Tomaso De Luca, André Romão, Andreia Santana

Tomaso De Luca, André Romão, Andreia Santana

Opening September 29 th
7-9 pm

MONITOR Lisbon has the pleasure to announce its next exhibition, a group show featuring works by Tomaso de Luca, André Romão and Andreia Santana, opening on 29th September 2017.
The exhibition will debut new works by the three artists.

The invitation was proposed due to the common ground of the three artists, which often deal with sculptural practices that come from an investigation through human aspects and sciences, reflecting on economical, cultural and political systems in a contemporary context.
Tomaso de Luca (Verona, 1988) is interested in the critic analysis of the political structures in which materials are embedded. His sculptures, drawings and dysfunctional architectures destroy and recompose reality, by reducing it to its constitutive pieces, which are then reconfigured in a new, unexpected order. His research focuses on the relations between body, architectural spaces, objects and specific materials. These materials emerge as a political matter, which is sexualized, racialized, eroticized and profoundly embedded in structures of power. As for André Romão (Lisbon, 1984), he is interested in on conflicts of the body with the natural and the historical, thinking around systemic violence and its possible poetic resistance. He has been dealing the human aspects hiding in cultural systems of production, exploring the confrontation of macro and micro-structures in contemporary society. Andreia Santana (Lisbon, 1991), approaches material culture through the lens of social sciences, such as archeology. She establishes a relationship between artistic practice and these social sciences that analyze and perpetuate the existence of objects, raising problematics on issues like labor, manuality, conservation, cultural systems and heritage.

This exhibition will unveil the main intentions for MONITOR in Lisbon, having an experimental and fresh approach, investing in young art practices and establishing connections between Rome and Lisbon’s art scenes.