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SILVA PALMEIRA

1934- Born in Santarem on the 19th May

1948- Works with decorative ceramics as a painter as well as a sculptor


Studies design and painting with Professor Ramos Ribeiro.

1953- First works under the guidance of Professor Ramos Ribeiro

195 - Exhibits in Goa in the First Exhibition of Plastic Arts

1959 - Enters the National Work Competition – Lisbon

1961- Enrols in the New Artists Gallery

1962- Exhibits in the Ribatejo House in Lisbon with the Theme Motives from Ribatejo

1963- First Individual Exhibition in the Tourist Gallery of Santarem where it organises and exhibition
featuring artists from Ribatejo

1964- Individual Exhibition at the Noble Gallery of the Harmonia Eborense Society in Evora

1965- Individual Exhibition Santarem


Collective Exhibition in Torres Novas
Decides to travel to Paris in order to study and expand is aesthetic Horizon’s

1966- Visits the Louvre, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tulleries Pavillion, as well as attending to retrospectives of Picasso
and Pignon.
Also visits exhibitions in Paris- Prague- Belgium and Spain, where it leaves some of his works in private collections.

1967- Returns from Paris and takes temporary residence in the fishing village of Nazare where it keeps a studio
Enters the collective exhibition of Monte-Real and the Municipal Tourist Commission of Nazare.
Individual exhibition at the Cultural Circle Scalabitano in Santarem

1968- Individual exhibition at the Gallery of National Art in Lisbon


Is represented at the 3rd Exhibition of National Art in the SNI Lisbon
Collective exhibition Spring 1968 – Lisbon
Represented at the Brussels room at Galleries 48 - Lisbon
Collects the Guerin award for Plastic Arts Lisbon
Collective exhibition at the Warwick Gallery in Houston – Texas

1969- Collective Exhibition UMA+3 at Gallery 48 – Lisbon


Representing the 1st Exhibit of the National Engineers and co- workers syndicate – Lisbon
Exhibits by invitation at the 50th year celebrations of the death of Amadeu Sousa Cardoso in Amarante, Vila Real and
Marco de Canavezes

1970- Collective Exhibitions in Oceanside – California, San Angelo – Texas organised by the Sesimbra Galleries – Lisbon
Collective exhibitions at the Vilamoura Gallery as well as the hotel da Balaia – Algarve

1971- Exhibition at Portimao Galleries – Algarve Collective exhibition at the Barclay – Philadelphia

1972- Exhibition at the Portimao Galleries – Algarve


Invited to execute works for the Sheraton Hotel – Lisbon

1973- Individual Exhibition at Sesimbra Galleries Ritz Hotel Lisbon

1974- Individual Exhibition at the Opinion Gallery – Lisbon


Individual Exhibition at the House of Portugal – London

1975- Collective Exhibition at Confronto II at the Grafil Gallery


Individual Exhibition at Unikat Galerie. Wuppertal – Germany

1976- Collective Exhibition at the Iberlivro at the Grafil Galleries – Lisbon


Collective Exhibition Confronto II at the Grafil Galleries – Lisbon
1977- Creates the first templates for tapestries
Starts up the G.I.P group in partnership with two other fellow artists
G.I.P Group exhibits at Dois Gallery – Porto
Tapestry Exhibition at the International Décor Exhibition Olympia – London
G.I.P Group Exhibits at the Sao Francisco Galleries – Lisbon
Portimao Galleries - Algarve
Individual Exhibition at the Hotel da Balaia – Algarve
Collective Exhibition at the 21 Gallery – Faro- Algarve

1978- Individual Tapestry Exhibition and Gouache at the Hotel da Balaia Galleries – Algarve
Exhibits at Portimao Galleries – Algarve
Collective Exhibition December 1978 at the Grade A Gallery- Aveiro

1979- Individual Exhibition at Grade A Gallery - Aveiro


Collective Exhibition at Sao Francisco Galleries – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition at Quadrante Gallery- Lisbon
Collective exhibition of painting and sculpture Paralelo 12 at the S. Francisco Gallery
Collective exhibition of painting and sculpture Paralelo 12 at the Museum Francisco Tavares Proenca Junior- Castelo Branco
Collective Exhibition at the Museum Angra do Heroismo- Azores

1980- Collective Exhibition of painting and sculpture Paralelo 12 at the Museum House of Bocage – Setubal
Collective exhibition of painting and sculpture Paralelo 12 at the D Antonio da Costa School- Almada
Collective exhibition at the Belem Galleries (Galleries II Panorama) – Lisbon
Individual Exhibition at Aspects Gallery Brussels- Belgium

1982- Collective Exhibition at Grade A Galleries – Aveiro

1983- Collective Exhibition at the Salon des Nations at the Centre International D’Art Contemporain – Paris
Individual Exhibition at the S. Francisco Gallery – Lisbon

1984- Individual Exhibition at the L’Imaginaire –Gallery – Brussels


Exhibition at the San Lucas Gallery – portimao

1985- Individual Exhibition at the S. Francisco Galleries – Lisbon


Represented at the first exhibition of samples of Contemporary Portuguese Art in Rio De Janeiro – Brazil
Collective Exhibition at the Fonte Nova Art Gallery – Lisbon
Represented at the exhibition Homage to Moita Macedo at the High Institute of Economics – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition at the Ditec Art Space – Lisbon
VII December Collection at Grade A Gallery – Aveiro

1986-Represented at the Exhibition Homage to Antonio Inverno at the S. Bento Gallery- Lisbon
Represented at the International Year of Peace exhibition held at the National Society of Arts – Lisbon
VIII Collective December at the Grade A Gallery – Aveiro
Collective Exhibition with Fernando Anca at the Ditec Art Space – Lisbon

1987- Collective Exhibition of Prints and engravings at the Ditec Art Space - Lisbon
Individual Exhibition at the Pateo Alfacinha Gallery – Lisbon
Represented at the paintings of Lisbon Exhibition at space 2002 –Commercial Centre Amoreiras – Lisbon
Collective exhibition 87 at the Ditec Art Space – Lisbon
Individual Exhibition at the Homage to Aveiro at the Grade A Gallery – Aveiro

1988- Represented at the III Collection celebrating the anniversary of Palma Gallery of Art – Lisbon
Individual Exhibition at Seculo XVII Gallery – Leiria
Collective Exhibition Resurrection of the Still Life at the A Grade Gallery – Aveiro
Individual Exhibition Lisbon the City Woman at the Ditec Art Space – Lisbon

1989- Collective Exhibition Summer 88 at the Chris Shop Gallery of Art – Coimbra
Collective exhibition Artex Art Gallery – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition at Restauracao Gallery of Art – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition at Casino Estoril Galleries “Woman and the Contemporary Portuguese Art”- Estoril
Individual Exhibition Antonio Giao House – Reguengos de Monsaraz
Collective exhibition at the Restauracao Gallery – Lisbon
Collective exhibition of September/ 89 at the Ditec Art Space Gallery – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition at the Voragem Gallery – Setubal
Collective exhibition at the Vilamoura Marinotel with Mario Silva – Algarve
XI December Collection at the Grade A Art Gallery – Aveiro
Individual Exhibition at the Restauracao Art Gallery – Lisbon
1990- Exhibition of painting, design and sculpture at the Restauracao Art Gallery – Lisbon
Individual Exhibition at the Ditec Art Space Gallery – Lisbon
Collective exhibition religious themes at the Ilhavo museum
Collective exhibition at the Restauracao Art Gallery – Lisbon
½ Dozen at autumn exhibition at the Paco Art Gallery – Carcavelos
Collective exhibition at the Vilamoura Marinotel – Algarve

1999- Represented at the Congress of Activities for Enterprising Women at the Ditec Art Gallery – Lisbon
Represented at the exhibition of Surrealist paintings at the Trindade Foundation Art Gallery – Lisbon
Collective exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the Casantiga Art Gallery – Pacos de Ferreira
Individual Exhibition (gouaches) at the Art Correio Mor Gallery – Sintra
Collective exhibition at Ditec Art Space Gallery – Lisbon
Collective exhibition at the Vilamoura Marinotel art gallery- Algarve
Collective exhibition of small paintings at the Restauracao Art Gallery – Lisbon
Collective exhibition at the Forum Picoas –Lisbon

1992- Represented at the 12 years of Art at the April Council 1st Municipal Exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery of Amadora
Collective exhibition at the Rafael Art Gallery – Leiria
Individual Exhibition (gouaches) at the Restauracao Art Gallery – Lisbon
Collective exhibition of painting at the telecommunications studies centre with the theme communications and the river-
Aveiro
Collective exhibition at the Miron Art Gallery – Lisbon

1993- Individual Exhibition at the APPLA Art Gallery – Lisbon


Individual Exhibition at the GAN Space – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition with Ferreira da Silva at the XVII Art Gallery – Leiria
Collective Exhibition at the Ditec Art Space Gallery under the title Lisbon “Our Lisbon”
Collective Exhibition of paintings at the Engineer Duarte Pacheco Building- Loule
Collective Exhibition of paintings to sponsor the Myasthenia Gravis and associated Muscular Diseases at the S.N.B.A - Lisbon
Collective Exhibition to celebrate the first anniversary of Space GAN – Lisbon
Collective exhibition with Ferreira da Silva at the Vilamoura Marinotel Art Gallery – Algarve
Collective Exhibition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Grade A Art Gallery – Aveiro

1994- Collective exhibition with Ferreira da Silva at the Culture House- Municipal Council of Elvas
Collective exhibition with Ferreira da Silva at Vandelli Art Gallery – Coimbra
Collective Exhibition Atrio Art Gallery sponsored by the Regional Press of Madeira E.P. Funchal – Madeira

1995- Collective Exhibition Santiago Church Museum Alberto – Monsaraz


XVII December Collection at Grade A Gallery –Aveiro

1996- Individual Exhibition at Herouet Gallery Rue des Francs-Bourgeois- Paris


Collective Exhibition under the theme “The Last Supper” at Grade A Art Gallery

1997- Collective Exhibition Millenio Gallery – Figueira da Foz


Collective Exhibition at Optica Gallery Conde Redondo – Lisbon
Collective exhibition at the Pedro Falcao e Yanrub Foundation – Cascais
Collective Exhibition at Ditec Art Space Gallery – Lisbon

1998- Exhibition with Fernando Anca and Ferreira da Silva at the Herouet Gallery – Paris
Collective Exhibition at Tabu art gallery – Torres Vedras

1999- Represented at the Grands et Jeunes D’Aujourd’hui exhibition at Espace Eiffel Branly- Paris

2000- Represented at the “Human Labyrinths” at Romarina Passos Gallery- Caldas da Rainha

2002-Exhibition with Ferreira d Silva at the Tabu Art Gallery- Torres Vedras
Represented at the V Biennial exhibition of Plastic Arts Lions Club Almada Tejo – Almada
Represented at the III Biennial exhibition the Art of Figurative Expression- Alenquer

2003- Exhibition Jose Sacramento/ Rotary Club of Ilhavo at the Ilhavo Art Gallery

2004-Exhibition of oils and prints at Café da Ponte docks of St Amaro- Lisbon


Collective Exhibition Lisbon at the Ditec Art Gallery under the theme sources of light and silence- Lisbon
Represented at the exhibition Art na leira, Arga de Baixo Casa do Marco - Caminha
2005- Represented at “The Figure” an Homage to Jose Ruy at the Artur Bual Art Gallery – Amadora
Exhibition “The Naked Splendour” female theme to celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of Gallery Sacramento in Aveiro Portugal

2006- Collective Exhibition DITEC Gallery Lisbon


IV Biennial the Art of Figurative Expression- Alenquer
2006- Individual Exhibition the Portuguese Serigraphy Centre under the theme “Visible Love”
Individual Exhibition at the Brazilian House in Santarem to celebrate 50 yrs of his works
Travel’s to Brasil on a study trip visiting several museums.
2007- Collective Exhibition at the Euroarte Gallery to celebrate its 37th Anniversary – Lisbon
Collective Exhibition at Gallery Oparte, in Gafanha – Nazare
Collective Exhibition at DITEC Gallery – Lisbon
Exhibition at the 4th Biennial of International Art – Sesimbra

2009- Collective Exhibition at the Mala Posta Art House to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the poet Fernando Pessoa
Lisbon

Collective Exhibition at the Brazilian House in Santarem – Portugal


Individual Exhibition at the Cine Theatre Gallery in Sao Pedro De Alcanena – Portugal
Collective Exhibition at Giraldo Art in Evora
Collective Exhibition at Teachers Union of Grande Lisboa – Lisbon
Representations / Acknowledgements/Awards
Represented: Civil Government of Evora and Santarem
The High Commission of Tourism of Nazare
Museum Hangra Do Heroismo- Azores
Sesimbra Galleries Ritz Hotel – Lisbon
The Art Academy of Montecatini – Italy
Portimao Art Galleries – Algarve
National Museum of Sculptor Martins Correia- Golega
National Museum Armindo Teixeira Lopes – Mirandela
GAN Insurance Company – Lisbon
The National Press of Madeira – Funchal
The Museum of Modern Art – caixa Geral de Depositos- Lisbon
Herouet Galleries – Paris
The Portuguese Print Centre Foundation with graphic art- Lisbon
The Montepio Geral Collection

Acknowledgements: “A Biographical Dictionary Portuguese 20th Century Artists” of Michael Tannock


Dictionary of Fernando Pamplona (Portuguese Art)
“Who’s who in International Art 1986-1987 Lausanne
Aspecto das Artes Plasticas em Portugal –Fernando Infante do Carmo 1992
50 Anos da Pintura e Escultura em Portugal da Universitaria Editora
Arte 98 Fernando Infante do Carmo
Pintura em Portugal 2001 da Universitaria Editora
Anuario Internacional de Arte 2003 de Fernando do Infante Carmo
Anuario de Arte 2005 de Fernando do Infante Carmo
Anuario Luso- Brasileiro da Pintura e Escultura em Portugal- Brasil 2004/05 da Universitaria Editora

Awards: Silver Medal “ Merite et Devouement Francais – Paris 1997


Bronze Medal “Arts – Sciences – Lettres” – Paris 1998
Member of the Societe Academique D’ Education et D’Encouragement “Arts, Sciences, Letters” Paris
Member of MDF- Merit et Devouement Francais
His works can be found in several national and international collections namely:
United States, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom