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Fernanda Feher

Fernanda Feher, "Femme Fatale", Oil, acrylic and Fabric on Canvas, 180 x 140cm (55 x 70 inches)

Artist Name: Fernanda Feher
Residency Dates: August – September 2022
Born: 1988
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Lives & Works: Lisbon, Portugal
URL: / Instagram: @fefeher
Education: BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Fernanda Feher is a multimedia artist who works mostly with collages and figurative painting (water-based oil paint and watercolours) but has also been experimenting with ceramic sculptures and installations. Feher subverts traditional portraiture by placing subjects in fantastic, sometimes impossible landscapes heavy with symbolism. The main subject of Feher work is women and nature, often in a surreal way. Fernanda has a taste for motifs, patterns, tiny details, stickers, and colorful palettes. In spite of the work appearing to be innocent and humorous, it is dealing with the more conflicting aspects of being a woman (and mother) in a world structured on patriarchal foundations. Relationships between human and non-human, matter and spirit are also part of the atmosphere presented by the artist.

In 2022 Feher exhibited at the ArPa art fair in São Paulo with Gisela Gueiros. Other recent exhibition include the solo show The Conflict Between the Eagle and the Serpent, at Galeria Millan, São Paulo (2021); Planos da Luz, curated by Thiago Verardi, Lisbon (2018); Quimera curated by Fernando Ticoulat, Gallery Arte 57, São Paulo (2018). Fernanda participated in Pivô Pesquisa art residency in São Paulo (2019) and the 3331 arts Chiyoda in Tokyo (2018).

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