FEA Lisboa

Festival dos Espaços dos Artistas de Lisboa is a festival where Lisbon based artists will curate an exhibition in their own spaces, hosting other national or international artists to create a collaborative project.The goal is to create a network that presents a new mapping of the local creative forces, which does not include only institutional spaces and private galleries, but all the places where art comes to life every day. It is a project that encourages artists to involve with other artists in order to develop the Portuguese art system through collaboration rather than competitiveness, promoting a collateral interest for the cultural sphere of the city. In addition, it aims to open a new kind of dialogue between artists and the city, highlighting the need for a more real debate between contemporary art and society.FEA Lisboa offers the possibility to rethink the artistic phenomenon by recognizing its complexity and continuous variability. In fact, FEA is a project created to promote the artistic autonomy and renewal of the art system in a collaborative and mutualistic perspective.FEA Lisboa is a project engaging artists willing to involve other artists in an horizontal way, to encourage the development of the Portuguese art system through collaboration rather than competitiveness, promoting a collateral interest for the cultural sphere of the city. It aims to create a concrete artistic exchange and to support the need for realising something compelling, which focuses on fresh actions rather than being stuck into the often prohibitive logic governing the art system.FEA Lisboa is free for both participants and the public.

On view:

Paulo Arraiano

Paulo Arraiano [b. 1977, Portugal] has a degree in Communication from ISCEM [Lisbon], and Visual Arts at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual [Lisbon]. Currently, he works as a visual artist, co-founder of Re_act Contemporary an art laboratory and residency programme based in the Azores Islands; WATA Publishing and No.Stereo, an independent artist-run platform. Paulo’s research relates to the idea of visual seismography, assessing surges concerning new natural, social and cultural paradigms. This artistic production interweaves with his research which involves matter and anti- matter, and engages the body, the landscape and technology to address questions concerning climate changes, biosphere, extinction, transhumanism and the anthropocene. Paulo Arraiano is also represented by Uma Lulik_ [Lisbon] and Dimora Artica / Candy Shake Gallery [Milan].


Paulo Arraiano (b. 1977, Portugal) formou-se em Comunicação e Artes Plásticas na Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Visual (Lisboa). Trabalha atualmente como artista plástico, abordando essencialmente temas que correlacionam o corpo, natureza e tecnologia numa era de transição e evolução tecnológica e novos paradigmas naturais e sociais. Conta com inúmeras exposições em instituições nacionais e internacionais, (Lisboa, Porto, Milão, Bruxelas, Zurich, Rio de Janeiro, S.Paulo, Miami, Washington DC. Os seus trabalhos estão representados em várias colecções públicas incluindo o Museu CAC Málaga; [Spain]; Luciano Benetton Collection [Italy]; Quartier-General Arts Center [Switzerland]; Museu de Angra do Heroismo [Azores];  Sztuki Zewnetrznej Foundation [Polónia]; Grupo Pestana [Portugal]; Fundação D. Luís / Bairro dos Museus [Portugal]; MARCC [Portugal]. É também co-fundador da Re_act contemporary, laboratório e residência de arte contemporânea assente nas questões ligadas à sustentabilidade, antropoceno, novas ecologias, transhumanismo e climate change [Açores] e no.stereo, artist-run platform.