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without any preparatory sketches allowed the work to be open to many other influences from painting.” Even though Molder work sometimes features urban scenes or interiors, the human face or its depiction is undoubtedly its main focal point. She is especially interested in the idea of recognition, and also in the possibility that the various portraits in Molder’s series (which all deal with such contemporary issues as the notion of copy, icons from popular culture and continuing a tradition or breaking with it) may act as a mirror for the viewer. Adriana Molder was born in Lisbon in 1975. She lives in Berlin and in Lisbon. In 2003 she has received the CELPA/ Vieira da Silva Visual Art Revelation Award, Lisbon and in 2007 the Herbert Zapp Prize for Young Art, Berlin. She was a resident artist of the international Studio Program of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2007, in Berlin. Adriana Molder has exhibited regularly since 2002, among the individual exhibitions we highlight the following: Old Red Tin Box, Donopoulos IFA, Thessaloniki (2015), The Light in the Heart, Art Plural Gallery, Singapura (2014), Banho de Sangue[Blood Bath], MACE, Elvas (2013), A Dama Pé-de-Cabra, Paula Rego e Adriana Molder, Casa das Histórias, Cascais (2012), En la Casa del León, Galería Oliva Arauna, Madrid (2011), Winter Was Hard, Beck & Eggeling new quarters, Düsseldorf, V, Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva Foundation, Lisbon (2008), Der Traumdeuter, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, A Madrugada de Wilhelm e Leopoldine, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisboa (2007), Hôtel, Frühsorge - Galerie for Drawing, Berlin (2006), Câmara de Gelo, Sintra Modern Art Museum – Berardo Collection, Sintra (2002). 96 world monitor Her work is represented in several public and private collections such as: Berardo Collection, Fundació Sorigue or Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.