A menina limpa procura menina suja
In 1995, she was commissioned by Lisbon Underground to create tiled panels for Avalade station, and again in 2002 – this time for the new Alfornelos station. In 1997, she was invited by the Portuguese Institute of Architectural Heritage to create a porcelain cup as part of the ‘An Artist, A Monument’ project.
She has been exhibiting as a solo artist since 1981, and has presented the following individual exhibitions over the last two years: Casa dos Segredos [House of Secrets], Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon; Austeridade e Pequenos Sinais de Fumo [Austerity and Little Smoke Signals], Municipal Gallery of Abrantes; Estilo Queen Anne [Queen Anne Style], Baginski Galeria/Projetos, Lisbon; Cine Mar(a)vil(h)a – Videos – Teatro Praga, Lisbon; the brain is deeper than the sea – Outros Olhares, Novos Projetos [Different Perspectives, New Projects], Museu do Chiado – MNAC, Lisbon.
She has taken part in many group exhibitions and is represented in various public collections, notably: Banco de Portugal, Lisbon; BES España; CAM, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Culturgest, Lisbon; the Berardo Collection; the Deutsche Bank Collection; the Manuel de Brito Collection; the Serralves Foundation, Porto; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; MACE – Elvas Contemporary Art Museum, Elvas; Metropolitano de Lisboa, Lisbon ; Museu do Chiado, Lisbon. In 1999 she was awarded the Maluda Prize, and was shortlisted for the EDP Painting Prize in 2001. She received the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize in 2003. In 2010, CAM held a retrospective of her work titled Menina Limpa Menina Suja [Clean Girl Dirty Girl], curated by Isabel Carlos.
Biography provided by the artist
Humility (série À Cautela)
Trá-la – disse. Estou a morrer de fome (série À Cautela)
Falo-lhe em alhos, responde-me em bugalhos (série À Cautela)
Bravura (não vaciles, põe-te a andar)
Domingo à Tarde
A menina limpa não é transparente