Introducing Filomena Mairosse, Luamba Muinga and Paulette Gomis, DGARTES / AiR 351 grant recipients:
Filomena Mairosse is an artist born and living in Maputo, Mozambique. She primarily works with photography, writing, video, analog collage, and botanical transfers, and explores themes around reimagining realities, belonging, consumption, interdependence, and nature. Mairosse was an artist in residence at Instituto Inclusartiz, Brazil, in 2022.
Luamba Muinga is a curator and writer from Angola. He is the General Coordinator and Project Manager for LabCC, Criticism and Curation Laboratory and was awarded the Prince Claus Seed Award. His practice has been centered on reexamining history and the permanence of memory.
Paulette Gomis is a Paris-based PhD candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the INALCO University. She is currently working on a project thesis entitled: Transmission of Manjaku culture (Guinea-Bissau): woven fabric as a communication tool.
We thank all candidates for their participation and also the jury members for their review (Nathalie Anglès, Isabel Carlos and Sébastien Pluot). This initiative was especially targeted for artists and curators who, independently of where they are currently based, derive from the PALOP, Portuguese-speaking African countries. AiR 351 intends to actively contribute to cultural diversity through the access to opportunities, facilitate mobility for art practitioners and promote their integration within the arts community. This opportunity was made possible by Direção-Geral das Artes through the funding program “2021 Apoio a Projetos, Artes Visuais – Criação e Edição”.
For more information about each resident please check their profile page on AIR 351´s website.