Ana de Almeida
IFK_Junior Fellow

Duration of fellowship
01. October 2017 bis 30. June 2018

Ana de Almeida


From the Collection to the Archive: A Reflection on the Production of Images in the 1974—1989 Inter-Revolutionary Space between the Carnation and the Velvet Revolutions


Starting from a set of amateur photos taken by my father, José Alberto Vidal de Almeida—a Portuguese scholarship-holding student in former Czechoslovakia from 1978 to 1987—my dissertation traces the transformation of a collection of photos stored inside a shoebox into an archive where lived and transmitted (inscribed) experience is articulated alongside macro-political and historical processes. The analysis of the archive allows a simultaneous look into the final years of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia and the first years after the left-wing revolution in Portugal in April 1974. Taking autobiography as its starting point, the objective of this research is to address the idea of a collective memory of revolution. It asks: how this memory is constantly formed, who are its protagonists, and how the potential for social upheaval it carries can be deliberately suppressed or released. Ultimately, it analyses different processes of image production in the inter-revolutionary archive.


Ana de Almeida is an artist and author from Lisbon, currently living and working in Vienna. After studying Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon, she continued her studies in Vienna, completing a Master in Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts with a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the same institution, pursuing a doctoral thesis about the production of images and its ideological implications in the 1974—1989 inter-revolutionary space between the Carnation and the Velvet Revolutions. She is a member of the artists’ collective <dienstag abend>, a member and co-founder of the curatorial project Gudrun Ingenthron and of the Interndinner collective against precarization of work in the cultural field. Her artistic practice addresses memory processes and their different levels of responsibility in processes of subjectivization; conscious and subconscious narrative constructions that connect space and subject; and plurispatial and multilayered narratives in general.

Inhabited Projections: Ausstellungseröffnung von Ana de Almeida in Münster

Sind Raum und Kunst stets in ihrem Kontext zu begreifen oder sollte ein Raum als freie Ausstellungsplattform unabhängig von seinen Koordinaten bespielt werden? Ausgehend von dieser Frage – die sich das kuratorische Team des Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst Münster e.V. (FAK) in diesem Jahr stellt – bezieht die Künstlerin Ana de Almeida in der Einzelausstellung Inhabited Projections Position und reflektiert den Kunstort des FAK vor dem Hintergrund seines historischen Kontextes. De Almeida ist im Studienjahr 2017/18 IFK_Junior Fellow.

Ana de Almeida

Inhabited Projections, FAK Münster

Eröffnung                 Do, 22.03.2018, 19 Uhr

Ausstellungsdauer  23.03.2018 - 22.04.2018

Öffnungszeiten       Fr. - So. 16 bis 19 Uhr



Virtual Virtue ist eine Ausstellung von Hong Zeiss und Michael Kral
Kuratiert von Gudrun Ingenthron (Ana de Almeida, Catalina Ravessoud und Mariel Rodríguez)

Virtual Virtue ist eine Ausstellung über Malerei. Malerei jenseits von Malerei aber auch Malerei als Malerei selbst, als Medium, welches die Mittel ihrer eigenen Transzendenz bestimmt. Die Ausstellung ist als eine großflächige Installation konzipiert, in welcher die idiosynkratischen piktoralen Übereinkünfte von Zeiss und Kral auseinandergenommen und anschließend wieder zusammengebaut werden. Dabei entstehen multidirektionale Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten, eingebettet in seriellen Verwandtschaften und/oder durch die Nachbarschaft einzelner Werke.

Eröffnung: 24. Mai 2018 // 19 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 25. Mai - 15. Juni




The EDP Foundation invites to the opening of the exhibition "Haus Wittgenstein" in Lissabon


07 Nov-25 Feb: 

"Haus Wittgenstein: Art, Architecture & Philosophy" - one of the participating artists: Ana de Almeida, IFK_Junior Fellow Abroad

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Av. Brasília, Central Tejo

1300-598 Lisboa


Exhibition: Ana de Almeida, Alicja Rogalska

Nova. Future thoughts on surviving together is followed by an exhibition, opening on October 30th at the Vereinigung Bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs.
A project by Ana de Almeida (IFK_Junior Fellow 2018/19) and Alicja Rogalska.

Opening: 30th of October 2019, 19.00
Exhibition: 31st of October - 29th of November 2019
at VBKÖ, Maysedergasse 2/28 (4. Stock, Lift) 1010 Wien

Opening hours of the exhibition:
Fridays and Saturdays: 3 - 7 pm
or by appointment: info@vbkoe.org


"Sharing and Responding": Event Series: "kunsthalle wien"

The event series Sharing and Responding, which is comprised of two online workshops in June 2020 as well as a concluding symposium in January 2021, examines cybernetic structures in language and art, planning and surveillance. Hence, it picks up on the thematic framework of the exhibition Cybernetics of the Poor, curated by Diedrich Diederichsen and Oier Exteberria: the show just reopened on June 1 at Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, Donostia/San Sebastián and then can be seen from December 4, 2020 at Kunsthalle Wien, 18-19 June 2020.

Concept: Ana de Almeida, Anke Dyes, Nina Kerschbaumer, and Inka Meißner

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Ana de Almeida

Only fifteen years separate two historical events fundamental to the constitution of two Western and Central European democracies as we know them today. The Carnation Revolution of April 1974 in Portugal and the Velvet Revolution of November 1989 in former Czechoslovakia shifted the course of local and global histories and rewrote national narratives, while playing important roles in much larger processes such as the collapse of the Eastern Bloc and the definitive dissolution of a moribund colonial empire.