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Sandra Baia
Artista Plástica
A sua Cidade, Portugal
Born in 1968, Angola, Mozambique and South Africa were home until she came back to Lisbon in 1977 where she still lives and works. After finishing the upper secondary school, the conditions and opportunities for her artistic career were found. After two years of Painting and Drawing courses in the National Society of Fine Arts in Lisbon she grew apart from the conventional academic education becoming autodidactic and being highly inspired while she worked in João Cristóvão’s studio, represented in numerous institutional national and international public and private collections such as Cruz Vermelha Portuguesa, Movijovem, Novo Banco, Nova Expressão, Fundação Andy MacDonald, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Colecção Berardo, Bienal de Veneza 2017 and most recently also in Fondation François Schneider. The last 14 years she has exhibited solo several times highlighting: DANS LE RÔLE (2017), Museu do Telhal, Telhal Portugal; Água-Pedra (2017), Museu do Côa, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal; Venezia Biennale, (2017) European Culture Cente Venezia, Italy;, Simplicity Isn´t Simple (2017), Fundação Dom Luís I, Cascais, Portugal; Light, Aura, Reflex, Tal/TechArtLab (2017) Cidadela Art District, Cascais, Portugal; Special Random (2016), Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal; Mostra Lisboa (2016), Lisboa, Portugal; Room 027 (2015), Cidadela Art District, Cascais, Portugal; Fake (2014), Centro de Cultura Cascais, 650 anos Cascais, Portugal; Artifacts (2014), Chiado Underscore Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal; Looking is not Seeing (2012), Hadid Gallery , LA, USA.; Arsénio Emoções (2012), Work Ink Gallery, Cascais, Portugal; Touch (2011), XN Brand Dynamics, Lisbon, Portugal. To be also highlighted the following collective exhibitions: Mostra Porto (2016), Santa Catarina, Oporto, Portugal; De Nature (2015), Espaço Com.Horta in partnership with the Underdogs Gallery, Comporta, Portugal; Cidadela Art District (2014), Sandro Resende’s curatorship, Cascais, Portugal; Surrounded By Colors (2014), Macadam Gallery, Brussels; The Story Of The Creative (2013), Billboard Times Square, NY, USA.
  All human being share so much in common with each others and yet everyone of us is utterly unique. What is the source of our endlessly variable individuality? What drives the development of our personality from newborn to adult? Do we come to the world without identity? And do we actually have a clearly defined selfhood as adult? What are our perceptions about the individualism of the others, and more importantly about ourselves?