Angela Ferreira

Ângela Ferreira


Ângela Ferreira had her first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK at Stills, Scotland's Centre for Photography in Edinburgh in 2013. She was also included on the Lubumbashi Biennale.

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 which showed at the gallery alongside Ferreira's For Mozambique in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include Double Lecture at Carpe Diem, Lisbon (2010); Hard Rain Show at the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, and the Centro de Arte Contemporãnea La Crieé in Rennes (2009); Random Walk, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (2005); and No Place at All, Museu do Chiado - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2003). Her Zip Zap Circus School showed in Cape Town under the auspices of the Institute of Contemporary Art Cape Town in 2002. Recent group exhibitions include Utopia and Monument II: On virtuosity and the public sphere, part of the 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).