Cycle "The Politics of images with curatorship" by João Baeta
In the universe, there is movement, encounter, fragmentation or association. All matter can be understood through the idea of continuous and intense interaction. Observable and unobservable phenomena lead us to consider human existence as not conforming to any solipsistic or individualistic position; inviting us to think holistically - everything is in relation to everything else. This inevitably involves reflection on the kind of connections and relationships that exist between humans and non-humans.
Fluctuations proposes a multi-layered photographic vision, combining unconscious aesthetic memories, that navigate the micro and macro, and give rise to re-representations of social and natural spaces.
The images for the Mupi Gallery are metaphors for a possible eidetic memory of the universe's expanding phenomena and speed.
Virgílio Ferreira, Porto, 1970
Master of Photography from the University of Brighton, UK. He is the founder of Ci.CLO Platform and the artistic director of Ci.CLO Bienal Fotografia do Porto. As an artist his work has been exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and South East Asia. Some of the most significant exhibitions have taken place at Hamburg Triennial of Photography; Flowers Gallery (London); The Portuguese Centre of Photography; Galerie Madé (Paris); Unseen Photo Fair (Amsterdam); Ofoto Gallery (Shanghai); Módulo Gallery (Lisbon); Format International Photography Festival (UK); Madridfoto (Spain); Museu da Imagem (Portugal); Photo LA, and Photo Miami (U.S.A.); Southeast Museum of Photography (U.S.A.); Fotofestival Mannheim (Germany); Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland); Royal Academy of Art (London); and the BAC Festival at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently the 1000 Words Award for European Photographers, but also the Dst International Photography Prize, Encontros da Imagem, Portugal. Ferreira has also been nominated for Prix Pictet Award; Magnum Graduate Photographers Award, UK. He has been awarded several bursaries for research and development of artistic work including Direção-Geral das Artes, Santander International Masters Scholarships, University of Brighton and Orient Foundation, Macau, China. Represented in several public and private collections in Portugal and abroad. He regularly publishes the projects that develops.
The Politics of Images
Curator: João Baeta
Production and Communication: Mariana Vitale
Production and Communication Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira
Supported by: Bondlayer, Epson, JCDecaux, CM Porto