Lisboa, 1934 – Sintra, Portugal, 2018


The artist’s work often evokes a certain secret, a feeling that arises naturally when looking at a rehearsed, choreographed work, in which a body tries different positions within a given space before the lens and the frame of the photograph.
This mystery, although never fully revealed because it is the viewer that carries it in the contact with the work, sees the verbalization of its origin and the artist ́s first contact with the material that allows to express herself.
The origin of Helena Almeida’s work is precisely that: a drawing which, for its line on the paper, responds to the desire of the artist to create, as well as the urge to express herself in images, without words, an a physical dimension that also demonstrates the immateriality of the artistic expression.