In her extensive work, Fernanda Fragateiro (Montijo, Portugal, 1962) develops a work strongly supported in the interest for artistic and architectural practices from the vanguard of the XX century. An interest that informs the work itself and often takes shape through subtle changes on existing landscapes and objects, that naturally reveal stories contained within themselves. Working on a wide range of materials and references, her work retains a clearly defined style, as a result of a minimalistic aesthetic concerning to shape, color and surface texture.
Throughout time, Fernanda Fragateiro always used sculpture and installation as a means of expression, working on space in its multiple phenomenological manifestations, – architectural, sculptural, private, public, temporal, socially determined, – either through works of sculpture, installations or outdoor interventions, like gardens, architectural projects collaborations or works based on the public participation.
Fernanda Fragateiro exhibited works at Anozero – Coimbra Contemporary Art Biannale (2017), Art, Architecture and Technology Museum (Lisbon, 2017), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea de Roma (2017), Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (Évora, 2017, 2015), Palm Springs Art Museum (2016), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2016, 2012, 2004; Paris, 2013; London, 2013), CaixaForum (Barcelona, 2016, 2004), Orlando Museum of Art (2015), Palais de Beaux-Arts de Paris (2015), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University (Cambridge, 2015), Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, 2015), CIFO Art Space (Miami, 2014), Bronx Museum (New York, 2014), Mitxelena Kulturunea (San Sebastian, 2014), MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, 2014), Dublin Contemporary (2011), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2010), Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, 2006), Serralves Foundation (Porto, 2005), Culturgest (Lisbon, 2003).
Her work is present in multiple public and private collections, such as: The Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami; Fundación Neme, Bogotá; Serralves Foundation, Porto; EDP Foundation, Lisbon; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; António Cachola Collection, Elvas; Berardo Museum Collection, Lisbon; Caixa Geral de Depósitos Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon; Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Marcelino Botín Foundation, Santander; La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona; Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres.
Fernanda Fragateiro is represented by Elba Benitez Gallery, Madrid; Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin; Baginski Gallery/Projects, Lisbon and Josée Bienvenue Gallery, New York.
Fragateiro’s exhibition “Processo” brings together a set of sculptures produced in the last years, that can be reconfigured and adapted to the space, as well as a set of works made specifically for this place.
Through these pieces the artist builds a strong dialogue not only with the International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, but also with the Abade Pedrosa Archaeology Museum adding to its collection the remains of the self-built Bairro 6 de Maio, at Amadora, Portugal.
The work for this exhibition develops from several matters, methodologies and research content, intending to explore and show the importance of the processes of her work; the plurality of materials and incentives that converge to the construction of the pieces – drawings, photographs, books, magazine pages, conversations, rumors, material remains, scale tests, color tests, – themselves transformed into raw materials.
Opening: 19.10.2018 at 19h30
EDUCATIONAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Guided tour through the sculpture park / Art-Archaeology-Architecture guided tour
Sculpture Workshop for schools – Educational Services
Preschool to High School | 25/30 participants | October 19, 2018 to January 20, 2019
Archaeology Workshop for schools – Educational Services
Preschool to Middle School | 25/30 participants | October 19, 2018 to January 20, 2019
“Autumn is here” – Interpretative Centre of Monte Padrão
Families | 15 to 20 participants | October 20, 2018