Angela Ferreira

Ângela Ferreira


Ângela Ferreira has a solo exhibition, Revolutionary Traces, at Stroom Den Hague, the Netherlands (7 December - 22 February). She was recently included on The Theatre of the World at Museo Tamayo, Mexico (12 June - 28 September).

Exhibitions / Works



Born in 1958 in Maputo, Mozambique, Ãngela Ferreira grew up in South Africa and obtained her MFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She lives and works in Lisbon, teaching Fine Art at Lisbon University. She represented Portugal at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, continuing her investigations into the ways in which European modernism adapted or failed to adapt to the realities of the African continent by tracing the history of Jean Prouvé's 'tropical house'. The making of Ferreira's Maison Tropicale is the subject of a film by Manthia Diawara. Solo exhibitions have taken place at Lumiar Cité, Lisbon; Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography in Edinburgh; Carpe Diem, Lisbon; Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon; Centro de Arte Contemporãnea La Crieé, Rennes; and Museu do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, among other institutions. Notable group exhibitions include the Lubumbashi Biennale (2013); Utopia and Monument II: On virtuosity and the public sphere, steirischer herbst festival in Graz, Austria (2010); the Bucharest Biennale (2010); Modernologies: Contemporary artists researching modernity and modernism at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2009) and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2010); Learning Modern at Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009); Front of House at Parasol Unit, London (2008), and the 28th São Paulo Biennale (2008).

Also see