2022

Guests

Studio Visits in RAMA’s Residency and General Programs.

Guest artists Sara e André in conversation with curator Ana Anacleto

15 de Agosto às 18h30

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Sara and André talk to curator Ana Anacleto about their most recent projects.

To attend the conversation in person, confirm to the email rama.maceira@gmail.com

Image: André Lemos - Sara & André believe in china ink, 2008 - Tinta da china sobre papel, 76 x 85 cm

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Professor, art critic and curator Luísa Soares de Oliveira in conversation with curator Ana Anacleto

July 18th at 6.30 pm

The conversation will take place in person and on Rama's Instagram.

To attend the conversation in person, confirm to the email rama.maceira@gmail.com

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Guest artist Rui Calçada Bastos in conversation with curator Ana Anacleto

June 27th, at 6.30 pm

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Rui Calçada Bastos talks with curator Ana Anacleto about his exhibition "Words don’t come easy”, on show at Bruno Múrias Gallery in Lisbon, and about his most recent projects.

To attend the conversation in person, confirm to the email rama.maceira@gmail.com

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Guest artist Rui Horta Pereira in conversation with artist Paulo Brighenti

21 de Abril às 18h30

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Graduated in Sculpture by FBAUL, since 2000, his work has been mostly focused on sculpture and drawing, and the ways the artistic process is not detached from the artist’s, the creator’s, actions in all its ethical, social, environmental dimensions, and on how this relationship can be made successfully. He has been exhibiting regularly since 2010. Represented by Galeria das Salgadeiras.

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Guest artists HElena Valsecchi and David Correia Gonçalves in conversation with artist Paulo Brighenti

April 13th at 6.30 pm

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HElena Valsecchi and David Correia Gonçalves talk with Paulo Brighenti about their work experience and the projects they made at RAMA during the month of March and which were exhibited at the end of the Residency, under the curatorship of João Silvério. This conversation, which will take place on April 13th, can be attended in person at RAMA studios or viewed, via Instagram.

Link to the exhibition's catalogue

Guest artist Nuno Sousa Vieira in conversation with curator João Silvério

March 31st, at 6.30pm

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Nuno Sousa Vieira has been developing a practice around the space of his studio, the former SIMALA Plastics factory. His sculptures, composed of various factory materials, architectural elements, and discarded furniture, are the result of a process that involves the translocation from workspace to workspace, from workspace to artwork, from artwork to workspace and finally, but not necessarily in this order, from artwork to workspace.

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Gallery owner and art curator Alda Galsterer in conversation with curator João Silvério

29 de Março às 17h

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Alda Galsterer is an art historian, curator, gallery owner and cultural programmer. She is co-founder and director of Galeria Belo-Galsterer (since 2012), and also a member and founder of the ARCCSL Association that manages the Carpintarias de São Lázaro Cultural Centre in Lisbon (since 2014). She writes for exhibition catalogues, art and culture magazines.

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HElena Valsecchi is March's guest resident artist.

Walking. Liquid space. Between the inside and the outside.
Walking as contemplation, discovery, meditation.
Understanding the world through the trails that run through it.
"Placeless place", where personal and universal merge.

Photography credits: Davide Canali

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David Gonçalves is March's guest resident artist.

Circles and Spirals
Back to that place
To the place
The place
The wind wipes away any trace, any print to make way for the new.
Drawing, yes.
Continuous

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Guest artist Rita Gaspar Vieira in conversation with RAMA's curator João Silvério

22 de Fevereiro às 18h30

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Rita Gaspar Vieira (Leiria, 1976) lives and works between Leiria and Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts – Drawing and a Master in Art Theories, at the F.B.A.U.L. (Lisbon), where she also graduated in Fine Arts-Painting. Adjunct professor at I.P.T. (Tomar) and at Colégio das Artes-Univ.Coimbra (Doctorate of Contemporary Art), she is an integrated member of the investigation center Techn&Art – I.P.T. and Collaborating member at CEIS20/U.C., of the U.C. A visual artist, Rita GV works in the field of drawing and three-dimensionality and her work has been questioning relationships between private memory and the collective commons of inhabited places, highlighting relationships between everyday practices and artistic procedures that these practices constitute in her work, when considering the creative difference achieved in view of the expectations with which the actions are performed. In all of these practices, the use of water is crucial, namely in the production of handmade cotton paper which, in her work, is the genesis of the design and installations.

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Guest artist Tatiana Macedo in conversation with RAMA's curator João Silvério

January 31st at 6.30 pm

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Tatiana Macedo, born in Portugal in 1981, of Portuguese and Angolan descent, lives and works in Lisbon. She is an artist with an interesting and consistent experience acquired mainly during long periods of residence abroad. Her work is transdisciplinary between the practice of installation, photography, film-essay, video and sound, with an interesting exploratory dimension and revealing simultaneously a great technical, critical and conceptual rigour. In 2020 she was the artist in Focus at the Interseccion Festival - Contemporary Audiovisual Art Festival of Coruña, which dedicated two days to the exhibition of her videographic and filmic work.

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Guest artist Pauliana Valente Pimentel in conversation with RAMA's curator João Silvério

January 20th at 6.30 pm

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1975. Lisbon. As a visual artist she has exhibited regularly since 1999. In 2005 she participated in the photography course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme. Belonged to the collective [Kameraphoto] from 2006 until its extinction in 2014. She is a teacher of authorial photography. In 2009 her first authorial book "VOL I" (Pierre von Kleist) was published, "Caucase, Souvenirs de Voyage" (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) in 2011, in 2018 "Quel Pedra" (Câmera Infinita), and in 2019 "Narcissism of Small Differences" (Municipal Archive of Lisbon City Hall). She also directs films. In 2015 she received the Visual Arts Award by the Portuguese Society of Authors. In 2016 she was nominated for the NOVO BANCO Photo Award. She was represented for 5 years at Galeria 3+1 Arte Contemporânea and 7 years at Galeria das Salgadeiras in Lisbon. Currently she is with Galeria Cisterna in Lisbon and collaborates with several national and international galleries. Part of her work belongs to private and institutional collectors.

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2021

Talk with curator Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues held by RAMA's curator João Silvério

December 20th, at 6.30 pm

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Guest artist Vasco Barata in conversation with curator João Silvério
October 22nd, at 6.30 pm
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"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

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Guest artist Alexandre Baptista in conversation with curator João Silvério
September 4th, at 6.30 pm
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“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

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Guest artist Pedro Gomes in conversation with curator João Silvério
July 28th at 6.30 pm
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"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

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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.

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Guest artist Pedro Vaz in conversation with curator João Silvério
28 de Junho às 18h30
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“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

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Guest artist Luís Silveirinha in conversation with curator João Silvério
May 18th, 6.30 pm
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“… 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.

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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.

www.davidecanali.it

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Guest artist Marta Wengorovius in conversation with curator João Silvério
April 23rd at 6pm
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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

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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.

Free entry

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. "

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Guest artist Carla Rebelo in conversation with curator João Silvério
26 de Março às 18h
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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

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Guest artist Ana Pérez-Quiroga in conversation with curator João Silvério
February 27th at 6pm
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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

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2020

Guest artist Cecília Costa in conversation with curator João Silvério
November 7th, at 5pm
free entry

"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".

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Guest artist Ana Vidigal in conversation with curator João Silvério

24 October at 5pm
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“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.”

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Guest artist Cristina Ataíde in conversation with curator João Silvério

21 September at 5pm
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"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".

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Guest artist Susana Mendes Silva in conversation with curator João Silvério
December 16th at 6pm
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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

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