Anna Nunes 

 

Born in Matosinhos, Portugal, 1993.

Lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Representation  

2021 – Present Gallery Warnars & Warnars Art Dealers, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
2021 – Present Foundation Uit Het Gareel, 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 Masterclass: Writing About Art by art historian and curator Marijan Cousijn, Museum Schiedam.

2022 – Current Writing coaching by Yoeke Nagel.

Artist statement

I lived and worked as a ecologist with the Fulani communities to safeguard their sacred forests in the Boé region (West-Africa). These people have shown me a different world. A world of love and care, union with each other and the natural world.
It is an experience I cannot put into words. It is too beautiful, too profound, too meaningful. That’s why I capture my memories through shape and colour.
Drawings and paintings to never forget this world. To honour these people, this life and remain connected to the unity and spiritual contact. As well as a message for the society we live in.

Solo/Duo exhibitions 

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

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

2019 People of the Boé, Gallery Koenders, The Hague, The Netherlands. 

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

Group exhibitions 

2023 Art in the Park, INNOCOM, Beerzel, Belgium.  

2022 WG Kunst, Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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

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

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

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

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

2021 Art Market, Uit Het Gareel, Paard,  The Hague, The Netherlands. 

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

2020 Wageningse Makers, City Hall, Wageningen, The Netherlands. 

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

Talks / Interviews

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

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

2022 Episode 5, Podcast MeeMakers, Table talk led by Sascha van Loenen, Hilversum, The Netherlands.

2021 Faraway Places, Uit Het Gareel, The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague.

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

2020 Tussenstop 5, Podcast interview, Ron van der Sterren, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Lectures/ Presentations

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

My paintings, drawings and engravings are included in private and corporate collections in the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and the United States of America.

Bedrijfscollecties

2020 CIMART BV, Beerzel, Belgium.
2020 Gruzollo BV, Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands.

Projects

2020-2023 MeeMakers, Voordekunst.

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 exchanges / Residencies

2018 The Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation, Cres-Lošinj, Croatia. 

Research project on the protection of bottlenose dolphins and their habitat in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago in the North Adriatic Sea.

2017 Chimbo Foundation, Boé region, Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. 

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

2015 Wageningen University, Expedition through Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. 

Project related to human-wildlife conflict & wildlife conservation programs in Southern Africa.  

2011 Columbia University, New York, United States of America. 

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

Awards and grants

2017 The Willem Barentsz Award, Wageningen University. 

Award for the best fieldwork, Research department of Resource Ecology, Wageningen University. Fieldwork related to sacred groves conservation project in West Africa. A cooperation with Chimbo Foundation and Wageningen University.