In the context of the exhibition “Alto Nível Baixo”, curated by Marta Mestre and Natxo Checa, ZDB presents for the first time in Portugal, two works by the Brazilian artist Anna Bella Geiger, “Circumambulatio” (1972-2013) and “Mapas Elementares” (1976). The presentation of the audiovisuals will be followed by a conversation with the curators and art historians: Cristiana Tejo, Giulia Lamoni, Margarida Brito Alves and Marta Mestre.
Conversation about two audiovisual works by the artist Anna Bella Geiger
— with Cristiana Tejo, Giulia Lamoni, Margarida Brito Alves and Marta Mestre
Presentation of "Circumambulatio" and "Mapas Elementares I", audiovisuals by the artist Anna Bella Geiger and conversation with Cristiana Tejo, Giulia Lamoni, Margarida Brito Alves and Marta Mestre.
Cristiana Tejo (Brazil / Portugal) is an integrated member of the Contemporary Art Studies research group of the Institute of Art History of New University of Lisbon and researcher of the project Artists and Radical Education in Latin America: 1960s-1970s. She is co-curator of the Belojardim Residence, in the Agreste region of Pernambuco. She was co-founder of Espaço Fonte – Center for Art Research (Recife), general coordinator of Education and Cultural Diffusion of Joaquim Nabuco Foundation and art curator of the same institution. She was co-curator of the 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art, MAM-SP (2011), director of the Museum of Modern Art of Recife (2007-2008) and curator of Rumos Artes Visuais project of Itaú Cultural (2005-2006). She was also curator of the special room of Paulo Bruscky at the Havana Biennial (2009) and Bruscky Invent’s at the Dan Gunn Gallery (Berlin, 2015). Her main publications are Guia do Artista Visual – Inserção e Internacionalização (2018), Cinco Dimensões da Curadoria (2017), Paulo Bruscky’s organization: Art and multimedia (2014) and Panorama of emerging thinking (2011). Her most recent text was published in the book Teresa Burga: Aleatories structures, by Jrp-Ringer. She has written for Select and Terremoto art magazines. Cristiana participated in several juries and committees such as BACA (Maastricht 2014), Videobrasil (2013), Petrobras cultural (2012), Funarte (2012, 2007, 2004), Marcantônio Vilaça Award CNI-SESI (2006, 2014), Arte Pará salon (2007/2013), Salon of MAM-BA (2007). She holds a PhD in Sociology from the State University of Pernambuco.
Giulia Lamoni (Italy / Portugal) is an FCT researcher at the Institute of Art History at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Between 2016 and 2018 she was an Assistant Professor at the same university. His work explores articulations between art and feminism in Portugal and Latin America in the 1960s and 1970s, the relationship between contemporary art and migration processes and the formation of transnational artistic networks, heterogeneous forms of collaboration and dialogue since the decade from 1960 to the present. His research is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology in Portugal. She is a Research Fellow of the research project “Artists and Radical Education in Latin America: 1960s-1970s” (2018-19) and co-coordinator of the research line “Cultural Transfers in a Global Perspective” of Lisbon. She was co-curator of the exhibition “Co-Habitar” at the Casa de América Latina in Lisbon (2016-2017) and curator of “Eugénia Mussa, Meridiano Pacífico” at the Quadrum Gallery in Lisbon (2017). Her texts have been published in journals such as Third Text and Manifesta Journal: Around Curatorial Practices, and in exhibitions of catalogs and books of the Center for Modern Art / Gulbenkian Foundation, Center Pompidou and Tate Modern. In 2017 he was Brooks International Fellow at the Delfina Foundation and Tate Modern Curatorial in London. She holds a PhD in Aesthetics / Arts and Art Sciences from the University of Paris I / Panthéon Sorbonne.
Margarida Brito Alves
Margarida Brito Alves (Portugal) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Art History at FCSH/ UNL. She is deputy director of the Instituto de História da Arte (Art History Institute), where she coordinates the Contemporary Art Studies research group, and the “Spatial Practices in Contemporary Art” research line. She is the author of the books O Espaço na Criação Artística do Século XX. Heterogeneidade. Tridimensionalidade. Performatividade. (Lisboa: Colibri, 2012), and A Revista Colóquio / Artes (Lisboa: Colibri, 2007). She co-curated the exhibitions Salette Tavares: Visual Poetry (Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2014) and Co-Habitar (Casa das Galeotas, Lisboa, 2016).