Contracto Natural


Bruno Leitão

Exposição coletiva

Contracto Natural

Curated by Bruno Leitão / HANGAR

Opening: 21.11 (Saturday) — 3pm

until: 30.12

artists: Andreia Santana, Diana Policarpo, Jaime Lauriano, Jérémy Pajeanc, Salomé Lamas e Yuri Firmeza

[Free Entrance]

“Contracto Natural” brings together artists who live in the North and South of the country in a reflection of global reach.

This group of artists proposes, under different forms - performance, photography, sculpture and video, reflections on Extractivism. These are reflections that cross our world. The ecosystem that sustains us and our development model. The artists in this exhibition raise questions about extractive events and projects, more or less failed and the implications they pass on to the workers involved in them.

Affirming art as a critical tool that brings together facts and poetics, the works present in this exhibition pose important questions from a social and political point of view.

Parallel Program

21.11 [opening]

4pm Screening of “Eldorado XXI”, directed by Salomé Lamas, with presentation by Bruno Leitão


7.30pm Performance “Death Grip” by Diana Policarpo

8.30pm Screening of “Eldorado XXI”, directed by Salomé Lamas


8.30pm  Screening of “Eldorado XXI”, directed by Salomé Lamas


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About the curator

Bruno Leitão was born in Lisbon in 1979 and lives between Madrid and Lisbon.

He is the curatorial director of Hangar – Artistic Research Center. In Hangar, he has curated and programmed several exhibitions, talks and seminars with artists such as Luis Camnitzer, Coco Fusco, Carlos Amorales, The Otolith Group, John Akomfrah, Rosa Barba, João Onofre, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Elena Bajo, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Alfredo Jaar, Fernanda Fragateiro or Zined Sedira, among others.

As an independent curator, he curated Pouco a Pouco, the first solo exhibition by Ângela Ferreira in Spain at the CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, 2019); Affective Utopia at the Kadist Foundation (Paris, 2019) with the artists Sammy Baloji & Filip De Boeck, Luis Camnitzer, ngela Ferreira, Alfredo Jaar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Grada Kilomba, Reynier Leyva Novo and Paulo Nazaret; A Ilha de Vénus by Kiluanji Kia Henda in Hangar (Lisbon, 2018); Cubismo Ideológico by Carlos Amorales in Hangar (Lisbon, 2017); Plagiar o Futuro, co-curated with Andrea Rodríguez Novoa, with the artists Edouard Decam, Elena Bajo, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Jordi Colomer, Letícia Ramos, Louidgi Beltrame, Marlon de Azambuja and Rosa Barba in Hangar (Lisbon, 2016); Topología del Aura with Carles Congost, Javier Núñez Gasco, Igor Jesus, Sara and André in the Bacelos gallery (Madrid, 2016); Sem Título by João Onofre and Princípio Tautológico with Igor Jesus, Sara and André, Cristina Garrido, Javier Núñez Gasco, João Paulo Serafim, João Ferro Martins, Daniel Barroca, Paolo Chiasera and Los Torreznos in Hangar; El Buen Caligrama in The Goma Gallery (Madrid, 2015); You Love Me, You Love Me Not in Galeria Municipal do Porto (Oporto, 2015); Atelier Utopia in Porto Fundação EDP (2012); Contra a / c in 3 + 1 Contemporary Art (Lisbon, 2014); among others.

He contributed as an editor and with texts for several magazines and catalogs. Among these, stand out the book that will be released in December 2019 Curating Coloniality in Contemporary Iberia, published together with Carlos Garrido Castellano by the University of Wales Press. And texts for Atlantica: Contemporary Art from Angola and its Diaspora (Hangar Books), The Gap (curated by Luc Tuymans for Parasol Unit, London, and Mukha, Antwerp), Atlántica magazine, Dardo Magazine, Artishock (Chile) and Artecapital. "En Construcción" curated by Santiago Olmo (CGAC-Santiago de Compostela).

About the artists

Andreia Santana

Diana Policarpo

Jaime Lauriano

Jérémy Pajeanc


Salomé Lamas

Yuri Firmeza

Image copyright: 

Yuri Firmeza - Ouro Branco, Inferno Verde #4 © Yuri Firmeza

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Ficha Técnica

Curatorship: Bruno Leitão

Production Direction: Mariana Vitale

Production Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira

Digital Content and Comunication: Catarina Rangel Pereira, Diana Reis  e Mariana Vitale

Press Office: Diana Reis

Design and Teaser: Catarina R. Pereira

Exhibition Montage: Kiko Richard

Photograph: João Pádua

Cleaning: Manuela Pinto

Organization: Saco Azul e Maus Hábitos

Partnership: Hangar



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Exposição no Maus Hábitos questiona a sociedade capitalista e extractivista
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Contracto Natural, na Saco Azul

Saco Azul, Maus Hábitos,
Rua Passos Manuel 178

4º andar

4000-382 Porto

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