CAM in Motion: Yesterday I saw the future

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‘Yesterday I saw the future’ is the second phase of the project developed by António Jorge Gonçalves for the hoarding covering the renovation works of the CAM building and the expansion of the Gulbenkian Garden.

This new work presents 48 drawings on the theme of the future and decorates the hoarding placed temporarily at the top of Rua Sá da Bandeira at the intersection with Avenida Duque de Ávila.

The title foreshadows the artist’s projection of an unpredictable collective future. In that regard, his drawings challenge our perception and imagination, operating between the figurative and the abstract, between the macro scale of the urban landscape, with or without ruins, violence, and combat tanks, and the micro scale of viruses, wrecks, fragments. Examining the past, present and future of life on earth, as our only planet seems to disappear into outer space.



He was born in Lisbon. He graduated in Communication Design in Lisbon (Escola Superior de Belas-Artes) and completed a master’s degree in Stage Design in London (Slade School of Fine Art), with a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He has created – alone and with other writers – graphic novels and books where text and image are combined in an experimental way, published and exhibited in Portugal, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Macau, Mexico, Spain, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

He devised a method for Real Time Digital Drawing and object manipulation with an overhead projector, which he has used to create shows with musicians, actors and dancers in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Sweden, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan.

He created the project Subway Life, drawing people sitting on underground trains. He drew a weekly political cartoon for the newspaper Público (Inimigo Público), has published in Le Monde and Courrier International, and won an award at the World Press Cartoon. He won the National Illustration Prize in 2014 (DGLAB).

He currently teaches Comic Art at the Escola Superior de Belas-Artes (Lisbon).


CAM in Motion is an ‘outdoor’ programme that brings together a series of site-specific interventions by artists and exhibitions with works from the Collection in different spaces in the city of Lisbon and its surroundings.

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Ana Vasconcelos


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