Ana Vidigal

Ana Vidigal

Portuguese painter Ana Vidigal was born in Lisbon in 1960.

She completed her Painting Degree at the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes de Lisboa in 1984. After her degree, she was awarded a scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation between 1985 and 1987.

In 1989 she did a training course in metal engraving with Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos at the Casa das Artes in Tavira.

In 1995, she is invited by the Lisbon Metro to execute a tile panel for the Alvalade station.  With a vast curriculum of awards and exhibitions, she is represented in important public collections such as Culturgest, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, MAAT and Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea.

In 1998 she was appointed resident painter at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Funchal. The following year, besides receiving the Maluda Award for young painters, she was selected by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) to be part of the collection of paintings by 11 artists offered to Brazil, dealing with the theme "A carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha".