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Lourdes Castro

1930 Portugal

3 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
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Born in 1930, Lourdes Castro lives and works in Ilha da Madeira

1950-56 Painting Degree at Escola de Belas-Artes of Lisbon, Portugal

Between 1958 and 1962, she co-founds the group KWY, with René Bertholo.

In 1961, she initiates her work of assemblages and collages of painted objects in aluminium. In the following year, she introduces the work of shadows in silk print, throughout projected shadows and people silhouettes on canvas.

In 1964, she develops the first Plexiglas works (painted and cropped), which gradually straddle to lying shadows, embroidered in bed sheets (1968) and to the shadows theatre, or moving shadows (1973).

After 25 years based in Paris, Lourdes Castro returns to Ilha da Madeira in 1983.

Solo Exhibitions (selected list)

2019 Ombres et compagnie, Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Occitanie, Sérignan, France

2015 Todos os Livros (Curated by Paulo Pires do Vale), The Art Library of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 Lourdes de Castro no Teatro D. Maria II, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon, Portugal

2009 Lourdes Castro no CAMB, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito – CAMB, Palácio Anjos, Algés, Portugal

2005 À Sombra, Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2003 Sombras à volta de um Centro, Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal

Group Exhibitions (selected list):

2019 Metade do Céu (Curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis), Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal / Corpo e Paisagem, Centro de Cultura Contemporânea de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, Portugal

2018 Pós-Pop. Fora do lugar comum, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal / Do tirar polo natural – Inquérito ao Retrato Português, Museu Nacional de Arte / Antiga – MNAA, Lisbon, Portugal / Tarefas Infinitas: quando a arte e o livro se ilimitam (Curated by Paulo Pires do Vale), Sesc, São Paulo, Brazil

2016 Portugal em Flagrante, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Works by Lourdes Castro

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