Va [Skype] Lecture
Va Skype Lecture
October 30, 2015, 10:30 IRST
Suggested reading by the artist:
Agnotology: A Missing Term to Describe the Cultural Production of Ignorance (and Its Study)
BY ROBERT N. PROCTOR
Francisco Pinheiro (Lisbon, 1981) is a visual artist and he has been exhibiting in different art spaces. Recently he showed at Montra (Lisbon) and Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa (Lisbon). He exhibited in spaces such The Lab and 1038 Project Space in San Francisco, USA; in Portugal he showed in Módulo Gallery (Lisbon), Espaço Campanhã (Porto), Contemporary Art Museum of Elvas (Elvas). In 2011, he was commissioned to create an installation for the reading room of Camões Library (Lisbon). Among other projects, he organised a show at his house in Campolide (2010, Lisbon). Together with Luísa Salvador, he co-founded the West Coast collective (2014). Francisco holds an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (USA, 2014) as a Fulbright/Carmona e Costa scholar and a BA in Painting from the University of Lisbon (PT, 2005). He lives and works in Lisbon.
He says about his work: “I’m interested in how duration and meaning can affect public space and the re-ordering of the Institutional memory. In times where the obsession with the infinite growth of corporations seem to prevail, duration and meaning become a statement of resistance – resisting rapidness, productivity, homogeneity. This way, my work aims to open a fissure within our shared reality by exposing some of its hidden layers, anxieties and contradictions embedded in our collective memory.”