Alexandre Estrela in the Art Library collection
Alexandre Estrela (1971) is a multimedia artist (Film and Video) and teacher. He was born in Lisbon, where he lives and works.
The artist has a PhD from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon; a master’s in fine arts (School of Visual Arts, New York, 1999); a degree in Painting (Faculdade de Belas Artes, Lisbon, 1996).
He was awarded a grant by the Ministry of Culture (1997-2000), was artist in residence at International Studios and Curatorial Projects (New York, 2002-2003) and at Domaine de Kerguéhennec (Brittany, 2010).
He has exhibited regularly since the early 1990s, individually and in groups, in Portugal and abroad. His works are part of various public collections, including Centro de Arte Moderna of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado; Serralves Foundation; and Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Bretagne (Chateaugiron).
“That a Lisbon citizen (citizen and participating) decided to spell out the word “merda” every fifteen metres, dozens of times, on the Benfica Road extension (…) Alexandre Estrela followed the steps of this indignant character, photographing one by one his repetitive inscriptions and compiling them in an author book...”
— José Roseira
Motion seekness / Alexandre Estrela, 2010
Not really a book, not really a work of art. Portuguese artists of various generations present these varied and unexpected objects, which are part of the Art Library collection.