House of Tiger
Curated by Sara & André
artists: Ana Manso e João Marçal
Opening: May 12th (THU), after 6pm
until: June 25th
House of Tigre (House of Tiger) is an unprecedented exhibition by the artists Ana Manso and João Marçal in the Saco Azul/Maus Hábitos exhibition room, in which several works by both artists taken from the domestic context, that is, previously visible in their shared house in Lisbon, are presented.
The exhibition culminates in the presentation of work carried out by the two in a collaborative way, produced specifically for this occasion, being accompanied by a publication containing a conversation between the artists and the couple of curators, in which various aspects of artistic practice are addressed, focusing in particular on the main differences between an individualized practice and a collective or shared practice.
Ana Manso (Lisbon, 1984). Degree in Fine Arts - Painting from FBAUL (2007), including a semester of the Socrates-Erasmus program at the Facultat de Belles Arts at the Universitat de Barcelona. She has exhibited regularly since 2007. João Marçal (Coruche, 1980), lives and works in Lisbon. He holds a degree in Fine Arts – Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (1999-2004) and a master's degree in Contemporary Artistic Practices (2006-2008) at the same institution. He is currently a PhD candidate in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Sara & André were born in 1980 and 1979, in Lisbon, where they live and work. They graduated, respectively, in Stage Design at the School of Theatre and Cinema (Lisbon, 1999-2005), and in Visual Arts at the School of Art and Design (Caldas da Rainha, 1999-2005). Together they studied Painting at the National Society of Fine Arts (Lisbon, 2008-2011).
They have been regularly exhibiting their work since 2006, having participated in several solo and group shows, in museums, galleries and independent spaces such as: Appleton Box (Lisbon); Armário (Lisbon); Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar (Lisbon); Balcony (Lisbon); CAC Málaga (Málaga, Spain); California Museum of Photography (Riverside, USA); Camões Berlim (Berlin); Centre del Carme (Valencia, Spain); Espacio Trapézio (Madrid, Spain); Fundação Arpad Szenes / Vieira da Silva (Lisbon); Galería Bacelos (Madrid, Spain); Galeria Baginski Projetos (Lisbon); Galeria Municipal do Porto (Porto); Inflight (Hobart, Australia); MAAT / Fundação EDP (Lisbon); MAM (Macau, China); Maus Hábitos (Porto); Museu Coleção Berardo (Lisbon); MNAA (Lisbon); MNAC - Museu do Chiado (Lisbon); Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis (Porto); Museu da Cidade / Pavilhão Branco (Lisbon); Old School (Lisbon); OTR Espacio de Arte (Madrid, Spain); PÊSSEGOpráSEMANA (Porto); Queen’s Nails Projects (San Francisco, USA); Rosalux (Berlin, Germany), The Mews Project Space (London, UK) and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea (Lisbon).
In 2017 they curated the exhibition cycle Curated Curators at Zaratan (Lisbon), from which they later edited the book Uma Breve História da Curadoria (Documenta, Lisbon, 2019). Sara & André were the editors of a special issue of the magazine Contemporânea - Inquérito a 263 artistas (Lisbon, 2021) and were members of the Comissão de Aquisição de Arte Contemporânea of the Ministry of Culture (2019-2020). They are represented in several public and private collections and their work is regularly featured in specialized books and magazines.
Artistas: Ana Manso e João Marçal
Programação, Produção e Gestão: Mariana Vitale
Gestão de Conteúdos Digitais e Comunicação: Filipe Confraria, Mariana Vitale
Assessoria de Imprensa: Filipe Confraria
Design: Studio Dobra
Montagem: Hernani Miranda
Estágio em produção e comunicação: Jessica Roque
Limpeza: Manuela Pinto
Organização e Direção Artística: Saco Azul & Maus Hábitos