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DileydiFlorezFotografiadeAfonsoBGuimarae

Hello! My name is Dileydi Florez. I'm a Visual Artist and Storyteller, specialized in Editorial Design, Drawing & Comics.

I love using drawing and painting as a tool to express my creativity, and comics as a way to communicate my beliefs and knowledge to our society.

The originality and creativity of my works emerge from a very particular fusion between tropical blood and “lusitan” spirit. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia and I grew up in Portugal, where I am based. 

I am constantly in search of new narratives, exploring the plasticity of materials as an integral part of my creative process. I have a predilection for watercolors, gouache, chinese ink, graphite on paper and digital coloring. 


In 2018 I gave lessons of Comics at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte & Comunicação Visual, Lisbon, Portugal. Apart from my own Artwork creation, I also facilitate workshops and drawing activities for the public to encourage art and creativity in people's daily lives.

I have collaborations in newspapers and magazines around the world.

© Photography by Afonso B. Guimarães.

Awards

2018

Winner at the Award Chili Com Carne "Toma lá 500 paus e faz uma BD" as a Coordinator and Artist of the project Nódoa Negra, Pt. 

2016

Winner at the Visual Arts Award "Jovens Criadores 2015".

Area: Illustration and comic, Pt.

2015

- Winner at The Latin American Illustration4, American Illustration-American Photography (AI-AP), US.                                                    

- Honorable mention at the Visual Arts Award for Young Artist, Calouste Gulbenkian Fondation. Pt.

- Honorable mention at the 3x3 Illustration Annual, Student Show No. 12, US.

Exhibitions

Publications

Books

  • Poemas Salgados  Poetry book, Afonso B. Guimarães & Dileydi Florez, Self-published, (Portugal, 2023).

  • Survival Mode  Comic Book, published by kuš!, (Latvia, 2021).

  • Nakama - Os meus Amigos Fanzine,  published by SapataPress, (Brasil & Portugal, 2019).

  • Nódoa Negra, Portuguese Comic Anthology, published by Chili com Carne, (Portugal, 2018).

  • Askar, o General  Comic Book published by Chili com Carne. (Portugal, 2015).

Short Comics 

  • Flowering Plants Short Comic part of the Comic Anthology

       Back to Nature, published by kuš!, (Latvia, 2022).  

  • Vidas Short Comic published in The Regional Newspaper O Palhinhas nº78, (Portugal, 2022).

  • The Path Short Comic published in the Icelandic comic magazine Myndarsögur #1, (Iceland, 2021).

  • In the water  Short Comic part of the Comic Anthology TLS Series: Viagens. ComicHeart + G.Floy, (Portugal 2018). 

  • Alexandra Exter Short Comic published in the comic magazine #PENTÂNGULO #1. Chili com Carne + Ar.co, (Portugal 2018). 

  • Eu Sou Bordalo Pinheiro Short Comic published in the Catalogue Exhibition Filhos do Manguito. The Lisbon Studio + Bordalo Pinheiro Museum, (Portugal, 2017).

  • It Was With Love Short Comic part of the Fanzine Ofende-me, published by DordeCotovelo + Bedeteca de Lisboa. (Portugal, 2017).

  • 24HORAS Short Comic part of the Comic Anthology TLS Series: Cidades. ComicHeart + G.Floy Portugal. (Portugal, 2017).  

  • No Mar Short Comic part of the Book Desenhar em cima da conserva: Drawing on Preserves published by Arranha Céus. (Portugal, 2016). 

  • Coloring book published by DordeCotovelo. (Portugal, 2016). 

  • Unhas Short Comic part of the Fanzine Narrativas Folclóricas #1 published by DordeCotovelo.(Portugal, 2015). 

  • #2 Fanzine published by DordeCotovelo. (Portugal, 2015). 

  • Os Call center vão salvar Portugal? Short Comic part of the Comic Anthology Lisboa é Very very Typical, published by Chili com Carne. (Portugal, 2015). 

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Amado, a.Cal, Beja, Pt.
2019
trilhos, Langabúð Museum Cafe, Djúpavogur, Is.
2018
kosmos, OndularAteliê, Lisbon,pt
2016
Convenção dos Pássaros, Leituria, Lisbon, Pt.
Musas, Véronique Boutique, Lisbon, Pt.
2015
Askar, O General, LAR Gallery, Lagos, Pt.
Askar, O General, Shop FCP/Communication Museum, Lisbon, Pt.
Askar, O General, El Pepe Shop & Gallery, Lisbon, Pt.

Workshops & Talks

2024

  • “See and feel through drawing"/"Ver e sentir através do desenho” Artistic Residence during March and April with 7 drawing sessions + 1 Open Day at Art&Craft Refúgio, part of Largo Residências, Pt.

  • "Desenhar com o pincel e as tesouras" / "Drawing with a brush and scissors"[1 session] at Collage Working Club, Lisbon, Pt.

2021

  • Drawing Workshop [4 sessions] at The Youth Club NEISTI, Djúpivogur, Is.

  • Workshop: Mural painting at the town's playground at Djúpivogur, Is.

2019

  • Presentation of the Fanzine: "Nakama: os meus amigos", 2th edition of Feira Gráfica, Lisbon, Pt. 

  • Drink&Draw session 01 & 02 at Langabúð Museum Cafe, Djúpivogur, Is.

2018

Workshop: An Introduction to Autobiography comic at OndularAteliê [2 sessions],  Bookshop Tigre de Papel [1session] and Teleperformance [1session], Lisbon, Pt.

2017
Open Talk at the Bordalo Pinheiro Museum, Lisbon, Pt. 

2016

Workshop: Everyday is a comic book/ Autobiography comic  [1session] at 10º International Illustration Meeting S. João da Madeira, Pt. 

Education

2017 - 2018

Postgraduate degree in Fine Arts, Drawing Specialization,
FBAUL Universidade de Lisboa, Pt.

2011-2014

MFA Illustration, Universidade de Évora / ISEC, Pt.

Professional Degree  Illustration/Comics, Ar.Co, Pt.

2007-2010

BFA Design, IADE, Pt.

Scholarships

2013  - 2014

Scholarship Ana Martinho, Ar.Co, Pt.

Scholarship Universidade de Évora, Pt
 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2024

Eu sou outra pessoa, Apaixonarte, Lisbon, Pt. [on going until 4thMay]
2017-2021

Festa da Ilustração de Setúbal: "Ilustração Portuguesa", Pt.
The BIG – Guimarães Illustration Biennial, Pt.
The Lisbon Studio Exhibition, Festiwal Komiksu W Łodzi, PLN. 
Festa da Ilustração de Setúbal: "Ilustração Portuguesa", Pt.
Nódoa Negra - Festival Internacional de BD de Beja, Pt.
Nódoa Negra, Book release & Flash Exhibition, ZDB, Lisbon, Pt.
THE LISBON STUDIO: TLS Serie - Festival Internacional de BD de Beja, Pt.
"Filhos do Manguito", Bordalo Pinheiro Museum, Pt.

10º International Illustration Meeting S. João da Madeira, Pt.
2015-2016
THE LISBON STUDIO, Comic Con Portugal, Porto, Pt.
ZONA DE DESCONFORTO by Chili Com Carne,  The Amadora International Comic Festival, Lisbon, Pt.
LISBON CALLING - The Amadora International Comic Festival, Pt. 

2010-2014
EMERGÊNCIA - Contemporary Art Exhibition, Centro Cultural Bom Sucesso, Alverca, Pt.
Ar.Co, Scholarship holders and Finalists, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Pt.
INDEPENDENTE, Inma Ruiz Studio, Lisbon, Pt
Autumn Exhibition/Open Studio, Ar.Co, Almada, Pt.
3ªExhibition of Illustration ENTRE PÓLOS, Magnética Mag., Lisbon, Pt.
AVULSO, Bookshop Artes & Letras, Lisbon, Pt.
Autumn Exhibition/Open Studio, Ar.Co, Almada, Pt.
Master of Illustration Finalists, Costume Museum, Lisbon, Pt.
Sardinhas Festas de Lisboa'11, Millennium BCP, Lisbon, Pt.

Get in Touch

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Thank you!

«(...) Over long years, as we gaze at book after book and illustration after illustration, we come to learn the following: A great painter does not content himself by affecting us with his masterpieces; ultimately, he succeeds in changing the landscape of our minds. Once a miniaturist's artistry enters our souls this way, it becomes the criterion for the beauty of our world.>>

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.

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