The 10 finalists of the FLAD Drawing Award 2024 have been chosen. The work of these artists will be exhibited at the Drawing Room Lisboa, which takes place between the 23rd and 27th of October at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, in Lisbon. The winner will be announced on October 26.

The fourth edition of the FLAD Design Award will reward the best among more than 200 applications received. The choice will be made among the 10 finalists, whose works will be on display in an exhibition at the Drawing Room Lisboa Fair, between 23 and 27 October, at the National Society of Fine Arts.

The winner will be announced on October 26, at Drawing Room Lisboa – which is once again a partner of this initiative – and will receive a monetary prize of 20 thousand euros.

This award aims to support the production and artistic innovation in Portugal, to recognize the artistic talent in Portugal and to support the promising artists of our country.

The area of artistic production chosen was the drawing, for its important representation in the Collection of Contemporary Art of FLAD and for constituting an artistic expression of a very intimate relationship with the creator of art. In the last editions of this annual initiative, the artist Pedro Tropa, the artist Maria Capelo and Carla Filipe were awarded.

FLAD Design Award 2024 Finalists

Bárbara Fonte (Braga, 1981) has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting (2004) and a postgraduate degree in Theory and Practice of Drawing (2005) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. She was a drawing teacher in secondary and higher education. He has been exhibiting since 2005.

Carla Rebelo has a degree in Sculpture, was a scholarship holder of F. Calouste Gulbenkian and has held Artistic Residencies in Portugal, Russia, Madrid, Berlin and Istanbul. He has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1999. She is represented in several national and international public and private collections.

In a multidisciplinary approach, her artistic practice unfolds, above all, in the fields of drawing, installation and sculpture. Of the recent exhibitions, in 2023, he highlights “FAROL”, Artes – Mota Galiza (Porto), 2022, Risco Continua, NO·NO Gallery (Lisbon) and, 2021, ROTOR, Galeria Presença (Porto).

Moreira and Rita Castro Neves live and work between Porto and Beira Alta.
They have been working collaboratively since 2015, starting a long project from nature in which they reflect on artistic collaboration, different artistic techniques and cultures, territory, science, scale and path.

Diogo Pimentão (Lisbon, 1973) lives and works in London. He studied at Ar.Co. Lisbon; in Gotland, and at the International Sculpture Centre. The practice of drawing is the central axis of his work where he redefines the very notions of drawing. His work is present in national and international collections.

Gonçalo Sena lives in Lisbon. He has a degree from FBAUL and a master’s degree from the Dutch Art Institute, with a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He has exhibited at Estufa Fria in Lisbon, CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Casa da Cerca, Oldenburger Kunstverein, MAAT, Cordoaria Nacional and Palais de Tokyo.

Maria Condado (Lisbon, 1981) studied Painting at FBAUL, and completed a Post-Graduation in Gardens and Landscape at FCSH in Lisbon. She has been developing her artistic practice, exhibiting regularly since 2007. In 2017 he edited the book Hortus by Stolen Books.

Drawing, amplified in other media, articulates his taste for transformism and narratives. In it, she links cultural and affective constructions of the body, through the openness to gesture as an agent of invention. Its design refers to the delirious body in excessive movements, suspended between metamorphoses.

Through drawing, painting, installation, photography, video and books, Priscila Fernandes questions the relationship between production time and idle time, the idea of individual and collective freedom in the context of the commodification of time and the threat of violence that hangs over our society.

Rroze Selavy (Lisbon, 1980) lives and works between Lisbon and Santa Maria (Azores). Their job is to produce in an attempt to postpone death.
Her works reflect mixing history with pop culture. The use of freses and words that curl up in the drawing is recurrent. And color.

The winning artist will be announced on October 26, at 6 pm, at the Drawing Room Lisboa, which takes place between the 23rd and 27th of October, at the National Society of Fine Arts, in Lisbon.