Nell (Maria Helena Albuquerque Brito dos Santos)

Nell (Maria Helena Albuquerque Brito dos Santos) was born 1936 in Mangualde, Portugal. After studying mathematics, she began her artistic career in 1991.

Solo Exhibitions

1994 Paco Art Gallery, Parede, Portugal

1997 IEFP, Portugal

1998 Mexa-se Health Club Cultural Space, Parede, Portugal

2001 Mexa-se Health Club Cultural Space, Parede, Portugal

 

Group Exhibitions

1992 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

601 Gallery, Lisbon`

1993 601 Gallery, Lisbon

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Almada Negreiros Gallery, Lisbon

Armindo Teixera Lopes Museum, Mirandela, Portugal

Foz Palace, Lisbon

Nordeste Forum, Braganca, Portugal

Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal

Hotel da Senhora, Mangualde, Portugal

Arte & Mar Gallery, Sesimbra, Portugal

Casa do Alentejo, Lisbon

Museum of Primitive Modern Painting, Guimaraes, Portugal

International Fair of Lisbon, Lisbon

1994 Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal

Cardais Convent, Portugal

Caixa Geral de Depositos, Lisbon

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

601 Gallery, Lisbon

La Villa Cultural Center, Madrid

Musee d’Art Naif de Bages, France

Espirito Santo Convent, Algarve, Portugal

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Evangelistic and Culture Foundation, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon

Art Gallery of Figueira da Foz, Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Art Gallery of Espinho, Espinho, Spain

Barrock’s International Bar, Cascais, Portugal

“Consument Art ‘94”, Nuremberg, Germany

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Embassy of Portugal, Pragua

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

1995 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Antonio de Almeida Foundation, Porto, Portugal

Sintra Regional Museum, Sintra, Portugal

Arte & Mar Gallery, Sesimbra, Portugal

Cultural Center of Celorico da Beira, Celorico da Beira, Portugal

Plastic Arts Salon, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal

GAN Space, Lisbon

Maia Forum, Maia, Portugal

Mae de Agua Gallery, Lisbon

Antiga Pastelaria Marques Cultural Space, Lisbon

1996 Adro House, Loures, Portugal

Ericeira Toursim Board, Ericeira, Portugal

Altis Park Hotel Gallery, Lisbon

National Panteao, Lisbon

Chiado Space, Coimbra, Portugal

Antonio de Almeida Foundation, Porto, Portugal

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal

D Manuel Palace, Evora, Portugal

Cultural Institute of Macau, Macau, Portugal

Complexo Paroquial Gallery, Mangualde, Portugal

Adro House,, Loures, Portugal

S. Mateus Fair, Viseu, Portugal

Pobral Art Gallery, Pobral, Portugal

1997 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Superior Technical Institute, Lisbon

Antonio de Almeida Foundation, Porto, Portugal

Ericeira Toursim Board, Ericeira, Portugal

Caves Velhas, Bucelas

CIAAC Salon, Cascais, Portugal

Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Arganil, Portugal

Recreio da Amadora Gallery, Amadora

1998 Ericeira Toursim Board, Ericeira, Portugal

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Espirito Santo Convent, Algarve, Portugal

Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal

Evangelistic Foundation and Culture, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon

Regional Museum of Arcehology and Ethnography, Arganil, Portugal

Mairie de Prades, France

Praca Gallery, Porto, Portugal

“Arte 98”, National Cordoaria, Lisbon

1999 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Museum of Primitive Modern Painting, Guimaraes, Portugal

Amoreiras Shopping Center Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

A Gallery, Sintra, Portugal

Municipality of Nisa, Nisa, Portugal

Municipality of Loures, Loures, Portugal

Pablo Casales Festival, Prades, France

Children’s Palace, Benavente, Portugal

Cultural Asociation of Parede, Portugal

2000 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Regional Museum of Arcehology and Ethnography, Arganil, Portugal

Pablo Casales Festival, Prades, France

Net Art Fax International, Lisbon

MIAN International Museum of Naïve Art of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal

2001 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Agua Museum, Lisbon

Camoes Institute, Embassy of Portugal, Brussels

“Cascais Antoniano”, Cascais Tourism Center, Cascais, Portugal,

2002 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal

Net Art Fax International, Lisbon

Camoes Institute, Embassy of Portugal, Luxembourg

2003 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal

Ra Festas, S Domingos de Rana, Portugal

Santo Antonio School, Parede, Portugal

Ouro Negro Foundation, Atrozela, Estoril, Portugal

2004 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal

Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal

Municipality of Constancia, Constancia, Portugal

Portuguese Medico Auto Club, Lisbon

Cascais Tourism Center, Cascais, Portugal

Abrantes Municipal Gallery, Abrantes, Portugal

2005 Eboli Galeria de Arte, Madrid

Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg

2006 “Iberian Reveries”, GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, Tel Aviv

 

Prizes

1994 Mention of Honor, “Um Arquipelago de Todas as Cores”, Embassy of Portugal, Cabo Verde, Portugal

1999 2nd Prize, “Guimaraes e o seu Patrimonio Historico”, Guimaraes, Portugal

2003 Mention of Honor, 24th International Salon of Naïve Art, Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

2005 Mention of Honor, 26th International Salon of Naïve Art, Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

 

Bibliography

“Arte 98”, Fernando Infante do Carmo, 1998, xxxx

“Naifes de Portugal”, APPM-Association of Modern Primitive Painters, 1998, xxxx

“Dizionario d’Arte Internazionale”, xxxx, Italy