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Movement as Investigation: Kaleidoscope artist talks #1/2020

February 19, 2020

I'd like to invite you to the first gathering plus artist talk of 2020, this time dedicated to the topic of Movement as Investigation.

As usual there will be a shared dinner and then an interesting talk by 2 great friends and artists working with performance, Ed Richards and Jonathan Michael Stone. Both have been inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowsky, a innovative Polish theatre director and theorist whose approaches to acting, training and theatrical production have significantly influenced theatre today.

Deep Listening Workshop , Facilitated by Ines Amado, Co-organized with Maria Lusitano

April 26, 2019

Open to artists, musicians, performers, therapists, and everyone interested in opening the doors of perception and of creativity, and through listening deeply.

Deep Listening is an inclusive way of listening, dreaming, imagining and creating through connecting, sharing, communicating, participating, giving and receiving.

Deep Listening® Aphiliate UK is a space for the teaching and cultivation of Pauline Oliveros' Deep Listening practice. It is run by Deep Listening Certificate holders based in the UK. Inês R. Amado is one of the ‘aphiliates’ with the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer and she will be delivering this workshop.


Inês Amado, has participated in various DL workshops, including Sweden and in Norway, with Pauline Oliveros, Ione and Heloise Gold. She has also conducted several workshops on Deep Listening, with the Research group from The Serpentine Gallery, at the Chisenhale Gallery and the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. In our workshops in England we have had participants from different backgrounds and a variety of experience: Live Art/Performance, Free Improvisation, Visual Art, Sound Art, Sound Healing, Psychotherapy, Writing, Poetry and Nutrition. In Deep Listening we Breathe, Listen, Sound and give form to our Dreams.


Deep Listening is an inclusive way of listening, dreaming, imagining and creating through connecting, sharing, communicating, participating, giving and receiving.

In Deep Listening we Breathe, Listen, Sound and give form to our Dreams. Deep Listening is an inclusive way of listening, dreaming, imagining and creating through connecting, sharing, communicating, participating, giving and receiving.

The Laboratory of Dreams, Workshop about dreams, Lisbon, February 2019

February 17, 2019

The Laboratory of Dreams happened the past 17th February in Lisbon, by the seaside, in the beautiful area of "Arrabida" . We worked with dreams and art. The work is inspired by Dream Yoga, Dream Theory ( using Carl Jung's framework) and Social Dreaming!  The workshop happened at the Alternative Art School and Artist Residency Escola-Nómada-da-Arrábida.

I was interviewed about my work with artist films for a Berlin's Magazine entitled "Women Cinemakers"

August 02, 2018

I was interviewed about my work with artist films for a special edition of Women CineMakers Magazine. Answering its questions has been a journey in itself, and a deeper realisation of the changing flow (and paradoxical stillness) of what is "I". What is "I" "my journey"... as an artist ? well... I'd say it is the path of becoming ... with others, the result of so many places, experiences ... and beautiful people, the ones who construct... the interbeing maybe? Certainly the experience is not only "mine". And with love, I realise how they are all there, my teachers and friends, and schools and experiences, in the interview, and they "made me" and I make them, Marta Maria Bastos Wengorovius and Miguel BrancoGertrud SandqvistRobin BaldockAr.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação VisualMaumaus Independent Study Programme CREAM, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media Kew Gardens Sara Bárrios Helios Centre Greg Branson Mateus Guarda Dinis Guarda.

My Film "The Gardener Who Had No Projects" is being exhibited at Kreeger Museum, Washigton

July 19, 2018

My Artist Film "The Gardener Who Had No Projects" is being exhibited at Kreeger Museum, Washington, as part of the exhibition "Second Nature" curated by Luisa Especial and Pedro Gadanho, from the MAAT. Second Nature is both a portrait of recent artistic production in Portugal and an exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment. Working in media ranging from watercolor to photography to video, artists in the exhibition consider the tension between the concept of an untouched natural world—a popular subject in art history—and the ways humans have dominated and reshaped the environment using modern technology. The exhibition will be live until the 31st of July.

I exhibited the alchemic cabinet of desires at GENDER IN ART. BODY, SEXUALITY, IDENTITY, RESISTANCE

My videos were part of the exhibition  A collection,  a Museum 2007-2017, showing the private art collection of Antonio Cachola, in MACE, a Museum of Contemporary Art located in Elvas, Southern Portugal.

Bringing together around fifty works by twenty-six artists from different generations, Second Nature stems from a research into the archive of the EDP Foundation Art Collection, taking account of current debates on the natural world and its representations. The result is a unique portrait of artistic production in Portugal over the last fifty years, a period in which the idea of nature has undergone a profound change.

The exhibition offers multi-faceted testimonies to the inseparable nature of the bond between people and the natural world. This relationship has triggered intense multi-disciplinary debates, specifically around the notion of the Anthropocene as a new geological epoch defined by the impact of human activity on the environment.

Against this backdrop, artists are the first to understand nature as a subject that is essentially produced by humans – a subject to be captured, filtered and reinvented by technical media that include the tools of painting, sculpture and photography. The artist’s gaze is itself the creator of a “second nature,” one which no longer pertains to “natural nature” but to the domain of art.

The exhibition route is arranged according to sub-themes that include the cultural construction of the natural world; an analysis of the garden as a critical device; the non-mimetic representation of specific elements of nature and landscape; and the link between the natural and the technological. In addition to works that have rarely been shown to the public, the exhibition also features a series of works that have recently been acquired by the EDP Foundation.

Second Nature is the first of a series of Perspectives that the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is devoting to the EDP Foundation Art Collection. For these series, a guest curator and a curator from the museum will focus on a theme that translates into a particular selection of works. The range of curatorial choices examines the works of art in the collection as a living platform that triggers different reflections on, and interpretations of, contemporary life.



Gabriela Albergaria, Vasco Araújo, Manuel Baptista, Michael Biberstein, Fernando Calhau, Alberto Carneiro, Paulo Catrica, Alexandre Conefrey, Luísa Correia Pereira, Cruz-Filipe, Alexandre Estrela, João Grama, Victor Jorge, José Loureiro, Maria Lusitano, Mariana Marote, Jorge Martins, Noronha da Costa, João Queiroz, Martim Ramos, Sandra Rocha, Julião Sarmento, Miguel Soares, Susanne S. D. Themlitz, Pedro Vaz, Valter Vinagre

Drawing Utopias

November 01, 2016

Drawing Utopias is an exhibition that assembles works of 27 International artists, that tried to respond to Thomas More book Utopia. Besides their works, the artists answered the following two questions:

  1. Drawing utopias - how do you connect your work with utopia?

  2. Dream economics - what would be an ideal scenario for your art practice/live in terms of economics?



500 years ago, Londoner Thomas More published his famous book Utopia. Utopia described in detail an imaginary island located in the Atlantic Ocean and the socio-economic organization of its society. The title of the book resulted from the Greek: οὐ ("not") and τόπος ("place") and means "no-place". Utopia became a celebrated text and has inspired the imagination of people for more than 5 centuries. Its influence was so important that even today, the book and the word, stand as a symbol of innovation, creativity and the human drive of sketching/inventing alternatives to better worlds.

The exhibition Drawing Utopias is part of Dream economics, a larger artistic research project led by artist Maria Lusitano, that investigates the interconnection between night dreams, the relational self and novel economic models that break with the rational paradigm, which are broadly entitled “New Economics”. The project unfolds through a mix of research, experimental exhibitions and participatory workshops.

Dream Economics tests the hypothesis of tapping into the potential of the oneiric, seen as a portal to the shadows of the individual/collective unconscious. These need to be dealt with, if we want to proceed to a proper house keeping (oikos-nomics) to truly heal the planet and find socio-economic alternatives which serve us better.

The project happens in a partnership with IKLECTIK Art Lab.

Dream economics, mapping the territory, was a first pioneering exhibition, which happened between 

the 7th of July and 21st July 2016, at Iklectik art lab. The project aimed to investigate artists economic lives, hopes and desires and also their dreams. The exhibition presented the works of artists Inês Rolo Amado, Jill Rock, Maria Lusitano, Niamh Murray, Rui Mourão.

(un)childhood exhibition at Hangar Center of Artistic Research, Lisbon

November 29, 2015

The exhibition (un)childhood, is a video installation that resulted from four year video practice with children and adults exploring together the topic of childhood. 
Besides the exhibition I gave as well a talk entitled "relational cartographies" which explored the idea of collaborative video as a relational object, through the presentation of  my last project, entitled (un)childhood.

Artist Book "Nothing to undo" participated in White Chapel's Artist Book Fair 2015

January 01, 2020

Nothing to undo was present at London Artist Book Art Fair, in White Chapel. Nothing to undo is a book done by Paula Roush. The photo-text book contains photographs by paula roush of myself and my family and my essay entitled "Moving away from home" describing my experience of moving to Sweden in 2007. The artist book was acquired by the Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library.

Drawing Vulnerability of Being Human - Sputenik the Window, Porto

December 27, 2015

Para a exposição "A vulnerabilidade desenhada de se ser humano/álbum de recortes" que aconteceu a 11/07/2015  Maria Lusitano compõe o espaço da galeria com se o mesmo fosse um álbum de recortes. A exposição compila dois anos de desenhos, poemas, colagens, excertos do seu diário, e fotografias, produzidos e retirados dos seus vários cadernos de esquiços, álbuns de recortes e livros de artista. Através dos vários elementos que compõem a exposição, Maria Lusitano constrói um ensaio visual fragmentado que reflecte a sua tentativa de encontrar, através da linguagem poética, visual e simbólica, uma linguagem expansiva apropriada para a sua investigação a volta de mudança de paradigma de consciência e a forma como esta investigação se traduz, interpreta e reflecte, na relação com a vida quotidiana e na sua experiência de identidade.

What Are You Hungry For?

September 30, 2014

"What are you hungry for" is a video-essay done for the art exhibition Bread Matter IV, that happened in Cyprus 2014. The video-essay resulted from a collaborative process. The participants were asked through social media channels, to film their faces answering the following question: What are you hungry for? The resulting interviews were assembled together in a split screen and were mixed with excerpts of classical early films that have approached the thematic of bread and food through the most diverse angles. These are "Tierra Sin Pan" (1933), "Our Daily Bread" (1935), "Bom Povo Português" (1984), "Babette´s Feast", (1987). The film weaves together these diverse sources, producing an emotional tapestry of human voices that thrive to find meaning and be heard.

Queer Paper Gardens, Electricity Museum of Lisbon

June 05, 2013

The exhibition Queer Paper Gardens was present at the Electricity Museum of Lisbon. It started the past 6th of June and it will stay until September 8 of 2013. This project, done in collaboration with artist paula roush, consisted of two video essays, a collage salon, two large scale drawings and a edition of an artist book. It was the result of our investigation about gender and the history of collage.

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