Conferência Found Footage, Gdansk, Polonia


Fui convidada a apresentar uma conferência na Universidade de Gdansk e a publicar um capítulo de livro sobre o tema: “Curating remnants – the “Post-Materials Archive”: from fieldwork, to objects/materials, back to the factory

Dia 15 de Abril de 2015


museus universitários


Há muito que se tem procurado um destino comum para os museus da Universidade do Porto e, embora algumas iniciativas pontuais trabalhem nesse sentido, a verdade é que pouco se tem avançado no estabelecimento de consenso sobre uma orientação estratégica futura para este conjunto de museus. Procurando encorajar e participar na reflexão e no debate sobre a missão e os modelos de organização de museus universitários, o Curso de Doutoramento e Mestrado em Museologia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto convida a comunidade académica e profissional na área da museologia e afins a participar no Seminário “O Futuro dos Museus Universitários em Perspetiva” que se centrará nos seguintes temas.

Local: Salão Nobre da Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Datas: 28 e 29 de Novembro de 2013 _

29 Novembro _ Tema 4: Museus Universitários como Mediadores _ Sessão 8

16:15 – 16:30 – Investigação e curadoria nos Museus Universitários do Porto.
Inês Moreira, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

16:30 – 16:45 – Curadorias compartilhadas: um estudo sobre as exposições realizadas no Museu da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2002 a 2009).
Maria Cristina Padilha Leitzke e Zita Rosane Possamai, Museu da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

16:45 – 17:00 – Debate



The birth of a new project is always a happy moment, specially when it comes to fill a gap in our own needs, in this case, the need for a platform of debate around cultural issues.

When we heard about issue 1, we felt that collaboration sounded natural.

Here is issue 2, with my reading of Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Enjoy it! number 2

NEW book! The Curatorial : a Philosophy of Curating

The Curatorial : a philosophy of curating

The Curatorial A Philosophy of Curating _ Bloomsbury Academic

Stop curating! And think what curating is all about. This book starts from this simple premise: thinking the activity of curating. To do that, it distinguishes between ‘curating’ and ‘the curatorial’. If ‘curating’ is a gamut of professional practices for setting up exhibitions, then ‘the curatorial’ explores what takes place on the stage set up, both intentionally and unintentionally, by the curator. It therefore refers not to the staging of an event, but to the event of knowledge itself.

Editor:  Jean-Paul Martinon

Preface:  Irit Rogoff and Jean-Paul Martinon

contributors: Cihat Arinç, Ariella Azoulay, Alfredo Cramerotti, Bridget Crone, Anshuman Dasgupta, Jean-Louis Déotte, Valentina Desideri, Jenny Doussan, Helmut Draxler, Charles Esche, Valeria Graziano, Stefano Harney, Natasa Ilić, Susan Kelly, Adnan Madani, Doreen Mende, Suzana Milevska, Je Yun Moon, Ines Moreira, Stefan Nowotny, Sarah Pierce, Irit Rogoff, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Nora Sternfeld, Aneta Szyłak, Leire Vergara.

to buy on-line:

Portuguese Curators : Box with 12 essays/interviews


A special edition / luxury box with 12 essays/interviews  was carefully edited by Bruno Marchand for Curator´s Lab,  and recently published by FCG.

The interviews approach exhibition/curatorial projects considered relevant in the professional path of a group of Portuguese curators.

I am proud that besides my own issue (#12) my projects are part of three of them. As a curator#12, as a scenographer #5 #4  and as a producer #5.

the titles:

Rescaldo e Ressonância!  #12

Depósito #5

Terminal #4

read, read, read, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, books coming soon

Lisbon Architecture Triennale, books coming soon!

We are eager to read the new 6 books by Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and very proud to be part of one, with an essay on Aftermath and Resonance! our own curatorial project situated on a building burnt by an accidental fire, and then curated as an exhibition.


“The 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale will produce six special edition digital publications. Available online and for all e-readers, the books collectively intend to locate the themes and ideas behind Close, Closer into a broader global context.
The publications, each edited by the Close, Closer curatorial team will replace the traditional printed catalogue. While there will be printed matter, the Lisbon Triennale is pushing forward alternative publishing strategies to establish new formats for communication. These platforms respond to a more open environment for exhibitions and allow the content to be widely disseminated and economically produced.”
Soon available at iBookStore and AmazonKindle.

more info:

a new book just completed : Devir Menor

6265479-blank-book-cover-white copy

And 3 years after I started collaborating with Fundação Cidade de Guimarães for the cultural programme of Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture … today … we have finally completed the last project! A very nice book consisting of the catalogue of the exhibition of the same project, with a few nice adds, will be printed soon. Here is the cover of the book, designed by joana&mariana, produced by produções reais + plano geométrico and published by fundação cidade de guimarães.

+ info : Devir Menor, arquiteturas e práticas espaciais críticas na Ibero-America

exhibition on the way : 2012 european capital of culture

EDIFÍCIOS E VESTÍGIOS , projecto-ensaio sobre espaços pós-industriais (exposição, conferência, livro)

curadoras: Inês Moreira e Aneta Szylak

organização: Guimarães 2012, Capital Europeia da Cultura

local: Fábrica ASA, sector G

data: 29 setembro – 1 Dezembro 2012

BUILDINGS AND REMNANTS , essay-project on post-industrial spaces (exhibition, conference, book)

curators: Inês Moreira e Aneta Szylak

commissioner: Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture

venue: Fábrica ASA, sector G

date: 29 september – 1 December 2012

petit CABANON [Alternativa, Gdansk]

Petit CABANON (private version for Wyspa) exhibited at Labour and Leisure Exhibition, in the context of Alternativa Visual Art Festival 2012, curated by Aneta Szylak at Hall 90B, Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk, Poland. The physical installation consists of the reconstruction of the two sheds that Le Corbusier had in his garden: CABANON + the Work Shed. The two buildings were made of cardboard bricks, in a playful construction. The sounds cape inside both volumes would reproduce the atmospheres and summer conversations by Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray and their friends, as an evocation.

news from ALTERNATIVA, Gdansk

the date of the inception of Alternativa International Contemporary Visual Art Festival has been set. The Apeniny of the Alternativa, the festival whose heart beats on the premises of the former Gdańsk Shipyard, will take place on Saturday, May 28th. We extremely encourage you to reserve the whole weekend for the art right now!

Detailed program of the Festival will be published at the end of April.
Welcome, Wyspa Progress Foundation/ Wyspa Institute of Art

on curating _symposia PQ2011

Scenography Expanding 3: On Curating

September 27 – 29, 2010


Festival Escrita na Paisagem and Centro de História da Arte e Investigação Artística (CHAIA), Évora, Portugal

In his 2008 Whitechapel Gallery talk, Boris Groys pointed toward „exhibition practice as the cure that heals the originally ailing image, that gives it presence, visibility; it brings it to the public view and turns it into the object of the public`s judgement. However, one can say that curating functions as a supplement, like a pharmakon in the Derridean sense: it both cures the image and further contributes to its illness“ .

The ambivalent gestures of curatorial practice in both „healing“ and, possibly, „infecting“ or „contaminating“ come into particular, – and contested – focus when the object that is exhibited is nothing more but the remnant of a past performative event. Can the scenographic object be „helped“ by the curators effort in order to achieve a status of autonomy beyond ist original co-authored mode of production? Or must it be transformed into another genre (installation) to be exhibited? Can we identify an intrinsic essence of the scenographic object in relation / in contrast to exhibition space and public viewing?

In the third and last symposium before the June 2011 Prague Quadrennial for Perfomance Design and Space (PQ), curators and artists from the performing arts, visual arts and spatial design disciplines are invited to enter into a transdisciplinary dialogue on the challenges of exhibiting the ephemeral, the fleeting, the immaterial – the performative event and the scenographic space.

Speakers include: Maria Federica Maestri (Director of Natura dei Teatri, Italy), Radivoje Dinulović (Scenographer and Theoretician, Serbia), Christian Teckert (Architect and Academic, Germany/ Austria), Katharina Schlieben (Curator, Germany) Joanna Warsza (Curator, Poland), Randy Martin (Theory, USA), Dorita Hannah (Architect and Scenographer, Curator for PQ Architecture Section, New Zealand).

The official language of the symposium is ENGLISH.

the task of the curator [Univ. California Santa Cruz]

Building a City for Women, Cali, Colombia 2007


May 14-15, 2010, University of California Santa Cruz

“The Task of the Curator: Translation, Intervention and Innovation in Exhibitionary Practice” will explore the roles of curators in relation to how objects are displayed in museums and galleries, considering a variety of disciplinary and professional perspectives. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s theories of translation, brings attention to the often overlooked or naturalized labor of curators, which involves subtle but nonetheless transformative acts of framing and poetic interpretation. Presenters are encouraged to “look outside of the white box” toward new and alternative display methods.


15th may 2010

Curating a vocabulary: voices of difference

Curatorial/knowledge research group, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Cihat Arinc, Doreen Mende, Inês Moreira, Sarah Pierce, Joshua Simon, Roopesh Sitharan, Aneta Szylak, Grant Watson).

Moderated by Nicole Archer, History of Consciousness, UCSC