Short Biography

Nádia Duvall, b. 1986, is Luso-Algerian, from an early age her dentity and biography became the core of her work.
Duvall graduated in Fine Arts (Painting) from Caldas da Rainha´s College of Arts and Design (Portugal) in 2008 and finnished her MA in Painting at the Lisbon´s Faculty of Fine Arts (Portugal) in 2018.
Duvall has already held several solo shows and collective exhibitions in Berlin, Porto Santo, Builgaria, Madrid, Italy and Shanghai.
In 2008 she was awarded the BANIF PAINTING REVELATION PRIZE, chaired by important critics and art historians. In 2010 she was awarded a nine months Scholarship from Ciência Viva and Direcção Geral das Artes (Ministry of Culture, Portugal). During that period she developed the concept and quimical formulas for her SKINS and membranes of ink produced inside a swimming pool (called the WOMB). This set the basis for all her work since 2005. In 2016 the artist won the PRIZE Jovens Criadores (Young Creators) from Centro Nacional da Cultura (National Center for Culture, Portugal) with a project regarding Mental-Prosthetics called TITHEMI. That same year, she was selected for the PAULA REGO AWARD, culminating with an exhibition at Casa das Histórias Museum, Cascais. In 2017 the performance called “The process” (avaiable online) was selected for the Performance Festival SOFIA UNDERGROUND in Bulgaria.
*The Skin, the Feminine, Eroticism, Heteronomy, Womanhood, God, Life and Death are some of the themes that Duvall pursues in her video, performance, drawing, installation, ready-made and photography work, whitch she merges in a sublime hybridism.