Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries

Visual Arts

Madalena Fonseca

I want to create a new reality making use of a similitude/emulation, already so far removed in time and space of your starting point.


I’m graduated in Painting by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, where also I specialized in Printmaking. I created with some printmakers the association “Associação de Gravura Água- Forte” in Lisbon.

My activity develops in the areas of painting, drawing and printmaking.


Group Exhibitions

1990 II Amadora Printmaking Biennial, Portugal

1992 Paradis Perdus, 1er Prix “Contraste” de l’estampe original, Switzerland

1996 V Amadora Printmaking Biennial, Portugal

1998 Print Fair, Edición de Estampa – Salón Internacional de Grabado y Ediciones de Arte Contemporánea Madrid, Spain

1999 Água-Forte Printmaking Workshop, Opening Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal

2002 Print Fair, Edición de Estampa, Artist Book– Mariana minha companheira

2003 Exposition Ibérique Printmaking group exhibition – Le mois de l’estampe à Paris, D’Été Gallery, Paris, France ; Portugal /Japan exchange project, Printmaking, Saiyo Gallery, Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan

2004 30 years of Portuguese Printmaking, Sofia, Bulgária ; XIII Art salon, Identity Imprint: A Glance at IberoAmerican Printmaking, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, USA

2005 Printmaking Exchange Project Caos and Order, Portugal / Netherlands; Print Fair

2008 The Triangle of Printmaking – International Print Exchange Project – Portugal /Japan / Netherlands;

2015 Agua-Forte 15 Anos, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon.


Works in Collections

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian / Câmara Municipal da Amadora / Museu Municipal de Santiago do Cacém / Fundação António Prates/ Fundação Oriente.



OUR FAMILY – 16th Anniversary Collective Exhibition

28th August — 21st September, 2019

The Collective Exhibition will be held in Creative Macau starting from 28 August to 21 September, 2019. 29 members create a structure of the “family” as an artistic project; and compose a family portrait through the real and, or, within imaginary conception. From the abstraction to the substantial, we have been naming themes for our […]

“Here & Now” 13th anniversary members exhibition

27th August — 30th September, 2016

Adalberto Tenreiro, Alexandre Marreiros, Armelle de L, Chan Un Man, Cristina Vinhas, Duarte Esmeriz, DWG, Elói Scarva, Fernando Simões, Francisco Ricarte, Ho Si Man, João Miguel Barros, Lai Sio Kit, Laura Che, Li Li, Lúcia Lemos, Madalena Fonseca, Marina Carvalho, Mavin Zin, Noah Ng, Ohi, Rodrigo de Matos, Rusty Fox, Sofia Bobone, Tang Kuok Hou […]

“RICH LIFE” – 12th anniversary group exhibition

28th August — 30th September, 2015

Creative Macau (CCI) will hold a grand opening ceremony of “Rich Life” Members Exhibition and bring stunning music performance to celebrate its 12th Anniversary on Friday, 28 August, 2015. The grand opening ceremony will start at 6pm with a set of live acoustic and electronic music played in a combination of different instruments by the […]

“Symbols In Cultures” 11th anniversary group exhibition

28th August — 13th September, 2014

SYMBOLS IN CULTURES Everywhere we look in societies are forms of symbolic representation, which identify and illustrate different culture, philosophy, and lifestyle. Thinking that symbols in society are unconscious forms of communication in the way of social, ideological, political concepts and many others, they are important and integral elements in understanding a culture and a […]