Art Grand Prize 2007

2007
Eduardo Batarda

Jury
António Mexia
Eduardo Lourenço
Alexandre Melo

João Pinharanda
João Marques Pinto
Raquel Henriques da Silva
Vicente Todolí

Eduardo Batarda was the artist distinguished at the 2007 edition of the EDP Foundation Art Grand Prize. A tribute to "one of the most original oeuvres in contemporary painting, even on an international scale", the art critic Alexandre Melo emphasised. "Eduardo Batarda’s work is extremely original – and radical in that originality. In a career spanning 40 years, his work has always remained powerful and absolutely personal, in the sense that he continually affirmed a difference, a specificity that, at times, almost provoked the most widespread, talked about and visible trends in each period ", Melo added.

The EDP Grand Prize 2007 exhibition, entitled Outra Vez Não (Not again), was shown at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art between November 26, 2011 and March 25, 2012.

Biography

Photo: Paulo Alexandre Coelho

Eduardo Batarda was born in Coimbra, in 1943. He studied at Lisbon’s Faculty of Fine Arts, where he completed a degree in Painting and an extended course on Painting (1968), and holds a post-graduate degree from the Royal College of Art, in London. He was awarded a grant by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (1971-1974), where he received the Sir Alan Lane and John Minton Awards. His work is exhibited at Calouste Gulbenkian’s Modern Art Centre and forms part of the collections at the National Museum of Modern Art, as well as at private collections in Europe, UK and USA. In 1986, he was given the Telegráfico Homeostética Award.

The exhibition

Photos: Alex Gandum.