Maria Helena Albuquerque Brito dos Santos (‘Nell’)

1936 Born in Mangualde, Portugal
Studied Mathematics
1991 Began her artistic career

Solo Exhibitions
1994 Paco Art Gallery, Parede, Portugal
1997 IEFP, Portugal
1998 Mexa-se Health Club Cultural Space, Parede, Portugal
2001 Mexa-se Health Club Cultural Space, Parede, Portugal

Group Exhibitions
1992 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1992 National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon
1992 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1992 601 Gallery, Lisbon`
1993 601 Gallery, Lisbon
1993 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1993 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1993 Almada Negreiros Gallery, Lisbon
1993 Armindo Teixera Lopes Museum, Mirandela, Portugal
1993 Foz Palace, Lisbon
1993 Nordeste Forum, Braganca, Portugal
1993 Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal
1993 Hotel da Senhora, Mangualde, Portugal
1993 Arte & Mar Gallery, Sesimbra, Portugal
1993 Casa do Alentejo, Lisbon
1993 Museum of Primitive Modern Painting, Guimaraes, Portugal
1993 International Fair of Lisbon, Lisbon
1994 Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal
1994 Cardais Convent, Portugal
1994 Caixa Geral de Depositos, Lisbon
1994 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1994 601 Gallery, Lisbon
1994 La Villa Cultural Center, Madrid
1994 Musee d’Art Naif de Bages, France
1994 Espirito Santo Convent, Algarve, Portugal
1994 Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
1994 Evangelistic and Culture Foundation, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon
1994 Art Gallery of Figueira da Foz, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
1994 Art Gallery of Espinho, Espinho, Spain
1994 Barrock’s International Bar, Cascais, Portugal
1994 “Consument Art ‘94”, Nuremberg, Germany
1994 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1994 Embassy of Portugal, Pragua
1995 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1995 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1995 Antonio de Almeida Foundation, Porto, Portugal
1995 Sintra Regional Museum, Sintra, Portugal
1995 Arte & Mar Gallery, Sesimbra, Portugal
1995 Cultural Center of Celorico da Beira, Celorico da Beira, Portugal
1995 Plastic Arts Salon, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal
1995 GAN Space, Lisbon
1995 Maia Forum, Maia, Portugal
1995 Mae de Agua Gallery, Lisbon
1995 Antiga Pastelaria Marques Cultural Space, Lisbon
1996 Adro House, Loures, Portugal
1996 Ericeira Toursim Board, Ericeira, Portugal
1996 Altis Park Hotel Gallery, Lisbon
1996 National Panteao, Lisbon
1996 Chiado Space, Coimbra, Portugal
1996 Antonio de Almeida Foundation, Porto, Portugal
1996 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1996 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1996 Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal
1996 D Manuel Palace, Evora, Portugal
1996 Cultural Institute of Macau, Macau, Portugal
1996 Complexo Paroquial Gallery, Mangualde, Portugal
1996 Adro House,, Loures, Portugal
1996 S. Mateus Fair, Viseu, Portugal
1996 Pobral Art Gallery, Pobral, Portugal
1997 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1997 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1997 Superior Technical Institute, Lisbon
1997 Antonio de Almeida Foundation, Porto, Portugal
1997 Ericeira Toursim Board, Ericeira, Portugal
1997 Caves Velhas, Bucelas
1997 CIAAC Salon, Cascais, Portugal
1997 Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Arganil, Portugal
1997 Recreio da Amadora Gallery, Amadora
1998 Ericeira Toursim Board, Ericeira, Portugal
1998 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1998 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1998 Espirito Santo Convent, Algarve, Portugal
1998 Cultural Center of the Embassy of Portugal, Praia, Cabo Verde, Portugal
1998 Evangelistic Foundation and Culture, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon
1998 Regional Museum of Arcehology and Ethnography, Arganil, Portugal
1998 Mairie de Prades, France
1998 Praca Gallery, Porto, Portugal
1998 “Arte 98”, National Cordoaria, Lisbon
1999 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
1999 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
1999 Museum of Primitive Modern Painting, Guimaraes, Portugal
1999 Amoreiras Shopping Center Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
1999 A Gallery, Sintra, Portugal
1999 Municipality of Nisa, Nisa, Portugal
1999 Municipality of Loures, Loures, Portugal
1999 Pablo Casales Festival, Prades, France
1999 Children’s Palace, Benavente, Portugal
1999 Cultural Asociation of Parede, Portugal
2000 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
2000 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
2000 Regional Museum of Arcehology and Ethnography, Arganil, Portugal
2000 Pablo Casales Festival, Prades, France
2000 Net Art Fax International, Lisbon
2000 MIAN International Museum of Naןve Art of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
2000 Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal
2001 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
2001 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
2001 Agua Museum, Lisbon
2001 Camoes Institute, Embassy of Portugal, Brussels
2001 “Cascais Antoniano”, Cascais Tourism Center, Cascais, Portugal,
2002 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
2002 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
2002 Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal
2002 Net Art Fax International, Lisbon
2002 Camoes Institute, Embassy of Portugal, Luxembourg
2003 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
2003 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
2003 Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal
2003 Ra Festas, S Domingos de Rana, Portugal
2003 Santo Antonio School, Parede, Portugal
2003 Ouro Negro Foundation, Atrozela, Estoril, Portugal
2004 Primitive Modern Painting Salon of Lousa, Lousa, Portugal
2004 Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
2004 Fitares Municipal Gallery, Sintra, Portugal
2004 Municipality of Constancia, Constancia, Portugal
2004 Portuguese Medico Auto Club, Lisbon
2004 Cascais Tourism Center, Cascais, Portugal
2004 Abrantes Municipal Gallery, Abrantes, Portugal
2005 Eboli Galeria de Arte, Madrid
2005 Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg
2006 “Iberian Reveries”, GINA Gallery of International Naןve Art, Tel Aviv

Prizes
1994 Mention of Honor, “Um Arquipelago de Todas as Cores”, Embassy of Portugal, Cabo Verde, Portugal
1999 2nd Prize, “Guimaraes e o seu Patrimonio Historico”, Guimaraes, Portugal
2003 Mention of Honor, 24th International Salon of Naןve Art, Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal
2005 Mention of Honor, 26th International Salon of Naןve Art, Casino Estoril Art Gallery, Estoril, Portugal

Bibliography
“Arte 98”, Fernando Infante do Carmo, 1998
“Naifes de Portugal”, APPM-Association of Modern Primitive Painters, 1998
“Dizionario d’Arte Internazionale”, Italy

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