Ana Fonseca

Master Baker

Opening Thursday August 8th 2019, 6:30pm
Exhibition until August 30th | Mon. to Fri. 12pm – 7pm | Sat. 2pm – 20pm
Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes
Rua Barata Salgueiro, 36, Lisboa

MASTER BAKER is a parody over the conflicted relationship between food and fitness. Its universe is inspired in a comercial gym, a recreated environment on the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, where “eating all you want” comes across the “perfect body”.


On a immediacy society, the conflict among the table pleasures, those who satisfy us immediately, and working out, which is a process of consistent work over time. This exhibition focuses on the problematic of “eating” and “having the perfect body”. What MASTER BAKER creates and presents on the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, are “cupcakes to burn other sweets’ calories”, whose aesthetic is inspired on the cupcakes’ culture and Instagram fitness, in which the observer creates a connection through the recognition os the objects (cakes, chantilly, dumbbells).

The exhibition will be available to visit until August 30th, from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 19pm and Saturdays, from 2pm to 20pm, on the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes – Rua Barata Salgueiro, 36, em Lisboa.

This exhibition is an Ocupart’s production along side the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes.


Ana Fonseca (São Paulo, 1978), lives and works in Lisbon. Got her degree on Middlesex University, London (2003) and studied on the Chelsea College of Arts Foundation in Art and Design, London (1999-00). Her artistic practice is transdisciplinary, where drawing executes the main role.

Her artworks are exhibited since 2006, standing out “Studiolo XXI: desenho e afinidades”, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, 2019.;  “Alegoria do Valor e do Merecimento”, performance on the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, 2015; “Pega Doméstica”, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis e Quase Galeria, Porto, 2014; “Almack’s#1”, artwork in exhibition at the Museu Nacional dos Coches (since 2011). From her bibliography, the book “The word is art”, Thames and Hudson, stands out.