Curated by Ana Balona de Oliveira (IHA/FCSH/NOVA; CEC-FLUL)
Talk with Edson Chagas
29 June, 7pm
Hangar Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon
Edson Chagas was born in 1977 in Luanda, Angola, where he lives.
He studied photography at the University of Wales, Newport (2008), the London College of Communication (2007), ETIC – Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação, Lisbon (2002), and the Centro Comunitário de Arcena (1999). In 2013, his ‘Found Not Taken’ series was exhibited in ‘Luanda, Encyclopedic City’, the Angolan Pavilion curated by Beyond Entropy at the 55th Venice Biennale, winning the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. He was one of three artists shortlisted for the 11th Novo Banco Photo Award, with an exhibition at Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon (2015).
Solo exhibitions have taken place at Instituto Camões – Centro Cultural Português, Luanda (2014), Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast (2014), and Memorial Agostinho Neto, Luanda (2013). Notable group exhibitions include: ‘Disguise: Masks and Global African Art’ at the Seattle Art Museum and other venues (2015-16); ‘Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015’ at MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); ‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists’, at the MMK Frankfurt, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC, and other venues (2014-15); ‘Journal’, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2014); ‘NO FLY ZONE: Unlimited Mileage’, at the Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon (2013); ‘Transit’, OCA, São Paulo (2013); RAVY Visual Arts Festival, Yaoundé (2012); Future-makers, LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn (2012); and the second Luanda Triennial (2010).
Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon, organized by Ana Balona de Oliveira in a partnership between the Institute of Art History (IHA-FCSH-NOVA/CASt), the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC-FLUL/CITCOM/Dislocating Europe/Visual Culture, Migration and Globalization) and Hangar in Lisbon, is a series of conversations with artists, some of whom in residence at Hangar in the context of the artist residencies programme ‘180º Artistas ao Sul’, and other invited speakers.