The Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, in co-production with FLAD, launches, on this March 27th, The (Woman) Writer – Ana Hatherly in the FLAD Collection exhibition.

The first exhibition in the Azores dedicated entirely to Ana Hatherly, contains an important nucleus of artworks of the artist, between 1964 and 1989, which belong to FLAD’s Collection. Known as the painter of words, Ana Harthely is the artist with the highest representation in FLAD’s Collection, including 222 works.

In the more than 60 artworks revealed, soon, on the island of São Miguel, Azores, it is possible to witness the research developed by the artist around calligraphy and writing, which reveals, according to João Mourão, Director of the Arquipélago and Curator of this exhibition, “(…) the intelligent hand for whom it is impossible to distinguish between visual arts and poetry, image and text, experimentation and academia.”

On display between March 27th and June 20th, at the Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, take this opportunity to get to know better the work of the artist Ana Hatherly.

See you soon!

About the artist Ana Hatherly

Ana Hatherly was born in Porto, in 1929. Artist, writer, essayist, director, graduated in Germanic Philology from the Faculdade de Letras of the University of Lisbon and doctorate in Hispanic Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.

Interested in all forms of communication, she begins to develop her work in the field of writing and drawing. She wrote her first book of poetry in 1958, “Um Ritmo Perdido”, as an allusion to the musical career that she did not continue. It was the beginning of her extensive poetry work. A member of the Grupo Experimentalista Português Ana Hatherly was one of the theorizers of this movement that started in the 1960s, in Lisbon.

In 1988, she founded the Revista Claro-Escuro. She participated in numerous exhibitions, highlighting Alternativa Zero, in 1977, which marks the country’s awakening to the artistic avant-garde. Special attention should also be given to the great exhibition of her visual artwork produced in the period between 1960 and 1990, at CAM, in 1992. In 2017 the Gulbenkian Museum and the Fundação Carmona e Costa revisited her work. She died on August 5th, 2015, in Lisbon. She was 86 years old.