Opening of Gabriela Albergaria Exhibition
The work of the artist Gabriela Albergaria (Vale de Cambra, 1965) has, since the 1990s, focused on understanding the acculturation relations of the landscape and nature, from the migratory processes and globalization initiated in the fifteenth century. In the multiple typologies she uses - sculpture, installation, works conceived for the public space, drawing and photography - the mapping of landscape transformations by human action, the modification of ecosystems from the imports of plant species and the history of the domestication of nature, present in the construction of botanical gardens in the 18th century, have been affirming a coherent and systematic body of work.
This exhibition maps out the various moments of this journey including, in addition to existing works, the conception of new projects, thus making a balance of the artist's activity in the last 15 years. The starting point is the installation that Gabriela Albergaria created at Centro Cultural de Belém, in 2005 (a huge tree that exhibited a violent grafting process), passing through the works that she has produced in Germany, Chile, Brazil and the United Kingdom, where she currently resides.