A degree in Painting from the Lisbon School of Fine-Arts was never going to be enough for a someone creative like Ana Ventura. And so, with support from the Erasmus program, in 1999 she took a course in Printmaking, Illustration and Painting at the École Supérieure d’Art Visuel La Cambre, in Brussels.
She is a multi-facetted Portuguese illustrator and artist, and her unique style is found in a wide variety of media, from illustrated books to screenprints, from photos to decorative wall stickers, from postcards to clothes and accessories.
Ana Ventura has had solo and group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad since 1996, and her most internationally recognized project has been her personalized All Star sneakers for the centenary of Converse in 2008.
Since 2006 works with the Portuguese Screenprint Centre (CPS) and has illustrated books for Portuguese, Italian and Norwegian publishers.
Regularly she gives lectures and teaches in art workshops to those who are interested in discovering their creative voice.
In 2014 created with 2 partners a new brand – TILED – unique fashion collection inspired on portuguese tiles.
She’s working recently with Illustopia , a Portuguese ilustration agency.
Since 2015 lives and works in Antwerp.