The exhibition "Surrealism of Goa, Zagreb, Lisbon, Coimbra" will be present at the Rainha Santa Isabel Memorial Art Gallery in Santa Clara in the city of Coimbra in Portugal. to be inaugurated on October 29 at 18.00 hours.
The protagonists are India artist Radhika Menon, Nikolina Petolas from Croatia, Paula Rosa from Lisbon and Santiago Ribeiro from Coimbra, both from Portugal.
This show is organized by Santiago Ribeiro in partnership with José Simão Mayor of Santa Clara.
Radhika Menon is basically from South India a place called Kerala, where she did her primary schooling and then, later on, moved to Mumbai/Bombay. She currently lives in Goa. She sent her art to Brazil, Indonesia and so one. She has also contributed with her art to documentaries and short films collaborating with other motion graphics artists. It is the first time in Portugal by the invitation of Santiago Ribeiro.
Nikolina Petolas lives and works in Zagreb in Croatia where she sends her work to around the world. She exhibited several times in Portugal also invited by Santiago, and in many countries and, recently, she will be in a solo exhibiting in Paris.
Paula Rosa lives and works in Lisbon, where she also promotes her art worldwide. She has participated in several national and international exhibitions, some of them with the invitation of Ribeiro, such as Dallas, Mississippi, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, and Granada.
All three artists are part of the International Surrealism Now, to which Santiago Ribeiro is the creator. It is the largest exhibition of the surrealist art of the 21st century that began in 2010 organized by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation.
Since then Santiago has exhibited his art by Berlin, Moscow, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mississippi, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Nantes, Paris, London, Beijing, Florence, Madrid, Granada, Barcelona, Lisbon, Belgrade, Monte Negro, Romania, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil, and many cities in Portugal to which it now joins Minsk, New Delhi and Caltagirone in Sicily.
The space Recordatório Rainha Santa Isabel opened in 2011 and in addition to its entire collection also accompanied the exhibition "Portuguese and Vietnamese Surrealism" with the artist Vu Thuong and Santiago. Since then there have been frequent exhibitions in this space organized by Santiago and the Perfect José Simão responsible for it.
Its purpose is to remember the Queen Saint of Coimbra, with several old pieces, statues and old books on it.