Past exhibition at Lumiar Cité:

João Penalva


29.09. - 09.12.2018

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In his solo exhibition at Lumiar Cité, João Penalva alludes to the work of the artist Stanley Brouwn (Paramaribo, Suriname, 1935 - Amsterdam, 2017) through measuring tools and devices, photographs, artist’s books and other publications.
The exhibition is accompanied with the artist's book 170 x 205 mm, published by Maumaus / Lumiar Cité in a signed and numbered limited edition of 300 copies and 30 artist’s proofs.
Drawing on such varied media as video, film and slides projections, sound installations, artist's books, drawing or painting, João Penalva's work approaches different narrative techniques through a precise articulation between object, image, text, language and sound, always composed with an audience in mind, who should untangle them with the greatest freedom of interpretation.
At the origin of these narratives, where fact and fiction coexist easily, are often found objects and artefacts that the artist fictionalizes as characters in the frame of large-scale installations or in more intimate works.
João Penalva has lived in London since studying at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1970s and early 1980s, after a career as a dancer with the companies of Jean Pomarés, Pina Bausch and Gerhard Bohner.

João Penalva (Lisbon, 1949) represented Portugal in the Venice Biennale (2001) and the São Paulo Biennial (1996). He exhibited also in the Biennale of Sydney (2002) and the Berlin Biennale (2001).
He was awarded the DAAD Berlin Artists Residency in 2003.
Solo exhibitions include: Culturgest (Porto, 2018); Mudam, Musée d’Art Moderne (Luxemburg, 2018); Trondheim Kunstmuseum (2014); Royal Festival Hall (London, 2013; Kunsthallen Brandts, (Odense, 2013); Berlinische Galerie (Berlin, 2012); Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (2011); Lunds Konsthall (Lund, 2010); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin, 2006); Ludwig Museum (Budapest, 2005); Serralves Museum (Porto, 2005); The Power Plant (Toronto, 2003); Tramway (Glasgow, 2000); Camden Arts Centre (London, 2000); and Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, 1999).
His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in institutions such as: Haus der Kunst (Munich); Museum Folkwang (Essen); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K21 (Düsseldorf); Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei); KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki); Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne); Wellcome Collection, Hayward Gallery, and Tate Modern (London).


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

Alan Read
The Dark Theatre:
Conditions of the Irreparable
11.-13.03.2020, 11 am, 2 pm

Auditorium Goethe-Institut, Lisbon

Independent Study Programme
Call 2022
Until 20.09.2021

Sjoerd van Tuinen

The Politics of Resentment

23, 25, 26.03.2021
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h


Sjoerd van Tuinen
The Politics of Resentment
12h–14h30, 15h30–18h

The seminar will take place online only.

Milan Ther

From One Institution to Another: Presenting Situated Aesthetics



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
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
Onde descansar.
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!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Thompson, Jürgen Bock

26.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Judith Barry
All the light that's ours to see

Extended until 6 December 2020

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.

Loretta Fahrenholz
Circle Navel Nil
24.04. – 27.06.2021

24.06 | 18h00 Online conversation with Sabeth

Buchmann, Loretta Fahrenholz and Jürgen Bock

Veit Stratmann
13.11.2021 – 30.01.2022

Lumiar Cité is closed for the summer break between 16 and 31 August.

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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