Ana Pérez-Quiroga - APQ
Lives and works in Lisbon. Visual artist, performer and director. Doctorate in Contemporary Art from the Universidade de Coimbra's College of the Arts; holds a Master's degree in Intermedia Visual Arts from the Universidade de Évora; graduated in Sculpture from the Universidade de Lisboa's School of Fine Arts; and completed the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Ar.Co.
APQ is a researcher at CHAIA - Center of History of Art and Artistic Research at the University of Évora.
APQ's themes are centered around everyday life and its mapping, the importance of common objects in the construction of self-representation, identity, gender issues, memory, post-memory and color. These themes are materialized in various supports: installations, objects, photography, film, textiles and performance.
APQ has had regular exhibitions since 1999; some of her most important solo shows took place at National Museum of Contemporary Art (Lisbon, PT); National Museum of Ancient Art (Lisbon, PT), Museum of Folk Art (Lisbon, PT); Museu Nogueira da Silva (Braga, PT); Museu do Neo-Realismo, (Vila Franca de Xira, PT); Convent of Christ (Tomar, PT); Municipal Photographic Archive (Lisbon, PT); Quartel of Contemporary Art (Abrantes, PT); MAAT-Museum of Art Architecture and Technology (Lisbon, PT).
APQ took part in group exhibitions held at such institutions as Culturgest (Lisbon, PT); National Museum of Contemporary Art; (Lisbon, PT); Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, (Guimarães, PT); Salamanca Art Center (Salamanca, SP); Faulconer Gallery (Iowa, USA); China World Art Museum (Beijing, CN) and Villa Savoye - Le Corbusier (Poissy, FR).
APQ's work is featured in several collections, namely: National Museum of Contemporary Art; Ar.Co; Costa Rodrigues Collection; Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection; António Cachola Collection; Vieira de Almeida Collection; Lisbon City Hall Collection; Pestana Group; Culturgest; PT Foundation; EDP Foundation; PLMJ Foundation and the Portuguese State Contemporary Art Collection.
APQ has attended international residency programs, with grants from the following entities: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Oriente Foundation; French Institute of Portugal - International City of Arts; Oporto City Hall; Arts Laboratory FCH-CECC - Catholic University. APQ has a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (both for PhD and Post-Doctoral studies).
The artist was distinguished with the awards “2014 Best Visual Arts Exhibition - Portuguese Authors Society” and “Art Project 2022 - Millennium BCP Foundation”.
In 2021, the artist was granted funds from ICA - Institute for Cinema and Audiovisual in order to create a full length documentary, currently in post-production.
APQ has a workspace atelier sponsored by the Lisbon City Hall.