Opening | 26 jan, 5pm
26 jan to 21 apr 2019



26 jan to 21 apr 2019

The 3rd and last 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 duos Francisco Queimadela e Mariana Caló/ Jonathan Uliel Saldanha and Pedro Tropa/ Ricardo Jacinto, and a new selection of images from the Audiovisual Archive of RTP.


Mariana Caló | Francisco Queimadela

Mariana Caló (PT, 1984) and Francisco Queimadela (PT, 1985) began their sharing and collaboration during their studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Porto and have been working as an artist duo since 2010. Their practice is developed with a privileged use of moving images, which intersects installative and site-specific environments, and also drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

They have present their work in several exhibitions and film festivals, namely: “Inhabitants of Inhabitants” (Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto, 2017), “Terra” (Solar – galeria de arte cinemática, Vila do Conde, 2017), “The Mesh and the Circle” (Museu da Imagem, Braga, 2017; “I is for Institute” (Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 2017); ”Inhabitants of Inhabitants” (Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2016); “The Book of Thirst” (Galeria Contemporânes, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto, 2016); “Le Geste, la machine et le Smartphone” (Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2016); “Art of the Real” (Lincoln Performing Art Center, New York, 2016); “The Surveys [of Photography and the Territory]: Landscape and Settlement” (CIAJG, Guimarães 2015); FID Marseille (Marseille, 2015); “The importance of being a (Moving) Image” (National Gallery of Prague, Prague, 2015); Lo Schermo dell’ Arte Film Festival (Florence, 2014); “The Compostion of Air” (CIAJG, Guimarães, 2014); Entrevista Perpétua (Edíficio Axa, Porto, 2013); Chart for the Coming Times (Rowing Projects, Londres, 2012 / Villa Romana, Florence, 2013); “Gradations of Time over a Plane” ( Carpe Diem – Arte & Pesquisa, Lisbon, 2014; O’ Artoteca, Milan, 2013 ; Gasworks, London, 2012; General Public, Berlin, 2011; Espaço Campanhã, Porto, 2010); The Springs of the Flood (Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, 2011).

They live and work in Oporto.


Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

A sonic and scenic constructor, who works with pre-language, dub, crystallization, percussion, voice, allopoiesis, animism and echo.  Between 2016/2018 he presented the installation/performance VOCODER & CAMOFLAUGE at the CAC Passarelle/Dans Fabrik, in Brest; the play O POÇO in the festival DDD-RIVOLI Porto; the installation OXIDATION MACHINE in DoDisturb at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and in the Casa de Serralves Porto; the piece PLETHORA at the festivals Out.Fest and Verão Azul, Portugal; end the exhibit AFASIA TÁTICA in Culturgest and ANÓXIA in the Anozero Bienal de Coimbra.  Founder of the arts platform SOOPA.  Co-founder of the record label SILORUMOR.  Directed the play JUNGLE MACHINE, KHŌROS ANIMA, SANCTA VISCERA TUA, DEL, SILVO UMBRA, and co-created the pieces NYARLATHOTEP and REI TRILOGY.  Co-organizer for the SONORES program for the CEC Guimarães in 2012.  Director of the ensemble HHY & the Macumbas and is co-founder of the band Fujako.  Played in various formations or solo in the festivals: Sónar, Primavera Sound, Milhões da Festa, Neopop, Elevate.  His music is published by Ångström, Tzadik, Rotorelief, SiloRumor e Wordsound.  His film/essay MUNDO DE CRISTAL is published by Museu de Serralves.


Pedro Tropa

Pedro Tropa was born in Santarém, Portugal. He completed the Visual Arts Advanced Course at Ar.Co, Lisbon. In 1997, he was the recipient of a scholarship granted by the FLAD and the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, so that he could attend the SAIC – School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In that same year, and again in 2004, he received grants from the Fundação Oriente. Since 2009, he is represented by the art gallery Quadrado Azul. He is currently a professor and the director of Ar.Co photography department.


Ricardo Jacinto

Lisbon /1975. Working as an sound artist and cellist focusing on the relation of sound and space. Since 1998 has presented his work in individual and group exhibitions, concerts and performances in Portugal and abroad and has collaborated extensively with other artists, musicians, architects and performers. His music is edited by Shhpuma Records, Clean Feed and Creative Sources and his installations are represented in several collections: Serralves Foundation, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Fundação Leal Rios ou Fundação António Cachola. He is a founding member of the OSSO Cultural Association and is currently a PhD researcher at the Sonic Arts Research Center, Queens University Belfast.

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