Carla Filipe

  • Quem espera é pobre
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2009

  • Quem espera é pobre
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2009

  • Quem espera é pobre
    Galeria Múrias Centeno, 2009

Galeria Nuno Centeno is pleased to announce “Quem espera é pobre”, a solo exhibition of the portuguese artist Carla Filipe.

In this solo exhibition, Carla Filipe continues a series of works that are based on the portuguese trade union SGTP posters,  focusing on the 70’s / 80’s, pre and post 25th April 1974 revolution.

When reproducing them pictorially in acrylic on paper or in curtains as a reference to banners and flags, subtracting the text component of the poster, Carla Philip calls the recent past, when the word brought together individuals, groups or collectives around political, social, economic and cultural causes.
In the works O Povo reunido jamais sera? – a espera  and Cortina, both from 2009, we question the dissociation between word and image in the present, the power of the image, the result of the subtraction of the word to the image, enabling the viewer to  guess the picture, according to what words, combined or separated, would summon today.

Carla Filipe (Aveiro, 1973) graduated at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Porto and lives and works in this city. Founding member of Salão Olímpico and Apêndice project, she has been exhibiting her work regularly since 2002 both in solo –  This things take time (Espaço Campanhã, Porto, 2009), Desertar (In-transit, Porto, 2007), Zona de Estar  (Salão Olímpico, Porto, 2004) – and in collective shows – Hospitalidade (S. João Hospital, Porto, 2009), Part-Ilha (Spike Island, Bristol, 2008), Busca po?los (Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães / Portugal Pavilion, Coimbra, 2006), O discurso do desenho (V. Nova de Cerveira Elementary School, 2005), Pág. 133 (Pe?ssegos pra? semana, Porto, 2003).