Migrações Artísticas Em e Para Além de Lisboa Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon
Ciclo de Conversas com Artistas Artist Talks
Curadoria de Ana Balona de Oliveira(CEC-FLUL/IHA-FCSH-UNL)
Curated by Ana Balona de Oliveira (CEC-FLUL/IHA-FCSH-UNL)
Conversa com Mário Macilau e Gabriela Salgado
Talk with Mário Macilau and Gabriela Salgado
15 Setembro, 19h 15 September, 7pm
HANGAR Centro de Investigação Artística http://www.hangar.com.pt | +351 218 870 490
Rua Damasceno Monteiro, 12
1170-112 Lisboa, Portugal
Mário Macilau’s ambitious path towards becoming a social documentary photographer began with a symbolically charged instance. At the age of fourteen, while walking down Vladimir Lenin Avenue in Maputo he shot his first image with a borrowed camera, capturing a woman selling cassava in a street market. From that site, marked by the name of a political leader whose revolution was imported to Africa, his personal utopia took him to travel the world as a professional photographer. The artist’s photographs, which unveil the human condition under the oppression of injustice and the hardship of poverty, have been exhibited internationally.
The photographic practice of Mário Macilau (Maputo, Mozambique, 1984) is a visual investigation focussing on identity, political, social and cultural issues. The main themes of his work have arisen from the combined experience of observation and memory of everyday surroundings in his home country, Mozambique. Often taking portraiture as a point of departure, Macilau has focussed on the way in which intimacy becomes the key to unlock a broader perspective or narrative, translated as the result of his working process. He has been investigating the complex realities of human labour and environmental conditions evolving over time, using his images as a form of visual confrontation with and a critical line of reflection on the real.
His work has been recognized by several awards (UNESCO-Aschberg for Visual Arts, Paris, 2015; AIR Award, Africa Centre, Cape Town & Fountainhead, Miami, 2015; VISA pour la Création, Institut Français, Paris, 2012; Crossing Point Residency, Les Rencontres d’Arles, 2012; Prix Pictet nomination, 2012; BES PHOTO nomination, 2011) and has been exhibited regularly in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in his home country and abroad. He was selected for participation in the 56th Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures. His work has featured in leading art and photography publications and is included in several renowned collections worldwide. Mário Macilau participates in the artist residency programme ‘180° Artistas ao Sul’ at Hangar, Lisbon, in September 2015.
Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator based in London, where she obtained an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She has curated a large number of exhibitions and has lectured in over twenty countries. She specialized in Latin American art as Curator of the Collection of Latin American Art at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) and was curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011). She curated La Otra Bienal in Bogotá, Colombia (2013) and the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece (2009). She works internationally as curator and consultant and is currently directing a programme of exchanges between African and Latin American artists.
Migrações Artísticas Em e Para Além de Lisboa, organizado por Ana Balona de Oliveira, no âmbito de uma parceria entre o Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (CEC-FLUL/CITCOM/Deslocalizar a Europa/Cultura Visual, Migração e Globalização), o Instituto de História de Arte (IHA-FCSH-UNL/CASt) e o Hangar em Lisboa, é um ciclo de conversas com artistas, alguns dos quais em residência no Hangar no âmbito do programa de residências artísticas ‘180º Artistas ao Sul’, e outros convidados. Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon, organized by Ana Balona de Oliveira in a partnership between the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC-FLUL/CITCOM/Dislocating Europe/Visual Culture, Migration and Globalization), the Institute for Art History (IHA-FCSH-UNL/CASt) and Hangar in Lisbon, is a series of conversations with artists, some of whom in residence at Hangar in the context of the artist residencies programme ‘180º Artistas ao Sul’, and other invited speakers.