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Lives and works at Palmela, Portugal
Ana Lima-Netto was born in Lisbon in 1960. Has Portuguese and French nationality. She graduated in architecture at Lisbon’s Fine Arts School in 1985 and is dedicated exclusively to art since 1994. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS MEMBERSHIP: National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon; Árvore - Cooperative of Art Activities, Porto; National Association of Plastic Artists, Porto; MAIN SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Art Gallery Damião de Goes, Portuguese Embassy, Brussels, Belgium; Cultural Center,Praia, Cape Verde; Cultural Center, Mindelo, Cape Verde; Portuguese Cultural Center, Sao Tome; Museum Infante Dom Henrique, Faro, Portugal; Cultural Center Ho Yin, Macau, China; Modern Art Gallery of National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal; Supreme Court Justice, Lisbon, Portugal; Bozart Art Gallery, Lisbon; MAEDS Museum, Setubal, Portugal; Galeria António Prates, Lisboa, Portugal. MAIN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: Art Gallery Arte Vária, Coimbra, Portugal; Art Gallery Belo-Belo, Braga; Art Gallery of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisboa, Portugal; Museum António Aleixo Cultural Center, Faro, Portugall; III Biennial of Plastic Arts, Marinha Grande, Portugal; Art Gallery Lapa, Lisboa, Portugal; XI Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal; 2nd World Festival Of Art On Paper, Slovenia; Euroarte exhibition, Porto 2001 European Capital of Culture, Portugal; National Society of Fine Art Centenary, Lisboa, Portugal; Vespeira award, Montijo, Portugal; Árvore - Cooperative of Art Activities, Porto, Portugal; IV Biennial of Plastic Arts, Marinha Grande, Portugal; XII Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal; Supreme Court Justice, Lisbon, Portugal; National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal; Biennial Avante (guest artist), Portugal; Museum Aveiro, Portugal; Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, Setubal, Portugal; Foundation Eng. António de Almeida, Porto, Portugal; “Art Today” National Society of Fine Arts, Lisboa; “6th Passion for Freedom London Art Festival”, London, UK; XIX Bienal de Cerveira ( artist guest) INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS: Supreme Court Justice, Lisbon, Portugal; Government of Macau, Macau, China; CEPAC - Centre Pour La Promotion de L’art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium; Cultural Center, Mindelo, Cape Verde; Museum of Macau, Macau, China; Camões Institute, Lisbon, Portugal; National Society of Fine Art Centenary, Lisboa, Portugal; Petrogal, Lisboa, Portugal; Bank Finibanco/Montepio Geral, Lisboa, Portugal; MAEDS Museum, Setubal; Figueiredo Ribeiro's Art Collection.
"To be modern, I said, is to experience personal and social life as a maelstrom, to find one's own world and oneself in perpetual disintegration and renewal, agitation and anguish, ambiguity and contradiction: being part of one Universe in which everything that is solid collapses in the air. To be a modern is to feel at ease in the maelstrom, to make the rhythms of the maelstrom its own rhythm, to move in its chains in search of the forms of reality, of beauty, of justice, of its feverish and dangerous. - Marshall Berman We live in a world full of new events, most of them virtual and illusory: globalization, electronic communications, mobility, flexibility, fluidity, relativization, fragmentation, breakdowns of barriers and borders, mergers, short-term , Immediacy, populism, descentralization and extraterritoriality of power, unpredictability and consumption. This whirlwind of events marks the historical moment in which we live - the era of the unpredictable. The work now presented is a reflection on the "unpredictability of things". This theme / concept is interpreted as an inherent characteristic of the events that shape and conduct behaviors in the context of human, individual and collective living. In this way, work develops from an image that is formed based on a personal reading of economic, social and political events and how these influence the course and destiny, seemingly ruled by our society, through the subordination of the will Individual to a social, moral, ideological determinism, etc. It is a project that seeks to "expose" how the chaotic network of events plays a structural role in molding society and the individual. The creative process originates from the line, which by its continuous and unpredictable movement creates networks of chaotic aspect - temporal materialization of human behavior and events that shape society - which, like a "skin" of unpredictable geometry, takes shape through Its embodiment. These ideas take shape in the three groups of objects (sculptures) that present and appropriate space in different ways: Objects "Bubbles" - representing events and their unfolding; Are constituted by spheres of varied size. "Social" objects - representing the de characterization of the individual by subordination to a group or society; Are replicated in the same way and have a geometric appearance. "Individual" objects - representing the individual shaped by personal and social events; Are made up of containers of different type, different dimensions and specific characteristics. Here, the geometric expresses the effect of the imposition of the norm on the individual, with the purpose of adapting it to a standard, which allows it to form a group and integrate society. As in the earlier series "URIT - Understanding the Relative Importance of Things", the conceptual approach to the subject led me to use an extruded thermoplastic polymer (commonly known as hot glue) in the composition and structuring of (chaotic) networks, and choice of the black color to translate "obscurantism", in the sense of ignorance in the face of the instability of the behaviors in question. The subtlety of objects seeks to question in a "positive" way the theme of unpredictability, which is felt as a harrowing and dramatic thing in human experience. It is a project that seeks to question economic, social and political concepts and facts, as well as its representation. www.analimanetto.com