EDSON CHAGAS by xerem June 16, 2016 0 News


Artistic Migrations In and Beyond Lisbon, organized by Ana Balona de Oliveira in a partnership  between the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC-FLUL), the Institute for Art History (IHA-FCSH-UNL) 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. Through several media, the artists in question examine and problematize notions of identity and difference, not only national and diasporic, but also cultural, racial, class-based, gendered and sexual, as well as the notion of artistic production as a means for the investigation of history and memory, both collective and individual, both public and private, with the purpose of examining the contradictions of the present and imagining possible futurities.

29 June 2016

7 pm


Presentation in Portuguese

Edson Chagas was born in 1977 in Luanda, Angola, where he lives. He studied documentary photography in Newport at the University of South Wales (2008), London College of Communication (2007), Escola Técnica de Imagem e Comunicação in Portugal (2002) and Centro Comunitário de Arcena in Portugal (1999).

Solo exhibitions have taken place at Stevenson Gallery (2014/2015), Instituto Camões – Centro Cultural Português, Luanda (2014); Belfast Exposed Photography, Northern Ireland (2014); A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy (2013) and Memorial Agostinho Neto, Luanda (2013).