Carla Cabanas

Born in Lisbon in 1979. Lives and works in Lisbon.
Represented by Carlos Carvalho Gallery, Lisbon.

Graduated in Production and Creation in Technological Arts, Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon.
Gulbenkian program. Creativity and artistic creation, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. Advanced Course, Maumaus School-School of Visual Arts, Lisbon. Bachelor of Arts, ESAD, Caldas da Rainha.

Carla Cabanas acquired photographs taken at random at Lisbon's Feira da Ladra, an old flea market in the Portuguese capital. These were then scanned and ink-jet printed, and the paper was laser cut. The final work is an installation that appears as a metaphor for time and space. For imitating dead leaves scattered in a garden, this piece blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, and also symbolizes the process of life and its evolution. The visitor will thus be led, in the words of the artist, to experience "the poetics of time".