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Anna Nunes 

Born in Matosinhos, Portugal, 1993. Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Education 

2017 MSc Biology, Animal Behavior & Adaptation, Wageningen University.
2012 BSc Forest & Nature Conservation, Ecology, Wageningen University.

Courses and workshops

2022 Member of This Work Club. An initiative of This Art Foundation, This Works is a club for and by artists in which the exchange of knowledge and experience is central. Members can participate in a programme of master classes, receptions, workshops, etc.

2022 Writing coaching by Yoeke Nagel, made possible by Foundation Voordekunst.

2022 Masterclass: Cultural Networking by Nienke van der Wal, cultural coach and founder of the Young Collectors Circle, Museum Schiedam.

2022 Masterclass: Writing About Art by art historian and curator Marijan Cousijn, Museum Schiedam.

Exhibitions 

Expected

2024 N’GOLÁ Biennial, Celebrating the Power and Beauty of African Arts and Culture, São Tomé e Príncipe, West-Africa.

2024 Limburg Biennale, Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Past

2023 Group show, ART The Hague, Gallery OpenArtExchange, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2023 Group show, SKIN, CBK Zuidoost, Center for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2023 Group show, TIES, Gallery OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands.

2023 Group show, Jubilee edition, Art in the Park, INNOCOM, Beerzel, Belgium.  

2022 Group show, In memory – portraits of loved ones, The Dutch Portrait Prize, Loods 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2022 Group show, Alternative Realities, Museum Night, Amare, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2022 Group show, Setting for Reset, Uit Het Gareel, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2021 Duo show, Taking you there…, Warnars & Warnars Art Dealers, Haarlem, The Netherlands. 

2021 Group show, ART The Hague, Uit Het Gareel, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2021 Group show, Faraway places, Uit Het Gareel, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2020 Group show, Powerful Women, Gallery De Nispenhoeve, Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands. 

2019 Group show, Jubilee edition, Museum Night, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

2018 Solo, Paintings by Anna Nunes, Impulse Wageningen UR, Wageningen, The Netherlands. 

Lectures/ Presentations

2022 Alternative Realities, Museum Night, Amare, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2020 Wild Being, De Lievelinge, Vuren, The Netherlands. 

2019  The Line1 Parade, De Broodfabriek, Rijswijk, The Netherlands. 

2019 Recapture of Paradise, Jubilee edition Museum Night, The Hague, The Netherlands  

Collections

Works included in private and corporate collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and the United States of America.

Corporate collections

2023 CBK Zuidoost, Center for Visual Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2020 CIMART BV, Beerzel, Belgium.

2020 Gruzollo BV, Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands.

Publications

2023 Catalog, Exhibition Art in the Park, Innocom, Johan Cattersel, Beerzel, Belgium.

Catalogue of the group exhibition Art in the Park. Exhibition organised by the company INNOCOM in collaboration with Ernest Van Buynder (Honorary Chairman Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp) and Natania Dan (Curator at the Jewish Museum in Amsterdam). Participating artists Paul Van Hoeydonck, Jean Bilquin, Nick Ervinck, Vince Okerman ‘Vexx’, Anna Nunes and Guévørk Aivazian.

Projects

2020-2022 MeeMakers, Voordekunst, Amsterdam.

Co-founder of the art collective MeeMakers. An initiative with the aim of bringing art lovers in direct contact with artists and the process of making contemporary art. MeeMakers was made possible by Foundation Voordekunst, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, Platform ACCT and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

International projects / Residencies

2024 The coloniality of gender, Artist-in-residency, SOMA, São Tôme and Principe, West Africa.

Artist-in-residency with SOMA, for research in the everyday consequences of the slavery past in the position of women. SOMA is an organization working against gender inequality on the island of São Tôme. An island deeply affected by the Dutch-Portuguese colonialism.

2023 The coloniality of gender, research trip, São Tôme and Principe, West Africa.

Research trip for in-depth study on gender inequality as a result of the (Dutch) slavery past.

2017 – 2018 Sacred Forests, Boé region, Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. 

Project related to the conservation of forested areas, including the sacred forests of the Fulani people in the Boé region. Partly thanks to this project, sacred forests in the Boé region have in 2021 been granted a legally protected status. A cooperation with Wageningen University, the government of Guinea-Bissau and Chimbo Foundation.

2015 Human-wildlife conflict, Wageningen University and Twana Adventure, Expedition through Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. 

Project related to human-wildlife conflict in Southern Africa.  

2011 The Hudson Valley Research Expedition, Columbia University, New York, United States of America. 

Project related to the quality and conservation of forested areas in the Hudson Valley, New Jersey.

Awards and grants

2024 Project Grant International Cooperation, Fund of Cultuurparticipatie, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2023 Research Grant Explore, Fund of Cultuurparticipatie, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2018 The Willem Barentsz Award, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 

Award for the execution of Nunes research on sacred forests and her collaboration with the local inhabitants of the Boé region, Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.