San Marco, 3666
* 1958 Maputo (Lourenço Marques), Mozambique. Lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Curator: Jürgen Bock
Born in 1958 in Maputo ..., capital of Mozambique, Ângela Ferreira lived in the city until 1973, then moving to Lisbon, where she lived through the intense revolutionary period following on from 25 April 1974. In 1976 ... she moved to South Africa, studying visual arts in Cape Town. The years she spent in South Africa were decisive for the development of Ângela Ferreira's cultural conscience...
Geo-political questions are the starting point for all of Ferreira's work. They become vehicles for the investigation of the definition of "objective truths" in certain fields of art, history, and gender politics, or even for interrogating the cultural definitions of countries and their societies. . To put it in extreme terms, one might say that Ferreira uses and analyses the normative structures of Modernism to, from a two-fold perspective, African and European, question their necessity or uselessness.
(From a text by the curator; for the complete version, see the press information.)
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Instituto das Artes / Portuguese Ministry of Culture
See also in Universes in Universe:
The visual arts of Africa in Universes in Universe.
Africa: Artist's index
The artists from Africa in Universes in Universe.