ISABEL MADUREIRA ANDRADE São Miguel, 1991. Lives and works in Lisbon. Isabel Madureira Andrade studied Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Lisbon. Master of Arts Thesis, Lisbon, 2018, Fine Arts Faculty, University of Lisbon. Her first exhibition at the Fonseca Macedo Gallery was in January 2019, "Cosmografias, a História e Outras Cores" - group show - curated by Luísa Cardoso. Isabel Madureira Andrade was short listed for the EDP New Artists Prize, 2019, and was distinguished by the International Jury with a Honorable Mention. Isabel begins with the transposition of objects – ready made – using the “frottage” technique, showing their geometrical structure, many times organized as a repetitive pattern. It creates a visual rhythm, which resembles a representation of the cosmos. Either on paper or on canvas, her transpositions of daily life objects become cosmographies, “systems of self-organizing of Nature”. In Isabel´s earlier output, expression resulting from the process — from carrying out the work — is relatively restrained and the focus is on the evenly-shaped matrix with its regular lines, this time around, the matrix is made by herself, it is her own drawing. Gesture and movement of the body gained full expression, and because of it the lines of the underlying matrix pulsate in a new way. Also, and for the first time, the artist used a wider colour palette — even if it still consists of a limited choice of pastels, by and large earth and sea tones — then exploring the depths of colour — one more element bringing new trepidation to the canvas and to the phenomenon of an image appearing. Isabel´s work is developed in series of individual canvases or papers with different colours and patterns, and in two instances, the visual composition is upset by the check pattern of the chosen canvas, because that pattern establishes a rhythm. In January 2020, Isabel Madureira Andrade was invited to exhibit at the Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum, “Epigramas”. A catalogue was published for the occasion. In 2021, at the art fair Drawing Room Lisbon, Isabel Madureira Andrade was distinguished with the Millennium bcp Foundation Acquisition Award – Emergente Talent.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2021| Espelho, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Azores 2020| Epigramas, Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Museum, Lisbon 2017|Indícios,Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações & Bessa Pereira Gallery, Lisbon 2014|Trabalhos de Atelier, M.U.S.A. - Art Museum, Sintra GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021| Flora, Atelier Júlio Pomar, Lisbon 2020| We Never Say Never, Vaga, Azores 2000-2020: 20 Years of Exhibitions, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Azores 2019|Outras Vozes, Sindicato dos Pintores, Lisbon No Feminino, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Azores EDP New Artists Prize, MAAT, Lisbon Cosmografias, a História e Outras Cores, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Azores 2017| Escalas Desejantes,Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon Meeting Point, Bessa Pereira Gallery, Lisbon 2016| Campanha, Casa - Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon Finalistas de Pintura 2014’15FBAUL, Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes, Lisbon Escola de Línguas,Santa Casa da Misericórdia / São Roque Museum & Sá da Costa Bookstore Gallery, Lisbon 2015| Vaga Luz, Casa - Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon Obstáculos Para Um Novo Saber,Nogueira da Silva Museum, Braga 2014| Arte Hoje,Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes, Lisbon GRANTS, SUPPORTS AND RESIDENCES 2021| Millennium bcp Foundation Acquisition Award – Emergente Talent. 2019| EDP New Artists Prize, MAAT, Lisbon, Honorable Mention 2018| Inter.meada artistic residencies, Alvito, Portugal 2011-17| Grant, Fundação Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon 2014-16| Artistic residence, MArt, project space, learning and artistic experimentation, Lisbon TEXTS 2020| O Regresso de Ulisses, Manuel dos Santos, Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Museum, Catalogue 2019| Espessura Silenciosa, Sara Antónia Matos, MAAT, Catalogue Cosmografias, a História e Outras Cores, Luísa Cardoso, Fonseca Macedo Gallery, Catalogue 2017| No atelier de Isabel Madureira Andradeinterview by Liz Vahia, Arte Capital 2016| Catálogo Finalistas Pintura 2014’15, FBAUL COLLECTIONS Fundação EDP, Lisbon Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, Lisbon Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon Colecção Figueiredo Ribeiro, Lisbon Fundação Centenera, Spain Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon Câmara Municipal de Ponta Delgada, Azores FLAD - Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, Lisbon Coleção Pico do Refúgio, Azores Arquipélago - Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Azores Other Private Collections