The Bienal de Arte de Cerveira Foundation will hold an exhibition at Palco das Artes in Vila Nova de Cerveira, from July 17th to August 28th, 2021.
Due to various constraints, the donation process of one of my drawings from the "Viajar" series that I produced in 2019 during my artistic residency at Casa do Artista Jaime Isidoro has not yet been formalized, however this drawing will be part of this exhibition following the request of the Artistic Director, Professor Cabral Pinto, so that it can be appreciated by the Members of the Board of Directors who will then decide whether it will become part of the Bienal de Arte de Cerveira Foundation or integrate the collection of the Bienal de Cerveira Museum.
Can not wait!
The Cerveira Biennial Museum project aims to be a repository of national and international contemporary art from the last four decades, gathered in a collection of over 700 works, representative of most of the great Portuguese artists and some from abroad, allowing the average visitor to learn about the evolution of the visual arts in the last 40 years.
The Foundation's collection consists of awarded works and acquisition and donation awards.
In recent years, many artists have offered to donate to the collection. However, according to the Foundation's management, the donations will be subject to the scrutiny of a technical committee, which is yet to be set up.
The current exhibition is presented in order to show the latest donations that the Foundation's management has already added to its collection. This is the case of renowned artists such as Graça Martins and Isabel de Sá, Jaime Silva, Choichi Nishikawa and António Barros, who represent an added value to the collection, as well as emerging artists.
This exhibition is also a public recognition to the donors, thus constituting a sample of the heritage held by the Museum.
António Cabral Pinto
FBAC's Artistic Director