from the 29th of June to the 28th of July
My greatest desire is the encounter with the unknown, with the anonymous, with that which is distant or is secret. To reach such encounters I propose public announcements through which I seek individuals who wish to set forth their own stories and experiences.
My intention is to use a variety of artistic media to provoke reflections on the ethical and aesthetic structures of normativity, the models in which we were created, our contemporary Western culture and the limits imposed on us throughout history. My projects are grounded in a profound exchange between myself, artist, and the common individual, their desires and vulnerabilities.
Essays on Intimacy is the result of an intensive research on the intimacy of the Portuguese individual, begun in 2015, whose experiences became the basis for poetic-visual creations. The primary stimulus for the research was the search for constructions of a relationship of affection and intimacy with the Portuguese community. The difficulty of creating these links became a reflexive material, starting point for the artistic production presented here. Conservatism, physical detachment and sociocultural conflicts become poetic material for the development of a multidisciplinary work consisting of unique pieces (sculptures, objects, video, textiles), photographic series and installations.
Ana Ventura Miranda, Arte Institute, Cláudia Rita Oliveira, Diego Paleólogo, FIM Coletivo, José Antunes, Magnética Magazine, Manuel Furtado, Marina Os, Pestana Cidadela Art District, Rex Timur, Ricardo Rabelo, S.A. Marionetas.
Exhibitions: A Correspondência Arbitrária das Cores, Galeria MUTE (Lisboa); I Mostra de Imagem em Movimento, Casa França-Brasil (RJ); O Que Vem com a Aurora, Galeria Casa Triângulo (SP); Seita – Zero Absoluto (RJ); Bienal de Arte Experimental de Alcobaça.
Awards: “Panorama Internacional de Design – Safety Nest”, Centro Cultural dos Correios, RJ; “Um Minuto para Lady Elizeth”, Prémio Festival Claro Curtas; “Vermelho” Melhor Curta Fargo-Moorhead LGBT Film Festival, USA
Exhibitions: A Correspondência Arbitrária das Cores, Galeria MUTE (Lisboa); I Mostra de Imagem em Movimento, Casa França-Brasil (RJ); O Que Vem com a Aurora, Galeria Casa Triângulo (SP); Ocupação Arte Sonora no Castelinho do Flamengo (RJ); Happening Arte Sonora no Parque Lage (RJ); Bienal de Arte Experimental de Alcobaça.
Artistic residencies of both artists:
Arte Institute, Lisboa; Open Studio Cidadela Art District, Cascais; Fundação Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira.