AnaMary Bilbao is a Portuguese-Spanish visual artist born in Lisbon (Portugal). She has a BA in History of Art (FCSH - New University of Lisbon), a MA in Contemporary Art Studies (Faculty of Human Sciences - UCL, Lisbon), and a PhD in Artistic Studies (FCSH - New University of Lisbon / School of Arts - Birkbeck University of London). She has been the recipient of FCT PhD Fellowship, which enabled her to do research field in Johannesburg (South Africa), and also to be a researcher in the department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at School of Arts - Birkbeck University of London. 

AnaMary Bilbao's 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. Bilbao is working across a range of different media including photography, drawing, sound and moving image. Through the combination of these elements she often 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».

Her 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), Novo Negócio / 
Zé dos Bois Gallery (Lisbon), Leal Rios Foundation (Lisbon), PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon), Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon), among others.

Between September 2022 and August 2023 Bilbao was doing a residency at AiR 351 (Portugal) as an invited artist. In February 2023 she made a residency in Sirius Art Centre (Ireland) and in 2022 she was artist-in-residence in the International Studio & Curatorial Program - ISCP (New York) and in the 1st edition of the art residency program organized by Galeria Zé dos Bois - ZDB / CADA (Portugal).

She has been the recipient and/or shortlisted to various distinguished Portuguese awards such as: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant for studying visual arts abroad (2023/2024); FLAD - Luso-American Development Foundation Artist Residency in the U.S.A. 
Grant (2022); 1st edition of FLAD Drawing Award (2021); 13th edition of EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award (2019); FCT PhD Fellowship (2015-19).

AnaMary Bilbao is now in New York studying Film and Animation with the support from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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