16 Nov. a 31 Dec. 2022 - 12:00

Armanda Passos in unprecedented retrospective at the Champalimaud Foundation

Rare opportunity to see the work of one of the most notable Portuguese painters, from November 16 to December 31, at the Champalimaud Foundation’s Exhibition Centre, in Lisbon.

Armanda Passos in unprecedented retrospective at the Champalimaud Foundation

Portuguese painter Armanda Passos (1944-2021) will be honoured at the Champalimaud Foundation Exhibition Centre in the first retrospective of her work.

The exhibition opens on November 16 at 12 pm and runs until December 31, 2022, and is curated by Fabíola Passos, the Artist’s daughter. As an addition to the exhibition, a retrospective book was also published containing the text “A powerful imagination” signed by Professor Raquel Henriques da Silva.

80 oils of great importance belonging to public and private collections will be on display, which only now, after the artist’s passing, will be publicly presented, showing us the creative, intense and inventive process of this artist who was an authentic and solitary one, oblivious to fashions and a powerful creator.

Author of a vast work, canvases will now be unveiled, most of them kept in a personal collection in the artist’s estate and presented in diptychs and triptychs, which are interconnected in polyptychs, forming panels with meters and meters of bodies in anatomies of portentous hands and feet. Each frame becomes so identifiable that the author’s signature would be unnecessary.

Armanda Passos _ FC

 

Armanda Passos was a Portuguese painter who, through her art, wanted to give a voice to women and who throughout her career portrayed the importance of women in the art world. She graduated from the Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto and presented her work from 1976 onwards. Throughout her artistic life, her work was shown in collections in several countries around the world, such as Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, England , Luxembourg, Italy, Turkey and the United States. She died on October 19, 2021, aged 77.

Most of the paintings featured in this exhibition are part of institutional and private collections, such as Mário Cláudio, David Mourão-Ferreira, Álvaro Siza, Miguel Cadilhe, António Barreto, Maria Barroso-Mário Soares, Centro de Arte Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Coleção de Arte Contemporânea do Estado, Fundação do Oriente, Fundação Millennium BCP, Museu Amadeo Souza-Cardoso, Coleção Berardo, Universidade do Porto, Tribunal de Contas, Constitucional, Procuradoria-Geral da República and the Champalimaud Foundation.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the work of one of the most notable Portuguese painters, from November 16 to December 31, Monday to Saturday from 12 to 8 pm. Entry is free.

 

Additional information

Opening: November 15th at 7:00 pm (By invitation only)
Dates: November 16th to December 31st, 2022
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 12 to 8 pm
Admission: Free
Number of pieces: 80 oils

Location: Champalimaud Foundation’s Exhibition Centre, Avenida de Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon
 

Guided Tours

Please find the schedule below for free guided tours to see the work of Portuguese painter Armanda Passos (1944-2021) at the Champalimaud Foundation Exhibition Centre.

Fridays at 14:30
2nd December
16th December
30th December
(No booking required)

Saturday at 16:00
December 3rd - Guided Tour by André Silva: "Animals on Armanda Passos paintings"

Saturday at 15:30
December 10th - Guided Tour by Eduarda Chiote, poet: “To Armanda Passos".
(No booking required)

Saturdays at 16:00
December 3rd
December 17th 
(No booking required)

 

Visits for schools and groups (maximum: 25 people) - Booking required (910050620, Ana Gonçalves).

 

Armanda Passos in unprecedented retrospective at the Champalimaud Foundation
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