Ângela Ferreira

Ângela Ferreira was born in 1958 in Maputo, Mozambique. She completed Fine Arts studies in South Africa, obtaining a Master’s degree at the Michaelis School of Fine Art of the University of Cape Town. She currently lives and works in Lisbon, teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, where she obtained a PhD in 2016. The work of Ângela Ferreira revolves around the impact of colonialism and post-colonialism on contemporary society. Her sculptural, sound and video tributes have constant references to the economic, political and cultural history of the African continent through the use of images and works of some unexpected figures such as Bob Dylan, Peter Blum, Carlos Cardoso, Ingrid Jonker, Jimi Hendrix, Jorge Ben Jor, Diego Rivera, Miriam Makeba, Angela Davis or Forough Farrokhzad.