7th of June at 19h: opening of the exhibition : ‘Cruzamentos’ in Espaço AZ in Lisbon.

The exhibition is on view from the 8th of June until the 30th of June and shows a selection of my latest works in combination with the work of Fatima Frade Reis.
You can visit the exhibition on Thursday and Friday from 14h30 – 18h30 and on Saturday from 15h – 19h. Or by appointment.

SAVE THE DATE – Exhibition : “Bolseiros & Finalistas 2016 -2017” of ArCo – Lisbon

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Inauguração Sábado, 9 de Dezembro às 15h

Exposição “Ar.Co Bolseiros & Finalistas ’16 e ‘17”

A presente iniciativa de divulgação pública de resultados escolares, evento que desde há muito se tornou anual, reúne uma selecção de trabalhos de finalistas e/ou alunos bolseiros dos anos lectivos 2015/16 e 2016/17.

Inaugurações simultâneas – Sábado, 9 de Dezembro de 2017

15h – Ar.Co Xabregas
15h30 – Hub Creativo do Beato
(assegura-se o transporte entre os espaços das exposições)

Exposição realizada com o apoio da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.

Exposição patente de 12 a 21 Dezembro de 2017
Horário: Terça a Sábado 11h30 às 17h · Entrada livre

Ar.Co Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual – Antigo Mercado de Xabregas, Rua Gualdim Pais, 1900-255
Hub Creativo do Beato – Travessa do Grilo, 1950-147 Lisboa (Fábrica das Massas)

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Finissage of the exhibition in Oud-Turnhout (B)


This Sunday 5th of November the exhibition : ‘The finger that points to the moon is not the moon’ comes to an end.

We welcome you for a very last time in het Hofke Van Chantraine in Oud-Turnhout (B) to see this exhibition which shows a selection of works made by me in the past 10 years.

I will be present that day on the venue to give a small artist talk. After that there will be some drinks to celebrate art and life.

Address: Hofke van Chantraine – Kerkstraat 46 – Oud-Turnhout (B)

Openingsday of the XIX international biennial of art of Cerveira (P)

I am happy to announce that the XIX international Biennial of Art of Cerveira will be opened on Saturday 16th of July at 16h in Cineateatro – Rua 25 de Abril – in Vila Nova de Cerveira in Portugal. I will be on the openings day of the biennial. It would be very nice to meet up with you. I received a financial intervention of the Flemish Government for this international presentation of my work ‘jersey Barrier’.

The biennial can be visited until the 16th of September 2017.


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Mirrored Spaces

‘Mirrored Spaces’ will open on the 10th of December in (Woot) – Bostonstraat 30 in Antwerpen/Luchtbal and will be on view until the 4th of February.

The working space in Lisbon and the exhibition space in Antwerp clearly have aspects in common: both buildings are defined in form by a corner on which they are situated. It gives them their very specific outlook. Both are located on the ground floor with an entrance in the middle and two big windows on both sides, as they were, in former days, showcases.One space seems like the reverse of the other and vice versa. As in one space one can work intimately, the other opens up to the public to show the work that’s been created in the first.In this game of similarities converge the different approaches that complement the works of Katie Lagast and Marta Castelo.

Moulds, used by Lagast in her oeuvre to reproduce details that characterizes places and cities, propitiate as well a certain repetition of elements that Castelo found in the patterns on the floor of her studio in Lisbon, the place that they regard as a starting point.

Lines, traces and patterns from the direct environment of (woot) have been investigated, prolonged, transferred to the interior and transformed into a grid. The winter sunlight, which left beautiful motives of light on the walls, was integrated in this game of lines and forms. It is the basis of their presentation for this exhibition. On this structure Castelo and Lagast installed the elements they brought from Lisbon. With this they created a play of lines and forms, a game about here and there.

The title of the exhibition however refers to more than to just these two locations.In fact it opens up to talk about the environment of both areas and even to involve any possible zone to be investigated in the future.It wasn’t their intention either to solely make a reversed interpretation of the formal elements they found in the Lisbon studio or on its floor. One might expect so due to the word mirrored (or mirror) in the title but this here goes beyond a superficial inversion of reality.It shows us the possibility to enter a new dimension, which opens up to our own creativity and fantasy. Behind the mirrored image lies a world of its own. It’s just up to you to decide how far you want to go into the creative dimensions of the reflected space (or its reflected experience).

When Alice (In Wonderland) looked in the mirror and decided to step into it, she discovered a world on its own behind it. Just like Alice, Lagast and Castelo did a move and landed behind the mirror. The artists present us here today another feature of their own mirrored invention of the properties they worked with.