Ângela Ferreira

Maputo, Mozambique, 1958

Ângela Ferreira was born in Maputo, in the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique, and graduated in Sculpture from the University of Cape Town, in the apartheid-ridden South Africa. In keeping with her biography, her work was from early on driven by a clear political intention, and it structures itself as a series of researches on the origins of identity and on the problems of intercultural dialectics, which she often explores by addressing certain works and discourses from Modernism. This post-colonial concern in deconstructing theory and history, is becoming more evident, less in the formal sculpture of her first artistic years, but chiefly in the photos, videos and installations which she currently presents, leading her to represent Portugal in the Venice Biennale in 2007. Ângela Ferreira lives between Portugal and South Africa.     AR   January 2011    
Updated on 19 april 2023

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