The work of ISABEL SIMÕES (1981) is presented in various types of supports, from painting to drawing or in three-dimensional objects, that interfere and are affected by the spaces they inhabit and by a relation of scale and place with the viewer’s moving body. Object-images which are built within the process of painting and drawing itself, but deriving from others (images) captured from everyday spaces and objects – “excuses” for taking different features of perception and of the relation with the visible and the sensory as an intuitive field of action – delaying, pointing out or subverting meanings.
Simões has a degree in Painting / Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. The following exhibitions can be highlighted: Humor / Galeria Bruno Múrias, Lisbon (2019); Portugal Em Flagrante – Operação 2 / Center of Modern Art, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2016); Camuflagem – ESTUFA Cycle of Exhibitions / Casa Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon (2016); 22th Exhibition Program / Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon (2016); Gravity and Grace / Altes Finanzamt, Berlin (2014); An Oblique Fiction / Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2011); Byts- Bosch Young Talent Show / Stedelijk Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (2011); Unfolding: Space / Grimmuseum, Berlin (2011); O Museu em Ruínas / António Cachola Collection – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas; Amália Coração Independente / Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (2009); Prémio Fidelidade Mundial Jovens Pintores / Culturgest, Lisbon (2007); Opções e Futuros – Obras da coleção / PLMJ Foundation – Arte Contempo, Lisbon (2006); 7 Artistas ao 10º Mês / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2005); Expanded Painting / 2nd Prague Biennal, Prague (2005); Finalists of the 1st Rothschild Award for Painting, Lisbon (2003).
Her work is represented in several public and private collections, such as the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Oporto; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas/Colecção António Cachola; Fundação EDP/MAAT, Lisbon; Fundação PLMJ, Lisbon; among others.