Cristina Ataíde

Lives and works in Lisbon. Graduate in Sculpture by the Superior School of Fine Arts of Lisbon, where also attended the Equipment Design course. Production director of sculpture and design in Made In (Alenquer, Portugal), from 1987/96, where she worked with numerous artists, such as Anish Kapoor, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Keit Sonnier, among others. Teacher at the Lusofona University (Lisbon), from 1997 until 2012. The concerns about nature are one of the most constant worries in her work. Going through different landscapes and around the world, trying to understand it’s questions. The denounce of ecological crimes, the preservation of nature, and in her last years, the problematics about the refugees, are always going around her personal and artistic preoccupations. Her work, most of the time done during the artist’s traveling, transits between sculpture and drawing, going through photography and video. Represented by the Galleries: Belo-Galsterer, Lisboa; Magda Bellotti, Madrid; Andrea Rehder, Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo; Ybakatu, Curitiba e The Shed Space, Brooklin, NYC.

Reference Work

Rotter (2012). Paint, steel. 300x750x750cm. Parque de Escultura Contemporânea de Vila Nova da Barquinha (Portugal).