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Light Box with Maura Grimaldi and Frederico Malaca 

Research and experience

7:30pm-9:30pm | 04.11.18 

at FOCO, Lisbon

Research and experience. We invited Maura Grimaldi and Frederico Malaca to understand the importance of research and experience for them, what is their relation with the photographic or moving image and how we could rethink this practice today. Starting from their work and reflecting about their practice, we will be guided through a path which directly and actively considers the spectators’ experience in the artistic process.


Maura Grimaldi (1988, Brazil) is an artist and researcher in the FCSH doctoral program at the NOVA University in Lisbon. Among her main projects: in 2017, PIMASP at the São Paulo Art Museum (MASP), and the HANGAR residence in Lisbon; in 2016, the VI Pampulha’s Grant at the Pampulha Art Museum in Belo Horizonte; in 2015, the 11th Artistic Residence of Red Bull Station (Brazil); in 2013, the residence at the École Supérieure des beaux-arts in Tours; and in 2012, the exhibition "Corners" in the Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo. In 2018, she was nominated for the PIPA Prize.

Frederico Malaca (1986) studied in ESAD in Caldas da Rainha (PT) and holds a master degree in photography from the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon. The contact with the photographic and video archive of his parents was crucial to his growth and his visual education with images recorded through the use of light. His interest in photography is focused on the registration of the private/daily dimension, with forays into the personal and familiar archive. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the Novo Banco Revelação prize.





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