Sofia Areal

 

Sofia Areal

(Lisbon, 4th of June 1960)

 

www.sofiaareal.com

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Education

 

1981/1983 Etching and painting workshops, Ar.Co., Lisbon, Portugal.

1979/1980 Foundation Course, Hertfordshire College of Art and Design, St. Albans, UK.

1978/1979 Textile Design Course, Hertfordshire College of Art and Design, St. Albans,

United Kingdom.

 

 

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2012 “Pintura e Desenho”, Galeria JM Gomes Alves for “Guimarães Capital da Cultura”,

Guimarães, Portugal.

2011 “Sofia Areal and Eduardo Nery”, catalogue texts by Emília Ferreira,

World Legend Gallery – Artes e Letras, Lisbon, Portugal.

SIM”, Anthological exhibition of the last ten years, journal of the exhibition texts

by Emília Ferreira, Jorge Silva Melo and an interview of the artist by Ana Silva Dias - Cordoaria Nacional, Torreão Nascente Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

“R Como na Primavera”, catalogue text by Célia Gonçalves, Neupergama Art

Gallery, Torres Novas, Portugal.

2010Cola-Cor 2”, São Mamede Art Gallery, Porto, Portugal.

Fm-Mfm, catalogue with a text by José Medeiros Ferreira, Fonseca Macedo Art

Gallery, Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

2009Um Gabinete Anti-Dor”, catalogue text by Sofia Areal, Grupo Pró-Évora,

Évora, Portugal.

  “Cola-Cor”, catalogue text by Rui Mário Gonçalves, São Mamede Art Gallery,

Lisbon, Portugal.

2008Lagos-mil”, catalogue text by Sofia Areal, Municipal Library of Ponte de Sor,

Ponte de Sor, Portugal.

         “Aforismos”, catalogue with texts by João Esteves De Oliveira and Sofia Areal,

João Esteves de Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal. 

2007Jogo do Galo”, catalogue texts by Sofia Areal and Pedro Castello Lopes,

Neupergama Gallery, Torres Novas. Portugal.

  EU-DO-EU”, Carlos Carvalho Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

 

 

 

2006360º ao SOL”, catalogue texts by Emília Ferreira and Eduarda Dionísio,  Art

Gallery of Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Guarda, Portugal.

  360º ao SOL”, catalogue texts by Emília Ferreira e Eduarda Dionísio,

Contemporary Art Museum of Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 “ZZ mais tudo muito”, catalogue text by de Luísa Soares de Oliveira, Cascais

Cultural Center, Cascais, Portugal.2005Paisagem I”, catalogue text by Emília Ferreira, Palácio da Galeria, Tavira,

Portugal.

  “Amar - Variações Marítimas”, J.M. Gomes Alves Gallery, Guimarães, Portugal.

  “Beco do Jardim 33”, catalogue text by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, Fonseca

Macedo Gallery, Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

  Pipa Max e Lola”, Danças com Livros, Convent of Saudações, Montemor-o-Novo,

Portugal.

  “360º ao SOL”, catalogue texts by Emília Ferreira and Eduarda Dionísio, Queluz

National Palace, Sintra, Portugal.

  “Nunca Nada foi Sempre Assim”, catalogue text by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge,

Neupergama Gallery, Torres Novas, Portugal.

2004Sol e Sombra”, catalogue text by Emília Ferreira and Mário Cabral, Cultural and

Congress Center of Angra do Heroísmo, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal.

  Paisagem I”, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Porto, Portugal.

2003Sofia Areal with João Galrrão”, HammerSidi Gallery, London, UK.

  “Mais que sempre, catalogue text by Frances Burnett, Lídia Cruz Gallery, Leiria,

Portugal.

  “12 de Campeão, catalogue with a text by Pedro Valle, Évora Arte Gallery, Evora,

Portugal.

  “Telefono-te depois”, catalogue text by Emília Ferreira, Artistas Unidos, Taborda

Theater, Lisbon, Portugal.

2002Cá te espero”, with Pedro Proença, catalogue texts by Sofia Areal and

Pedro Proença, Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente, Coimbra, Portugal.

 Todos os dias menos hoje”, AD HOC Gallery, Vigo, Spain.

 Sofia Areal sobre cadernos de João Miguel Fernandes Jorge”, catalogue texts by

Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Sofia Areal, João Miguel Fernandes Jorge and Luisa Soares de Oliveira, Casa da Cerca, Center for Contemporary Art, Almada, Portugal.

  “Com História”, catalogue texts by Jorge Silva Melo, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Porto,

Portugal.

2001Háxmylar”, Pedro Oliveira Art Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.

Depois do Verão. P.S.: Para Sempre”,  J.M. Gomes Alves Gallery, Guimarães,

Portugal.

2000Antes das Rosas”, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Porto, Portugal.

  Alguns dos meus, meus”, catalogue texts by Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Jorge Silva Melo

and Rogério Ribeiro, Casa da Cerca, Center for Contemporary Art, Almada, Portugal.

 

 

1999Era uma vez... Não é assim!”, catalogue texts by José Luís Porfírio, Cesár Gallery,

                        Lisbon, Portugal.

  “Ao contrário de Roma”, J.M. Gomes Alves Gallery, Guimarães, Portugal.

 

1998 Francamente” with Alberto Caetano, catalogue texts by João Miguel Fernandes

Jorge, Francisco and Henrique Franco Museum, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

  Do Mar, No Mar”, drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Funchal, Madeira,

Portugal.  

  “O Prometeu está prometido / O Prometeu é devido”, catalogue text by Jorge Silva

Melo, Diferença Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

  “Seis dias e uma noite”, Lídia Cruz Gallery, Leiria, Portugal.

  “Terra à vista”, catalogue text by Francisco Clode de Sousa, André Viana Gallery,

Porto, Portugal.

1997Ailovio, catalogue text by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, Hugo Lapa Gallery,

Lisbon, Portugal.

  Pintura e desenho de Sofia Areal, Giefarte Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

  5,6 e 7”, J.M. Gomes Alves Gallery, Guimarães, Portugal.

  Sofia Areal, Pintura e Desenho, Casa da Cultura de Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz,

Madeira, Portugal.

1994 Azul é a Terra, Vermelho é o Mar”, catalogue text by João Miguel Fernandes

Jorge, Capuchos Music Festival, Capuchos Convent, Costa da Caparica, Portugal.

1993Pintura e desenho de Sofia Areal”, J.M. Gomes Alves Gallery, Guimarães,

Portugal.

 “Sofia Areal, Pintura e Desenho, catalogue text by João Lima Pinharanda, Porta 33

Gallery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 “Sofia Areal – Desenhos”, Gallery of the regional tourism and culture office of

Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

 “Ana T, Barrete de V, Nu de Costas, Eu de Frente, Etc., Alda Cortez Gallery,

Lisbon, Portugal.

1992Pintura de Sofia Areal, J.M. Gomes Alves Gallery, Guimarães, Portugal.

  Desenho, Alda Cortez Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

1991 Desenho”, Alda Cortez Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

1990Sofia Areal”, Alda Cortez Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

 


 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

 

2012 FAC 2012, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011 Quatro”, Sofia Areal, Manuel Casimiro, Jorge Martins e Nikias Skapinakis,

Cascais Cultural Centre, Cascais, Portugal.

Quatro”, Sofia Areal, Manuel Casimiro, Jorge Martins e Nikias Skapinakis,

Aveiro Municipal Museum, Aveiro, Portugal.

  Quatro, Sofia Areal, Manuel Casimiro, Jorge Martins e Nikias Skapinakis, Sines

Cultural Center, Sines, Portugal.

  “De Volta ao Acervo”, João Esteves de Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

  Colectiva de Pintura, São Mamede Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

FAC 2011, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

2010Quatro, Sofia Areal, Manuel Casimiro, Jorge Martins e Nikias Skapinakis,

Giefarte Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

FAC 2010, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

2009Regresso ao Acervo, João Esteves de Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

FAC 09, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

2008Artistas da Galeria”, Neupergama Gallery, Torres Novas, Portugal.

  1920/2008, Guillaume Dutronc Gallery, Aix-en-Provence, France.

FAC 08, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

2007Desenhos com côr e outras Investigações”, Casa da Cerca Museum, Almada,

Portugal.

FAC 07, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

20066 Anos, 26 Artistas, 104 Originais”, catalogue text by Rui Mário Gonçalves,

Neupergama Gallery, Torres Novas, Portugal.

FAC 06, Lisbon Contemporary Art fair, Lisbon, Portugal.

200515 Anos da Galeria”, catalogue text by Maria Amélia Gomes Alves,  J.M. Gomes

Alves Gallery, Guimarães, Portugal.

Arte na Urgência, exhibition curated by Luís Campos, Hospital de S.

Francisco Xavier, Lisbon, Portugal.

2004 ARCO’04, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

  Pequeno Formato, Desenho”, drawings, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Seville, Spain.

  Feira de Arte Contemporânea, catalogue of the Art Fair, Pedro Oliveira Gallery,

Caceres, Spain.

  “Accrochages Modernistas e Contemporâneos”, drawing, catalogue text by João

Esteves de Oliveira, João Esteves de Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

 “Dramaturgias do Desenho”, drawing, catalogue texts by Ana Isabel Ribeiro,

Catarina Rosendo, Emília Ferreira and Joaquim Benite, Casa da Cerca Museum, Almada, Portugal.

 “Sallon d’un Refusé”, catalogue text by João Esteves de Oliveira, João Esteves de

Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

2003 ARCO’03, João Esteves de Oliveira Gallery, Madrid,Spain.

2002 ARCO’02, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

  Cáceres Contemporary Art Fair, catalogue of the Art Fair, Pedro Oliveira

Gallery, Cáceres, Spain.

  Art Basel 2002, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.

2001 ARCO’01, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

  Cáceres Contemporary Art Fair, catalogue of the Art Fair, Pedro Oliveira Gallery,

Cáceres, Spain.

  Art Basel 01, Pedro Oliveira Art Gallery, Basel, Switzerland.

  FAC 01, Lisbon Contemporary Art Fair, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon,

Portugal.

2000 ARCO’00, Cesár Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

  “Paula Rego, Lourdes Castro, Sofia Areal e Ana Vidigal”, catalogue text by

Francisco Clode de Sousa, Museum of Contemporary Art of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. 

  FAC 00, Pedro Oliveira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

  “Mar Oceano - Novas do Achamento”, Respublica Gallery, Santarém, Portugal.

1999Linhas de Sombra”, curated by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge e Helena de Freitas,

catalogue and texts by the curators, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

  ARCO’99, André Viana Gallery and Cesar Art Gallery,

Madrid, Spain.

  “Prémio Amadeu de Sousa Cardoso”, catalogue of the event, Amarante Museum,

Amarante, Portugal.

  “Uma visão sobre os anos 80-90”, catalogue of the exhibition, Sociedade de

Advogados PLMJ, Lisbon, Portugal.

   Feira das Industrias Culturais (F.I.C.), catalogue of the Art Fair, Cesár Gallery,

Lisbon, Portugal.

  Museo Extremeño Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, exhibition curated by

João Lima Pinharanda, catalogue texts by the curator, António Cachola

Collection, Badajoz, Spain.

19980% Love”, Porta 33 Gallery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

  Flores”, André Viana Gallery, Oporto, Portugal.

1997Artistas da Galeria”, Porta 33 Gallery, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

  “Desenhos: Joaquim Bravo, Luísa Correia Pereira, Palolo, Sofia Areal e Xana”,

Hugo Lapa Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

1996 III Grande Gala do Zoo, Exhibition/Auction, Lisbon, Portugal.

 FAC 96, Lisbon Comtemporary Art Fair, Valentim de Carvalho Gallery, Lisbon,

Portugal.

1995Revisões-Antevisões”, Valentim de Carvalho Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

1994Quando o Mundo nos Cai em Cima: Arte no Tempo da Sida”, catalogue texts by

Alexandre Melo, Manuel Machado Macedo, Maria José Fazenda, Luís May, José Eduardo Águalusa, Vicente Jorge Silva and Miguel Vale de Almeida, Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal.

  Foro Atlântico de Arte Contemporânea, catalogue of the Art Fair, J.M. Gomes

Alves Gallery, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

  “Comemoração do 1º Centenário do Nascimento de Florbela Espanca”, catalogue

texts by the organizers, Grupo Pró-Évora, Évora, Portugal.

 

 

 

1993 ARCO’93, catalogue of the Art Fair, Alda Cortez Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

  “Mulheres na Cozinha”, curated by Ana Isabel Miranda Rodrigues, Lisbon Cultural

                Center, EMI Valentim de Carvalho Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

  Jovens Artistas da C.E.”, curated by João Lima Pinharanda, catalogue text by the

curator, Seoul, South Korea.

1991Arte com Timor”, catalogue of the organization, Galveias Palace, Lisbon, Portugal.

1990Exposição Ibérica de Arte Moderna”, EIAM’90, curated by João Luis Pinharanda,

catalogue texts by the curator, Caceres and Badajoz, Spain.

Exposição de Pintura e Escultura Portuguesa no 150º Aniversário do Banco

Montepio Geral, catalogue texts by the organization, Palácio Foz, Lisbon, Portugal.

  “Exposição de Arte Comtemporanea”, Soares dos Reis National Museum, Oporto,

Portugal.

  “Exposição de Arte Comtemporane”a, Edifício Chiado, Coimbra, Portugal

1989 Euroarte, catalogue of the Art Fair, Guimarães Contemporary Art Fair, Guimarães,

Portugal.

  Sofia Areal, Alda Nobre e Manuel Vieira”, Alda Cortez Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

  Quarto Crescente”, textiles designed by plastic artists, Pena National Palace,

Sintra, Portugal.

1984Novos Novos”, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, catalogue by the organization,

Lisbon, Portugal.

1983Artistas da SNBA”, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, catalogue by the

organization, Lisbon, Portugal.

1982 Lagos 82”, catalogue of the Art Fair, 1ª Mostra de Artes, Lagos, Portugal.

 

 


Institutional Collections

 

Modern Art Center, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

Serralves Foundation, Oporto, Portugal.

Casa da Cerca - Contemporary Art Center, Almada, Portugal.

Elvas Museum of Contemporary Art, Elvas, Portugal.

Funchal Museum of Contemporary Art, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

FEVAL, Caceres, Spain.

Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

D. Luís I Foundation, Cascais, Portugal.

PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

Millennium BCP Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

Banco Espírito Santo, Lisbon, Portugal.

Banif Mais Bank, Lisbon, Portugal.

Caixa Nova da Galiza collection, Vigo, Spain.

Palmela City Council, Palmela, Portugal.

Ponta Delgada City Council, Azores, Portugal.

Ponte de Sor Municipal Library, Ponte de Sor, Portugal.

Vodafone Collection, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

References in books

2012 Sofia Areal, “Portugal entre Gerações”, edited by Almerinda Romeira, Centauro

publishers, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011 Ana Sousa Dias, "O que sei sobre os Homens", interview, Objectiva publishers.

          Jorge Silva Melo, , “No Instante, o esplendor, SIM, quando tudo brilha”. Text for

the book "Sofia Areal", Babel publishers.

  Luís Campos e Cunha, “Escolhas de Sofia”. Text for the book "Sofia Areal",

Babel publishers.

  Emília Ferreira,, “Quando ela diz não, é não. Quando ela diz sim é sim”. Text for

the book "Sofia Areal", Babel publishers.

2007 “XXI Interiores”, Coleções Unibanco,  Graça Viterbo.

2005 Emília Ferreira , “Com as cores de Sofia”. Interview in “MID” magazine.

2004 Emília Ferreira, “Sofia Areal, in Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo

Perdigão”. Guide to the collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.

2002 Jorge Silva Melo, "Deixar a Vida", Cotovia publishers.

1995 João Miguel Fernandes, "Abstract &Tartarugas ", Relógio de Água publishers.


 

Illustration

 

2012 Colóquio Letras, literary quarterly magazine. Published by Calouste Gulbenkian

Foundation.

2009Alice tem um Gato”, Isabel Vargas. B+B publishers, S. Paulo, Brazil.

2005Papéis de fumar”, Vergílio Alberto Vieira, Campo das Letras publishers, Porto,

Portugal.

1998Em Tempo de Expo há outras histórias para contar”, Minutes of the international

colloquy Associação Abril em Maio, Salamandra publishers, Lisbon, Portugal.

1996Prometeu Rascunhos”, Jorge Silva Melo, & Etc. publishers, Lisbon, Portugal.

1993O Peixe na Água”Adília Lopes, & Etc. publishers, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 

 

Site Specific and Commissions

 

2011 Creation of the artwork for the Super Yacht Why Worry, in partnership with Sá

Aranha & Vasconcelos, Monaco.

2009 Decorative panel, vinyl on acrylic for the Pinhal Novo market within the

architectural project of the Silva Dias Architect Studio, Palmela, Portugal.

2008/09 Artistic Director for the “Portuguese Contemporary Art” project in which

contemporary Portuguese artists are invited to decorate a piece made by the Vista Alegre ceramics factory, Ílhavo, Aveiro, Portugal.

2008 Creation of the art work for a Super Yacht in partnership with Sá Aranha &

Vasconcelos, Monaco.

2008 Panel for a Lisbon Tram, vinyl on acrylic, Tintas CIN Campaigns, Lisbon, Portugal.

2007 Design for two carpets and painting of two folding screens for Intemporal Gallery,

Lisbon, Portugal.

2006 Design of the “GEO Series” collection for the Vista Alegre ceramics factory,

Ílhavo, Aveiro, Portugal.

2005 Design of the “IDA Series” and “Max Series” collections, as well as saucers and

other decorative items for Vista Alegre ceramics factory, Ílhavo, Aveiro, Portugal.

2003 Design of the “TIM Series” for the Vista Alegre ceramics factory, Ílhavo, Aveiro,

Portugal.

2000 Painting for the Almada Theater Festival's poster, Almada, Portugal.

1997 Set of paintings for the theater play Prometeu directed by Jorge Silva Melo, Artistas

Unidos theater company, Lisbon, Portugal.

1992 Co-author of a portfolio, with two etchings, during the International Etching

Encounter, French Cultural Center, Tetouan, Morocco.

 

 


Articles and critics 2012 - 2010

 

2012 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Newsletter, January Lisbon, Portugal.

2011 José Luis Porfirio, “Celebrar a Alegria”, in Expresso (weekly newspaper), 10 July.

Helena Vasconcelos, “Traços Livres”, in ELLE Magazine.

Radio Renascença, interview with Sofia Areal

Not Credited, Cultural Agenda, Público (daily newspaper), 7 June.

Maria Leonor Nunes, “Sofia Areal – Um diário pintado”, in Jornal de Letras (bi-

monthly arts newspaper), 18 May.

Manuel Falcão, “A Esquina do Rio”, Jornal de Negócios (weekly newspaper),

5 May.

Not Credited, “Sofia Areal expõe na Cordoaria Nacional”, in Correio da Manhã

(daily newspaper), 5 May.

Paula Moura Pinheiro, in Diário da Câmara Clara, May

Anabela Becho, “Diário Pintado”, in Agenda Cultural, April

2010 Not Credited, Cultural Agenda, in Jornal de Leiria (weekly newspaper), 2

September.

David Mariano, “Armazém das Artes apresenta diversas exposições de Verão”, in

Região da Nazaré (bi-monthly), 18 August.

Not Credited, Cultural Agenda, in Jornal de Leiria (weekly newspaper), 5 August.

J.F., “Esposição de Verão do Armazém das Artes”,  in Gazeta das Caldas (weekly

newspaper), 30 July.

Not Credited, “Produção de Quatro Artistas”, in Diário de Viseu (daily newspaper),

27 July.

Not Credited, “Pintura moderna no TMG”, in Interior (weekly newspaper), 22 July.

Not Credited, “Galeria de Arte do TMG recebe “Quatro””, in Terras da Beira

(weekly newspaper), 3 June.