One year since russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Five artists from Ukraine traveled to Portugal and created art in direct protest as part of the AU W.A.R. residency.
9 years since russia's illegal occupation of Crimea and Donbas.
We are proud to announce our next exhibition, one five 9, featuring work by Anastasiia Podervianska, Halyna Andrusenko, Olga Stein, Polina Shcherbyna and Solomiia Ortynska, all distinguished artists from Ukraine.
They have been participating in an art residency in Portugal hosted by A-SPACE in partnership with Quinta Das Relvas and Artists at Risk.
Selected from more than 100 applicants, these five artists have spent the month of February at Quinta das Relvas in northern Portugal. The residency program provided them with the chance to leave the trauma of the ongoing war behind - if only for a while - and focus on using their art to raise awareness about the war in Ukraine and inspire people to take action.
With the residency program now ending, the artists will present works created over the past month in an exhibition co-hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Portugal, as part of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023 activities.
Anastasiia Podervianska | Halyna Andrusenko | Olga Stein | Polina Shcherbyna | Solomiia Ortynska
SIERRA | Luís SilveirinhaPainting Exhibition 22 Apr - 3 Jun 2022 The question of form or technique is sub-ordinate to the emotional expression in the universe of Luis Silveirinha long standing oeuvre. This inner world is populated by sentinel beings, be it plantbased or of more esoteric origin. Just as these shapes coexists in the window between reality and dream, there... Read more
LOST EMPIRES | Nuno PerestreloPhotography Exhibition 7 Oct - 30 Nov 2021 Ancient ruins were long considered aesthetic objects, vehicles for meditating on the human condition and the meaning of history, on the fall of empires, on the greatness of times past and present misery. Vanities, memento mori, reminders of our ephemeral passage on earth.
But today, contemporary ruins are considered economic and political symbols, the result of military, nuclear or climatic catastrophes. And the crumbling factories are the vestiges of systematic obsolescence, the remnants of the annihilation of an economy based on Fordism and Marxism, and the idolatry of the machine, an emblematic object of modernity.
In Nuno Perestrelo's photographs, the spaces merge; we look through a passage, a door, a window, the next room is simultaneously close yet unattainable: just as these ruins are at the same time contemporary and distant. Read more
WE NEED TO TALK | Madalena PequitoPainting Exhibition 19 May - 12 Jun 2021 Madalena Pequito is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Lisbon, in 1996. She is currently doing an MA at Central Saint Martins, London. Previously, she specialized in scenography and costumes and graduated in Painting at Lisbon Fine Art Faculty. In 2018, Madalena has participated in Macao's 1st International Biennial exhibition, in... Read more
VIVEIRO | Júlia BarataIllustration Exhibition 25 Sep - 20 Nov 2020 [...] This idea of VIVEIRO (Nursery), a kind of cocoon where an enclosed pandemic life would take place and far from extended social contacts, puts in to contrast only the apparent images of the paintings and the ideas that pass from them with the idea of rhizome, this multi-centered place-entity-object,... Read more
CONSENT | Xandro AlvarezPainting exhibition 12 Jun - 18 Sep 2020 Consent, is Xandro Alvrez first solo exhibition, follows the development of his creative language, from his first works of highly-detailed portraits – via an incursion into the abstract universe, to which he returns sporadically – to the emergence of an inimitable neo-figurative style, which defines the work of Xandro Alvarez.... Read more
NO INFERNO COM VISTA PARA O CÉU | Group ShowGroup Exhibition 13 Dec 2019 - 14 Jan 2020 This Group Show brings together a set of proposals, which apparently are born from such distant universes and even so or in spite of that, become complementary and give this exhibition a unity, a whole and in the end, an expanded universe. Sara Franco brings us four large-size canvases, of... Read more
PRIMAL | Pedro VersteegPainting Exhibition 24 May - 12 Jun 2019 PRIMAL, the debut exhibition of Pedro Versteeg, a contemporary Urban Colourist based in Lisbon, Portugal. Versteeg’s work combines street art edge with the intellectual nuances of his beaux-arts education. In his debut solo exhibition, the artist showcases a selection of his oeuvre, which focuses on animals as a key subject... Read more