Ângela Ferreira

Lecturer in Fine Arts, Universidade de Lisboa

Born in 1958 in Maputo, Mozambique, Ângela Ferreira grew up in South Africa and obtained her MFA
from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town and her PhD from the University of Lisbon. She lives and works in Lisbon, teaching
Fine Art at Lisbon University. Ferreira's work is concerned with the ongoing impact of colonialism and
post-colonialism on contemporary society, an investigation that is conducted through in-depth research
and the distillation of ideas into concise and resonant forms. 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 “Maison
Tropicale”.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Boca, Centre Régional de la Photographie, France (2016); Underground Cinemas & Towering Radios,
Galeria da Índia, Lisbon (2016); Wattle and Daub, Old School, Lisbon (2016); Ressignificação, Colégio
das Artes, Coimbra (2016); A Tendency to Forget, Museu Berardo, Centro Cultural de Belém (2015);
Messy Colonialism, Wild Decolonization; MACO, Mexico / Open Plan, SParte, São Paulo (2015);
Independance Cha Cha, Galeria do Parque, Vila Nova da Barquinha (2015) / Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (2014);
Monuments in Reverse, CAAA, Guimarães (2015); Revolutionary Traces, Stroom, Den Haag (2014);
Entrer dans la Mine, Lubumbashi Biennale, Congo (2013); Political Cameras. Stills, Edinburgh (2013).
Stone Free. Marlborough Contemporary, London (2012); Carlos Cardoso – Straight to the point & Peter
Blum Cape Sonnets, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2011); Carlos Cardoso – Direto ao Assunto,
Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, (2011); Double Lecture, Carpe Diem, Lisbon, (2010); Werdmuller Centre
and Other Works, Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2010); Hard Rain Show, Museu Berardo,
Centro Cultural de Belém / La Criée, Rennes, France (2008); For Mozambique, Michael Stevenson
Gallery (2008); Maison Tropicale, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice (2007); Em Sítio Algum, Museu Nacional
de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon (2003); Zip Zap Circus School, temporary public art,
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Art, Cape Town (2002); Casa Maputo: Um Retrato Íntimo, Museu de
Serralves, Oporto (1999); Ângela Ferreira, Centro de Arte Moderna / Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,
Lisbon (1990).

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Fine Arts, Universidade de Lisboa