Beatriz Cunha

 

Born in Lisbon in 1959

Studied History at the New University of Lisbon, UNL

and Contemporary Jewellery at Ar.Co - Art School, Lisbon.

Though her beginning was Contemporary Jewellery in the eighties, in the 1990s she turned her attention to sculptural work and has been sculpting metals, stone, glass, wood and other media since then.

In the course of independent studies, she developed her characteristic way of seeing art as a continuous process of exploration and experimentation and artistic education as an integral part

of her life as an artist and as a citizen of the world, connected simultaneously to her roots and a wider universal culture.

She’s a Member of the Fine Arts National Society-SNBA and the Portuguese Authors Society-SPA.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019   “Memorabília”, Galeria Tinturaria, Covilhã

            “Relicários Efémeros” Oficina da Cultura, Almada.

2017   “Escultura em Pedra”, Centro Cultural de Macedo de Cavaleiros.

2016   "Ephemeral Reliquaries at the Holy Spirit Convent", Loulé

2015   "Ephemeral Reliquaries" SNBA - Fine Arts National Society, Lisbon

2010   "Sculpture" Cultural Centre Olga Cadaval, Sintra

2007   "Feel" V.F. Xira Municipal Gallery, Quinta da Piedade

2006   "Biotope" Abrantes Municipal Gallery

2001   "Fantastic Beasts and other Dreams", Gallery CTT, Lisbon

2000   "Paleo Mater", Culture House, Mêda.

 

Public Art

“Roof ridge bird” Porto de Mós

“Dialogue” Loures

“Uro”, Urban Park, Azambuja

“Solar Mast”, Vila Viçosa

“Alauda”, Cotovia, Sesimbra

“Ubertas”, Alto Tajo’s, Espanha

“Eolithos”, Vila Sol, Quarteira

 

​Symposia

2013   “Per Petram”, Porto de Mós

            “O Bairro i o Mundo”, Loures

2010   “Live Sculpture”, Azambuja

2008   “International Sculpture Symposium”, Vila Viçosa

2007   “ International Sculpture Symposium”, Sesimbra

            “1st exteriors Festival of Spain”, Tajo’s Natural Park

2006   “Stone Symposium of Vila sol”, Quarteira

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   The Sites of Clay - Author Ceramics, Levada de Tomar Cultural Complex.

2018   XX International Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira

2017   XIX International Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira

            Room X - Exhibition Hall of the University Campus of Ponte Vedra, Spain

2016   Encounters with Public Art - Year II, Abadias Park, Figueira da Foz

2015 “XVIII Internacional Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira”

2014 “Arte Hoje” (Art Today) Fine Arts National Society, Lisbon

         “Sacred profane”, Castelo de Pirescouxe Municipal Gallery , Santa Iria da Azoia

         “5th Essence - Internacional Contemporary Art exhibition”, Batalha Monestery.

2013 “Open Air Sculpture 2013”, Municipal Library Fernando Piteira Santos

         “Per Petram” Porto de Mós Castle

2012 “Open Air Sculpture 2012”, Municipal Library Fernando Piteira Santos

           Reloaded - Sculpture.Factory, Pêro-Pinheiro, Sintra

2011  “Public Art VIII”, Sintra

2009 “Free Sculpture, Amadora 2009”

2007 “Free Sculpture 2007”, Famalicão.

2005 “5th Award Amadeu de Souza-Cardoso”, Amarante

            II Biennial of arts, Mafra

          “Colectiva de Escultura”, Sculpture exhibition, Orient Foundation, Macao