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Fernanda Fragateiro


Fernanda Fragateiro was born in Montijo in 1962. She studied at António Arroio Decorative Arts School, Ar.Co and the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, and has presented artworks in solo exhibitions since 1981. Most of Fragateiro’s work is developed as a critic to modernism, her pieces frequently involving political, anthropologic and social resonance. Fragateiro’s practice comprises different media, from sculpture to installation, as well as illustration and even collaborations with architects. However her main element is three-dimensional sculpture, in which she continually explores the existing tensions between sculpture and architecture and invites the viewers to explore the performative side of her works. Her pieces have been exhibited in Europe, the United States and South America and are featured in several renowned public collections, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Fundación “la Caixa”, the Harvard Art Museums and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21).