Fernanda Galvão's first artistic investigations started with an attentive look at the biology and repertoire of the body itself, such as entrails, cells, constituent tissues or even strangers to this body. To this set of references, notions of internal and external landscapes were soon added and, in this sense, the study and observation of nature, science fiction literature and cinematography, are fundamental.
Her artistic research focuses on painting, but also includes films, installations and sculptures. Despite the language used in her works, the artist builds atmospheres that propose a universe with its own rules, spatialities and temporalities. Thus, unique landscapes and ecosystems of the pictorial world emerge, as they are informed by nature, but from it unique and fictional landscapes are born, eventually inappropriate for human life, but conducive to so many other forms of life.

Text taken from the exhibition “Por muito tempo acreditei ter sonhado que era livre” at Instituto Tomie Ohtake curated by Priscyla Gomes and carried out in collaboration with curator Diego Mauro


Fernanda Galvão [São Paulo, 1994] has a B.A in Visual Arts from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016. She had her first solo show in 2020 at the Ribeirão Preto Museum - MARP, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Since 2016, she has regularly participated in exhibitions, such as: 44th SARP - Salão de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, where she received an award; 47th Salão de Arte Contemporânea Luiz Sacilotto, Santo André, Brazil, where she also received an award; And in that year the black night nails the door, at Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade, São Paulo, Brazil; 28th Mostra da Juventude at SESC Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; and the 47th Annual Arts of Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil. Recently in 2021, she has participated in the group shows Mythologies and Metamorphosis, both in London; Re-rooting in Folkestone, UK, and Por muito tempo acreditei ter sonhado que era livre - part of the program Arte Atual 2022 at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil.

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