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Fátima Mendonça


21 Jun 2013 – 29 Sep 2013

Jardim Gulbenkian

Free admission

Butterflies are not what they seem

I decided to imagine a mysterious place, a point of attraction for butterflies. The Caravan is in the Gulbenkian Gardens, and is therefore outdoors, and the three-dimensional butterflies will settle on and around it. My idea was to transform this object into a place of magic and playfulness at the same time, seeking to integrate it into its surrounding environment of vegetation, as if it were all part of the same scene.

Fátima Mendonça

FÁTIMA MENDONÇA (Portugal, 1964)

Fátima Mendonça lives and works in Lisbon. She studied Painting at the Lisbon Higher School of Fine Arts. Since 1991, she has held the solo exhibitions entitled ”Auto-retratos com dedicação e afecto, da Fátima” (Galeria 111, Lisbon, 2007) and “Assim... Assim... para gostares mais de mim” (Culturgest, Lisbon, 2005), and, since 1989, she has participated in the group exhibitions “À Volta do Papel – 100 Artistas” (Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés, 2008), “Arte Contemporânea – Novas Aquisições” (Culturgest, Lisbon, 2002), “Obra” (Culturgest, 2005 and Galerie Schultz Contemporary, Berlin, 2012) and “Obras de Acervo” (Museu de Serralves, Porto, 2013). Her work is to be found in a number of public and private collections, such as Fundação de Serralves (Porto) and the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection (Lisbon).