Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

Heimo Zobernig

26.06 - 13.09.2015

Heimo Zobernig, Nr. 14, 1996, video still

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Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with light touch and an economy of means – using a methodology that viewers often experience as simultaneously unsettling, playful, dry, humorous and disarming.

Zobernig is interested in what divides art from non art, renegotiating the significance of art in general, as well the notion of the exhibition as such in an exhibition practice that adds the significance of how these objects are presented to the significance of the objects themselves. He engages with both the concept of a sculpture and the floor it stands on, with both the painting on the wall and the architectonical intervention supporting it.

For his exhibition at Lumiar Cité, Zobernig intervenes in the architecture of the upper level of the gallery, contextualizing his intervention by presenting earlier video and sculpture works, referring to the original, never executed, gallery project of the Spanish architect Marcos Corrales from 2008 and to an intervention by the South African artist Thomas Mulcaire at Lumiar Cité in 2011, allowing him to combine the history of his art practice with the history of the site of his exhibition.

Heimo Zobernig (Mauthen, Austria, 1958) lives and works in Vienna. He has participated in major international art events, such as: Venice Biennale (2001,1988); documenta, Kassel (1997, 1992); and Skulptur Projekte Münster (1997). Notable individual exhibitions include the Austrian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2015); Mudam Luxembourg and Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (both 2014); Kunsthaus Graz (2013); and Palacio de Velázquez/ Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2012).


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


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.


Kerstin Stakemeier
(Un)Romantic Sex
11h–13h, 14h–17h


Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to by 31.03.2022. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.

Independent Study Programme
Call 2022
Until 20.09.2021

Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité

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 | 21 352 11 55

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock


Ana Jotta
05.03. – 31.07.2022

14.05 | 17h Guided tour and conversation

with the artist

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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