Anna Schachinger
08.10. – 11.12.2022

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

Anna Schachinger, Birnbaum, 2021 (acrylic and oil on linen, detail)

Anna Schachinger, Birnbaum, 2021 (acrylic and oil on linen, detail)

In Anna Schachinger’s paintings, lines are neither contour nor outline; they start and end somewhere, bending and wriggling according to what they meet on the way, encounters on manifold surfaces, suggesting an endless meandering beyond the surface. The semi-abstract works evoke a spilling of paint and interwoven motifs, while at the same time hinting at processes of ordering, tidying and repurposing. Schachinger is interested in how to build non-linear narratives, in which different meanings can collide and allow for contradictions to appear in the image.

Schachinger’s exhibition at Lumiar Cité consists of paintings on different supports, such as ceramic sculptures and fabric, that together form an installation. Decisions on the scale of the installation and of the individual artworks at Lumiar Cité reflect the artist’s exploration of the gallery space seen from the in- and outside. Gravity becomes one of the common denominators: ceramics with flat surfaces and legs, produced during the artist’s residency in Portugal, have to keep their balance so as not fall flat on their faces or backs, while the fronts and backs of stretched canvases peer around the gallery’s corners, revealing inwardness and serenity as well as fragility, chaos and (possible) disaster.

The day before the exhibition opens, the artist and chef Ayami Awazuhara will host the event Circulating Salt, which focuses on the history of salt as a material in relation to the landscape of the human body.

Anna Schachinger (Vienna, 1990) lives and works in Vienna. She completed her artistic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her solo and group exhibitions include: MQ Artbox (Vienna, 2023); ‘Therein / Thereof / Thereto’, Standard (Oslo, 2021); 'Avant-Garde and the Contemporary', Belvedere 21 (Vienna, 2021); ‘Disaster!’, with Julia Goodman, Sophie Tappeiner invited by Zahorian & Van Espen (Prague, 2020); ‘Prince.sse.s des villes’, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2019); ‘Desta Maneira Não’, Madragoa ENCIMA (Lisbon, 2019); ‘Lost in Thoughts’, fourteen30 Contemporary (Portland, 2018); ‘Holderinnen’, Brennan & Griffin (New York, 2018); ‘alles’, Lulu (Mexico City, 2017); ‘white crocodile’, fAN Kunstverein (Vienna, 2016); and ‘Bed and Breakfast’, UBIK (Vienna, 2015).


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 2024
Until 03.09.2023


Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
30.09.2023, 19h00

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


Book Launch
Alberto Toscano
Late Fascism: Race, Capitalism
and the Politics of Crisis (2023)

with Ruth Wilson Gilmore
and Alberto Toscano

11.06.2024, 19h00


Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º C
1050-021 Lisboa, Portugal

The discussion will be in English.
Entry is free and limited to the number
of seats available.


Encounters between art and philosophy

Seminar 4
Turbid Media

with Esther Leslie

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Sala 3, Zona de Congressos
19.–21.06.2024, 11h–13h,14h–17h

Programme 5
True or false

Salam Cinema (1995)
by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
with Esther Leslie and Jihan El Tahri

with Esther Leslie and Jihan El Tahri

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Auditorium 2
09.05.2024, 18h30


Programme 4

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Programme 2:
(de)framing the frame

Meeting the Man:
James Baldwin in Paris (1970)
by Terence Dixon

with Sarah Lewis-Cappellari
and Kerstin Stakemeier

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 2
23.11.2023, 18h30

Programme 1:
space, place and memory

with Billy Woodberry
and Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Auditorium 3
13.10.2023, 18h30

Manthia Diawara
Angela Davis: A World of Greater Freedom
Sharjah Biennial 15
07.02. – 11.06.2023

Manthia Diawara
A Letter from Yene
Batalha Centro de Cinema, Porto


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


Dozie Kanu
20.01. – 14.04.2024

20.01 | 16h00 Opening of the exhibition

16.03 | 17h00 Talk between Dozie Kanu

and Simon Thompson


Sid Iandovka & Anya Tsyrlina with Leslie Thornton & Thomas Zummer

A combined exhibition between
Lumiar Cité and Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg.

A combined exhibition between
Lumiar Cité and Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg.

Lumiar Cité
27.04. – 28.07.2024

Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg
18.05. – 28.07.2024

27.04. – 28.07.2024 | Lumiar Cité

18.05. – 28.07.2024 | Kunsthalle Friart Fribourg

A co-production by Lumiar Cité
and Artium Museum

14.10 | 17h00 Book launch with talk between

Alejandro Cesarco and
Miguel Wandschneider

| 18h00 Opening of the exhibition


Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz
24.03. – 24.09.2023


Lumiar Cité
14.10.2023 – 14.01.2024


The Educational Web
Kunstverein in Hamburg
01.04. – 06.08.2023

Closed 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

Arne Kaiser and Jürgen Bock

In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum

In co-production with Lumiar Cité:

Alejandro Cesarco
Other Recent Examples
24.03. - 24.09.2023

Artium Museum

The Educational Web
31.03. - 06.08.2023

Kunstverein in Hamburg

Maumaus/Lumiar Cité is funded by República Portuguesa – Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar.

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