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Manuela Armand


Manuela Armand

  • Born in 1982
  • Painter
  • Style: Landscape / Free Abstraction
  • Born in Venezuela
  • Based in Venezuela
  • Works on commissions

Manuela Armand is a young Venezuelan artist born in Mérida, Venezuela, in 1982, who develops an investigation on the perception of the landscape through painting. Coming from a family environment very close to art, she graduated in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Art of the Universidad de Los Andes in 2007, and she did internships in the painting workshops of the Instituto Universitario de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón (Iuesapar), in Caracas. She is currently a professor in the Department of Visual Arts of the Faculty of Art of the Universidad de Los Andes.

The proposal of Armand aims, in her own words, to “capture the ephemeral, the instant, the transitory and fleeting of a landscape, and at the same time the memory of it”. She stops on the constant changes of the environment, in natural phenomena that are not apprehensible due to their ethereal quality. With subtle acuity she amplifies what is insignificant in the immeasurable dimensions of the natural space. Armand pauses in the tiny areas of the wide horizon.

The visual reading of the transparency of air, atmospheric pressure, currents of the wind, of the climatic changes, of the rain and the sun, are expressed on the totality of the support with technical skill, with the use of acrylic, and sometimes with the use of collage or charcoal. Through free and material abstraction, she translates into images the colorless and insipid air, mixed with the strong presence of light and clear chromatic nuances. Lighting and color are the registers of a language that with reduced expressive elements becomes clearly sensory and intimate. This work returns us to the immateriality of the phenomena that go unnoticed by the overwhelmingness of modern life and the development of large cities, it returns us to a sensitive connection with nature.

Armand has had outstanding participation and recognition in recent years, among them, we could mention the Premio de adquisición of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo received in 2019, on the occasion of the Premio Eugenio Mendoza 15 exhibition, whose work became part of the Latin American art collection of the Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo in Washington. Her work is referenced in the 11 dibujantes publication, published by El Toro de la Casa Ediciones, Franco Contreras collection, edited by the Universidad de Los Andes in 2012. In 2017 she was part of the Luciano Benetton Collection and she was included in the Imago Mundi Collecction: A shining constant in the artistic sky contemporary artists from Venezuela, edited by Antiga Edizioni, Italy. She is represented in private collections in the United States, Mexico, Switzerland, France, England, the Czech Republic, Argentina and Venezuela.

Anny Bello




“Aire No.3 Imágenes 2007”. Museo de Arte Moderno Juan Astorga Anta, Mérida, Venezuela.


“Mundos del aire”. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Galería La Otra Banda, Mérida, Venezuela.

→ “Mundos del aire: Fragmentos”, Galería EspaciArte, Hotel Belensate, Mérida, Venezuela.


“Efímeros”. Espacio Proyecto Libertad, Mérida, Venezuela.


“Orígenes” Museo de Arte Moderno Juan Astorga Anta, Mérida, Venezuela.


 “Jóvenes artistas con la FIAAM, 3er encuentro nacional”. Centro de Bellas Artes Ateneo de Maracaibo, Venezuela.


V Bienal de Maracaibo. Centro de Arte Lía Bermúdez, Maracaibo, Venezuela.


 VI Bienal de Maracaibo. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo,  Venezuela.


“Arte venezolano en la República Checa”. Dallmayr Kaffee Gallery, Latin Art Gallery, Praga, República Checa.


 Bienal 67 Salón Arturo Michelena. Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar. Valencia, Venezuela.


 “232. Espacio Proyecto Libertad”. Mérida, Venezuela.


 “21 Salón Jóvenes con FIA. Identidad, diáspora y otros asuntos”. Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar, Valencia, Venezuela.


 “Premio Eugenio Mendoza 15 (invitada especial)”. Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.

“+58 Venezuela.mp4”. Video arte venezolano, Aramauca, Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México.

“GPS8 ̊N66 ̊O: arte venezolano”. Galería DemÁrt, Lausanne, Suiza.

 “Por los caminos verdes. Venezuela a 250 años de Humboldt”. Hacienda La Trinidad, Goethe Institut, Caracas, Venezuela.


IV Salón de Arte de Occidente Carlos Contramaestre. Galería de Arte La Otra Banda, Mérida, Venezuela.


Forma parte de la colección y catálogo de Imago Mundi Collection: A Shining Constant in the artistic sky, Contemporary Artists from Venezuela de Luciano Benetton Collection.


Premio de adquisición Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo-BID en el marco del Premio Eugenio Mendoza 15 (2019). El trabajo premiado pasó a formar parte de la colección de arte latinoamericano del BID en Washington, Estados Unidos.


Premio Elbano Méndez Osuna, por haber obtenido el segundo lugar en el IV Salón de Arte de Occidente Carlos Contramaestre, Galería de Arte La Otra Banda, Mérida, Venezuela.

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