We have the pleasure to exhibit The Waiting Time by Patri­cia Geraldes.

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The Waiting Time


In her work, Patrícia Geraldes collects memories, stories and hours, drawing obsessively and anxiously looking for new images. Her intention is to tell stories of time and memory through the objects that she create. The waiting time is also the time in which we revisit memories, and it is during that period that she starts to develop drafts, which then she turns into large drawings and installations.


While recovering scribbles from her childhood, she creates an amalgamation of the forms she finds in Nature. Drawing can happen through the black line that comes out of her pen, but also through the wires that say words from her mouth, describing mountains and landscapes.


To climb a mountain and make a drawing, saving in her notebook the time it took to do this drawing. To Split trunks and paint their entrails, not with blooded red but with charcoal black. Anticipating their last state, before the matter is consumed by the flames and becomes part of the Earth again.


To sew words one by one stitching fabric and wood, to let them drain from the wall to the floor as drops falling from her mouth to the floor. Sensing landscapes, pre-feeling the World!


Patrícia Geraldes, b. 1980, works and lives in Oporto, Portugal. Her artistic focus is to collect memories, histories and time, drawing obsessively in an anxious research for new images. Geraldes works with photography, drawing, installation and performance art.


Solo exhibitions (a selection): 2014 — Paisagem Intuída, Kubikulo Project, KubikGallery, Oporto, Portugal; 2012 — Pensamento Desenhado, Metamorfose Gallery – Oporto, Portugal; 2011 — One Foreign Love, Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Goa, India; 2010 — My Golden Aquarium, Sput&nick, The Window Space, Oporto, Portugal; Walls and Drawing Boxes, Project Room, Espacio Atlantico, Contemporary Art Fair, Vigo, Spain; Des Caisses De Dessins, Space Maison des Portugais, Sidi Bou Said, Tunis.


Group exhibitions (a selection): 2016 —  mOstra, Oporto and Lisbon, Patrícia Pires de Lima; Em linha, Bangbang Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal; 2015 — Olhar o passado para construir o futuro, XVIII Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal; 2014 — OBSESSION: Love, Ritual, Collection, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, England; Summer Project, Chameleon art project, Black Sheep Bistro, Panjim, Goa, India; 2013 — Walk&Talk, Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal; 2012 — Sincronia, Sput&nik The Window, Oporto, Portugal; 2011 — Musao Oporto, Masc Foundation/Dada, Viena, Austria; 2008 — Moving to the High Sea, Fundação da Juventude, Oporto, Portugal; 2007 — Jovens Criadores, Aveiro Museum, Aveiro, Portugal; 2006 — ArtskoolGozSouth, Artecore Gallery, Paris, France.


Awards & Distinctions — Awards: 2006 — Honorable Mention, Mascarart Prize, Portugal; 2005 — Honorable Mention, Fundação Cupertino Miranda, Portugal. Distinctions: 2015 — 10th Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Award exhibition, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum, Amarante, Portugal (Selected artist); Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal (Selected artist); 2013 — Praxis International Symposium of Contemporary Art and Context, Évora, Portugal (Selected artist); 2012 — Aveiro young creators, Portugal (Selected artist); 2011 — Amadeu de Souza Cardoso Prize, Portugal (Selected artist); 2009 — ‘Palais Essaada 7th Printemps’ des artes plastiques à La Marsa, – Tunis (Selected artist).


 Patrícia Geraldes is an artista represented by EMERGE Contemporary Art Agency. See her full curriculum at