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 30, 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 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 30, Monday to Saturday from 12 to 8 pm. Entry is free.
Dates: November 16th to December 30th, 2022
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 12 to 8 pm (except Holidays)
Closed: Sundays, 24th of December and 31st of December
Number of pieces: 80 oils
Location: Champalimaud Foundation’s Exhibition Centre, Avenida de Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon
Friday at 14:30
(No booking required)
Visits for schools and groups (maximum: 25 people) - Booking required (910050620, Ana Gonçalves).