Fernanda Fragateiro

Fernanda Fragateiro was born in Montijo, Portugal, in 1962, and currently lives and works in Lisbon. Between 1978 and 1981 she studied at the António Arroio School of Decorative Arts, Lisbon, where she held her first exhibition, “Panoramas” (with António Campos Rosado), in 1981. From 1981 to 1982 she studied at AR.CO – Art and Communication Center in Lisbon, and from 1983 to 1987 she studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts in the same city. Above all, her work is characterized by an interdisciplinary nature, where areas such as sculpture, installation, ceramics, architecture, design and illustration intersect and relate to each other and give rise to works that dialogue with the space in which they are inserted and with the spectator who is often summoned to a performative action that completes the work. In addition to Eu Quero [I Want], a work created for the 5th International Symposium on Contemporary Sculpture in Santo Tirso, in 1999, more recently her public projects include Desenho Suspenso [Suspended Drawing] at Parque Natural do Pisão, Cascais, 2011, or Concrete Poem, at Vila Nova da Barquinha, 2012.