Aheneah is Ana Martins
Lisbon, Portugal



Aheneah is Ana Martins (b. 1996), a Portuguese artist and graphic embroiderer. Aheneah discovered the textile world while taking a Graphic Design bachelor (Esad.CR, 2014-2017) — the improbable match happened while mixing her Design knowledge with her grandmother's embroidery teachings.
Since then, Aheneah’s work has become a handful of battles between digital and analogic processes, type metrics and levels of wool fluffiness.
Her main goal is to deconstruct, decontextualize and transform a traditional technique into a modern graphic, connecting cultures and generations.


Exhibitions & Festivals


100 Dollars Bill Y'all, Collective Exhibition (Circus Network, Porto, 2018).
WOOL, Urban Art Festival (Covilhã, 2018)
VU Lisbon, Anniversary (Lisbon, 2018)
Who Let the Dogs Out (Porto, 2018)
ESTAU, Estarreja Arte Urbana (Estarreja, 2017)
Lola Mullen Lowe (Lisboa, 2016)
Letters Are What Matters (Caldas da Rainha, 2016 & 2017)
Manas das Caldas (Caldas da Rainha, 2016)
Rabiscuits (Alcobaça, 2015)
Trampolim Gerador (Lisboa, 2015)
Implosão (Caldas da Rainha, 2015)


Comissioned Work


Plano B, Porto (Graphic Identity and Installation, July 2018)
Festival Rádio Faneca (Merchandising developed with Maioridade, 2018)
WOOL, Urban Art Festival (Graphic Identity, 2018)
Music Box, 1 year anniversary  (Poster, 2017)
XIII Beats, sweetdrops #055 (CD cover, 2017)
Licor Beirão, brand activation (Instagram posts, 2016)
Gerador, brand activation (Facebook posts, 2016)


Press & Features


P3 — Article about Aheneah (Online Magazine, 2018)
P3 — 100 Dollars Bill Y'all (Online Magazine, 2018)
Time Out — VU Lisbon (Magazine, 2018)
Eurowings — VU Lisbon (Documentary, 2018)
Nuba Mags (Magazine, 2018)
Revista Visão — Who Let the Dogs Out (Magazine, 2018)
Cross Stitch Crazy — Keep it rolling (Magazine, 2017)
Singular Graphic Design (Blog, 2017)
Envato Tuts + (Blog, 2017)
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