Sonae Media Art Award, Musica Humana

Biography

Francisca Aires Mateus (Lisbon, 1992). BA in Painting by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, PT (2015), MA in Fine Art Media by the Slade School of Fine Art - University College London, UK (2017). Post-Graduation in Sound Art by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, PT (2020). Licentiate Degree in Violin by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, UK (2014).

A Calouste Gulbenkian Scholar in 2016, Aires Mateus was one of the recipients of the Arte Jovem Award, Carpe Diem - Arte & Pesquisa, in the same year. She was a scholar at the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018. In 2019 she was a finalist of the Sonae Media Art Awards.

She exhibits regularly since 2015, having also developed various curatorial and production projects such as “São Roque”, London and “Casa da Dona Laura”, Lisbon, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Academic Training

  • 2020 Postgraduation in Sound Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2017 MA in Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (London, UK)
  • 2015 Undergraduate Degree in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2014 Licenciate, Royal Schools of Music, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (London, UK)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019 Rainha da Noite, O Armário (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 One Centimetre Apart, Águas-Livres 8 (Lisbon, PT)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 - 21 Not an Island II, NO·NO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2020 Not an Island I, NO·NO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2020 quase nada, curated by Joana Valsassina / Leonor Carrilho, TAG the gallery (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2020 Sound Studies: The Final Report, Zaratan (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Long Short Story, One Night Only, MONO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Sonae Media Art Award, Musica Humana, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Paadmaan Video Event, Paadmaan (Teeran, IR)
  • 2019 The Artist is on the Line, curated by Carolina Trigueiros, Bairro das Artes (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 I Will Take the Risk, curated by Carolina Trigueiros, Tomaz Hipólito Studio (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 I am Sorry I am too Late, SET (London, UK)
  • 2018 BUC BOC, HKBU (Hong Kong, HK)
  • 2017 AuthenticTongues, BloomsburyStudioTheatre (London, UK)
  • 2017 I have conversed with the spiritual sun that I saw them on Primrose Hill, Primrose Hill (London, UK)
  • 2017 MEMEMEME, Cript Gallery (London, UK)
  • 2017 Fade to Purple, Chalton Gallery (London, UK)
  • 2016 Autocorrect Ruined my Life, Chalton Gallery (London, UK)
  • 2016 Arte Jovem 2016, Carpe Diem - Arte & Pesquisa (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2016 EXHIBI[5]TIONS, Mingbeast, Rix Mix (London, UK)
  • 2016 Small Press Publication Project, UCL (London, UK)
  • 2015 (5), I’klectik Art Gallery (London, UK)
  • 2015 Plataforma 55, Giv Lowe Art Gallery (Lisbon, PT)

Awards

  • 2019 Nominated, Sonae Media Art Award, MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Selected artist, Portuguese Emerging Art Catalogue (PEAC), EMERGE (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 Selected artist, Portuguese Emerging Art Catalogue (PEAC), EMERGE (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2017 Nominated for the Max Werner Drawing Prize, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (London, UK)
  • 2016 Selected, Arte Jovem 2016, Carpe Diem - Arte & Pesquisa (Lisbon, PT)

Scholarships

  • 2018 Full Travel Grant, HKBU Academy of Visual Arts (Hong Kong, HK)
  • 2016 Full Scholarship, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, PT)

Artistic Residencies

  • 2020 OSSO, EIRA (Caldas da Rainha, PT)
  • 2020 Artistic Residency, Duplex AIR (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 Artistic Residency, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong, HK)