Nádia Duvall (b. 1986) has a degree in Visual Arts from the Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha (ESAD) and a Masters in Painting from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, where she is currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Arts with the support of a scholarship from the prestigious Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), under the guidance of professors and critics Carlos Vidal and Eduarda Neves.
Duvall has been awarded multiple national and international prizes, including the BANIF REVELATION Prize (2008), attributed by a jury composed of José Augusto França, Silvia Chicó and Rui Mário Gonçalves; the Art, Science and Technology prize/scholarship from Ciência Viva and DG Artes for her SKIN project (2010); and the Centro Nacional da Cultura Young Creators Prize with the prosthesis project entitled TITHEMI by her heteronym Helena Duvall (2016).
In 2016, Duvall was one of the artists shortlisted for the Paula Rego Prize, and she is one of the Portuguese artists to have been awarded the Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum’s Young European Creators Prize. Between 2008 and 2017, she was sponsored by Horácio Roque (BANIF), allowing her to work in a large studio.
Her work is essentially autobiographical, reflecting on current issues from the perspective of philosophy, religion and politics, and fusing painting, literature, performance, sculpture, writing, sound, video and installation. Her use of heteronyms is a direct reflection not only of this hybridism but also of her social and cultural context. Duvall currently uses twelve heteronyms. She is the founder of the publishing house Multiple Skins Editions, under which she gives voice to all these co-authors. She has exhibited regularly since 2006 in both group and solo shows and is currently represented by the FOCO gallery.
2020 – UNDRESSED MACHINE – Galeria das Mercês, Lisbon.
2018 – ABALO, o segundo – Galeria FOCO, Lisbon.
2018 – ABALO, o primeiro – Galeria MUTE, Lisbon.
2016 – CAVE#0, studio installations open studio, Castelo D’If, Lisbon.
2015 – VISGRAAT – Galeria António Prates, Lisbon.
2014 – ONI TORI – Manteigaria Lisboa – Associação Cultural, Martin Moniz.
2012 – FALLING TREES – Galeria Valbom, Lisbon.
2010 – STIGMATA – Installation at Palácio Reynolds, Estremoz.
2009 – TEGUMENTOS – Intercultural Space of Codola, Italy.
2008 – UNTITLED – VPF Rock Gallery, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon.