Cristina Troufa

Cristina Troufa

Novais, Porto, Portugal

About Cristina Troufa

Brief biographical statement:

Born in Oporto - Portugal,

Cristina Troufa is a Portuguese artist born (February 6th,1974) and based in Porto, Portugal.
Cristina holds a Licentiate Degree in Painting since 1998 and a Masters Degree in Painting since 2012, both in FBAUP (University of Fine Arts of Porto).
She has exhibited throughout Portugal, in solo and group shows since 1995 and international exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Australia, France, Canada, Denmark, Taiwan, England and USA.

Cristina Troufa want to consolidate the idea of a self-portrait and/or self-representation but for other hand wants to reflect on a spiritual, emotional, and psychological inner self-portrait, that may be done conceptually. She uses her own image in autobiographical paintings that explore her life and spiritual beliefs. As a form of self-knowledge and self-questioning, her work explores an inner world in a symbolic way, which remains inaccessible to the voyeur that can only guess what each painting represents.
The artist describe her work as: “…something spiritual, a route between several lives and several times in the same life, coexisting side by side from strategies of self-representation that ultimately, question the meaning of life”…"The theme of my work is about my life, about myself and my beliefs. I explore in my work the self-representation in the looking for my inner self, my self-portrait."
“The self-representation, as a visible element in my work is the result of a self-reflection, focusing on personal development, spiritual and emotional states, justifying the idea that the work done by me, are self-portraits. Metaphorically they narrate, states of mind, moments of evolution and healing, alternative treatments carried out and spiritual issues related to death that since child assail my mind, particularly reincarnation and spiritual growth that entails.”

Studio: Rua Sá da Bandeira, 331,3º andar, sala 31
E-mail: cristinatroufa@sapo.pt
Blog: cristina-troufa.blogspot.com

Education

Degree in Fine Arts - Painting, FBAUP (University of Fine Arts of Porto), 1998
Masters in Painting at FBAUP (University of Fine Arts of Porto)

Events

Collections:
2019 - Centro Cultural de Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
2014 - Liberty Seguros
- Museu Municipal de Espinho, Portugal
2012 - FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2011 - FADEUP – Faculdade de Desporto da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
2007 - MAEDS – Museu De Arqueologia e Etnografia do Distrito de Setúbal, Portugal


Referenced and interviewed in various media, such as:
2014 Artist of the mouth and cover image in “Line & Stylish” magazine Nº 11 Jul 2014, digital: http://www.lineandstylish.com/
2014 Cover image (A Paixão tem um Fado #2) em “Heavy Feather Review 3.2” Baby Eat Books, Teal Jason e Nathan Floom (ed.), North Canton, Ohio, EUA
2014 “Empty Kingdom Top 100 Artists of 2013”; Empty Kingdom Magazine
site:http://www.emptykingdom.com/featured/empty-kingdom-top-100-artists-of-2013/, São Francisco, EUA
2014 “The New Collectors Book” 2014 Basak, ed. Tchera Niyego, Nova York
2012 Magazine "Arbus, The Arts & Business Magazine of Northeast Florida October / November 2012" Lesley Frenz, USA. In the newspaper "Paradise, The Travel Edition, September 22-23, 2012, Gold Coast Bulletin" Tim Hannaford, Australia 2009.

Mentioned in
2015 catalog "Art Revolution Taipei 2015" Taipei, Taiwan
2007 catalog - "Arte Lisboa, Contemporary Art Fair"
2006 Book - "Golden Book of Contemporary Art in Portugal,"
2004 Book - "Art in Sport" Linhares Gallery, Lisboa.
Represented in various collections: MAEDS, FADEUP, FBAUP, Museu Municipal de Espinho, Liberty Seguros

In 2014 cover book “The Houses of Others” of Deakla Keydar, to be edited in Israel.
In 2008 Illustrations for the book "Words of Fernando Pessoa"- Centro Atlantico, Portugal

Got some honorable mentions, such as:
2015
– 3ª Bienal Internacional Mulheres d`Artes, Museu Municipal de Espinho, Portugal
2010
- VIII International Contest of Plastic Arts "Aires de Cordoba", Spain.
2009
- "6th International Biennial of Young Art at Vila Verde.",Portugal
2007
- "Biennial Coruche, 3rd Salon of Plastic Arts.",Portugal
2004
- "Artistic Presentations", Exhibition Hall, Penafiel, Portugal

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions (last ones)
2019
"EGO" - Centro Cultural de Cascais - Fundação D Luís I, Cascais, Lisboa
"UTOPIA" - Zet Gallery, Braga, Portugal
2018
“Herança” Galeria CNAP – Lisboa
2017
Double Solo Exhibition, D Contemporary, Londres, UK
“Self” Acervo Arte Contemporânea Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal
2016
Galerie Courcelles Art Contemporain - double solo exhibition - Paris, France
“Retratos de Alma” Galeria Via Idea, Azeitão, Portugal
2015
“Fuso” Artes Solar Stº António Gallery, Porto, Portugal
“Introspección Crítica” de Cristina Troufa, Museu Karura Art Centre (MKAC) virtual exhibition on Second Life.
2014
Double solo show, We Art Gallery, Aveiro, Portugal
2013
“Interior” CAE-Centro de Artes e Espetáculos da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
“Re-cor-dar” Palpura Gallery, Lisbon
“Mais vale um pássaro a voar”, 57 Art Galery, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2012
“Subjectiv Freedom” - Four Solo Exhibitions, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaide Beach, Australia
“Emoções" Museu de Artes Decorativas, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2011
“ O Eu Narcísico” (“The Narcissistic Self") Palpura Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
“ A mascara reflectida no espelho” (“The mask reflected in the mirror”) ASV Gallery, Porto, Portugal

Group Exhibitions (last ones)
2020
"Ao quadrado" - Da Vinci Art gallery, Porto
2019
Natal Group exhibition - CNAP gallery - Lisbon
2018
III Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Salerno, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy
“ICONIC MIX” Courcelles Art Contemporain, Paris, France
19 Karen Art Gallery, Queensland, Austrália
“5 Mulheres Artistas” Galeria Municipal do 11, Setúbal, Portugal
“O Retrato” Galeria Metamorfose, Porto Portugal

2017
“Sobre la Realidad” Galeria Honos Art, Rome, Italy
“Utopias” Nona edição de Arte Urbana em MUPIS, Porto, Portugal
“Artistas da Galeria” Galeria-Atelier Metamorfose, Porto
4ª Bienal Mulheres D´Artes, Museu Municipal de Espinho, Portugal
“ART IN GROUP” Galeria Artes Solar Stº António, Porto
2016
“Exposição Coletiva” Galeria Amostra, Maia, Portugal
“30 x 30” Galeria Acervo, Lisboa
“O Exercicio e o Corpo: dose e efeito” Reitoria da Universidade do Porto
“II Biennale D`Arte Contemporanea Di Salerno” Salerno, Italy
“A Arte Portuguesa No Feminino” Galeria Arte-Imagem, Corunha, Spain
“Emerging Art Now” Galeria Emergentes, Braga, Portugal
“CORPUS” Snap! Space Gallery, Orlando, USA
“REFLECTION” Artlink Canada, Jaydon Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
“FOZART 2016” Forte de S. João Baptista da Foz do Douro, Porto
“A AMOSTRA” Galeria Geraldes, Porto
“ARCOZ´ARTE” Casa das Artes de Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal
“PortugArt” D Group, Londres, UK

2015
“…les uns et les autres…” AP`ARTE Galeria de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
“Emotions” Pentágono Gallery, Porto
“Foz`Arte” Forte de S. João Baptista, Porto
“Coletiva de Pintura, Escultura e Fotografia” Galeria de Arte Contemporânea Nuno Sacramento, Aveiro, Portugal
Feira de Arte “Art Revolution Taipei” Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
“3ª Bienal Internacional Mulheres D`Artes” Museu Municipal de Espinho, Portugal
“arte & negócios 2015”, We Arte, Porto Business School, Porto
“No Feminino” Metamorfose Galeria, Porto
“Woman With (He)art” Da Vinci art gallery, Porto
“O Ano das Artes Continua” Casa da Cultura Mestre José Rodrigues, Alfândega da Fé, Portugal

2014
Exposição coletiva, Galeria RED NANKIN, Porto
“Arte de Bolso” 3º edição, Galeria Sete, Coimbra, Portugal
“70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artistas” Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisboa
“Arte em Postal”, Galeria Metamorfose, Porto
“Art Copenhagen 2014” - Art Fair, stand Galleri Kirk, Scandinavia
“Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Salerno” Artista convidada, Palazzo Fruscione, Italy
“10 Registos Na Figuração Contemporânea” Fundação Escultor José Rodrigues, Porto
“Shair be a part, 5ª exposição” Galeria Emergentes dst Shair, Braga, Portugal
“Young Upcoming Talents” KIRK Gallery, Denmark
“Arte Contemporânea Portuguesa” Peach Gallery, Toronto, Canada
“Il Mondo in Italiano” Palácio do Freixo, Pousada do Porto
“XVI Contemporâneos” Museu Municipal de Espinho, Espinho, Portugal