Ana Maria Pacheco
Ana Maria Pacheco was born in Brazil in 1943. Following degrees in both Art and Music, she taught and lectured for several years at Universities in Goiás before coming to London in 1973 on a British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art. Since 1973 she has lived and worked in England. In 1999 she received the presitigious Ordem do Rio Branco from the Brazilian Government. She has received Honorary Degrees from the University of East Anglia and Anglia Polytechnic University and in 2003 was made a Fellow at University College London.
From 1997 to 2000 she was Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London. She was both the first non-European and the first sculptor to take up this appointment, which culminated in a major touring exhibition of her work.
Pacheco has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, including the National Gallery, London; Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland; Dak’Art 2000, Senegal, West Africa; British Museum, London; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Galleri F15, Moss, Norway (touring); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery; Sussex Barn Art Gallery at West Dean College; Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA; Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts 2008; Wallspace at All Hallows on the Wall, London.; PanAmerican Art Projects, Miami, USA; Osborne Samuel Gallery, London; Salthouse Church, North Norfolk.
A current touring exhibition of prints, organised by Hayward Touring, focuses on Pacheco’s work as a printmaker.
Her work is in a number of public collections including the British Museum; British Library; Victoria and Albert Museum; Arts Council England; South East Arts Collection; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Fredrikstad, Norway; Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway; New York Public Library, USA; Fogg Art Museum, USA; Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA; Sweet Briar College, Virginia, USA; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.