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.


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