LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
THELMA POTT was born in 1984.
She lives and works between Porto and London.
After finishing her studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, she took her MA in Curatorial Studies at the Royal Academy of Arts of the University of Coimbra in Portugal.
In 2013 she won the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Project Grant.
She started exhibiting her work in 2017 has one of the artists from the art coalition HANDS OFF OUR REVOLUTION in the group show Poster! at BlackBall Projects Gallery in New York. Among other exhibitions, in Autumn 2019 her work was exhibited in Cologne, Germany, as she won the Reclaim Award 2019.
In 2020 she exhibited at Rossocinabro Gallery in Rome in the group exhibition Co-Existence 7 during April-July. Early this year she exhibited at Pepney Gallery in Ireland at the group show Nude affiliation & Portraiture. On April 2021 she showed her work in Rome in the group exhibition Artists of Today and of Tomorrow curated by Monica Ferrarini. The catalogue of the exhibition was introduced by the curator at the Italian art tv channel Arte 24. In July 2021 she had shown her work at Florence Contemporary Gallery.
In October 2021, she exhibited her work at the Florence Biennale in Italy. During the Biennale she was also one of the artists that performed at Michelangelo Pistoletto and Angelo Savarese’s performance “La Bandiera del Mondo 1+1= 3”. In November 2021 she will be exhibiting in Venice at the Misericordia Archives in the exhibition Contemporary Venice curated by Luca Curci. Next year her work will feature in the group show State of the Art curated by Monica Ferrarini that will open on January at Palazzo Maffei Marescotti in Rome.
In 2018 as well as in 2019 her work was distinguished by the Canadian art magazine: Art Ascent. Her work featured in the artist’s directory at the June/July edition of the British art magazine Aesthetica. She was also published by the British art magazine Inside Artists in their Spring Summer 2020 edition. Her work can be seen in the first edition of Art Hole Magazine. She features in the March 2021 edition of the British Art Magazine BlueBee: Amaryllis.
Her photographic projects are at LensCulture.
WHO I AM
I'm interested in the potential of abstraction to reorganize visual and psychological experience.
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