“Terra” – Solar Galeria de Arte Cinemática



Press release:

A Cooperativa Curtas Metragens CRL tem o prazer de convidar V. Exa. para a inauguração de TERRA, uma exposição coletiva da nova geração de autores portugueses: Gabriel Abrantes (em colaboração com Ben Rivers), Priscila Fernandes, Pedro Neves Marques, Joana Pimenta, Lúcia Prancha, Francisco Queimadela e Mariana Caló, que terá lugar no sábado, 8 de julho, às 17:00.

A decorrer em simultâneo à 25ª edição do Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema e prolongando-se até setembro, esta exposição coletiva integra seis instalações site-specific, desenvolvidas a partir de filmes, mas não passando obrigatoriamente pela sua projeção. Cada obra é construída refletindo sobre o lugar, primeiro o da sua terra de origem, onde foi imaginada, filmada, construída. Depois, na terra para onde viaja e onde pára, pelo menos por breves meses, habitando um espaço com marcas ora de uma história passada, ora de uma ocupação recente, a do próprio historial de exposições da galeria. Neste sentido, as instalações partem de pontos específicos do planeta, muitas vezes longínquos, para que se revelem num local específico onde se consumam num todo que forma a Terra, contribuindo para uma ideia complexa formada a partir de elementos simples.


Curtas Metragens CRL is pleased to invite you to the opening of TERRA, a collective exhibition by the new generation of Portuguese authors: Gabriel Abrantes (in collaboration with Ben Rivers), Priscila Fernandes, Pedro Neves Marques, Joana Pimenta, Lúcia Prancha, Francisco Queimadela and Mariana Caló, taking place on Saturday, 8th of July, at 5p.m.

Opening simultaneously with the 25th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival and remaining open until September, this collective exhibition includes six site-specific installations, whose starting point are films but that are not necessarily pursued as projections. First, each work was conceived resonating on the land of its origin, on where it was imagined, filmed and created. Secondly, it reflects on the lands where it travels and halts, for a few months at least; inhabiting a space with evidences of its own history from a far or rather recent past (such is the history of exhibitions of the gallery). Therefore, the installations proceed from specific points of the planet, often distant, to be revealed in a specific place where they reach complexion in the whole that forms the Earth (Terra), and contributing as single elements to a wider and multifaceted idea.


25º Curtas Vila do Conde – Programa · Programme

Presentation at Temporary Gallery in Cologne




 Screening Room:

Mariana Calò & Francisco Queimadela

Fr, 19 Uhr / 7 pm
 Screening und / and Talk

Gradations of Time over a Plane, 2010
HD Video
16:15 min

The Mesh and the Circle, 2014
HD Video
34:29 min


In ihrer Präsentation in der Temporary Gallery geben Mariana Calò und Francisco Queimadela einen Überblick zu ihrer gemeinsamen Arbeit und zeigen zwei ihrer Hauptwerke: das fortlaufende Projekt “Gradations of Time over a Plane”, bestehend aus visuellen Reflektionen zu Vorstellungen der Zeit, in Form von Kapiteln, abschweifenden Erinnerungen, Vorhersagen der Zukunft und Formulierungen des Imaginären; sowie “The Mesh and the Circle”, ein fragmentarischer Film, der sich mit der Umwandlung von Materie beschäftigt und dabei eine Reihe von Verbindungen im Zwischenspiel von Formen der Magie, Vergnügen, Geometrie, Symbolismus und Arbeit zieht. (Mariana Calò, geboren 1984 in Porto, und Francisco Queimadela, geboren 1985 in Porto, studierten an der Fine Arts Academy in Porto. Seit 2010 arbeiten sie gemeinsam in erster Linie mit Bewegtbild, das sich mit Installationen und raumspezifischen Environments verbindet. Ausstellungen (Auswahl): Museum of Image, Braga, 2017; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2016; Contemporary Gallery, Museum of Serralves, Porto, 2016; ; National Gallery of Prague, Prague, 2015; CIAJG, Guimarães, 2015; Rowing Projects, London, 2012 / Villa Romana, Florence, 2013; O´Artoteca, Milan, 2013; Gasworks, London, 2012.)

For their presentation at Temporary Gallery Mariana Calò and Francisco Queimadela will give an overview of their collaboration and showcase two of their key works to date, their open-ended project “Gradations of Time over a Plane”, composed of visual reflections on the notion of Time, in form of chapters, mental-drifts amidst memories, predictions about the future and formulations of the imaginary, and “The Mesh and the Circle”, a fragmentary film immersed on the idea of transformation of matter, which generates a series of connections, in a game of interplay between forms of magic, pleasure, geometry, symbolism and labour. (Mariana Calò, born 1984 in Porto, and Francisco Queimadela, born 1985 in Porto, studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Porto. They have been collaborating as a duo since 2010. Their practice is developed through a privileged use of moving image, intersecting installation and site-specific environments. Selection of recent exhibitions: Museum of Image, Braga, 2017; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2016; Contemporary Gallery, Museum of Serralves, Porto, 2016; ; National Gallery of Prague, Prague, 2015; CIAJG, Guimarães, 2015; Rowing Projects, London, 2012 / Villa Romana, Florence, 2013; O´Artoteca, Milan, 2013; Gasworks, London, 2012.)

Bild / Image
Mariana Calò & Francisco Queimadela, The Mesh and the Circle, 2014

Laufende Ausstellung / On show
27.05.-30.07. Victoria Adam: the common toad
27.05.-30.07. Marianna Christofides: Parkfield Studies

Kalender / Calendar
06.07. Screening Room: Mariana Calò / Francisco Queimadela
07.07. Screening Room: The Otolith Group: Medium Earth
15.09. John & James Whitney: Through the Stargate (Opening)
15.09. Filipa César & Louis Henderson: Op-film: Archaeology of Optics (Opening)

Förderer und Unterstützer / Funders and Supporters
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Deltax Contemporary, Hotel Chelsea

Besuch / Visit
Temporary Gallery
Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst e.V. / Centre for contemporary art
Mauritiuswall 35, D 50676 Köln
Tel: +49 221 30234466
Email: info@temporarygallery.org
Website: http://www.temporarygallery.org

Do-Fr 11-18, Sa-So 13-17 Uhr / Thu-Fri 11 am-6 pm, Sat-Sun 1-5 pm
Eintritt frei, Veranstaltung / Admission free, event: 2,50 EUR
Mitglieder frei / Members free

I is for Institute


I is for Institute
March 15th, 6pm, 2017
Institute of Contemporary Art –  Philadelphia

Luís Silva and João Mourão will present an overview of their work and ethos as co-founders and co-directors of Kunsthalle Lissabon. Founded by Silva and Mourão in 2009, Kunsthalle Lissabon is an independent contemporary art institution based in Lisbon, Portugal, that seeks to position itself “as an intentional alternative to traditional institutional models and, in the process, expand the general view of what constitutes an institution.”

Artists Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela present their films, The Mesh and the Circle (2014, HDV, 34min), a collection of visual testimonies on gesture, symbolism and labor, and May a Hundred Bolts of Lightning Open You (2015, 16mm, 14min), which was produced collectively by the artists with 17 other artists and local people from Pitões das Júnias. Following the screening Caló and Queimadela will be joined in conversation by Luís Silva and João Mourão.

This event is free and open to the public. Two screenings of May a Hundred Bolts of Lightning Open You will begin at 6PM, followed by a conversation with the artists and curators at 6:30PM.

Luís Silva and João Mourão are a curatorial duo based in Lisbon, Portugal, where they currently serve as co-directors of Kunsthalle Lissabon. They were the curators of the 2015 and 2016 editions of ZONA MACO SUR, the solo project section of Mexico City’s contemporary art fair. Exhibitions at Kunsthalle Lissabon have included solo projects with artists such as Nathalie du Pasquier (2017), Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela (2016), Celine Condorelli (2016), Iman Issa (2016), Katja Novitskova (2015), Marwa Arsanios (2015), Mariana Castillo Deball (2014), Petrit Halilaj (2014), Patrizio Di Massimo (2014), Amalia Pica (2013), Leonor Antunes (2013), Jonathas de Andrade (2013), among others. Besides their curatorial practice, Mourão and Silva are also co-editors of the ongoing book series Performing the Institution(al), published by Kunsthalle Lissabon that addresses recent developments in institutional practice and parameters.

Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela began collaborating during their studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Porto, Portugal, where they currently live and work. They have collaborated as an artist duo since 2016 creating video installations, films, objects and site-specific environments. Their work is embedded in historical, mythical, metaphorical and intuitive references that help to create poetic reflections on different landscapes, situations and ideas. The pair have been the recipient of grants from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to attend an international artist’s residency at Gasworks, London and were 2012 awardees of the BES Revelation prize. They were finalists of the 10th edition of Edp New Artists prize and winners of the Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival International Prize, in 2013. Caló and Queimadela have presented their work in several exhibition venues including: The National Gallery, Prague; Rowing Projects, London; Gasworks, London; General Public, Berlin; the Serralves Museum, Porto; and most recently Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon.

Location: This event, regularly scheduled for March 14 at International House Philadelphia, will now take place at ICA.

Support for the research and development of I is for Institute has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Support for Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela’s film presentation is provided the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


The presence of the artists is kindly supported by:




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Sexta-feira 03 Mar – Sáb 01 Abril, 2017
CAPC, Coimbra

Curadoria Miguel Leal | Círculo Sede

Camaleónica é a condição do camaleão ou do que se comporta como tal. Essa condição é a da mudança, a da transformação, quase como se o mundo se viesse alojar na própria pele. Não se trata de carregar o mundo ás costas mas antes de nos tornarmos mundo, numa espécie de mutação, um devir-outro e imperceptível. Essa exterioridade, definindo-se a partir do interior, é acima de tudo uma experiência da multiplicidade.
Nesta exposição reúne-se um conjunto de artistas que irão trabalhar em torno desta ideia dos processos de transformação camaleónica que nos aproximam do(s) outros(s) e do que nos é estranho. Uma transformação que implica antes de mais uma resistência a toda cristalização, seja da identidade, das relações, dos lugares ou das memórias.
As várias intervenções, algumas delas concebidas especificamente para a exposição, irão ocupar os vários espaços do edifício sede do CAPC, em diálogo com o próprio carácter do lugar.

Lista de artistas: Ricardo Basbaum (BR), Pedro Wirz (BR/CH), Sónia Neves (PT), André Sousa (PT), Schirin Kretschmann (DE), Mariana Caló e Francisco Queimadela (PT), Nuno Ramalho (PT), Diana Carvalho (PT), Mafalda Santos (PT).


A Trama e o Círculo – Museu da Imagem de Braga



Exposição “A Trama e o Círculo”
22.01.2017 – 25-02-2017
Museu da Imagem, Braga

“A Trama e o Círculo” no Museu da Imagem em Braga. O filme e alguns objectos filmados durante a rodagem, agora remontados em ambientes instalativos nas salas do Museu.
Inauguração dia 22 de Janeiro, pelas 17 horas, no Museu da Imagem em Braga.

Exposição patente até 25 de Fevereiro.
Aberto de Terça a Sexta das 10h às 13h e das 15h às 18h30
Sábado e Domingo das 14h às 18h

The Mesh and the Circle – Art of the Real


Art of the Real
April 20th 2016
Lincoln Art Center

“The Mesh and the Circle” has its première in North America,
at the festival Art of the Real in New York.

A Trama e o Círculo
Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela, Portugal/Italy, 2014, 34m

“Using a restaged version of Diary of a Country Priest’s opening shot as a recurring framing device, Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela depict, deconstruct, and show the movement-based connections between obscure rituals and daily domestic activities from across Portugal. These actions exist simultaneously as symbol and document of the quotidian, a fascinating, accessible experimental and anthropological study. North American Premiere”
Shorts Program 2

Wednesday, April 20 – 8:15 PM



12/03 a 29/05 de 2016
Museu de Serralves, Porto

“O Livro da Sede” constitui uma experiência imersiva composta por cinco filmes analógicos. Mariana Caló (Viana do Castelo, 1984) e Francisco Queimadela (Coimbra, 1985) sublinham aqui o tema principal do seu trabalho: as manifestações, a perceção e as interpretações da passagem do tempo. Imagens mostrando pessoas a saciar a sede, animais enjaulados e manifestações culturais ancestrais transformam esta instalação num autêntico estudo antropológico, em que a sede é associada a instintos vitais e à liberdade.

A exposição “O livro da Sede” é organizada pelo Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, e é comissariada por Ricardo Nicolau, curador do Museu, assistido pela curadora Filipa Loureiro