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Cristina Ataide

Cristina Ataide
Winter Workspace | February 19–March 31, 2014 

Pictured above:
Montanhas Leves, 2010
Pigment on paper, 20” x 196” x 157”
Courtesy of the artist 

Portuguese artist Cristina Ataide makes drawings, sculptures, and photographs that draw associations between landscape and the human body. Depicted interventions in the landscape suggest corporeality through visual effects and materials, such as red paint, pigment, colored pencil, and dust. She will use her time at the Winter Workspace to experiment with different techniques such as frottage, creating rubbings from tree stumps and rocks, and she will use natural materials like water and pigment to create drawings inspired by the garden. In Portugal, she has had recent solo exhibitions at Museu da Horta, Lajes do Pico; Galeria Nova Ogiva, Óbidos; and Casa da Cerca, Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada. She has also shown internationally at Mosteiro de S. Bento, São Paulo, Brazil, and Galleria Magda Bellotti, Madrid, Spain; and the 1st International Biennial in Casablanca, Morocco.  She studied at Escola Superior de Belas Artes, Lisbon.

More information at cristinataide.com

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.