Teresa Henriques

Carpe Diem's Drawing, 2015

The work Carpe Diem Drawing is a site specific installation. It is an evolution from the works Rooster´s Drawing (USA) and the Pedro Oliveira´s Drawing (PT). This drawing was inspired by the existing colors of the main staircase of the Pombal Palace. A tone of blue and a tone of orange. It’s composed of cables, cotton and wool strings, pulleys and a windlass. It is the movement of the windlass situated at the top of the staircase that generates the different patterns of the drawing that are perceived in different manners according to the position of the viewer. Special thanks to Hanken and especially to Peter Harken who made this project possible with the donation of the windblass.


BIOGRAPHY

Teresa Henriques (Lisboa, Portugal. 1978) . Lives and works in Lisboa. She has a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian scholarship and FLAD – Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento scholarship). Residency programme at Location One, New York (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e da FLAD – Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento scholarship). Live-Painting Course at Slade School, London. Sculpture Course at AR.CO, Lisboa.

From her last individual exhibitions stand out: Prospectiva, Galeria Pedro Oliveira (2014); Prospective, Rooster Gallery, New York, USA (2014); Problem: Kinetic Sculptures, Rooster Gallery, New York, USA (2011); Use the Resources, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Portugal (2010); Sala do Veado, Museu de História Natural, Lisboa, Portugal (2008). Colectivas: Learned Helplessness – On Authority, Obedience and Control, Istanbul Museum, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Young Curators/New Ideas IV, Meulensteen Gallery, New York, USA (2012); Lugares de Incerteza, commissioned by David Barro, Palacete Pinto Leite, Look Up! Natural Porto Art Show, Porto, Portugal (2010); Fio Condutor – Desenhos da Colecção do CAM, commissioned by Leonor Nazaré, Sala de Exposições Temporárias do CAM, Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal (2010); Fio Condutor – Desenhos da Colecção do CAM, commissioned by Leonor Nazaré, Centre Culturelle Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France (2010); Plus One, commissioned by Dan Cameron, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA (2010).

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