4th to 17th December
(IM)Possibilities is the sixth edition of Triangle Network (trianglenetwork.org) workshop held in Hangar.
IM) Possibilities aims to be a reflection on what is a possibility or its failure. To think about the defeats of the possible within history, what has remained to be done or to say, or even the action of making happen what is not predictable and safe, but which makes the impossibility to create beyond all limits.
The workshop follows TN’s international network model, i.e., gather a group of local and international artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, geographies, ages and disciplines (in equal numbers) for a period of two weeks, allowing them to work collectively and to exchange artistic, process and cultural experiences.
The artists participating in the 6th edition are Nii Obodai (Gana), Charles Bhebe (Zimbabwe), Nikissi Serumaga (Uganda), Maria Trabulo (Portugal), Luís Plácido Costa (Portugal), Diogo da Cruz (Portugal). The group is chosen in a logical parity between genders and nationalities. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together artists who in addition to their artistic practices are also active as cultural producers and streamline independent projects in different geographies.
A program of presentations, seminars and an Open Day complete the workshop’s activities and give support and visibility to the work in progress.
INVITED ARTISTS AND CURATORS[vc_tta_accordion active_section=”0″ no_fill=”true” collapsible_all=”true”]
Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues (1973) is an architect and has a master in architecture. He has completed a doctorate in Fine Arts and is a doctorate in architecture. Sérgio Fazenda lectured at the University of the Azores and at EUVG / Parq-Coimbra. He was cultural consultant of the Regional Government of the Azores, where he organized the collection of contemporary art of the Archipelago – C.A.C. and its events’ program. He was the director of the Portuguese section of the International Art Critics Association – A.I.C.A. and is co-founder of the Palenque publishing project. He is dedicated to the writing and curating of architecture and visual arts, being the author of the book “The House of the Senses” and regularly collaborates with the Contemporary online magazine, also publishing in books and exhibitions´ catalogues. The curatorial work he has been developing covers interventions in private collections, galleries and public institutions in Portugal, England, Spain and Belgium.
João Silvério (1962). Lives and works in Lisbon. He holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon. He is curator of the contemporary art collection of the Luso-American Foundation for Development. He began his activity as an independent curator in 2003, working with public and private contemporary art collections. João Silvério was President of the Portuguese Section of AICA – International Association of Art Critics from March 2013 to December 2015. Creates the independent project EMPTY CUBE in October 2007 which has presented projects by artists, designers and architects. He regularly writes about artistic projects in catalogues, publications and websites, including www.emptycube.org
Duarte Amaral Netto (Lisbon, Portugal, 1976). Lives and works in Lisbon. Studied photography at Ar.co from 1996 to 2000 (Kodak scholarship), Post-Graduation in Visual Culture Theory in 2008 and the European Master of Fine Art Photography at IED Madrid (IED grant) in 2016. Since 2002 exhibit in Portugal and abroad. In 2003 he was awarded the Grand Prix du 48ème Salon de Montrouge, in Paris. He represented Portugal in “100 photos pour l’Europe” in Paris and was selected for several festivals and events such as “European Night” in Arles (2006) or Plat(t)form in Winterthur (2014). In 2012 he was nominated for the 8th Edition of the BES Photo Awards with exhibitions at the Berardo Museum (Portugal) and Pinacoteca de São Paulo (Brazil). He teaches photography at the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar.
João Paulo Serafim (Paris, France, 1974). Lives and works in Lisbon. Graduated in Photography and Fine Arts at Ar.Co School in Lisbon where he teaches since 1998. In 2005 he participated in the Photography Course of the Gulbenkian Criatividade e Criação Artística program and in 2008 attends History of Art at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2005 won the 3rd prize of Purificacíon García Award. Since 2005 develops the project MIIAC – Museu Improvável Imagem e Arte Contemporânea, a fictional museum based in an iconographic research from a personal collection, constructed along the life of the artist. MIIAC materializes virtually or through exhibitions in different spaces, combining personal and collective memories. This research also extends to museum functions focusing on the backstage like archives and libraries, reflecting about the organization, processing and qualification process of visual information. Also collaborates, since 2004, in theatre shows and performances.
Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto (Lisbon, Portugal, 1974), Lives and works in Lisbon. Photographer, exhibiting regularly since 1999, he graduated in Ar.Co School in Lisbon and received a FLAD scholarship that allowed him to continue his studies at SVA, New York. In 2010 he completed the Master of Fine Arts at ESAD.CR – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Communication Studies with Fellowship of the FCT Foundation. Since 2007, he teaches several courses in Photography, Digital Animation and Film Degrees at Universidade Lusófona. His works are present in some of the most important Portuguese collections, such as PLMJ collection, BES Art and EDP Foundation.
Valter Ventura (Lisbon, Portugal, 1979) Lives and works in Lisbon. Graduated in Art History from Faculdade de Letras (University of Lisbon). In 2005 he finished the Advanced Course in Photography at Ar.Co – Center for Art and Visual Communication, with the Banco Espírito Santo scholarship. Currently he teaches at the Photography Department of Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, also collaborating with Ar.Co, Atelier de Lisboa and the Faculdade de Belas Artes (University of Lisbon). In 2008, participated (in duo with José Nuno Lamas) in the 2nd Photography Course, Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Between 2012 and 2014 he was responsible for the photographic department at Carpe Diem – Art and Research.
Alessio Antoniolli is the Director of Gasworks, London, where he leads a programme of residencies, exhibitions and participation projects focusing on emerging UK and international artists and practices. Alessio is also the Director of Triangle Network, a global network of artists and grassroots organisations. He is involved in running, fundraising and strategic planning for the Network, as well as working with new partners on developing projects such as residencies and workshops. In 2009 Alessio instigated the Knowledge and Skills Sharing Programme, an ongoing series of professional development and training opportunities for artists and arts coordinators within the Triangle Network. Alessio received his MA in Art History from Birkbeck college, University of London; specialising in issues of internationalism, diversity and cultural policies in the visual arts in the UK.
André Príncipe (Porto, 1976). Lives and works in Lisbon. Studied Psychology at Oporto University and graduated from Film school in Lisbon, 2001. Traveled extensively in America, Europe and Asia. Lived in NewYork City and London. At the centre of his artistic practice is the sequence of images. Exhibits regularly since 2004 and have directed many short and feature films. André Príncipe is the founder and co-editor of the artist run photo book publishing house Pierre von Kleist. PVK has worldwide distribution and is a regular presence at book fairs like NYArt Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Tokyo art book fair and Offprint Paris. Has published eight books; Tunnels (Booth-Clibborn editions, London 2005), Master and Everyone (2010), I thought you knew the place where all the elephants lie down (2011), Perfume do Boi (2012), Smell of Tiger precedes Tiger (2012), Tokyo Diaries (w/ Marco Martins, 2014), You´re living for nothing now (2015),
José Pedro Cortes (OPorto, 1976). Lives and works in Lisbon. Has a Master of Arts degree in Photography from the Kent Institute of Art and Design (UK), and the Gulbenkin Program of Creativity and Artistic Creation (Photography) diploma. Cortes has exhibited collectively and individually since 2004. He received the European Photo Exhibition Award in 2011 and in 2012 he worked on the project European Eyes on Japan, becoming one of two European photographers invited to produce a work for the Japanese townhall of Toyami.
José Pedro Cortes has published the books: “Silence” (2005), “Things Here and Things Still to Come” (2011) and “COSTA” (2013). Cortes is one of the founders and the co-editors of the artist run photo book publishing house Pierre von Kleist, having published eight books. His work is represented in various public and private collections.
- December 7, Thursday, 6pm – Talk with Portuguese participant artists Maria Trabulo, Luís Plácido Costa and Diogo da Cruz and Curator Sergio Fazenda Rodrigues (PT)
- December 8, Friday, 6pm – Talk with international participant artists Charles Bhebe (Zimbabwe), Nii Obodai (Ghana) and Nikissi Serumaga (Uganda) and Curador João Silvério (PT)
- December 9, Saturday, 6pm – Artist talk with Hélice’s team – Duarte Amaral Netto, João Paulo Serafim, Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto, Valter Ventura) (PT)
8pm – Mexican dinner by invited Chef Shay Ola. Tacos (10€) and Cocktails (4€). Show by the singer Danae Estrela and DJ set A minha vida dava uma banda sonora. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
- December 11, Monday, 6pm – Seminar “The experience of the artist-run spaces in Africa” with the TN participants artists Nii Obodai (Ghana) and Nikissi Serumaga (Uganda) and the Director of Gasworks, Alessio Antoniolli (UK).
- December 12, Tuesday, 6pm – Artist talk with photographers André Príncipe and José Pedro Cortes from PVK Editions (PT)
- December 16, Saturday, 3pm – Open Day – presentation of the works by the artists in residency
8pm – Dinner with DJ (info email@example.com)
Mónica de Miranda
Ana de Almeida
A Li Café (Liliana Escalhão)