oct 27th to jan 13th

Dossier Sonic Geometry | 2nd Cycle



27 oct 2018 to 13 jan 2019

The 2nd Exhibition Cycle of “Sonic Geometry”, a project in partnership with RTP – Radio and Television of Portugal, is curated by Nuno Faria and Nicolau Tudela, and presents the works resulting from the Artistic Residencies of the duets Miguel Leal / Pedro Tudela and Mike Cooter / Tomás Cunha Ferreira, and a selection of images from the Audiovisual Archive of RTP.


Miguel Leal (Porto,1967). Lives and works in Porto.

From his latest solo exhibits, highlights include Duplo Negativo/Double Negative, CIAJG, Guimarães (2018), Manual de sobrevivência (Figuras), Espaço Mira, Campanhã, Porto (2014), Verklärte Nacht, Ciclo Santa Cruz, CAPC, Coimbra (2014), Cripta, Laboratório das Artes, Guimarães (2011) or Aqui Fora, Uma Certa Falta de Coerência, Porto (2010).

Also of note is his participation in group exhibitions such as A Arte como Experiência do Real – Coleção de Ivo Martins em Depósito no Museu de Serralves, CIAJG, Guimarães  | A Glimmer of Freedom – APEX Cape Vert, Campo de Concentração do Tarrafal, Cabo Verde. (2017); Identidades/Variáveis Convergentes, Casa Museu Abel Salazar, Matosinhos | UM, Galeria Painel, Porto | Moderno & Medieval Camuflado, Museu Grão Vasco, Viseu. | Pode o Museu ser um Jardim?, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto |  Homeless Monalisa, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra |  Lugares de Viagem – Bienal da Maia 2015, Maia | Território de trabalho: Laboratório das Artes 10 anos, CCVF, Guimarães (2015); Sem Quartel, Sismógrafo, Porto | Apesar de tudo ainda se fodia, Maus Hábitos, Porto | A riqueza múltipla e multiplicadora da ambiguidade, Espaço Mira, Porto (2014); 55 anos CAPCFragmentos de uma Colecção, Sala do Senado, Universidade de Coimbra | A Vanguarda está em Ti | 55 Anos CAPC | Fragmentos de uma Colecção, Centro Cultural de Ílhavo | Obras da Coleção de Arte Contemporânea da Portugal Telecom, CACGM, Bragança | Cinemas 2 > Drive in, GAREPORTO, Porto. (2013)

Miguel Leal studied fine arts and painting at ESBAP, art history at the Faculdade de Letras of the University of Porto and Communication and Language at the FCSH of UNL. He is a professor at FBAUP.



Pedro Tudela

Born in Viseu, in 1962.  He finished the Painting Course at the Escola de Belas Artes in Porto (ESBAP) in 1987. He serves as Auxiliary Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (FBAUP).  As a student in ESBAP, he was cofounder of the Missionary Group: organizing exhibitions both nationally and internationally of painting, mail art, and performance.  He has participated in various performance festivals since 1982.  He is the author and presenter of the radio programs ‘escolhe um dedo’ and ‘atmosfera reduzida’ on xfm between 1996 and 1996.  In 1992, for the occasion of the exhibition “Mute…life”, he founded the multimedia collective Mute Life Dept. (MLd.)  Engaging in sound production since 1992, participating in concerts, performances and editions of graphic recordings, in Portugal and abroad.  Co-founder and one of the elements of the multidisciplinary digital music project @c.  Founding member of the media label Crónica.  Works in scenography since 2003.  Exhibiting regularly since 1981.  Has participated in innumerable group exhibitions in Portugal and abroad since the beginning of the 1980’s.  His work can be found in museums as well as public and private art collections. Lives and works in Porto.


Mike Cooter’s work investigates the structural agency of objects, be they sculpture, cinematic props or other anthropological artefacts – objects co-opted or created to drive narratives, fictional or otherwise. Working primarily with installation and drawing on the history of cinema as a cue for archival research, Cooter’s interdisciplinary practice also resolves into text, radio production and curatorial projects. He has lectured widely, written on the history of exhibitions and recently completed a PhD at Goldsmiths, London on MacGuffins – mysterious narrative drivers emerging from film and literary history. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Swiss Institute (New York), Stroom Den Haag (The Hague), the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana), Boghossian Foundation / Villa Empain (Brussels), Tenderpixel (London) and Witte de With (Rotterdam). Documentation of these and other projects can be found at www.mikecooter.org.


Tomás Cunha Ferreira is an artist working in Lisbon. His work combines various supports, in a cross-border and open circuit practice. Recent projects include shows at Factor Cavalo – Bienal de Cerveira 2017 / Verbivocovisual – Concrete, Visual and Experimental Portuguese Poetry at ZDB, Lisbon 2017 / Ontemporâneo at CIAJG, Guimarães 2016 / Partitura – at O Armário, Lisbon 2016. His practice extends to teaching, radio, writing and music.

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