A degree in Painting from the Lisbon School of Fine-Arts was never going to be enough for a someone creative like Ana Ventura. And so, with support from the Erasmus program, in 1999 she took a course in Printmaking, Illustration and Painting at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel La Cambre, in Brussels.
She is a multi-facetted Portuguese illustrator and artist, and her unique style is found in a wide variety of media, from illustrated books to screenprints, from photos to decorative wall stickers, from postcards to clothes and accessories.

 

Ana Ventura has had solo and group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad since 1996, and her most internationally recognized project has been her personalized All Star sneakers for the centenary of Converse in 2008.
Since 2006 works with the Portuguese Screenprint Centre (CPS) and has illustrated books for Portuguese, Italian and Norwegian publishers.

 

Regularly she gives lectures and teaches in art workshops to those who are interested in discovering their creative voice.

 

In 2014 created with 2 partners a new brand – TILED – unique fashion collection inspired on portuguese tiles.

 

She’s working recently with Illustopia , a Portuguese ilustration agency.

 

Lives and works between Lisbon and Antwerp.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2016 . Na PELE, Fábrica das Histórias – Casa Jaime Umbelino, Torres Vedras, Portugal.
2014 . Settemostre – Un percorso a cura di ZOO “Ana Ventura”, Rizoma Architetture, Bologna, Italy.
2014 . “Our Sky”,Galeria Branco, Art-District, Cidadela de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal.
2013 . “Das Raízes – Ana Ventura”, Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro, Portugal.
2012 . “Ana Ventura”, Titlee showroom, Paris, France.
2011 . “Nove Storie sull’Amore”, Studio d’Art Andromeda, Trento, Itália.
2011 . “RDV”, Les Libellules, Bologna, Italy.
2011 . “Nine Geschichten über die Liebe”, La Manufacture d’Anouk, Marburg, Germany.
2011 . “Nine Stories about Love”, Panta Rhei, Madrid, Spain.
2011 . “Nove Storie sull’Amore”, Neirami, Bologna, Italy.
2009 . “(in)visíveis”, Galeria da Arquivo Livraria, Leiria, Portugal.
2009 . “(in)visíveis!?”, Galeria Municipal Palácio Quinta da Piedade, Póvoa de Santa Íria, Portugal.
2007 . “Jardins Brancos” – Bourgeois Pig Gallerie, Heidelberg, Germany.
2006 . “Jardins na Cabeça” – serigrafias e colagens, Galeria da Arquivo Livraria, Leiria, Portugal.
2002 . “Ata-te a mim, Galeria Franco Steggink, Lagoa, Azores.
1998 . “Jardim – Escola”, Galeria Arte Periférica, Massamá, Portugal.
1996 . “O trabalho dos Avós”, Casa da Cultura de Mora, Mora, Portugal.

GROUP SHOWS

2017 . “É Preciso Fazer um Desenho?”, Exposição integrada na Festa da Ilustração Setubal, Museu de Setúbal – Convento de Jesus, Portugal.
2016 . “VER Lisboa”, Abysmo Galeria, Lisboa, Portugal.
2016 . “É Preciso Fazer um Desenho?”, Exposição integrada na Festa da Ilustração Setubal, Casa da Baia, Setúbal, Portugal.
2015 . “PIM! Mostra de Ilustração para imaginar o Mundo” – Exposição integrada no FOLIO, Festival Literário Internacional de Óbidos, Galeria Nova Ogiva, Óbidos, Portugal.
2015 . “Mons S’illustre” 11º edition Les Enfants du livre, Exposição integrada no MONS 2015 – Capitale Européenne de la Culture, Mons, Belgium.
2014 . “Como as Cerejas” Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014 . “Íamos ou Vínhamos” Galeria Mercearia da Arte, Coimbra, Portugal.
2013 . “Lá e Cá: os livros viajantes”, Sesc Santo André, São Paulo, Brasil.
2013 . “CASA” Studio Banana, Madrid, Spain.
2013 . “Como as Cerejas” International book fair Bogotá, Colombia.
2012 . “Octopus” Henna – Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
2012 . “Mots, Brots i Gargots” – Exhibition with Camilla Engman, Estufa fria do Jardim botânico de Valencia, Spain.
2012 . “Distant Friends II”- Exhibition with Camilla Engman, Galeria CPS, CCB, Lisbon.
2012 . “Como as Cerejas . Like Cherries”, Bologna Children book Fair, Bolonha, Italy.
2011 . “O museu ilustrado -10 anos, 10 ilustradores”, Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon, Portugal.
2011 . “Distant Friends” – Exhibition with Camilla Engman, Hamelin, Bologna, Italy.
2010 . “You’re Here” – converse, MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda, Lisbon, Portugal.
2010 . “TiTAN” – Illustrations in design, S.Martinho do Porto, Portugal.
2009 . “The Incredible Print Show”, ArtStream Gallery, Rochester, USA.
2009 . “Sonhos com Moldura”, Paços da Cultura, S.João da Madeira, Portugal.
2008 . “Estampa 2008, Galeria do Centro Português de Serigrafia, Madrid, Spain.
2008 . “Friends and Aquaintances”, manos shop, Solna, Sweden.
2008 . “impressões e expressões ” Auditório do Instituto Camões – Centro Cultural do Mindelo, Cape Vert.
2008 . “2008 voltas no carrossel” Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro, Portugal.
2007 . “Estampa 2007”, Galeria do Centro Português de Serigrafia, Madrid, Spain.
2007 . “Uma Casa, Todas as Leituras” – Exposição colectiva integrada no IX Palavras Andarilhas, Beja, Portugal.
2007 . “Vorhang Aud” – Bourgeois Pig Gallerie, Heidelberg, Germany.
2006 . “Estampa 2006”, Galeria do Centro Português de Serigrafia, Madrid, Spain.
2004 . “Dressing up Nature”,,Parque Monteiro Mor, Museu do traje e da moda de Lisbon, Portugal.
2002 . “Habitar o Hábito”, Academia das Artes dos Açores, Ponta Delgada, Azores.
2002 . “3 em linha” , Galeria Franco Steggink, Lagoa, Azores.
2002 . “O jogo da Mala” no Caldas Late Night, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
2000 . “Salão Lisboa 2000” , Ilustração/BD, Standard Eléctrica, Belém, Portugal.
2000 . “Second to be…“, Finalistas da FBAUL, Estufa Fria, Lisbon, Portugal.
2000 . “Nonstopopening Lisboa”, Galeria ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal.
2000 . “Viewers Digest”, Antiga cantina da Faculdade de Ciências, Museu da Ciência, Lisbon, Portugal.
2000 . “Microart” – obras de arte originais em maquinas de venda automática, Expo Hannover, Germany.
1999 . Mostra Nacional “Jovens Criadores’99”, Braga, Portugal.
1997 . Exposição comemorativa do 6.° aniversário da Galeria Arte Periférica, Massamá, Portugal.

PUBLISHED BOOKS

// “Guia LER e VER Lisboa”, published by PRADO+EGEAC, Lisboa, Portugal, Junho 2016.
// “O Rapaz que não se tinha quieto”, text by Rita Taborda Duarte, published by Caminho, Lisboa, Portugal, March 2014.
// “Tankene lager ingen lyder”, text by Constance Ørbeck-Nilssen, published by Magikon Forlag, Oslo, Norway, November 2013.
// “A habitação de Jonas”, text by Inês Fonseca Santos, published by Abysmo, Lisboa, Portugal, March 2013.
// “Neun geschichten uber die liebe”, text by Giovanna Zoboli, published by Pistache Moustache, Mallorca, Spain, 2011.
// “Nine stories about love”, text by Giovanna Zoboli, published by Pistache Moustache, Mallorca, Spain, 2011.
// “Nove storie sull’amore”, text by Giovanna Zoboli, published by Topipittori, Milano, Italy, 2011.

RECOGNITIONS and AWARDS

2017 .  Special Award – The 6th Book Illustration Festival “BookILL Fest”, Serbia.
2016 .  Lürzer’s Archive selected 200Best Illustrators worldwide 2016/2017
2015 .  Selected for 25th Bienále Ilustrácií Bratislava, BIB 2015, Bratislava, Slovakia.
2015 .  Selected for second Nami Island international picture book illustration concours, Korea.
2014 .  Selected for ILUSTRARTE 2014, Fábrica da Eléctricidade, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 .  Selected for 24th Bienále Ilustrácií Bratislava, BIB 2013, Bratislava, Slovakia.
2012 .  Selected for Bologna Book Fair Guest Country Exhibition, Italy.
2010 .  Selected for International contest “Titan: illustration in design”, Portugal.
2008 . “spread the news” Design selected for Converse (PRODUCT) RED, USA.

CLIENTS
PUBLICATIONS (Catalogs)
TALKS

2015 – Ilustratour 2015 , 19-24 JuLy, Madrid, Spain
2014 – “Sí, No, Talvez – VIII curso internacional de ilustracíon y diseño gráfico”, 25-28 June, Albarracín, Teruel, Spain
2014 – I Colóquio de Ilustração, FBAUL, Lisbon