Cristina Ataide

Born in Viseu, 1951. She lives in Carnaxide, municipality of Oeiras and works in Lisbon. She is Graduate in Sculpture and has a Master’s degree in Sculpture and New Media, by the Superior School of Fine Arts of the Lisbon University, where she also attended the course of Design Studies. Head of the Sculpture and Design’s department in MadeIn, a Portuguese marble production company between 1987 and 1996, working there with artists as Anish Kapoor, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Keit Sonnier, Matt Mullican, etc.She was an Invited Teacher in Lusofona University, in Lisbon between 1997 and 2012.Her work, most of the time is done during the artist’s traveling, transits between sculpture and drawing, going through photography and video.The concerns about nature are one of the most constant worries in her work. Going through different landscapes and around the world, trying to understand it’s questions. The denounce of ecological crimes, the preservation of nature, are always going around her personal and artistic preoccupations.