Teresa Almeida e Silva


Teresa Almeida e Silva draws a map that she laboriously builds day and night, through intimate paths and chemical processes, lines, transparencies, silks, colors, overlaps, tactile layers that integrate «specific situations of degradation». A map of a margin of recent human occupation and abandonment, covered by another, more resistant, invasive flora: fibers of agaves and prickly pears, like the resistant fabrics of ancient curtains that come to us to define the gaze and bring with them stories that they keep it for themselves. «In tune with everyday life», Tolentino de Mendonça would say about a map like this.
Teresa Almeida e Silva (Lisbon, 1956) studied Fine Arts at SNBA. and graduated in Painting at ESBAL (1981/86). She received a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in the field of painting and screen printing (1989/91). She exhibits regularly since 1987, participating in solo and group exhibitions in national and international galleries and museums, namely in exhibitions at the Osaka Triennale at the Osaka Foundation of Culture and at the Saitama Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, at the Monserat Gallery in New York, at the Eppingen Museum (Germany) and at Arco – International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid. The artist is represented in numerous national and foreign private and institutional collections.

Sem título, 2011
Acrílico s/papel. 50×56 cm.