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Mara Alves

Portuguese Artist & Curator based in London, early on discovered art in her life!

Very observant and sensitive new began to see beauty in all shapes, things and people ... Figurative passionate, by nature colorist and experimentalist, carrying to her works experiences of her day-to-day.

Graduated in Painting and Drawing in AR.CO (Center for Art and Visual Communication) in 2005 and before finished, Mara Alves received an invitation to be Art Tutor in several Art Schools and studios, where she was privileged to share art with others, at the same time devoted every minute working to get power and go beyond valuing her artwork individually.

Shown her work in Fine Arts national and international competitions since 2004, having won an honorable mention in the 4th BIENNIAL OF VISUAL ARTS SANTA CATARINA DA SERRA 2007. Has several solo and group exhibitions, national and international ones, and some of her works integrates private collections.

Always worked in the field of plastic expression and growing within this area, was hugging all projects and opportunities that the art world was giving her! Founder of PortugArt, an art project with the collaboration of the Portuguese Embassy and the D Group (SI’s partner) bringing 20 top Portuguese Artists to showcase their art in London. PortugArt Exhibition.
This project also got her an invitation to start working as a curator and Manager for D Contemporary, new Art Gallery in prestigious Mayfair’s Grafton Street. Supporting and engaging with the art community’s talent, but also focusing in the international ones, whilst connecting them to Strategy International’s 300 clientele. So far, has develop at the gallery 10 Art Exhibitions/projects/collaborations and has 2018 completely booked with a full art programme.

Mara Alves is also starting a new body of works to present next year at her very first solo exhibition in London.