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Arts Lab

About the Arts Lab

Arts Lab is a transdiciplinary research platform that joins artists and cultural producers with researchers of the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura of Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CECC, FCH-UCP) and the MA and PhD Students of The Lisbon Consortium.

(para)sites | Publications

(para)sites, a project with Pedro Vaz, Jane Jin Kaisen, Rita Senra, and Michelle Eistrup curated by the MA and PhD students of The Lisbon Consortium of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa under the artistic direction of Luísa Santos.

(para)sites | Pedro Vaz – A Natureza do Deslumbre

Pedro Vaz (Maputo, 1977) lives and works in Lisbon. His artistic work focuses on the research into nature and landscape making use mostly of painting, video, and installation. Personal contact with the place is central to his practice and projects very often include a field tour. 

(para)sites | Rita Senra – A Parasite at the table

Rita Senra's work is particularly identified by the bold choice of using very fragile materials. Paper is the medium that she most uses. Her artistic and aesthetic options often follow a path that redoes that same fragility: sometimes she sews, sometimes she glues, sometimes she composes a structure and another to attempt at turning the work firmer, stronger, and resistant.

(para)sites

(para)sites, a project with Pedro Vaz, Jane Jin Kaisen, Rita Senra, and Michelle Eistrup curated by the MA and PhD students of The Lisbon Consortium of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa under the artistic direction of Luísa Santos.

Jane Jin Kaisen: A Conversation on Multi-Voiced Feminist Works

Arts Lab is a transdiciplinary research platform that joins artists and cultural producers with researchers of the Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Cultura da Faculdade de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (CECC, FCH-UCP), the Campus Cultura, and the MA and PhD Students of The Lisbon Consortium.

(para)sites | Jane Jin Kaisen – Leave Early and Come Back at Dusk

Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, South Korea) is a visual artist living in Copenhagen. Spanning the mediums of video installation, experimental film, photographic installation, performance, and text, Kaisen’s artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities.

(para)sites | Michelle Eistrup – Entangled in the Underground

"Entangled in the Underground", the solo exhibition focuses on her most recent works, pivoting on Western Australia, Eastern Germany, and Denmark. Yet, the questions that arise from them should also be considered and addressed in Portugal. Michelle’s practice questions the multilevel dimension of relations that historically, socially, and individually shape identity and belonging in the context of postcolonial memory.