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Joana Villaverde
updated: 03/04/2010
website: www.joanavillaverde.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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JE VOUS GARDE
JE VOUS GARDE I
JE VOUS GARDE II
JE VOUS GARDE III
JE VOUS GARDE IV
JE VOUS GARDE V
JE VOUS GARDE VI
JE VOUS GARDE VII
JE VOUS GARDE VIII
JE VOUS GARDE IX
JE VOUS GARDE X
JE VOUS GARDE XI
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE
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Portfolio Keywords:  identity, figurative, memory, narrative, portraiture
 
 
JE VOUS GARDE  by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE
OIL BAR ON CANVAS
2009
78" x  314" 
JE VOUS GARDE I by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE I
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE II by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE II
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE III by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE III
OIL BAR AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE IV by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE IV
OIL BAR AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE V by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE V
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE VI by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE VI
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE VII by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE VII
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE VIII by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE VIII
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE IX by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE IX
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE X by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE X
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
JE VOUS GARDE XI by Joana Villaverde
JE VOUS GARDE XI
OIL BAR ON PAPER
2009
61" x  47" 
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE  by Joana Villaverde
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE
OIL BAR AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER
2009
Dimensions variable
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE by Joana Villaverde
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE
OIL BAR AND GRAPHITE ON PAPER
2009
Dimensions variable
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE by Joana Villaverde
LISBON EXHIBITION JE VOUS GARDE
OIL BAR ON CANVAS
2009
78" x  314" 

Artist Statement

It shows people painted in full-body and in real size. Some are closer, others more distant, some are lighter and others darker, all of them hold our gaze. All of them are people who appeared to me and people who have disappeared. I want to see them all in a row, in line, like a family portrait, a shooting line. A line of people who are presented to us, a line of people whom we thank.We all disappear, we all appear. They are all naked, without clothes, without artifice. People I saw and who have disappeared. People I saw who have appeared. They are painted in oil on canvas. Again, like always in my work, this is also a narrative, a story of sensations, told in one single image in the same place, as if you one could photograph a story. So they don’t desappear to me. I don’t know why, but when I think about this work, I see it as a tribute to the theatre. To the moment the actors, shed off their characters, look at us, the audience, almost in the eyes and thank us for being there, for watching them work, for watching them act as a character, someone else’s life. This is the moment, that we, as viewers, also expose ourselves, as actors, who watch the same scene. Two scenes, two stages. In the same theatre. It is almost like another play, another show, a moment which condenses all emotions at once. This work can represent that moment; it is also a tribute to that moment. These people are real, flesh and blood, I want them to be rid of all artifice, I want them raw, I want them on the same level, and I want them as animals, perishable human beings. I want to preserve them in this moment, alive and in their bodies. I want to know if the canvas’s background colour will blend into the bodies or if it is the bodies that blend into the background. I want to convey the feeling of time, of iron, the colour of iron, of oxidising materials, the feeling of duration.I want them here, in the present time.To create a dialogue, gathering them together and keep them, remembering them.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Solo exhibitions

2009 Je Vous Garde, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon

2007 Ferro e Fogo, Galeria Formato Comodo, Madrid November

2006 Drawings, Casa dos Dias da Água, Lisbon, November

2006  E ela dança, Casa das Artes de Tavira, July  

2006 Paintings/Drawings, Galeria Formato Comodo, Madrid, March

2006 Drawings, Sala do Veado, Lisbon, February

2005 Dentro das Gavetas , Lisbon, June

2003  Este Ano, Casa dos Dias da Água, Lisbon, November.

2003 Identidades-continuação #4, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, April

2000 48 desenhos, Vila Simões, Lisbon, June

Collective exhibitions  

2009 from 2006 Iniciativa X, ArteContempo, Lisbon, each December  

2006  Scope Art Fair NY, Black & White Gallery, New York, March

2006  Drawings, Galeria Espacio Kubiko, Madrid, January

2005/2006 Seventh Day of Creation in A invenção do Mundo, Faro, December  

2004 Como se Fosse uma Dança, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, March; Casa da Animação Porto, June 

1999  Bienal da Maia, January

1998 5 portas 10 pinturas in Projecto Tabaqueira, Lisbon, April

Theater Set Design

2010, Homburg Prince by Henrich Kleist, CCB, Lisbon

2008, Leoncio e Lena by Georg Buchner, TBA, Lisbon  

2006 Cinderella by Robert Walser - Culturgest, Lisbon

2004 Caesar Antichrist by Alfred Jarry, TBA, Lisbon

2002 Feu la mère de Madame et Mais n'te promène donc pas toute nue by Georges Feydeau, TBA, Lisbon

Publications

2009, Villaverde, Joana, in cat Je vous Garde

2009 Cintra, Luis Miguel, in cat, Je vous Garde

2008 Malysse, Stéphane, O Nu Perdido, D’obras Magazine, D’obras magazine, Brasil

2007 Martín, Luis, in Cat. V Mostra Portuguesa, Espanha, October 2007

2005 Mendonça, José Tolentino, Joana Villaverde - Um Auto-Retrarto de Deus, in Cat, A Invenção do Mundo

2004 Villaverde, Joana, Um homem do sul e dos livros in Público, 19th December  

2004 Villaverde, Joana & Cruz, Mafalda Ivo, Emma. Cavalo de Ferro

2003 Villaverde, Joana in cat, Identidades-continuação #4

2003 Pinharanda, João, To whom it may concerns… in cat, Identidades-continuação #4