17º Ciclo de Exposições – Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa

Opening on the 10th of May from 3pm to 9pm and until August 2nd with:


SUSANA ANÁGUA (in collaboration with Ana João Romana)

EN_Susana Anágua works with light and water as metaphors in these two art installations for Pombal Palace. The location of the building is done soberly in Rua do Século and extends to an inner garden area reserved for its visitors. In an atempt to unite these two realities, the street related to the city and public life and the garden associated with the private space, these two installations go through the various rooms of the Palace joining the North front with the rear facing south. The sunlight that dominates the space and the controversial process of diversion of public waters of the aqueduct of Lisbon made by the Marquês of Pombal, during the extension works of the palace, serve as a motto for the materialization of these two instalations. 

_ Ana João Romana, in collaboration with Susana Anágua, makes a picture/installation of time and space from the book “The Diversion of the Waters”. Noting all the hours of daylight, from daybreak until dark, associating them with exposure and identifying distances, directions and geographical locations of the diversion of water held by the Marquis of Pombal between the Mãe d’Água and Pombal Palace, now inhabited by Carpe Diem. Being the Marquis of Pombal the first statesman to use cartography as a tool, Ana João Romana publishes a map that cartographers light and water as related references in the work of Susana Anágua. 

BIO_ Ana João Romana was born in Lisbon in 1973 . Graduated in Painting ( Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon ) , Postgraduate in Museology and Heritage ( Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University ) , Master in Painting ( Royal College of Art ) and doctoral student in the Artist Book ( University of Algarve ) area . Exhibited regularly since 1996 in Portugal ( Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , the Belém Cultural Centre , National Cordage, National Society of Fine Arts , Emmerico Nunes Cultural Center , Art Center Manuel de Brito … ) , UK, Japan , Brazil , United States America , China , Finland and Ireland . Was a scholarship Erasmus , the Service of Fine Arts from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , the Royal College of Art in Artworks Wales and Pollock – Krasner Foundation . He is currently a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology . Artist-in – residence at the North Wales School of Art & Design (2003 ) . Bartolomeu dos Santos assistant between 1998 and 2000 . Professor of basic education between 1994 and 2000 , the University of Évora between 2003 and 2005 , the Institute of Education and Science between 2007 and 2011 . Collaborator of Educational Service CAM (Centre Modern) art since 2000 and professor in ESAD.CR ( & Design of Caldas da Rainha ) since 2006 School of Arts .