Short Bio

Nádia Duvall, born in 1986 in Alicante (Spain) but of Luso-Algerian origin, is an artist and researcher whose work reflects multiple auto-biographical, social and political issues with deep philosophical reflections through the use of multiple media, such as sculpture, painting, video, performance, literature and cinema. Duvall has a PhD in Fine Arts *(2024) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon , University of Lisbon , with the prestigious scholarship of the Foundation for Science and Technology* (FCT) and the final classification of Summa Cum Laude (distinction and praise) .
The artist investigates mitology, war and the fragmnetation and the demultiplication of personality as a symptom of our contemporaneity that she calls "EPILEPTIC MACHINES".
Duvall has won multiple awards such as the BANIF Painting Revelation Award (2008), Art, Science and Technology Award/Bursary with her innovative technique of making Skin-Paintings inside swimming pools, Young Creators Award from the National Centre for Culture of Portugal (2016), the Young European Creation Award from the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum (2019), FCT PhD Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (2019-2023) and Merit from the Luxemburg Art Prize (2022).
Duvall have multiple publish books and participate in conferences.
The artist is currently represented by FOCO Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

IN COLLECTIONS:
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Horácio Roque Collection
Duarte Pitta Ferraz Collection
José Delgado Collection
Fernando Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection
S&A Porto Collection
BENNETON Foundation Collection
BANIF Collection
Copelouzos Family Art Museum Collection
Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum

and private collectors*

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CURRICULUM VITAE*

SOLO SHOWS

2021- WITH THE DESERT IN MY EYES, FOCO GALLERY, Lisbon.
2020- UNDRESSED MACHINE, Mercês Gallery, Lisbon.
2018 - ABALO - the first, MUTE Gallery, Lisbon.
2018 - ABALO - the second, FOCO Gallery, Lisbon.
2016- CAVE # 0 - installation and work-in-progress in open studio, Lisbon.
2015-VISGRAAT, António Prates Gallery, Lisbon.
2014-ONI TORI, Cultural Space Manteigaria, Lisbon.
2012- FALLING TREES, Valbom Gallery, Lisbon
2010- STIGMATA, Reynolds Palace, Estremoz, Portugal.
2009- TEGUMENTOS, Intercultural Space of Codola, Salerno, Italy.
2008 - UNTITLED, VPF Plataforma Revolver, Rock Gallery, Lisbon.

GROUP SHOWS

2024 – AMOR I LOVE YOU, curators Margarita Britos Alves and Giulia Lamini, Pavillion 28, Lisbon.
2024 – ARCO MADRID, Foco Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2023 – Lost Girls, with War Child Organization & Infems, Flowers Gallery, London, Uk.
2020- European Young Creation Award, JCE Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art Kunstbygningen i Vrå, Denmark.
2020- Artists in quarentene, instangram online show, @thewhiterabbitexhibition.
2019- Young Creator Award, JCE Biennale, Centro Cultural Beffroi de Montrouge, Paris.
2018 - Soft Water on hard stone, Geologic Museum.
2018 - Earth Essay, with the installation "Mother of Millions", Colective Group "Humor Líquido", Council Gallery, Montemor-O-Novo.
2018 - The Moving North, Colective Group "Humor Líquido", Maxilla Gallery, London.
2017 - Performance “The Process”, Festival SOFIA UNDERGROUND, Bulgaria (April 24-29)
2016 - "Boderline", Space Desterro, Martin Moniz
2016 - Prize “Infante D. Luís às Artes”, City Hall of Salvaterra de Magos, Portugal
2016 - “Paula Rego Drawing Prize”, Casa das Histórias Museum, Cascais.
2016 - Performance "THE PROCESS" at the event Acción x m3, La Juan Gallery, Madrid.
2015 - "Between the South and the West - Portuguese Art of Today", Project Imago Mundi of the Benetton Foundation, Center of Contemporary Art of Malaga, Spain
2013 - "MAP PROJECTS", Camões Library, Lisbon 2011 "Contemporary Art Fair", Valbom Gallery, Lisbon
2011 - Performance "Les Ants" at the IV International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Porto Santo
2011 - 90-10- Exhibition 20 years ESAD, Edifício XXI, Lisbon
2009 - "Festival Feministizarte", Umar Group, Nogueira da Silva Museum, Braga, Portugal.
2009 - III Biennial of Contemporary Art of Porto Santo, Madeira.
2009 - "ARTVILNIUS'09", International Contemporary Art Fair, ArtHobler Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2008 - Base PXO, Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal
2008 - "Exhibition of Finalists 08", ESAD, Caldas da Rainha
2008 - 3rd Edition of the BANIF Painting Prize, "REVELATION and CONSECRATION", National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon 2008-Base PXO, National Pantheon, Lisbon, Portugal.
2007 - II Biennial of Contemporary Art of Porto Santo, Portugal.
2007 - Mural "Caos e Ordem", Tile Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.
2007 - "Lusolounge", Rosalux Gallery, Berlin, Germany.