Cristina Troufa - Video


Cristina Troufa is a Portuguese artist born and based in Porto, Portugal. She holds a Licentiate Degree in Painting since 1998 and a Masters Degree in Painting since 2012, both in FBAUP (University of Fine Arts of Porto). She has exhibited throughout Portugal, in solo and group shows since 1995 and international exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Taiwan and France.  

Cristina Troufa wants to consolidate the idea of a self-portrait and/or self-representation but for other hand wants to reflect on a spiritual, emotional, and psychological inner self-portrait, that may be done conceptually. In her recent works, she uses her own image in autobiographical paintings that explore her life and spiritual beliefs. As a form of self-knowledge and self-questioning, her work explores an inner world in a symbolic way, which remains inaccessible to the voyeur that can only guess what each painting represents.

The artist describe her work as: “…something spiritual, a route between several lives and several times in the same life, coexisting side by side from strategies of self-representation that ultimately, question the meaning of life”…"The theme of my work is about my life, about myself and my beliefs. I explore in my work the self-representation in the looking for my inner self, my self-portrait".
Solo Exhibitions:

2015 “FUSO” Galeria Artes Solar Stº António, Porto

2014 Dupla exposição individual, We Art – Agência de Arte, Aveiro

2013 “INTERIOR” CAE-Centro de Artes e Espetáculos da Figueira da Foz

2013 “RE-COR-DAR” Galeria Palpura, Lisboa

2013 “Mais vale um pássaro a voar” 57 Art Galery, Viana do Castelo

2012 “Subjective Freedom”, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, Austrália

2012 "Emotions", Museum of Decorative Arts, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

2011 "The Self Narcissistic" Palpura Gallery, Lisbon

2011 "The mask reflected in the mirror," ASVs Gallery, Porto

2011 "Cristina Troufa” Metamorfose Gallery, Port

2011 "Wearing Skin", Library of Penafiel

2006 "Traces of Portugal," Casa Museu Soledade Malvar, Famalicão.

2005 "We the Animals," Abraço Gallery, Lisbon.

2004 "Essential Painting", Artela Gallery, Lisbon.

2003 "V4," House of Arts, Porto.

2003 "Traces of Life", Gallery OM, Penafiel.

2002 "Figurations," Artela Gallery, Lisbon.




Group Exhibitions:

2015 “…les uns et les autres…” AP`ARTE Galeria de Arte Contemporânea, Porto

2015 “Emotions” Galeria Pentágono, Porto

2015 “Foz`Arte” Forte de S. João Baptista, Porto

2015 “Coletiva de Pintura, Escultura e Fotografia, Galeria de Arte Contemporânea Nuno Sacramento, Aveiro

2015 Feira de Arte “Art Revolution Taipei” Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan

2015 “3ª Bienal Internacional Mulheres D`Artes” Museu Municipal de Espinho

2015 “arte & negócios 2015”, We Arte, Porto Business School, Porto

2015 “No Feminino” Metamorfose Galeria, Porto

2015 “Woman With (He)art” Da Vinci art gallery, Porto

2015 “O Ano das Artes Continua” Casa da Cultura Mestre José Rodrigues, Alfândega da Fé

2014 Exposição coletiva, Galeria RED NANKIN, Porto

2014 “Arte de Bolso” 3º edição, Galeria Sete, Coimbra

2014 “Coletiva do Pai Natal” Galeria Zeller, Espinho

2014 “70 Cavaquinhos 70 Artistas” Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisboa

2014 “Arte em Postal”, Galeria Metamorfose, Porto

2014 “Art Copenhagen 2014” - Art Fair, stand Galleri Kirk, Scandinavia

2014 “Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Salerno” - Artista convidada, Palazzo Fruscione, Itália

2014 “10 Registos Na Figuração Contemporânea” Fundação Escultor José Rodrigues, Porto

2014 “Shair be a part, 5ª exposição” Galeria Emergentes dst Shair, Braga

2014 “Young Upcoming Talents” KIRK Gallery, Dinamarca

2014 “Arte Contemporânea Portuguesa” Peach Gallery, Toronto, Canadá

2014 “Il Mondo in Italiano” Palácio do Freixo, Pousada do Porto

2014 “XVI Contemporâneos” Museu Municipal de Espinho, Espinho

2014 “Vinho e Fado” Museu do Vinho da Bairrada, Anadia (Com)Tributos da Liberdade a Joan Miró, Porto

2013 “Assobiador” Castelo de Santa Cruz, Oleiros, Espanha

2013 “50 Artistas de Dentro e Fora” Casa da Cultura Mestre José Rodrigues, Galeria Manuel Cunha, Alfândega da Fé

2013 Coletiva de Natal, Galeria REM Por Amor á Arte, Porto

2013 “Arte de Bolso” Galeria Sete, Coimbra

2013 “Labirintos da Arte” III Cumbre de Arte Latinoamericana, Museu Karura Art Centre, Formato virtual Seconde Life

2013 “Rupturas” Galeria Artes Solar Stº António, Porto

2013 “Assobiador” Galeria Metamorfose, Porto

2013 “17ª Bienal de Cerveira” Vila Nova de Cerveira

2013 “Do Real e de Outras Verdades” Silo Espaço Cultural, Matosinhos

2013 “Femme et Babouches” Espace Galerie, Paris, França

2013 “Mulheres e Babuchas” Galeria Porto Oriental, Porto

2013 “Contrapontos” REM Espaço Arte, Porto

2013 “Mulheres e Babuchas” Galeria Vértice, Estoril

2012 “Fado ao Norte” Fórum Cultural de Ermesinde

2012 "Barcelona Showcase" House Batlló, Barcelona, Spain

2012 "Art in Morrazo 2012, Cangas, Spain;

2012 "The Other", Gallery 604, Porto

2012 "Collective Refresh" Henry Dunant Gallery, Porto

2012 "Fado on the North", Csa da Galeria Art space, Santo Tirso, Portugal

2012 "1st Exhibition of Antiquities and Works of Art", CCB, Lisbon

2012 "Emerging and consecrated," Zeller Gallery, Espinho, Portugal

2012 Group exhibition, CB Concept Art Gallery, Carcavelos, Portugal

2012 "Collection", Art Gallery Solar Santo António, Porto

2012 "Collective Collection," Metamorfose Gallery, Porto

2012 "Collective 2000 ... and 12," Zeller Gallery, Espinho