Catarina Mil-homens, (1979) Portugal. Mil-Homens is a visual artist and researcher with a multidisciplinary artistic practice that extends across the mediums of drawing, installation and video. Her research focuses on issues inherent to the mind/body paradigm versus consciousness.
The research developed by Mil-Homens aims to observe and inform about the state of the human mind attached to its material dimension, exploring the relationships established between matter and non-matter. This correlation wishes to investigate the questions of art creation in relation to consciousness as well as underline the paradigm of matter/non-matter, intrinsic to the human condition.
The creative process actively explores the dynamics of corporeality with the aim of going beyond the physical dimension and questioning the mind/body relationship. The creative processes, which frequently resort to the exercise of repetition and that is added to by difference, aim to question our relationship with matter but mainly to expose what exists beyond it.
The artist graduated from the University of Lisbon with a BA in Painting and completed a Research MFA at The University of Melbourne – VCA. She was granted the VCA Foundation Bursary, for MFA research, The University of Melbourne faculty grant and was awarded the Galloway Lawson Prize, 2015.
Mil-Homens has exhibited in group and solo shows, the selected shows include: On The Blade, Uma Lulik__ gallery, 2019, Lisbon; Intermater, Arcade Project Space, Melbourne, 2017; Precinct, Margaret Laurence gallery, Melbourne, 2016; Who is Mr Favisar?, Trocadelo gallery, Melbourne, 2015; The Age of Divinity, Plataforma Revólver, Lisboa, 2013; Summer Calling, Sala do Veado, National Museum of Natural History, Lisboa, 2013 and It’s Not Alway Straight, Módulo gallery , Lisboa, 2013.