Lisbon, Portugal, 1979
Carla Cabanas’s artistic work is permeated by her wonderings about how we come to build our own identity; how experiences, even the more prosaic ones, are inscribed in the fabric of our existence and how memory consolidates our personal narratives. This series of work presented in Drawing Room intends to give visibility to private memories that are kept apart from an institutionalized view of history and follows some of the artist’s main key concerns: the instability of perception and the imprecision of memory that she conveys by juxtaposing images of different times, altering or erasing the content using techniques of scratching in her works. The artist has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions throughout Portugal and internationally in Spain, Brazil, Argentina, SãoTomé e Príncipe and China. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including those of the PS Collection (Stanislas y Leticia Poniatowski), Novo Banco Photo, Lisbon, P.L.M.J. Collection, Lisbon, Fernando Ribeiro Collection, Abrantes, Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe Collection, Lisbon and Marín Gaspar Collection, Alvito.