Filipa Pais Rodrigues


Born in Coimbra, 1969, she lives and works in Lisbon. Filipa embodies two contrasting forces within her: the calm nature of Portuguese Alentejo and baroque references from Macau and Asia. As she is fascinated by detail and handcrafted materials such as Japanese origami, she looks for contradictory scales and materials, such as the hardness of wood and the fragility of paper. This duality equals to the dimensions of life, fragile and strong forces that shape our human existence.

Filipa Pais Rodrigues

Middle Kingdom Heritage IV
Mixed media (Cutout on Chinese rice paper, cotton paper, golden and silver leaf on cardboard)
105 x 75 cm
Image Courtesy of the Artist

*This work is part of the online exhibition only.  The exhibition will display another work.

Embracing Mother Earth I,
Wooden square (pigeon hole) lined with gold leaf, Origami TSURU (paper Crane) made with recycled paper.
41.5 x 41.5 x 6 cm x 3
Image courtesy of the ALBERGUE SCM / ALBcreativeLAB

Filipa Pais Rodrigues

拥抱大地母亲 I
41.5 x 41.5 x 2 x 6 cm x 3