manipulated and transformed.
Between prizes and residences, some highlights in her career are: The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 2009, Center for Book Arts, 2007, Triangle Arts, 2006, Sharpe Foundation, 2004, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2003, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2001 , Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian and Luso-Americana Foundation, 1997-1999.

Works by Catarina Leitao

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