Mariana Gillot, artist born in 1975 in Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in Sintra. He held several individual and group exhibitions, highlighting “Journey to the enchanted confines of Xentra”, in the gardens and rooms of the Hotel Palacio de Seteais in Sintra and “Lab Rats” at Galeria António Prates in Lisbon. He participated in numerous art fairs with Galeria António Prates, namely Arte Lisboa and Art Madrid and with Galerie Makowski at Volta Basel, Affortable Battersea Spring UK London, Brussels, Stockholm, Hampstead London, Fine Art Fair Hampton New York, Art Fair Miami Beach and Art Fair Salon International d'art contemporain, Paris. Represented by Galeria António Prates in Lisbon and Galerie Makowski in Berlin. It was published in several media outlets, such as Ar.tes, Le Monde Diplomatique, Directarts Internacional or in the book “As Melhores da Arte Portuguesa” by Paulo Lopo.
The theme of his work focuses on human relations and the interaction between man and his contemporary world. They are pure calls to attention to the disconcerting reality of all of us and the underlining of their indignation at the dependent way of being, of existing, of living, of selling ourselves, and especially with the possibility of we die, without ever having been truly alive. The subsistence of a planet that rotates It's the return of the most futile and empty incentive, money, the only one for which you shouldn't do it. The ironic criticism he makes through his intervention aims to touch on the extreme consumerism experienced in adapting to the world. rapid evolution. Mariana Gillot then makes an appeal through her works: Open your heart to love not to war!