Leonor Antunes

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source: international-recollets-parisorg
Leonor Antunes, 1972, Lisbon.
lives and works in Berlin.
she studied Sculpture at the Fine Arts University of Lisbon, and at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karslruhe.
some of the exhibitions Leonor Antunes took part in the last year include, a solo show at Credac in Ivry, Paris, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery in Berlin, Galeria do Lago, Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chiado 8, Fidelidade Seguros, Culturgest, Lisbon. currently the artist is working on an outside project at Knokke, in Belgium, for the Bienal Beaufort 03, which will open on the 27 of March.
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source: artnewsorg
Leonor Antunes was born in Lisbon in 1972. She currently lives and works in Berlin. A selection of her recent solo shows includes: assembled, moved, re-arranged and scrapped continuously (Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2012), discrepancies with M.G. (Museo El Eco, Mexico City, 2011), walk around there. look through here (Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2011), Villa (Serralves Museum, Porto, 2011), Kunstverein Dusseldorf (2011), Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2011), ALONGSIDE (with Amalia Pica) (MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, 2010), Villa A. 7813 (Chiado 8, Lisbon, 2008), Architectura (Museu da Republica, Galeria do Lago, Rio de Janeiro, 2008), 1763/2008 (Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, 2008), original is full of doubts (Credac, Centre d’Art Ivry, Paris, 2008), Dwelling Place (Associazione Barriera, Turino 2007), The space of the window (Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, France, 2007), Uncertainty and delight in the unknown (Dicksmith Gallery, London, 2007), Your private sky (Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, 2006), Duplicate, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlimn 2005), Apotoméus (Casa da Cerca, Almada, 2004), Fichet (Culturgest, Porto, 2003), Ante-sala (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, 2002). A selection of groups shows featuring her work includes: A FORM IS SIMPLY SOMETHING WHICH… (Murray Guy, New York, 2011); Singapore Biennial (2011), the language of less (then & now) (Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011), Kunsteverein Munchen (2010), CAPC, Bordeaux (2010), Rehabilitation (Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, 2010), Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Victoria Gasteiz (2010), Drawing Sculpture (Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, 2009), Acquisitions Récentes (Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2007), Oú? Scènes du Sud: Espagne, Italie, Portugal (Carré d’Art, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, 2007).
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source: pammorg
Berlin-based artist Leonor Antunes (b. 1972) produced a new, large-scale installation for the Project Gallery off the entrance area of the museum. The artist visited Miami several times to research the architecture and design history of the city, which influenced the production of her work for PAMM. Antunes’ work often references the legacies of modernism, specific geometric forms, and the patterns and structures of lesser known architects and designers from the early 20th century. Her investigations have included references to the furniture and buildings of the Irish architect Eileen Moray Gray (1878 – 1976) as well as those of the Brazilian Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992). Antunes is particularly attentive to the elegance of the handmade, using materials and techniques that often reference the distinct contexts in which she works, including those of her native Portugal. Signature materials include cork, leather, brass ropes, and nets. Mathematics, measurement, and the beauty of specific scales and proportions, inform her practice. Her works respond to the spaces in which they are placed, at times mirroring elements in the room or using its proportions as tools for the development of each new installation.
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source: villa-auroraorg
Antunes studierte Bildende Kunst und Skulptur an der Universität Lissabon und der Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe. Ihre Arbeiten wurden in führenden, internationalen Museen und Galerien ausgestellt, darunter die Kunsthalle Basel und die Galerie Marc Foxx in Los Angeles. Leonor Antunes wurde mit zahlreichen Aufenthaltsstipendien in Spanien, Deutschland, Portugal und Frankreich ausgezeichnet.
Bei der Beschäftigung mit moderner Architektur als Ausdruck höchster Innovation und formaler Risikobereitschaft extrahiert Antunes Formen, Muster und Möbelstücke, die so zu Einzelobjekten bzw. den Originalkonzepten entfremdeten Duplikaten werden. In Los Angeles wird sie die in den 1940er bis 60er Jahren als preiswerte Modelle für die Massenproduktion entwickelten Case Study Houses untersuchen und dabei vor allem auf Arbeiten der Architekturhistorikerin und Autorin Esther McCoy aufbauen.