NOVEMBER 2022: QUARRY SONNETS, INTERNATIONAL ART RESIDENCY
I will participate in Quarry Sonnets, a pioneering art research project, anticipating some complexities inherent to climate change and contributing to the resilience of ecosystems and their populations.
It is a research project in art and ecology developed by LIDA and ESAD.CR, in partnership with the Board of Directors of Baldios de Valverde, Pé da Pedreira, Barreirinhas and Murteira, Institute of Nature Conservation and Forests/Parque Natural das Serras de Aire and Candeeiros (ICNF/PNSAC), Centro Ciência Viva de Alviela and with the support of the municipality of Alcanena.
AUGUST 2022: EXHIBITION IN TORRES VEDRAS
I’ll be part of RAMA art residency’s first year residents group exhibition “Uma Certa Prática da atenção”, curated by Ana Anacleto.
Where: Paços – Galeria Municipal de Torres Vedras
Dates: 27/8 – 26/11/2022
AUGUST 2022: EXHIBITION IN LISBON
Until the 8th of September, works by the artists who exhibited there during the last season will be on display at Galeria Sá da Costa, namely Constança Meira, Frederico Pratas, Gil Amourous, HElena Valsecchi, Malia Poppe and Sofia Pidwell.
Also on display in the space adjacent to the gallery are works by Ana Catarina Fragoso, Carlota Mantero, Casimir de Dalmau, Joh (Jorge Humberto) and Pedro Chorão, among others.
The Sá da Costa gallery is open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm. On the remaining days, visits must be made by appointment, by calling 912 283 000.
HElena Valsecchi, “Blessure | Blessing”, 2021
Inkjet printing, gum arabic and local pigments on paper
JULY 2022: PRESS – UMBIGO MAGAZINE
JUNE 2022: EXHIBITION IN LISBON
APRIL 2022: ARTIST TALK AT RAMA RESIDÊNCIAS ARTÍSTICAS
Artists HElena Valsecchi and David Correia Gonçalves in conversation with Paulo Brighenti, in April 2022, at RAMA on the occasion of their residency and exhibition of individual projects developed during the month of March, at the invitation of RAMA. The exhibition was curated by curator João Silvério.
APRIL 2ND 2022: FINAL PRESENTATION AT RAMA
One day exhibition of the projects developed by me and David Correia Gonçalves as guest artists during March art residency at RAMA. Curatorship by João Silvério.
MARCH 2022: GUEST ARTIST AT RAMA RESIDÊNCIAS ARTÍSTICAS
RAMA proposed to guest artists HElena Valsecchi and David Gonçalves to move their artistic practice to the rural context where RAMA is located, to carry out an individual project that will be presented on display at RAMA Studios at the end of the Residency, with the curatorship of João Silvério.
JUNE 2021: SELECTED FOR #365DAYAFTER INTERNATIONAL ART PROJECT
• online exhibition and curated events in a virtual gallery created by “KAMSOMOL” creative agency;
• offline exhibition in Kyiv (Art organization “Mokonshu”) and China (independent Institute of Contemporary Arts “Snarte Space”);
• presentation of the project research results in Zagreb (Art gallery “Garage Kamba”) and Porto (Artist residency “De Liceiras 18”).
MAY 2021: PRESS – ANAGNIA
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION TO “SYNECDOCHE”
“Synecdoche” is centered on the feeling of sacred, intended from a universal perspective – not necessarily linked to religion.
This project aims at being a collective artwork.
If interested in participating, please e-mail me at email@example.com, I’ll send you all the information.
Participation is free, of course.
INTERVIEW ABOUT “SYNECDOCHE” AND RAMA ART RESIDENCY
A talk about my work and experience at RAMA – Art Residency in Maceira and Alfeiria, Portugal.
Filmed by artist and RAMA’s coordinator Paulo Brighenti.
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2020: ART RESIDENCY AT RAMA
"Through a reflection on painting in a broader perspective, including pictorial installation and, in it, physical phenomena such as shadows and reflections, I’m investigating the dimensions of life / death / sacred / memory through the rhetoric of the double, and their experience in the contemporary context. During my residency at RAMA, I intend to deepen these aspects in the local dimension, through a specific research on the region’s museology and history. "
ADVISORY AND PROJECTS AT RAMA ART RESIDENCIES
Sept 2020: JoIned RAMA Art Residencies Staff
RAMA – Artistic Residency, located in the small villages of Maceira and Alfeiria, in the municipality of Torres Vedras, west part of Portugal, was founded in 2020 and is aimed at national and international artists, researchers and curators who want to develop their research and experimentation work in multidisciplinary areas, crossing contemporary art with science, education and territory.
RAMA organizes artistic residencies, workshops, exhibitions, lectures and outdoor activities, promoting interaction between artists and audiences interested in learning, experimenting and sharing, fostering the relationship with the local community, culture, crafts and traditional knowledge, history and the rural landscape, deepening the knowledge of the region.