LUÍSA JACINTO

Paintings, installations and videos are some of the media that build the creative universe of Luísa Jacinto.

Born in Lisbon, in 1984, Luísa Jacinto has always observed the world differently and has always been interested in exploring new forms of human communication and behaviour. Moved by a passion for the visual representations of the world, she studied Painting –Fine Arts at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa. A constant need and eagerness to learn more, led her to London, where, in 2009, she was awarded a MA in Fine Art from the Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins.

Art and culture witness each society and each period, helping us to grasp and acknowledge the world in which we live. Artists can be seen as observers or critics of society and, instinctively, they make people aware of reality while giving a different point of view, sometimes in forms of proposals for new visions or perspectives.

For Luísa Jacinto, the process of producing a work implies a deep research on images she has witnessed in her daily life, in what becomes a method to understand the human condition. With such methodology, she investigates, on the one hand, the connection between human beings and, on the other hand, the connection between human beings and the world surrounding them. In a practice marked by different rhythms – from small to large scale – she creates a poetic depth through cinematographic images.

Her work has been regularly shown since 2007 and is present in several private and institutional collections. Hermostrecent solo exhibitions include Aninstantofthis (Galería Silvestre, Madrid, 2016) and Basta um só dia (Museu Carlos Machado, Ponta Delgada, 2012), curatedby João Miguel Fernandes Jorge.

Amongsther collective exhibitions are Pontos Colaterais (Coleção de Arte Arquipélago, S. Miguel, 2015), curated by João Silvério, and 17 ingredients – Measures of Autonomy (Studio One, London, 2009), curated by Shama Khanna and Blanche Craig.

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