My Sun Cries, 2016
My sun cries, 2016, exhibition view at Portuguese Foundation of Communications in Lisbon
Dorsal, 2016, wood, chafer, fabric, string, aluminum, lead, nails, sponge and sphere (made of stone and wood, by Fernando Roussado), 215 × 15 × 170 cm
Dorsal (detail), idem
Cremilda, 2016, wood, leaf, plywood, fabric, plastic, sponge, ping-pong ball, canvas, acrylic and synthetic paint, 230 × 65 × 40 cm
My sun cries, 2016, exhibition view at Portuguese Foundation of Communications in Lisbon
My sun cries, exhibition view, idem
My sun cries, exhibition view, idem
Cavalo de pau / Rocking horse, 2015, wood, fabric, concrete, string, sponge, acrylic and synthetic paint,
73 × 16 × 51 cm
Verso / Verse, 2016, y-tong block, concrete, cotton, acrylic paint and tennis ball, 43 × 25 × 11 cm
O meu sol chora / My sun cries, 2015, series of 8 drawings, ink on pink fabric of line\cotton, 41 × 51,5 cm each
Rocking Horse and Carrier-snout at the exhibition What I am in MAAT, 2017, with works from the EDP Foundation collection.
© Photo: courtesy of MAAT

O meu sol chora / My sun cries was a solo exhibition by Sara Bichão in 2016, at the Portuguese Foundation of Communications in Lisbon. It was organised and supported by Galeria Bessa Pereira.

© Pedro Guimarães

Text by Luísa Salvador, 2016, below:

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Sara Bichão’s working process binds with emotional channels: to heal, to purge, to perpetuate, to play. The works are sculptural with a chromatic atmosphere specific to its own, which at times, are activated by the artist through performative actions. The materials used are often collected/offered/stolen, or come from other recycled and organic resources. More recently, Bichão has also been exploring experimental writing.

Sara Bichão is currently developing a long-term collaboration with La S Grand Atelier – Art Brut et Contemporain, in Belgium.

She was an artist-in-residence at Residency Unlimited (New York, USA) and Finisterrae (Ouessant, FR) in 2022, and has attended other residencies over the past years including: Porta 33 (2020, Madeira, Portugal); Cité Internationale des Arts (2019, Paris, FR); Artistes en Résidence (2017, Clermont Ferrand, FR). She received scholarships from the French Institute (2019, 2022), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2014) and the Luso-American Foundation (2022).

A selection of her solo shows include: Before I Get Sick at MEEL, Press (2021, Lisbon); What is the thing, What is it at Galeria Filomena Soares (2020, Lisbon); Find me, I kill you at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2018, Lisbon); (2017) Coastal at Barbara Davis Gallery (2017, Houston); My Sun Cries at Portuguese Foundation of Communications (2016, Lisbon); Somebody’s Address at Rooster Gallery (2014, New York).

Some of her past group shows include: Slow Gala at 68 Art Institute (2022, Copenhagen); Twin Islands at Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain (2022, France); (2022) Traverser la nuit: Works From the Antoine de Galbert Collection at Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (2022, Portugal); Performance 0 at BoCA – Biennial of Contemporary Arts (2021, Portugal); Clorophilia at Porta33 (2021, Portugal); Storytelling at Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon (2019, France); Un pyjama pour deux at Passages Centre for Contemporary Art in Troyes (2019, France); CHAMA at Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar (2018, Portugal); What I am at Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (2017, Portugal); }{ { } at Diagrama (2015, Mexico); 2015) Eccentric Exercise II at Kulturni Centar Beograda (2015, Serbia); Soundless Harmonies at Rita Urso Gallery (2014, Italy); Extending The Line at Arevalo Gallery (2012, USA).

Bichão was selected for the FLAD Drawing Prize (2021), Anteciparte’09 (2009), Fidelidade Mundial – Jovens Pintores (2009), BPI – FBAUL (2008).

Her work is part of art collections such as: Antoine de Galbert Collection, France; CACE (State’s Collection of Contemporary Art); FLAD (Luso American Foundation); PLMJ Foundation; EDP – MAAT Foundation; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Carmona e Costa Foundation; MidFirst Bank Collection, Arizona, USA.

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Sara Bichão
Palácio dos Coruchéus
Rua Alberto Oliveira, Atelier 41,
1700-019 Lisboa, Portugal

Galeria Filomena Soares
Rua da Manutenção n.º 80 (Xabregas),
1900-321 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 962 373 956

Barbara Davis Gallery
4411 Montrose Boulevard, Suite D
Houston, 77006 Texas, USA
+1 713 520 9200