Ana Pais Oliveira

Ana Pais Oliveira - Biography 

 

Ana Pais Oliveira (Vila Nova de Gaia, 1982) lives and works in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto (2005) and she has a PhD on Art & Design - Painting with the project Colour between pictorial and architectural space: relational processes in contemporary artistic practices (2015, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto). She is, since April 2016, in na artistic residency program in FACE – Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho. She is a collaborator member in the Art and Design Nucleus at the Research Institute in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS), School of Fine Arts, University of Porto and a member of the investigation group Bases Conceptuais da Investigação em Pintura (2014-2019). She had an investigation scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) between 2011 and 2015. She is also a member of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design and of APcor – Associação Portuguesa da Cor. She was part of the Portuguese selection for the Young European Biennial 2013/2015, she was selected to the XV Open Call of Galeria Luis Adelantado in Valencia (2013) and she won Kunstpreis Young Art Award <33 [colour] from the Gallery Art Forum Ute Barth in Zürich, Switzerland, where she had her solo show in the summer of 2014. She was also longlisted for Solo Award 2016 / London Art Fair 2017, promoted by Wilson Williams Contemporary Art Gallery, London. She won the acquisition prize Amigos da Biblioteca-Museu de Amarante in the 9th Edition of the Prize Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (2013), the First Prize Aveiro Jovem Criador (2009), the First Prize Engenho e Arte (2009), the First Prize Arte XXI 10 (2009) and the First Prize Eixo Atlântico in the VIII Biennial Eixo Atlântico do Noroeste Peninsular (2008). She regularly participates in conferences and seminars about her work and investigation, having presented it recently in Genoa, Newcastle, Valencia, Lisbon and Porto.

Her work is represented in the collections Focus-Abengoa Foundation (Seville), Banco BPI, Eixo Atlântico, Casa da Cultura/Casa Barbot, Museu Municipal de Espinho, Museu Municipal de Amarante and private collections.
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Solo Exhibitions:

2016 – O Bairro, Fórum de Arte e Cultura, Maia.

2015 – Pintura fora de si, Museu da Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade do Porto (PhD final exhibition).

2015 – Pintura fora de si (ou algumas soluções de habitação), Museu Municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante.

2014 – Solo show Winner Kunstpreis Young Art Award,  Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Switzerland.  

2014 – Sedução em Erro, Galeria S. Mamede, Lisbon.

2012 – Dwellings, Galeria Símbolo, Porto.

2012 – Desired Shelters, Theatre’s Gallery of Pombal.

2009 – Inabitável, Estoril Casino’s Art Gallery, Estoril.

2009 – Entre(tanto) e quase nada, Culture House/Barbot House, Vila Nova de Gaia.

2008 – Passagens (a ferro), Galeria Parábola, Porto.

2006 – Não-Lugares, Municipal Auditorium of Vila Nova de Gaia.

 

 

 

Group Exhibitions (selection):

2016

  • Onda Bienal em Cerveira, Fórum Cultural de Vila Nova de Cerveira.
  • A Mostra' 16 Lisboa, Edifício Vasco da Gama, Doca de Alcântara, Lisboa.
  • Uamo Art Festival, Einstein Kultur -  Theater Musik Wort Bild, Munique.
  • A Mostra Porto’16, Porto.
  • Woman with He(Art), DaVinci Art Gallery, Porto.
  • Onda Bienal, Vila Nova de Gaia.

2015

 

  • Art4Moz, curated by Catarina Machado, Douro Marina, Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • 3C – Compasso / Contacto / Contratempo – 12ª Exposição shair, Galeria emergentes dst, Braga.
  • Arte de Bolso – 4ª Edição, Sete Gallery, Coimbra.
  • Coletiva de Natal, Porto Oriental Gallery, Porto.
  • 15’ de fama, Extéril and Bienal da Maia, Lugares de Viagem, Momento III – A Capacidade de um Objeto-Lugar, Fórum da Maia. 
  • Kunst Zürich Art Fair 15, Stand Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • É favor entrar, Galeria S. Mamede, Vale do Lobo, Algarve.
  • #Best of... 20 Jahre, Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Arte & Negócios 2015, Project with the organization of We Art, Agência de arte, Porto Business School, Porto.
  • Woman with (He)Art, DaVinci Art Gallery, Porto.
  • Perspetivas Singulares, DaVinci Art Gallery, Porto.
  • Spring Brings, Mercearia Alves & Silvestre, Coimbra.
  • Olhares de Mulheres, Projeto She/Ela, curadoria de Genoveva Oliveira, organização da Mercearia de Arte e Câmara Municipal de Coimbra, Casa Municipal da Cultura de Coimbra.

 

2014

 

  • Transformações, Galeria Rectângulo de Ouro, Vila Nova de Cerveira.
  • Colectiva de Natal, Galeria 3.14 Arte Contemporânea, Porto.
  • Kunst Zürich Art Fair, Stand Art Forum Ute Barth, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Arte em Segredo, Galeria dos Leões, Porto.
  • Oito artistas noutro lugar, Casa do Governador/Castelo de Beja, partnership with Museu Jorge Vieira and curated by Miguel Sousa Ribeiro, Beja.
  • Projeto Assobiador, Mercearia de Arte Alves & Silvestre, Coimbra.
  • Coletiva, Galeria Paulo Nunes Arte Contemporânea, Vila Franca de Xira.
  • Premio Internacional de Artes Plásticas de Caja de Extremadura Obra Abierta 2014, Complejo Cultural Las Claras, Plasencia, Espanha.
  • Teoria da Pintura, curated by Hugo Soares and João Gigante, Galeria da AISCA, Viana do Castelo.

2013

·       Portuguese representation in the Young European Creation Biennial 2013/2015, itinerant through Montrouge (France), Maastricht (Netherland), Hamburg (Germany), Klaïpeda (Lithuania), Budapest (Hungary), Como (Italy), Figueres (Spain) and Amarante (Portugal).

·       XV Open Call, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia.

·       Group exhibition, 3.14 Arte Contemporânea, Espinho.

·       Arte de Bolso 2013, Sete Gallery, Coimbra.

·       Projeto Assobiador, Galeria Metamorfose, Porto.

·       9th Edition of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize, Amarante.

·       Project Room, Sala Rectângulo de Ouro, República das Artes – Exhibition integrated in the programme of the 17ª Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira.

·       Projeto III, Galeria Paulo Nunes – Arte Contemporânea, Pavilhão Cevadeiro, Vila Franca de Xira.

·       2ª Bienal Mulheres d’Artes, Museu Municipal de Espinho. 

2012

·       Arte de Bolso mod. 2012, Sete Gallery, Coimbra.

·       Bakalhau, curated by Nuno Sacramento Contemporary Art, Ílhavo.

·       LP, sput&nik thewindow, Oporto.

·       XIV Edición Premio Pintura Joven Granada 2012.

·       Espaço Habitado, Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho.

·       Painting and Sculpture Group Exhibition, Galeria S. Mamede, Lisboa.

·       Painting and Sculpture Group Exhibition, Galeria S. Mamede - Centro Cultural S. Lourenço, Algarve.

·       Group Exhibition, Galeria Símbolo, Porto.

2011

·       Oralidade, futuro da arte, exhibition from Art and Design PhD students, Museum of the School of Fine-Arts, Oporto University.

·       Oiã começa por O, Junta de Freguesia de Oiã, curated by Nuno Sacramento Contemporary Art.

·       Arte em Segredo, Galeria dos Leões, Porto.

·       Wallpaper, Art & Design Barcelona Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

2010

·       XXVIII International Painting Prize Eugenio Hermoso, Badajoz.

·       XIV Iberian Painting Prize "Doñana", Amonte, Huelva.

 

2009

·       Painting Prize Focus-Abengoa 2009, Hospital de los Venerables, Sevilha.

·       Iniciativa X, Arte Contempo, Lisboa.

·       XXV Certamen de Artes Plásticas de Ciudad Rodrigo 2009, Ciudad Rodrigo – Salamanca.

2008

·       Art'let do Almada - Contemporary Art, Porto.

·       On Europe, 1st Montijo's International Biennial, IX Vespeira Prize.

·       VIII Painting Prize Atlantic Axle of Peninsular Norwest Biennial 2008-2010.

2007

·       5th International Young Art Biennial of Vila Verde.

·       XV + 15, OWO Art Gallery, Porto.

2006

·       1st Contemporary Art International Biennial of Aveiro, Galeria da Antiga Capitania.

·       VII Painting Prize Atlantic Axle of Peninsular Nor-west Biennial 2006-2007.

2005

·       14th Europ'Art Genève, International Art Fair, Palexpo, Switzerland.

·       8th Young Painters Prize Fidelidade - Mundial, Lagoa, Algarve.

·       Arte no Feminino, Eng.º António de Almeida Foundation, Porto.

2004

8th Young Painters Prize Fidelidade - Mundial, Culturgest, Oporto and Lisbon.

Prizes

2016

  • Longlisted to the Solo Award 2016 / London Art Fair 2017, promoted by Wilson Williams Contemporary Art Gallery, London.

2015

 

  • Honourable Mention in the 3ª Bienal Internacional Mulheres d’Artes, FACE – Museu Municipal de Espinho.

 

2014

 

  • Nominated (among 30 other artists around the world) for Pegase International Art Award, Genève, Switzerland.
  • Winner of Kunstpreis Young Art Award <33 [Colours], Art Forum Ute Barth, Zurich, Switzerland.  

 

2013

 

·       Acquisition Prize, 9th Edition of Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize, Amarante.

·       Selected to represent Portugal, with other 5 artists, in the Young European Creation Biennial 2013/2015, itinerant through Montrouge (France), Maastricht (Netherland), Hamburg (Germany), Klaïpeda (Lithuania), Budapest (Hungary), Como (Italy), Figueres (Spain) and Amarante (Portugal).

2010

·       Honourable mention, 1st Biennial of Penedono.

·       PhD Grant, Foundation for Science and Technology.

2009

·       First Painting Prize, Aveiro Young Creator.

·       Third prize in the 1st Young Fine-Arts Prize, Figueira da Foz.

·       First Prize Art XXI 10, Espinho.

·       First Prize “Engenho e Arte” – Best national work.

·       Honourable mention, 6th International Young Art Biennial of Vila Verde.

·       Unique portuguese artist selected to the 19 finalists of the XIII Painting Iberian Prize Doñana, Almonte (Huelva).

2008

·       Painting Prize, Arte XXI, Espinho.

·       First Prize Eixo Atlântico, VIII Biennial Atlantic Axle of Peninsular Norwest 2008-2010.

·       Honourable Mention, Estoril’s Casino Art Gallery.

2007

·       Honourable Mention, Painting and Sculpture Prize Artur Bual, Amadora.

·       Honourable Mention, 5th International Young Art Biennial of Vila Verde.

·       Eng. António de Almeida Prize for the best Painting degree (2004/2005) at School of Fine-Arts, University of Porto.

·       Honourable Mention (painting), Aveiro Young Creator 2006.

2006

·       1st Painting Prize Estoril Sol, Estoril’s Casino Art Gallery.

2005

·       Honourable Mention (Photography), Aveiro Young Creator 2005.

·       Honourable Mention, 4th International Young Art Biennial of Vila Verde.

2004

·       Honourable Mention, Estoril Casino’s Art Gallery.

·       2nd Painting Prize "Young Art Students/2004", C.I.D.C. de Rotary International.

2003

·       Merit Scholarship, School of Fine-Arts, University of Porto, concerning 2002/2003 school years.

Conferences/Communications:

·       Communicaion Arte no feminino: Para onde se dirige a artista? (Art in the feminine: Where does the artist go?) in Colóquios da Eurocidade Monção – Salvaterra de Miño, Expressões da Cidadania no Feminino na Região Luso-Galaica, Monção, April 9, 2016.

  • Communication Para onde se dirige o artista quando quer ser ouvido? (Where does the artist go when he wants to be heard?) at 3rd Meeting Project Bases Conceptuais da Investigação em Pintura, António Quadros Ferreira coordination, School of Fine-Arts, University of Porto, December 11, 2015.
  • Oral paper Mechanisms of interaction between pictorial and architectural space in contemporary artistic practices: the role of colour, na X Conferenza del Colore, Genoa, September 12, 2014.
  • Oral paper Mecanismos de contaminação entre o espaço pictórico e o espaço arquitectónico através da cor: experiência, intuição e erro, international conference E a Pintura? / And Painting? - A pintura contemporânea em questão / Questioning contemporary painting, integrating the panel Sobre os limites do pictural, School of Fine-Arts, University of Lisboa, May 22, 2014.
  • Selected to the special session of portfolios presentations at the International Symposium Praxis and Context of Contemporary Art, for Portuguese and Spanish artists, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, July 13, 2013.
  • Oral Paper Colour and the creative process in contemporary practices: connecting pictorial and architectonic languages through chromatic relations at AIC Colour 2013 – 12th International Aic Colour Congress, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, July 11, 2013.

·       Poster Presentation El Color y el proceso creativo en las práctias artísticas contemporáneas: la conexión entre lenguajes pictóricos y arquitectónicos a través de las relaciones cromáticas, at the X Congreso Nacional del Color, Universidade Politécnica de Valência, Spain, June 27, 2013.

·        Participation in the 1º Encontro de Investigação em Arte e Intermedia, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto, with the communication A Cor e o processo criativo nas práticas contemporâneas: interligação e contaminação das linguagens pictórica e arquitectónica através das relações cromáticas, inserted in the discussion group “Interpretação da Experiência”, June 7, 2013.

  • Invited speaker to the Series of Conferences A Cor entre formas at Lusófona University, Porto, participating with the conference Paisagem e Cor no Processo Criativo da Pintura (Landscape and Colour in painting’s creative process), April 26, 2012.

 

 

 

Bibliography/Publications:

·       Pais Oliveira, Ana (2016) Para onde se dirige o artista? in blog shairart. in www.shairart.com/blog/pt/ºara-onde-se-dirige-o-artista.

  • Sousa, Rocha de (2015), Ana Pais Oliveira - Pintura fora de si, in Jornal de Letras nº 1162, April 15 – 28,  2015, p. 24.
  • Pais Oliveira, Ana (2015), Pintura fora de si (ou algumas soluções de habitação), in exhibition catalogue Pintura fora de si (ou algumas soluções de habitação), Museu Municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante, April-June 2015. Editions Câmara Municipal de Amarante, ISBN 978-989-8141-58-3.
  • Sousa, Rocha de (2015), A casa, entre o erro e a sedução, in exhibition catalogue Pintura fora de si (ou algumas soluções de habitação), Museu Municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante, April-June 2015. Edition Câmara Municipal de Amarante, ISBN 978-989-8141-58-3.
  • Cardoso, António (2015), “a poética do habitar” e os mecanismos da criação, in exhibition catalogue Pintura fora de si (ou algumas soluções de habitação), Museu Municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante, April-June 2015. Edition Câmara Municipal de Amarante, ISBN 978-989-8141-58-3.
  • Pais Oliveira, Marta (2015), Sobre o dia em que entornei a beleza inteira, in exhibition catalogue Pintura fora de si (ou algumas soluções de habitação), Museu Municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante, April-June 2015. Edition Câmara Municipal de Amarante, ISBN 978-989-8141-58-3.

·       Pais Oliveira, Ana (2014) Mecanismos de contaminação entre o espaço pictórico e o espaço arquitectónico através da cor: experiência, intuição e erro. In SABINO, Isabel (Ed.) (2014), And Painting? A pintura contemporânea em questão. Lisboa, CIEBA-FBAUL, p. 75-88.

  • Mair, Gernot (2014), Dreidimensionales Denken – Ana Pais Oliveira ist Preisträgerin des Young Art Award <33, in Meilener Anzeiger, 12/09/2014. 
  • Pais Oliveira, Ana (2014) Mechanisms of interaction between pictorial and architectural space in contemporary artistic practices: the role of colour, in Colour and Colorimetry Multidisciplinary Contributions, Vol. X B, Edited by Maurizio Rossi – Dip. Design, Politecnico di Milano (Gruppo del Colore), p. 417- 428  (ISBN 978-88-916-0438-5).
  • Sousa, Rocha de (2014), Ana Pais Oliveira - A casa, entre o erro e a sedução, in Jornal de Letras, May 14-27 de Maio, 2014, p. 24.
  • Pais Oliveira, Ana (2013), Colour and the creative process in contemporary practices: connecting pictorial and architectonic languages through chromatic relations, Conference Proceedings of X Congreso Nacional del Color, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, ed. Ángela García Codoñer, p. 86-87 (ISBN 978-84-9048-058-8).
  • Pais Oliveira, Ana (2013), Colour and the creative process in contemporary practices: connecting pictorial and architectonic languages through chromatic relations, Full Conference Proceedings of AIC Colour 2013, 12th Congress of the International Colour Association, Ed. The Colour Group, Great Britain, Volume II, p. 489-492. (ISBN 978-0901623027).
  • Participation in the book CO-LOR-CA (2012), edited by Murcia University (I.S.B.N.: 978-84-15463-48-1).
  • Hugo Mãe, Valter (2009), Prémio Por Excelência, Catálogo do 1º Prémio Jovem de Artes Plásticas, Centro de Artes e Espectáculos da Figueira da Foz, curadoria de Nuno Sacramento.
  • Bluecanvas Magazine - Issue #2, Los Angeles, pages 56-57. October 2009.
  • The Gopher Illustrated - Ana Pais Oliveira's Strange Dwellings, by Michu Benaim, London. February 2010.

 

Collections:

Focus-Abengoa Foundation's Collection, Sevilha, Spain; Municipal Museum Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante; Municipal Museum of Espinho; Vila Nova de Gaia's Municipal Auditorium; BPI Bank; Culture House/Barbot House (Vila Nova de Gaia)/ Gaianima; Grupo Lena Construções; Atlantic Axle.

 

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