Helena Almeida is active/lives in Portugal, Spain. Helena Almeida is known for performance art using photography and body paint.
Biography Helena Almeida
Artist of the week 59: Helena Almeida, The Guardian, October 7, 2009
The Portuguese artist Helena Almeida is a riddle of contradictions. She is not a photographer, yet the vast majority of her work is in black-and-white photography. She does not make self-portraits, but nearly all of her artworks depict the artist over her 40-year career. She uses a particular shade of blue, not unlike the famous Yves Klein Blue, yet refutes any similarities or references to the late French actionist. It is enough to drive the most open-minded critic back to the history books in a frenzy of re-examination. Yet Almeida's position is not born out of perversity.
She emerged on to the Portuguese art scene in the early 1960s after having stu
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