Helena Almeida is a Portuguese artist best known by her work in black-and-white photography. She was born in Lisbon, where she lives and works, and studied painting at Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Belas-Artes. Her first solo show took place in 1967 at the Buchholz Gallery in Lisbon. Selected solo shows include: 1995 Serralves Foundation, Porto; “Blue Entry”, Casa de America, Madrid; 2000 “Helena Almeida,” Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela; 2002 “Seduce”, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid; Galeria Presença, Porto; 2004 “Inhabited Drawing”, Drawing Center, New York, “Feet on the floor, head in the air”, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisbon; 2005 “Recent Works, Centre D’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona. Almeida has represented Portugal in the Venice Biennale (1982, 2005) and her work is part of numerous collections such as Tate Modern, MACBA, and MoMA. Recent exhibitions include a major traveling retrospective of her work: Serralves Foundation (Porto, 2015); Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2016); Wiels (Brussels, 2016) and Pinakotheke (Sao Paulo, 2017).