The presentation will focus on how the Mozambican-born, South African art school graduate responded to the final years of apartheid. It will describe the local circumstances that informed and shaped her search for a politically meaningful and internationally pertinent contemporary art discourse and critical practice. The limitations of modernity in contemporary art are recognized. The artist’s response is to investigate how to reference popular material culture (artefacts which are recognizable by a community and reflect political issues) as starting points for developing art works.
Born in 1958 in Maputo (Mozambique), Ângela Ferreira obtained her MFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She lives and works in Lisbon, teaching Fine Arts at Lisbon University. Ferreira’s work is concerned with the on-going impact of colonialism and post-colonialism on contemporary society. She has presented her work in numerous exhibitions worldwide and represented Portugal at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Her solo exhibitions include, among others, ‘Hard Rain Show’ (Berardo Museum / La Criée, Rennes, 2008), ‘Indépendance Cha Cha’ (Lumiar Cité, 2014) and ‘South Facing’ (Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, 2017).
Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 - 1º esq.
1150-227 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55
Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
and by appointment
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55
Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.
Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020
25.01 | 17h00 Talk with Tonio Kröner, Simon
Thompson, Jürgen Bock
All the light that's ours to see
In line with revised recommendations from the authorities, we are postponing the exhibition, which was scheduled to open on 28 March. A new date will be communicated in due course.
In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019
Johann Jacobs Museum
Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar