Ângela Ferreira / Research residencie
September 2015 – september 2016
the Portugese artist Ângela Ferreira is received by the CRP/ for several stays of research to prepare her exhibition in September 2016.
Ângela Ferreira examines the social and political history of territories through the prism of art and architecture. In her works, she mainly explores Europe’s complex relations with the African continent, making use of stories and references from modernist architecture, its displacement and its adaptation in Africa. She reconsiders its forms, its language, conveys its failures through composite installations mixing photography, films and sculptures, questioning the utopias to which architecture itself has given rise. For the CRP/, she is building upon her projects on Africa’s mining industry and its devastating social and political consequences, by developing artistic research linked to mining in the Hauts-de-France region, to its disappearance and its contemporary social and cultural manifestations.