Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Ângela Ferreira
Indépendance Cha Cha
15.04 - 01.06.2014

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Ângela Ferreira presents at Lumiar Cité a new work inspired by her participation in the 2013 Lubumbashi Biennial (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The sculpture evokes colonial architecture from the 1950s in the centre of Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga, a province rich in minerals in what was known at that time as Belgian Congo. The sculpture interacts with the architectural features of the place of exhibition – in this case, its first presentation at Lumiar Cité – and is also used as the screen for two videos. One of the videos documents a performance organized by the artist for the Lubumbashi Biennial, in which two singers present the poem/song “Je vais entrer dans la mine”, sung in Kibemba, the formerly dominant language. The lyrics tell of a man writing to his mother about his fears that he will die having been forced to go down the mines. In the second video, which gives the title to the work, the band of the Park Hotel of Lubumbashi interprets “Indépendance Cha Cha”, an emblematic anthem of the independence movements of Francophone African countries in the 1960s, written by the Congolese musician Joseph Kabasele, in Brussels, on the night an agreement was reached between the Belgian government and a Congolese delegation about the date of independence of the African country.

Ângela Ferreira (Mozambique, 1958) lives and works in Lisbon. Notable among her solo exhibitions are: ʻPolitical Camerasʼ, Stills (Edinburgh, 2013); ʻÂngela Ferreira–Stone Freeʼ, Marlborough Contemporary (London, 2012); ʻCarlos Cardoso–Straight to the pointʼ, Galeria Filomena Soares (Lisbon, 2011), ʻWerdmuller Centre and Other Worksʼ, Stevenson (Cape Town, 2010); ʻHard Rain Showʼ, Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon, 2008) / La Criée (Rennes, 2008); ʻMaison Tropicaleʼ, Portuguese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and ʻNo Place at Allʼ, Museu do Chiado (Lisbon, 2003). Notable among her recent group exhibitions are: 3rd Lubumbashi Biennial (2013); ʻBetween Walls and Windowsʼ, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2012); ʻAppropriated Landscapesʼ, The Walther Collection (Neu- Ulm, 2011); ʻMonument und Utopia IIʼ, Steirischer Herbst Festival (Graz, 2010) and ʻModernologiesʼ, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2010) / MACBA (Barcelona, 2009).

This project has been developed in partnership with the EDP Foundation and in collaboration with Africa.Cont. Our thanks also to Culturgest for their kind support during the production of the exhibition.


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal
Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00,
14h30 to 19h00

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55


Independent Study Programme
Call 2023
Until 04.09.2022


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Cinema Palace

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Manthia Diawara
AI: African Intelligence
Berlin International Film Festival
16.02. – 26.02.2023

Commissioned by Serpentine, MUBI and PCAI Polygreen Culture & Art Initiative, as part of Serpentine's Back to Earth project.


Amanda Boetzkes
Realism Without Authority
01.04, 04.04.2022
10h–13h, 14h–17h

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 24.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 15h00 to 19h00
or by appointment.
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

07.10 | 18h00 Circulating Salt, Ayami Awazuhara
08.10 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition


Willem Oorebeek
17.12.2022 – 19.03.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

17.12 | 17h00 Talk with Willem Oorebeek,

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

17.12 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
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

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