Ana Vidigal’s work resorts to painting, collage, assemblage and installation as processes of decontextualization and reconfiguration of images from different sources, in order to explore the social and political values those objects convey, often in regard to the representation of women and their social roles.
Having graduated in Painting at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts in 1984, Ana Vidigal was granted a scholarship from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian from 1985 to 1987.
The following solo shows are highlighted: Em Primeiro Lugar o Fim, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, Où va t’on, Sala do Veado, Lisbon, Jugular, Centro Cultural Português – Instituto Camões, Luanda, Angola (2014); Estilo Queen Anne, Galeria Baginski, The brain is deeper than the sea , MNAC – Museu do Chiado, 2011. In 2010 was subject of a retrospective anthologic exhibition at the Centro de Arte Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, with Menina Limpa Menina Suja, curated by Isabel Carlos.
In 2009 was selected by curator Isabel Carlos for the 9th Sharjah Biennial, UAE.
The following group shows are highlighted as well: The Houses in CAM’s Collection, CAM – FCG, Lisbon, curated by Isabel Carlos and Patrícia Rosas (2015-16); The Journey of Room 53, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, curated by João Silvério (2014); Riso – Uma exposição a sério, Museu da Electricidade – Fundação EDP, Lisbon, curated by João Pinharanda and Nuno Artur Silva; Cem Obras/ Dez Anos: Colecção PLMJ, Museu Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Lisbon (2012).
Her work is represented at the following collections: Centro de Arte Moderna – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Colecção António Cachola, Elvas; Culturgest, Lisbon; Fundação de Serralves, Oporto, Banco de Portugal, Lisbon, Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Manuel de Brito, Algés, Deutsche Bank, Lisbon.