Sara Bichão (2013/2014)


RECHEIO / DRESSING was developed during the artistic residency at Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, between 2013 and January 2014. Following site-specific orientations this is the result of Sara Bichão’s experience within the Pombal Palace (PP). RECHEIO / DRESSING gathers and composes what were, through a spectral point of view, member parts of Pombal Palace. Through symptoms of possession and memory games, the artist seized those vestiges and transformed them in new objects, using color and/or form. Sara Bichão chose to spend her last month of residency working at the exhibition room where she produced an installation that puts together several scales, hoping to create a discovery position, between the trails of the Palace and the rhythms of contemporary communication.


Born in Lisbon, 1986. BFA (2008) and MFA (2011) in Fine Arts Painting at Fine Arts Faculty, University of Lisbon. She was alumni of Residency Unlimited in 2012. Her work is represented by Rooster Gallery in New York and by Galeria Bessa Pereira in Lisbon. From her solo shows, the latest highlights are: Open Gates, 2012, Rooster Gallery, New York; Schism on Observation, 2012, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon.

Among Sara Bichão group exhibitions are: Eccentric Exercise, 2013, Les Gens Heureux, Copenhagen; Uma Coisa a Seguir à Outra, 2013, Galeria Quadrum, Lisbon; Extending the Line, 2012, Arevalo Gallery, Miami Beach; Six Apart, 2012, Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, Texas; Concrete Mirrors, 2012, Crypt Gallery, London; SPECTRUM, 2012, Casa Medeiros de Almeida, Lisbon. Her work is in several public collections as: Kelly Jackowski, MidFirst Bank, Arizona and Culturgest - Fidelidade Mundial, Lisbon. She won the BPI bank / FBAUL prize in 2008 and was selected in the competition for emergent artists Anteciparte’09 and Fidelidade Mundial Prize - Emergent Painters 2009 (honorable mention).