(exhibitions, concerts, performances)
A partial extention of Marcado pelo Tempo.showing works of Yvonne Halfens (Holland) is in the Centre of OBRAS in Evoramonte.
Several exhibitions are planned or taken into consideration. More info will follow soon:
A video installation by Robert Monaghan (Ireland) showing Phyllis Olwande (Denmark) performing in a marble quarry, with a soundscape by Miguel Noya (Venezuela). Probably in the INATEL gallery in Évora.
Partly in relation to this we consider organizing a performance by Phyllis Olwande in collaboration with Mara: a highly talented musician from Évora with a broad scope but a specificity in Fado.In 2015, Mara gave a performance at the opening of an exhibition of Erdmute Blach.
"Around 31", An exhibition of photos of 31 years-old women. A project by Katharina Fröschl-Rossboth (Austria). Probably in the INATEL gallery in Évora.
Sherry Wiggins (USA) and Luís Branco (Portugal) with photos related to water and drought in Alentejo. Probably in the Palácio de Barocal in Évora.
OBRAS organized several events in the period 2004-2018:
I Am the Size of What I See. A live quadrophonic musical/multi-media performance based on the work of Fernando Pessoa during the years of World War I. Developed and performed by DOGON (a musical collaboration of Paul Godwin (USA) and Miguel Angel Noya (Venezuela), and multimedia projections by Ameera (A.E. Godwin, USA). 6 October, INATEL, Patio of Palácio Barrocal, Rua Serpa Pinto 6, Évora.
White Works. Exhibition with Phil Moody (USA). Photos of marble workers. 29 June – 15 September. Palacio dos Marqueses da Praia e Montforte, Estremoz. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz
Áureas (Reflexoes duma Segonha)
Exhibition with Gaëlle Pelachaud (France). Artist books, with specific emphasis on her study on storks. With contributions by Maria Sarmento (Portugal; poetry) And Matthew Manowsky (USA; sound installation).
19 April - 30 May 2018.
Cartaz de Amor.
Exhibition with Andrea Brasch (Denmark). Video, collages and Virtual Reality composition. 19 April - 30 May 2018.
Exhibition with Kevin Morrow (USA). Sculptures and installations. Castelo de Evoramonte. 23 September until 4 November. Hosted by DRCAlen.
Reencontrando-a (Meeting her again).
Exhibition with Sherry Wiggins (USA) in collaboration with Luis Branco (Portugal). Photos and Installations. Palacio dos Marqueses da Praia e Montforte, Estremoz. 28 January - 11 March. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz. Click for two impressions: one with emphasis on the artist (made by GMT) and another with more focus on the opening
De Longe e de Perto.
Exhibition with Jacobien de Rooij (Holland). X-large sized drawings. Palácio dos Marqueses da Praia e Montforte, Estremoz. 25 March - 21 May 2017. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz. Click for an impression of the exhibition and the opening.
Exhibition with Ingrid Simons (Holland). Paintings and ceramics. Galeria Dom Diniz, Estremoz. 17 June - 27 August 2017. Hosted by the Municipal museum of Estremoz.
Don´t Stop Wanting. 7 October 2016. Site specific happening by Ruby Fiedler and Peter Emptage (Australia) in the ruins of the watermill at Pego do Sino, starting with a musical walk from Monte da Marmeleira. Click for an impression.
Som + Cor . Exhibition with Scott Sherk (soundscapes) and Pat Badt (lightscape). Castelo de Evoramonte. 12 August - 25 September. Click for an impression made by Michel Alvez.
The Profit of Seville. Musical theater piece by Elena Cheah and Raphaëlle Oskar. Igreja de S Vicente, Évora. 30 August. See the trailer.
Between departure and arrival. Exhibition with Monica Miranda. Palacio de Dom Manuel. 2-30 April.
Uma Estrana no Alentejo / een vreemdeling in Alentejo (a stranger in Alentejo).
Exhibition and a book with poems and installations by Gerry van der Linden and photos by Luis Branco.
Public Library of Évora. Opening of the exhibition and preparation of the book: 28 April - 28 May. Book publisher: Caminho das palavras.
O teatro de Passagem. Happening initiated by Bart Dorst (Holland). In the abandoned train station of Estremoz. 24 May 2016. With collaborations of Josef Kleindienst (Austria), Regan Halas (USA), Ingrid Simons (Holland), Kris Williamson (Malaysia) and Tim Pettit (USA). Click for an impression.
Meadows, marble and more. Open Studio. 25 April 2016. with contributions of Janet Griffiths (UK), Aurélie Dubois (Canada), Diane Richey-Ward (USA), John Galan (USA), Elma van Haren (Holland), Ingrid Simons (Holland), Tim Petitt (USA), Regan Halas (USA) and Kris Williamson (Malaysia).
Summer Works. Open Studio. 28 August 2016. With exhibitions, video presentations and small concerts. Participants: Catalina Ouyang (USA; video, marble sculptures and drawings), Gerry van der Linden (Holland; poetry), Yvonne Halfens (Holland; ceramics), Nico Huijbregts (Holland; painting, piano improvisations), Raphaelle Oskar (Croatia; acting), Elena Cheah (USA; cello and voice) , Saaya Hitomi (Japan; video installation) and Hannah Pass (USA; writings).
Wired. Exhibition with Jonathan Roson. 11 August- 22 September 2015. Castle of Evoramonte.
IT IS OK. Try out of a musical theatre production by Elena Cheah (USA) and Raphaelle Oskar (Croatia). 13 September. Herdade da Marmeleira, Evoramonte, Portugal.
Parts and Pieces. Performance by Paola Lobreiato (video, acting, music). 11 September 2015. Herdade da Marmeleira, Evoramonte, Portugal.
O azul do Alentejo sob o meu olhar Exhibition with Ingrid Simons. May-10 August 2015. Museu do Artesanato e do Design, Evora.
Pegasus. Exhibition with James Westwater. 18 June -10 August 2015. Castle of Evoramonte. A central element in the exhibition was an old moto, with “life-size” wings attached, that references the mythological flying horse of the title.
Canções Silenciosas. Exhibition with Erdmute Blach. Palacio de D. Manuel.
4 April - 16 May 2015 (in collaboration with Câmara de Évora).
Raios de Luz . Exhibition with Ingrid Simons. Municipal Museum of Estremoz. 3 May - 21 June 2015.
Close proximity. Exhibition with Dasha Sitnikova (Russia). 23 September- 23 October 2014, Castle of Evoramonte. See page Dasha.
Poong-gyung in Evoramonte. Dance performance by Barinamo. 23 September 2014, Castle of Evoramonte. See page Barinamo.
N18 Evoramonte. Performance and installation. 27 September 2014, Herdade da Marmeleira. See page Barinamo.
Aiando. A multimedia event (performance, sound, images) by Nuno Veiga (Portugal, living in London) and Melina Peña (Mexico, living in Barcelona). 22 August 2014. Castle of Evoramonte.
Sete Filhas, Sete Irmãs. A duo exhibition with Sally Safford (painter; UK) and India Flint (textile artist, Ausatralia). Castelo de Évoramonte, 21 June – 18 August 2014.
Dance perforamance by Marcio Pereira, on the occasion of the inauguration of Sete Filhas, Sete Irmãs: a duo exhibition with Sally Safford (painter; UK) and India Flint (textile artist, Australia). Castelo de Évoramonte, 21 June.
Erva Dourada. Open Studio with eight artists. 25 May 2014. The Open Studio included: Wall works, OBRAMOOR, an exhibition with Nico Huybregts, and Alentejo Tree Cloud, an exhibition with Norlynne Coar.
Qualia. An exhibition with Erika Dahlen (Sweden), Palacio de D. Manuel. 22 April – 18 May 2014 (in collaboration with Câmara de Évora). See her temporary page for more information.
Solid Harvest. Exhibition and Open Studio with Jonathan Roson (Australia). 4, 5 May 2014. See his temporary page of more information.
Cores Alentejanas-II: Open Studio and Exhibition. 15-26 March 2014, at Foundation OBRAS, Evoramonte. Works were shown (partly finished and partly in progress) that the artist made during her residencies in Portugal in 2013 and 2014.
2009-2012, a selection
A list of other exhibitions, concerts, performances, master classes, workshops and other art events (going back until 2004) is available on request
Six publications with ISBN code have been published by OBRAS.
Available are also brochures and leaflets on past exhibitions and open-ateliers, CDs with the concerts that concluded the polyphonic music workshops, and DVDs with dance and other performances.
More visual information can also be found on the “foundation OBRAS” channel of YouTube.