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.

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*




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.


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.