Lives in Utrecht and works between Porto and the Netherlands.
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Lives and works in Utrecht, regularly taking part in projects in Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. Holds a BA in Fine Arts, from the School of Fine Arts – University of Porto (2012) and an MA in Fine Arts & Design, focused on artistic research, from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (2019). Ana Linhares is represented by KubikGallery (Porto) since 2013 and has been collaborating on and exhibiting through different projects and contexts. Among other prizes and grants, they were the recipient of the research grant from Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian 2018-2019 and Nominee for Novo Banco Revelação 2018 at Fundação de Serralves (Portugal).
Ana Linhares worked until recently on the ongoing research project ‘On Constellations’, which is centered around archives, images and storytelling and their intersection with colonial narratives. ‘On Constellations’ started in 2017 and has developed through different phases over the following 4 years. While exploring archival practices, storytelling and the deconstruction of colonial narratives, the work embraces diverse media such as installation, video, image and text. The work methodologies rely considerably on experimental work and research, using montage and composition in order to suggest new interpretations and possibilities in narrative and knowledge as well as deconstruction of fascist values.
Recently Ana Linhares’ research interests have been extending to archival practices on queer and crip relationships within a community or institution. For the last 2 years, Ana has been researching the intersections of Crip and Queer Temporalities, connecting narratives, archival practice and theory, history, Crip theory and Gender theory, through the work Crip Queer Aid. The 2 parts of this project were researched and presented at Casco Art Institute (Utrecht) and Hotel Maria Kapel (Hoorn) in the Netherlands.