Studio Visits in RAMA’s Residency and General Programs.
Guest artist Vasco Barata in conversation with curator João Silvério
22 de Outubro às 18h30
"The importance that images represent in the creative universe of this artist is recognised, but it is also undeniable that this universe distends itself in a myriad of formulations from these images as symbols of a fragmented culture, wild if we like, voracious and savage in the way it leads us, under the guise of these symbols and referents, to a permanent crossroads that unfolds in multiple and anachronistic spaces."
João Silvério. November 2016
Guest artist Alexandre Baptista in conversation with curator João Silvério
September 4th, at 6.30 pm
“Alexandre Baptista's work is based on compositions that bring together paintings, texts and images from different origins, articulated in the search for a new entity. In these works, the artist appropriates writings and old black and white photographs to, with the introduction of painting, problematize a (re)construction of meaning, equating the notion of coexistence, individuality and series.”
Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues in CAGED
Guest artist Pedro Gomes in conversation with curator João Silvério
July 28th at 6.30 pm
"Showing coherence, rigour and dedication, the themes approached are recurrent: space, time, solitude. And Pedro Gomes’ Midas touch is nothing less than the ability to show us more, to go beyond the banality of the everyday, the imagistic source of which is used to create, in a kind of anti-ready-made."
In exhibition catalogue “Encontro às Cegas” by Emília Ferreira, Director of Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, May 2020
Curator Ana Anacleto in conversation with curator João Silvério
Friday, July 2nd, at 6.30 pm
Within the scope of the RAMA conversation cycle, we reverse roles: curator Ana Anacleto will interview RAMA's associate curator, João Silvério.
Guest artist Pedro Vaz in conversation with curator João Silvério
28 de Junho às 18h30
“At first glance, the exuberance of the landscapes represented by the artist Pedro Vaz infects our soul, the harmony of the forms, the capture of light and the chromatic calm awaken in us a feeling of empathy. We know this place, it is dear to us, precious and pristine. A closer look at the set of shapes, we move away from the first, elementary questions that evoke nature, to enter a field of transition, of approximation. Pedro Vaz is part of a group of artists that has been systematically exploring the approximation between nature and culture to make possible different sensibilities from those generated from the colonization of natural spaces.”
Lilian Fraigi, Manaus, 2018.
Founder and coordinator of LABVERDE
Guest artist Luís Silveirinha in conversation with curator João Silvério
May 18th, 6.30 pm
“… Luís Silveirinha invents figures, universes, beings; his drawing does not come from photographic images or from other arts. It is not an appropriation or a reproduction, but a fabulation instigated by visual memories and mental images, which, on the surface, lets see - and in this there is a generosity which is indifferent to the “need” of any teleological direction (of art) - motifs, contours, things, landscapes, relationships. ” José Marmeleira, in Jornal Público, 2019.
Guest artist Davide Canali presents at RAMA the project "I Denti della Terra", developed jointly with artist HElena Valsecchi developed in the framework of an art creation residency in Portugal West Coast.
His work is developed in line with the desire to deepen human nature and to understand its fragility and contradictions, a need that led him to articulate his varied artistic skills, which include video, photography, sculpture and installation, in numerous projects developed nationally and internationally.
Guest artist Marta Wengorovius in conversation with curator João Silvério
April 23rd at 6pm
All the work of Marta Wengorovius integrates a totalizing vision of art and life, where the means of interpreting reality that characterize art (but also any thought, with a notable presence in philosophical thought) and reality tend to coexist. João Pinharanda
Photography Credits to João Wengorovius
Guest artist Luís Bragança Gil
in Residency, April 1st to 15th
He will perform two visual essays that will be broadcast online on April 12th and 15th on RAMA's website and youtube channel.
The artist inaugurates RAMA's new cycle of online films, made in collaboration with guests, aimed at the creation of visual and sound essays, which will be an invitation to the public to practice drawing.
"In art, theory is of little use to me without practice. That is why poetic thinking makes more sense than rational thinking. Doing, touching, sharing, interacting, collaborating, creating, is much better than locking myself in drawers that the other may need to understand me. "
Guest artist Carla Rebelo in conversation with curator João Silvério
26 de Março às 18h
Excerpt from the text of exhibition “Um momento que se repete continuamente”, 2018
"Carla Rebelo creates a totality from fragments, a time outside time that inhabits her sculptures drawings and books' materiality and beauty. There are lines that cross and intertwine, fabrics, leaves, tree barks...
Manuel Valente Alves, 2018
Photography credits to Pedro Duarte Gonçalves
Guest artist Ana Pérez-Quiroga in conversation with curator João Silvério
February 27th at 6pm
Her themes are centered on everyday life and its mapping, the importance of common objects and gender issues, materialized in different supports: installation, objects, photography, textiles and performance.
Photography credits to João Silveira Ramos
Guest artist Susana Mendes Silva in conversation with curator João Silvério
December 16th at 6pm
Her work incorporates elements of research and archival practice that leads to the creation of works whose historical and political references become visible as exhibitions, actions and performances that employ a wide variety of media.
Photography credits to Antónia Gaeta
Guest artist Cecília Costa in conversation with curator João Silvério
November 7th, at 5pm
"through various media such as drawing, sculpture, video and installation, her work has focused on the relationship between art and science, a fact to which her dual academic training in mathematics and visual arts will not be unrelated".
Guest artist Ana Vidigal in conversation with curator João Silvério
24 October at 5pm
“Ana Vidigal uses painting, collage, assemblage and installation as processes of decontextualization and reconfiguration of images taken from various sources, exploring social and political values, talking about time and the memories they carry.”
Guest artist Cristina Ataíde in conversation with curator João Silvério
21 September at 5pm
"Her work, often made on a journey, transits between sculpture and drawing, photography and video. Her concern with nature and its preservation is one of the characteristics of her work and research".