"This artist's trademark is to show the colossal aspect of the woman, without exaggerating or manipulating the image to make her resamble a heroin, as would be the case in classical art. The posture of Duma's women makes them look like sublime figures, placed in front of our eyes, almost demanding contemplation."

Valter Hugo Mãe, International Portuguese writer

catalogue

Mushi Mushi

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Ginger

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Breaking Rules

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Artist Statement

Duma was born in Lisbon, Portugal where she currently lives and works. After graduating in Advertising from IADE - Visual Arts, Design and Marketing Institute, Duma went off to study painting and drawing at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon.

Duma 's work focuses primarily on female figure, depicting various facets in a typically enigmatic, mysterious and anonymous way, never showing the entire figure. Without the surrounding environment, the viewer is led to imagine a story for each character. The idea is to show that we do not really get to know anyone deeply, not even ourselves. There is always an unknown part of the whole. Duma 's characters are full of glamour, innocent but provocative, frail but also strong, dichotomies present in female but also human behaviour in general.​

Exhibitions

2017:
"Heartseekers" - Red Nankim Gallery - Oporto | Portugal

"Light and Darkness" - Espaço Exibicionista Gallery - Lisbon | Portugal

2016:
"The Warrior Flowers" - Nuno Sacramento Contemporary Art - ìlhavo | Portugal

"Opposites Attract" - Double solo show: Duma + Helena Reis - Penumbra Gallery - Lisbon | Portugal

2015:
"Seasons and Moods" - Rastro Gallery - Figueira da Foz | Portugal

2014:
"Intimate Dialogs" - Double solo show: Aunia Kahn + Duma - Pink Zeppelin Gallery - Berlin | Germany

2013
"The daily mood of Duma" - Herr Beinlich Contemporary Fine Art Space - Bielefeld -Germany

"Botanicis, Florae et Reginae" - Galeria Rastro - Figueira da Foz

2012
"Butterfly Effect" - Galeria Other Things - Óbidos
"Spring Reflections" - Influx Projects - Lisboa
"Heart Stories" - Storytailors - Lisboa

2011
"Sweet" - Galeria São Mamede - Lisboa

2010
"Encontros" - Exposição conjunta com Heitor Chichorro - Galeria Rastro - Figueira da Foz

2009
"Black Stripes" - Fundação Pedro Álvares Cabral e Galeria Quattro - Lisboa
"REFLEX - Part II" - Pinacoteca de Arte Contemporânea - Almonte - Espanha
"REFLEX - Part II" - Palacio de la Serna - Ciudad Real - Espanha  -  Galeria Quattro e
Fundaçao Henrique Leotte

2008
"Glam" - Nuno Sacramento - Arte Contemporanea - Aveiro
"Reflex" - Galeria Quatro - Leiria

2006
"Decifra o meu silencio" - Fundaçao Henrique Leote e Galeria Quattro - Convento
de S. Paulo - Estremoz
"Frame by Frame - Part 2" - Galeria Espacio Kubiko - Madrid (Espanha)
"Frame by Frame" - Galeria Quattro - Leiria
Serv'Artes - Galeria de Arte e Design - Porto

2004
"Linhas Cruzadas" - Galeria LM - Sintra
Galeria Forum Lisboa

2003
"Naturezas Internas" - 4M Galeria de Arte - Viseu

2002
Galeria LCR - Sintra

2001
Galeria Augusto Bertholo - Alhandra
Galeria LCR - Sintra

2000
Alexandre Art Gallery - Miami - EUA
Casa de Cultura D. Pedro V - Mafra

1999
Hangar K7 - Oeiras

1998
Galeria Pepper's - Caldas da Rainha
Galeria Espiral - Lisboa

Publications

The Guide Artists Magazine - February 2018 - USA

Open the Book Magazine - September - 2017 - Switzerland

VIP Magazine - September 2015 - Portugal

Radar Station Magazine - Spring 2015 - USA

Catapult Art Mag - Issue #28 - March 2014 - USA

Miroir Magazine - "Memoire" Issue - November 2013 - USA

In Magazine - June 2013

Directarts International #1 - May 2012

Sodium Magazine #4 - July 2010

Poets & Artists Magazine - March/ April 2010 - USA

Poets & Artists Magazine - January 2010 - USA

Revista Casa & Jardim Novembro/December 2009

Scriptus, Edição VII - September 2009

Share Mag #2 - July 2009
"Perfil" - Nova Gente Deco, nº24 - July 2009

I & D Magazine, Issue 2 - United Kingdom - 2009

Nova Gente Deco, nº20 - March 2009

"Pintura Contemporanea Portuguesa - 100 Pintores" - Orofaber - 2008

Casa Claudia - December 2008

Artigo "Duma - Espelhos Nossos" - Revista Espaço & Design nº 58 - June 2008

"Curto-Circuito" - Sic Radical - 22-05-2008

Reportagem no "Cartaz das Artes" - TVI - 02-11-2006

Revista Week End - Jornal ABC - Madrid - Espanha - September 2006

Dizionario d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 2004/2005 - Italia

Revista Eles & Elas - December 2004

Dizionario Enciclopédico internazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
2003/2004 - Italia

Anuario de Artistas 2003 (Artists' Yearbook 2003) - Graphic-Art - Espanha

Anuario Internacional de Artes 2003 - Fernando Infante do Carmo - Portugal

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