She lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. In her extensive work, Fernanda Fragateiro explores space in its various phenomenological manifestations – architectural, sculptural, private, public, temporal, socially determined, defined by gender – through works of sculpture, installation and outdoor interventions. Frequently ranging in scale and drawing inspiration from a wide range of reference material, the work of Fernanda Fragateiro retains a clearly defined style, the result of a minimalist aesthetic in terms of form, colour and surface texture.
Fernanda Fragateiro has exhibited at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris (2015); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University – Cambridge (2015); CIFO Art Space, Miami (2014); Bronx Museum, New York (2014); MUAC, Mexico (2014); Centro de Arte Moderna – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2012); Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2010), as well as at public institutions and museums, such as the Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander (2009); Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (2007); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2006); Serralves Foundation, Porto (2005); Fundación La Caixa, Caixa Forum, Barcelona (2004); Culturgest, Lisbon (2003).
Fernanda Fragateiro is represented by the Galería Elba Benitez, Madrid; Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin; and Baginski Galeria/Projects, Lisbon.