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Ângela Ferreira

Mozambican-Portuguese, b. 1958

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Ângela Ferreira

Mozambican-Portuguese, b. 1958

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Mozambique-born artist Angela Ferreira produces research-based sculptures that delve into colonial and post-colonial narratives. In response to the story of the Mozambican journalist Carlos Cardoso, who was murdered while investigating corruption in the country’s banking and real estate sectors, Ferreira produced a series of sculptures that act as monuments to Cardoso and to freedom of speech. One piece, Cena Aberta (2011), takes the form of a radio tower with megaphones that transmit two radio pieces Cardoso participated in. In her project Maison Tropicale (2007), Ferreira addressed the French colonial effort to create affordable modernist housing in the country’s African colonies: she created a sculptural rendering of a housing prototype by architect Jean Prouvé, three of which were installed in Africa and remained there through the end of colonialism, after which they were shipped back to the West and sold for huge sums.

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Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Mozambique-born artist Angela Ferreira produces research-based sculptures that delve into colonial and post-colonial narratives. In response to the story of the Mozambican journalist Carlos Cardoso, who was murdered while investigating corruption in the country’s banking and real estate sectors, Ferreira produced a series of sculptures that act as monuments to Cardoso and to freedom of speech. One piece, Cena Aberta (2011), takes the form of a radio tower with megaphones that transmit two radio pieces Cardoso participated in. In her project Maison Tropicale (2007), Ferreira addressed the French colonial effort to create affordable modernist housing in the country’s African colonies: she created a sculptural rendering of a housing prototype by architect Jean Prouvé, three of which were installed in Africa and remained there through the end of colonialism, after which they were shipped back to the West and sold for huge sums.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
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