The collages incorporate recycled materials, paint and the written word in what the artist calls a 'game of hide and seek.'

We should go together, her work for the 2009 Sharjah Biennial, was a series of five mixed media print and mosaic works which perfectly encapsulated these fundamental aspects of her practice. Ana Vidigal reproduced labyrinth or maze puzzles found in newspapers and magazines and vastly altered their scale. In doing so she provided both a diversion and a reflection on how killing time can often become an unnecessary obsession that we insist upon fulfilling.

Vidigal has had numerous international solo exhibitions throughout her career including a major retrospective at Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon (2010), the Architecture Triennial, Lisbon (2007) and at Galeria Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2006).

Vidigal graduated from the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisboa in 1984. She received a Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian research grant (1985-87) and won the Maluda Painting Award in 1999 and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize in 2003. Vidigal was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1960 where she continues to live and work.

October 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9


Vidigal, Ana

We Should Go Together

Ana Vidigal exhibited a series of ten collages, each of which were made using large-scale copies of labyrinth or maze puzzles found in newspapers and magazines.