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MAM Exhibit: ‘Women Artists - 1st International Biennial of Macao’04 Apr 2018

Jointly organised by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM) and Albergue SCM, the exhibition 'Women Artists - 1st International Biennial of Macao' features 142 works from the 1970's up to the present created by 132 female artists from 22 countries and regions. Works include paintings, silkscreen printings, drawings, sculptures, installations and videos, among others. This exhibition seeks to enhance the reputation of contemporary female artists, while showing the impact of their creative works on society and culture in addition to revealing the diverse roles of female identity, the multiple interpretations of women and artistic practices that transcend gender differences.

Artists from South Korea, Japan, East Timor, Russia, India, Iran, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Georgia, Brazil, the United States, Australia, Mainland China, Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan region, among other countries and regions, have been invited to participate in this biennial, which also includes works by female artists from MAM's collections. These artists - from different generations, regions and cultural backgrounds - express personal feelings and creativity inherent in the unique female art world.

The biennial comprises two sections. The first section showcases 41 works from MAM's collection of the 1970's to the present and arranged in 10-year periods, nurturing the public's awareness of MAM's achievements in its study of works by innovative female artists and of Macao's art history; exhibited pieces include not only selected works from a series of works by the artists but also large-scale works by invited artists. The second section includes works by 101 female artists active in international art circles from the collection of Albergue SCM.

The exhibition 'Women Artists - 1st International Biennial of Macao' runs until 13th May 2018, open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm (no admission after 6:30pm), including on public holidays, and closes on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit: www.mam.gov.mo.