AnaMary Bilbao i
s doing a residency at AiR 351 (Sep. 2022-23) as an invited artist. In 2022 she was artist-in-residence in the International Studio & Curatorial Program - ISCP (New York) with a grant from FLAD. She was nominated for the 1st edition of FLAD Drawing Award (2021) and for the 13th edition of EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award (2019). Between Oct. 2015 and Oct. 2019 was one of the recipients of a PhD grant from FCT, which enabled her to do research field in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2018, and also to be a researcher in the department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck - University of London (United Kingdom) during 2018 and 2019.

Her work has been addressing time within its historical, cultural and existential implications and in an attempt to question the anthropocentric logic that imposes acceleration as a natural rhythm and the understanding of the digital as being the closest approach to the real. For this reason, in her pieces there is a strong manuality and a proximity with the analogical, were the digital is almost always introduced in dialogue with the latter. Currently, AnaMary Bilbao articulates documentation from different sources (photography, drawing, sound, moving image). Through the combination of these elements, she seeks to start fictional narratives that put into question the idea of a single truth. As the artist states, «there is no truth beforehand, only connections, interruptions, and incompleteness - a piece can never end in itself.»

Bilbao work has been recently exhibited at Photo Basel (Basel), Field Projects (New York), International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York), Paris Photo / Curiosa (Paris), MAAT – The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), Opening Arco Madrid (Madrid), Zé dos Bois Gallery / Novo Negócio (Lisbon), Leal Rios Foundation (Lisbon), PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon), Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto), MACE - Museum of Contemporary Art (Elvas), Boavista Gallery - EGEAC (Lisbon) and Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon), among others.

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