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Pintura-Pintura de Fala Mariam de Lisboa

— Solo exhibition by Fala Mariam

05.04 — 05.06.21
Galeria Zé dos Bois

Monday to Saturday
from 6pm to 10pm

© Fala Mariam
© João Varela
© Vera Marmelo
© João Varela

The capacity of the event is limited, being compliant with the social distancing rules established by DGS. The use of mask is mandatory.

Between 5 April and 5 June 2021, Galeria Zé dos Bois presents a solo exhibition by Fala Mariam that brings together a set of works made between the late 1980s and the present day.

As the title indicates, Fala Mariam makes “Pintura-Pintura”, a painting that becomes concrete in itself. This is how the critic and art historian José Augusto França described her work, for whom her work “(…) painting by painting – or poem by poem, explains itself, by it, and not from outside, it is explained, in the appropriate grammar, which is that of poetry”.
Her production, a remnant of another time, alluding to Portuguese modernism and the symbolist movement, traced her individual path through a worked continuity and the creation of her own thought and language. This calls for reading and understanding that, although it is not given to us instinctively, allows us to discover the various layers of meaning put on canvas.

Fala Mariam has exhibited regularly, individually and collectively since 1986, the year in which she was awarded a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, bringing us now an exhibition that allows us to glimpse some moments of her career, as well as her most recent creation, never before exhibited.

Fala Mariam

Fala Mariam is an artist born in Lisbon (1962). A painter, she has been exhibiting regularly, individually and collectively since 1986, the year she was awarded a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Highlights include the solo exhibitions “Friso das Consequências da Noite” (2015) and “O Abismo e Outras Imagens” (2010), at Galeria São Mamede, “Pintura 1983-2003 / Obras Escolhidas”, Fundação Mário Soares, Lisbon (2004), as well as the solo exhibition at the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1992.
He has participated in several collective exhibitions, including, “O Novo Ofício”, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon (2012) and “Cristo, Palavra e Imagem” (2005), at S.N.B.A., “Rui Mário Gonçalves, homenagem”, Salão da S.N.B.A, Lisbon (2015), also highlighting his collaboration with the artist Alexandre Estrela, through his participation in “Longing for Darkness” (2014).

In 1992 she was awarded the UN Painting Prize (in collaboration with S.P.A. and Casa da Imprensa), in 2002 she received the Maluda Prize and in 2008 the National Academy of Fine Arts Painting Prize.

She is represented by Galeria de São Mamede and her works are in institutional and private collections in Portugal, France, Brazil and the USA.

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