Helena Almeida



Corpus shows work by the Portuguese artist Helena Almeida, examining what she has done in painting, photography, video and drawing during a period of nearly fifty years. The exhibition will highlight the importance of the body – a record, occupying and defining space – and its performative encounter with the world in Almeida’s work from the mid 1960s to the present day.

Helena Almeida established herself in the 1970s as an important figure in performance and conceptual art and is considered one of the great contemporary Portuguese artists.

She was born in 1934 in Lisbon, which was where she lived and worked, exploring and questioning traditional forms of expression, especially painting, driven by a constant desire to go beyond pictorial limits.

This exhibition is a co-production between the IVAM, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jeu de Paume Museum and the Wiels Museum