Rafaela Nunes, also known as Nenhures, was born in 1991 and lives between Lisbon and Palmela — between the city and the countryside. She completed her BFA and MFA in Painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, where she began investigating the possibility of creating extraterritorial spaces through painting.

Her work is inspired by the origins, the sensations and the consequences of fear and wonder. Be it on canvas, as sculptures, in drawings or through installations, painting is inevitable in her practice. It is through it that she explores the fragile relation between us and the utopian.

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EDUCATION
2017 MFA Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon
2013 BFA Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon

SOLO SHOWS
2017 Nowhere, AGEAS Foundation, Lisbon
2015 Refúgio, Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon

GROUP SHOWS
2021 CUTOUT, subsolo.net (online)
2020 Porta Aberta, Safra, Lisbon
2020 A Clue to Reality, Galeria do Campo Pequeno, Lisbon
2020 Quantos Á-Quatro cabem no Á-Quatro, Edifício Á-Quatro, Barreiro
2018 Ensaios sobre a (in)flexibilidade do natural - Parte I, Ministry of the Environment, Lisbon
2017 Bienal de Espinho, Espinho Municipal Museum, Espinho
2017 Suburbia, Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Lisbon
2016 Franzina, Roundabout.Lx, Lisbon
2016 1º Prémio CAT 2015/2016, Casa das Artes de Tavira
2016 Contra o Desgosto, Fundação PT, Lisbon
2015 12x12, Atelier Travessa, Lisbon
2015 Exposición de Pensionados en Segovia, Alhóndiga de Segovia, Spain
2015 GA-BA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon
2015 De onde para onde, School of Economics and Management, Lisbon
2015 Artis 2015, Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril
2014 O Porto e a Península, Galeria Península, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2014 Exposição colectiva, Media Capital, Barcarena
2014 Finalistas Pintura FBAUL 12’13, National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon
2013 Vinte e Dois, VAÅG Art Gallery, Lisbon
2013 Laboratório de Anatomia - Ver e Pensar o Corpo, University of Lisbon Rectory, Lisbon
2013 XXVI Spring Salon, Casino Estoril Art Gallery
2011 GA-BA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon
2010 Palmela, Espaço Fortuna, Palmela
2009 Pintar ao Ar Livre, Palmela Village Golf Resort, Palmela

RESIDENCIES
2018 Festival A Salto: Tomada Artística da Cidade de Elvas, Elvas, Portugal
2017 Centro de Estudos de Arte Contemporânea, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal
2015 Palácio de Quintanar, Segovia, Spain

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
“Bruma”, independent publishing, Amorpho, 2020
“Pé-d’Água”, independent publishing, Amorpho, 2020

COLECTIONS
Lisbon Law School
AGEAS Foundation

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Texts


︎︎︎ Artist’s Stament
︎︎︎ Ensaios sobre a (in)flexibilidade do natural by Andreia César
︎︎︎ Suburbia by Isabel Sabino
︎︎︎ Refúgio by Letícia de Melo

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Nenhures — Rafaela Nunes
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