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Brooklyn: Gabriela Albergaria exhibits at the bitforms gallery – NYC

Gabriela Albergaria, a Portuguese born international artist, is participating in the group exhibit “The Birdwatchers” being held at the bitforms gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition will run through January 21, 2012. bitforms gallery is devoted to emerging and established artists who embrace new media and contemporary art practice.

The Birdwatchers, curated by Laura Bardier, is a group exhibition featuring work of four contemporary artists that observe nature and repurpose it within altered landscapes, as part of their interdisciplinary practice. The exhibited works consist of physically animated plants and animals, video, animation, letterpress prints, and drawing on paper. Besides Gabriela Albergaria, participating artists include Jeffrey Blondes (USA), Adriana Salazar (Colombia), and Marina Zurkow (USA).

Gabriela Albergaria, 48, uses gardens as the main material of her work. She uses them as a tool that is simultaneously narrative, aesthetic, anthropological and mnemonic to produce photography, drawings, installations, and sculptures. These social and collective references intercross with personal and subjective memoirs of her intimate experiences.

Her projects are also concerned with the relationships between the subtle and minute components of life and the large-scale appearance of the world. In her work “Fictional Landscape”, Albergaria considers the notion of a space where any two points can be joined by a path, and creates an artificial garden, drawing an impossible connection and unreal perspective between two trees distant from each other.

Her work will also be   on exhibit at the Wave Hill Garden and Cultural Center, at the Bronx, New York, February through March2012, and at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco, February through June 2012.

Albergaria has exhibited at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon, Portugal; Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany; and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; among others. She studied at the Fine Arts University of Porto in Portugal and held artist residences at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden in collaboration with the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. She lives and works in Lisbon, Berlin and New York.

Born in Vale de Cambra, mailand Portugal, Gabriela Albergaria studied Fine Arts at the University of Porto (Portugal) and was artist in residence at the Berlin Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Germany). She has participated in individual and group exibitions internationally since 1990.

For images and more information on the exhibition, please visit biforms gallery here >>

Contact: Natalia Pudzisz at natalia@bitforms.com

bitforms gallery nyc

529 West 20th St (Nearest subway is the C/E to 23rd St in Chelsea)

New York NY 10011 – (212) 366-6939



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