September 20th, 2013
21st CENTURY PORTUGUESE SURREALISM IN BERLIN
The Fellini Art Gallery in center of Berlin , will host an Exhibition
of 21st Century Portuguese Surrealism
Berlin, Germany September 25th 2013
From October 10th
to December 20th
the Fellini Art Gallery will host Santiago Ribeiro’s initiative 21st
Century Portuguese Surrealism in Berlin. The project will be exhibiting select works of 6 Portuguese
surrealists artists in the center of Berlin, Germany. The opening is scheduled for 19:00 pm on October 10,
Santiago Ribeiro is a surrealist painter from Coimbra, Portugal, known worldwide for the
Surrealism Now project and for his surreal painting.
The plastic artist was invited by the Fellini gallery, based in Berlin, to develop an initiative that
culminated in the exhibition "21st Century Portuguese Surrealism", comprised of various artists
such as Victor Lages, Paula Rosa, Isabel Meyrelles, Hélio Cunha and João Carvalho.
Surrealism Now and 21st Century Portuguese Surrealism
The first exhibition under the title of "International Surrealism Now" took place in Coimbra, in
2010, organized by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, based in that city.
Followed by other exhibitions in Portugal, namely in Conímbriga, Setúbal and Lisbon, but also in
Paris and Madrid. At present, the exhibition comprises more than thirty countries and more than
fifty artworks, including drawings, photography, new media and sculpture, created by
internationally renowned artists.
As a result of implementing the project Surrealism Now, emerged the 21st Century Portuguese
Surrealism. After be held in Lisbon heads now to the Fellini Gallery, with the support of the
Portuguese Embassy in Berlin.
The Fellini Art Gallery
Fellini Gallery was founded in 2008 in Shanghai, China, by a film producer and art lover, inspired
by the works of the legendary Italian film director Federico Fellini. The gallery is an art salon where
artists and art lovers can gather to exchange ideas and to progress. Its exceptional location and
dynamic roster of artists quickly brought the gallery to the attention of the international art scene.
Its rapid success in Shanghai led to the creation of a second gallery in the new art capital of Europe:
Fellini Gallery in Berlin is located in the heart of the city and maintains the spirit of the original
Shanghai gallery. Exhibits a wide range of work in the fine arts of painting, photography and
sculpture, but also performance and new media. It has strong connections to artists and collectors in
Los Angeles and China, while seeking to discover new talents internationally. It specializes in art
exhibitions and promotion, art consulting and interior design.
Fellini Gallery holds events and collaborates with museums, chambers, libraries and other galleries.
Its attendees are collectors, artists, art lovers, critics, and experts from various creative industries.
Fellini's goal is to dream, inspire and create.
HÉLIO CUNHA - Lisbon, ISABEL MEYRELLES – Paris, JOÃO CARVALHO - Lisbon,
PAULA ROSA - Lisbon, SANTIAGO RIBEIRO - Coimbra - Paris, VICTOR LAGES - Lisbon.
ABOUT the ARTISTS:
Hélio Cunha, from Lisbon, owner of a complete surrealist thought, both in painting and in writing.
Being well-known in Portugal has lived among the most prominent Portuguese surrealists. Recently
exhibited his work in Lisbon with Cruzeiro Seixas, the most recognized living surrealist from
Isabel Meyrelles was born in Matosinhos and lives in Paris since 1950, where she continued her
studies at Université René Descartes - Paris V - Sorbonne, Ecole Nationale Superíeure des Beaux-
Arts and also with master Zadkine at the Grande-Chaumière in Paris.
She was a member of the French Surrealist Movement and the Portuguese Surrealist Movement,
living and working among artists such as André Breton, Anne Ethuin, António Pedro, O'Neill,
Cesariny and Cruzeiro Seixas, and also with Eugénio de Andrade e Natália Correia, since poetry is
also part of her life.
Paula Rosa, from Lisbon, stands out by her fabulous digital art and she's fascinated for the visual
arts, design, poetry and music. She graduated both in Pedagogical Media Design" and in
"Equipment and Space Design" and has organized and participated in conferences, workshops and a
variety of other projects in Portugal, Sweden and in the U.S.A.
João Carvalho, lives near Lisbon and has created his surrealist painting in the company of other
artists who create fantastic and imaginative artwork. He's a reference to take into account since he
has standing out in many of the exhibitions in which he has participated.
Victor Lages, from Lisbon, has collaborated with Santiago Ribeiro in some of the "International
Surrealism Now" shows. He's the creator of the "Utopia" project and he's well-known by his vast
and varied work, such as public art, murals, sculptures and sacred art in churches. His artworks
frequently contain the human figure and portray life-related themes, Humanity through symbols and
Santiago Ribeiro, the Portuguese artist, born in Condeixa-a-Nova and living in Coimbra and Paris,
has shown his artworks with great regularity in Portugal and in other European countries, including
Lisbon, Paris, Belgrade, Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Moscow , Warsaw, Florence, Podgorica,
Montenegro, Timisoara in Romania and Dallas in Texas. He is the driving force and the promoter of
the international project "Surrealism Now", which started in 2010, organized by the Bissaya Barreto
The exhibition can be visited from Tuesdays to Saturdays: from 11am to 7pm
daily from October 10th
to December 20th, 2013. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.
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