Biography

Mariana Caló (Viana do Castelo, 1984) and Francisco Queimadela (Coimbra, 1985) studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and have worked as a duo since 2010. They received a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2012 for an international artist residency at Gasworks, London, and were awarded with BES Revelation Award in 2012. In 2013 they won the international prize Schermo darte de cinema Festival Their practice is developed through a privileged use of the moving image both through the making of films, as well as at the intersection with installed environments and on specific sites in conjunction with drawing, painting, photography or sculpture. The interest in the dialogue between the biological, the vernacular and the cultural are recurrent elements in his work.