AnaMary Bilbao’s work has been addressing time within its historical, cultural and existential implications and in an attempt to question the anthropocentric logic that imposes acceleration as a natural rhythm and the understanding of the digital as being the closest approach to the real. Through the combination of different elements, from photography, drawing, sound, and moving image, her work seeks to start fictional narratives that bring out the state of doubt over the idea of a single truth.
Bilbao was artist-in-residence in the International Studio & Curatorial Program – ISCP (New York) with a grant from Luso-American Development Foundation (2022). In 2021 she was nominated for the 1st edition of FLAD Drawing Award and in 2019 she was one of the six nominees for the 13th edition of EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award. Her work has been recently exhibited at Photo Basel (Basel), International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York), Curiosa / Paris Photo (Paris), MAAT – The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), Opening Arco Madrid (Madrid), Novo Negócio / Zé dos Bois Gallery (Lisbon), Leal Rios Foundation (Lisbon), PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon), Toronto Convention Centre (Toronto), MACE – Museum of Contemporary Art (Elvas), Boavista Gallery – EGEAC (Lisbon) and Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon), among others.
During her residency at AiR 351 Bilbao will develop “In The Dark We Saw You”, a project she started in New York during her residency at ISCP, which is based on a research about secrecy, invisibility and the related tensions that manifest some of the main fragilities of the human. In parallel, she will also develop “Writing Letters Under the Sun”, a new project that arises from her desire to explore the right to a “brief hallucination”, as Jacques Derrida called it, and the relationship with the relativity of truth.