Francisco Vidal


02.12.2016 - 15.01.2017

My Image

The tension between the (necessary) aura of the exhibition space and the promise of authenticity of the studio were the starting points for the encounter between the practices of exhibiting and producing art, of which the production of an exhibition is a part. Challenged by the artist, the artistic director of the Lumiar Cité exhibition space designed a probable architectural intervention for a differentiated use of space, the invention of a place physically and mentally appropriate for merging an exhibition area on an art production area. When Francisco Vidal occupies the two floors of the space with some works after 2 December, the artist assumes an omnipresence in the exhibition not only with his work but also with his personal ʻperformanceʼ, thus seeking to destabilize the boundaries between well-defined places in the ʻoperating systemʼ of art. Thus, right from the opening of the exhibition, Francisco Vidal will be present in the space, using the hybrid infrastructure, specifically ʻinventedʼ as his studio in Alta de Lisboa.

Francisco Vidal (Lisbon, 1978) lives and works in Lisbon. His recent solo exhibitions include: “Focus: African Perspectives” The Armory Show (New York, 2016); “Workshop Maianga Mutamba” Tiwani Contemporary (London, 2015); and “Água e Luz”, Camões Institute (Luanda, 2014). Notable among his numerous recent collective exhibitions are: Angola Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennial (2015); “Mabaxa” Soso Arte Contemporânea Africana (Luanda, 2012); “Res Publica, 1910 e 2010 face a face” Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2010); and “Povo” EDP Foundation (2010). In 2005, he was selected for the EDP - Novos Artistas Award.


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
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


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
extended until 26.03.2023


Cosima von Bonin
Boy at Work
15.04. – 23.07.2023

15.04 | 17h00 Opening of the exhibition

20.07 | 19h00 Talk by Diedrich Diederichsen


Alejandro Cesarco
Other Recent Examples
Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz
24.03. – 24.09.2023


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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