'Tandem: Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Amalia Pica' // Alexander & Bonin, New York, 01.11.2019 > 20.12.2019
Luiza Teixeira de Freitas curates the fourth iteration of Tandem, a project hosted by Alexander & Bonin in New York. Tandem consists of a series of five exhibitions presented over 2019 that run parallel to the gallery program, each one a dialogue between two distinct artistic practices. Tandem's fifth iteration brings together the work of Beirut-based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan (b. 1985, Amman) and London-based artist Amalia Pica (b. 1978, Neuquén).
'Tandem: Alejandro Cesarco and Tamar Guimarães' // Alexander & Bonin, New York, 27.06.2019 > 16.08.2019
Luiza Teixeira de Freitas curates the third iteration of Tandem at Alexander & Bonin. Tandem consists of a series of five exhibitions presented over 2019 that run parallel to the gallery program, each one a dialogue between two distinct artistic practices. Tandem's third installment brings together the work of New York based artist Alejandro Cesarco (b. 1975, Montevideo, Uruguay) and Copenhagen based artist Tamar Guimarães (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil).
'Tandem: Gabriel Abrantes and Belén Uriel' // Alexander & Bonin, New York, 08.03.2019 > 27.04.2019
Tandem, is a project curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, that brings together Gabriel Abrantes in the video gallery and Belén Uriel in the staircase gallery, of Alexander & Bonin, New York. Tandem consists of a series of five exhibitions over the coming year that will run parallel to the gallery program, each one a dialogue between two distinct artistic practices.
'anozero'17 - Healing and Repairing' // Coimbra Biennial of Contemporary Art, 11.11.2017 > 30.12.2017
Anozero’17 biennal, curated by Delfim Sardo and Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, consisted in a solo exhibition split between several spaces in the city, using some of its patrimonial highlights — from the 700 years old University, to the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova and all the area that is now UNESCO’s World Heritage. The exhibition worked several meanings of the idea of reparation and healing — whether in individual and subjective terms, or in collective terms —, about the city and its wounds. In this sense, some artists were invited to make specific works for the biennal, with important approaches on the city’s own history and its idiosyncrasies.
'Debaixo do seu Nariz [Under your Nose]', Gare Marítima da Rocha Conde d’Óbidos, 14.10.2017 > 19.11.2017 (Curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and João Fernandes)
Under Your Nose is an exhibition that celebrates the 15 years of Operação Nariz Vermelho (NGO of specialized doctor clowns for hospitalized children). Through art it aims to bring together a combined set of concepts relating to the clown, the humorous and to nonsense, with works by Alexandre Estrela, Ana Jotta, Belén Uriel, Bruno Pacheco, Damián Ortega, Diango Hernández, Duarte Amaral Netto, Fernanda Fragateiro, Francisco Queirós, Francisco Tropa, Franco Pinna, Gabriel Sierra, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Helena Almeida, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, John Baldessari, Julião Sarmento, Lawrence Weiner, Lourdes Castro, Luís Lázaro Matos, Luísa Cunha, Lygia Clark, Maria Loboda, Manuel Alvess, Marilá Dardot, Mladen Stilinovic, Nedko Solakov, Paulo Bruscky, Pedro Barateiro, Pierre Huyghe, Rosângela Rennó and Symrin Gill.
Shell Game is a two-person exhibition curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, that brings together for the first time the works of Andreia Santana (Lisbon, 1991) and Anna-Sophie Berger (Vienna, 1989) at Galeria Filomena Soares in Lisbon.
Departing from an invitation from one artist to the other, the exhibition unfolds a perhaps unpredicted intimacy through the exchange of ideas and dialogue between their practices.
Shell Game is set out from already existing artworks that were thoughtfully chosen and placed in the exhibition space, performing a multiplicity of new possibilities from either subtle or tense relationship between both artistic practices.
'Tandem: Grada Kilomba and Mounira Al Solh' // Alexander & Bonin, New York, 03.05.2019 > 22.06.2019
The series Tandem, a project curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and presented by Alexander & Bonin, welcomes its second installment with work from Grada Kilomba in the video gallery and Mounira Al Solh in the staircase gallery.
'There will never be a door. You are inside. Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas' // Santander Art Gallery, Madrid, 26.02.2019 > 09.06.2019
Taking its title from the first verse of the poem Labyrinth by Jorge Luis Borges, this exhibition curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, brings together installations, drawings, sculptures, paintings, videos and books by artists belonging to the international collection of contemporary art of Luiz Augusto Teixeira de Freitas. In order to reflect the wide variety of meanings that an art collection can achieve, the exhibition is organized as a labyrinth: it has neither a beginning nor an end, no specific theme, it is not centered in any territory, time or belief. And, nevertheless, the options that are posed are endless: dialogues are established, encounters are generated, previous assumptions are deconstructed and innumerable possibilities unfold.
Among the selected artists, are important international contemporary art names such as Cildo Meireles, Dahn Vo, Damian Ortega, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jonathan Monk, Jorge Macchi, Julião Sarmento, Luisa Lambri, Nina Canell, Robert Kinmont, Sanja Ivekovic, Sofia Hultén , Tamar Guimarães, Thomas Ruff and Walid Raad along with many others.Sobre o que é este item? O que há de interessante nele? Escreva uma descrição cativante para chamar a atenção do seu público...
'A Shimmer of Possibility', Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, 3.11.2017 > 25.02.2018 (Curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas and Filipa Oliveira)
This is a dialogue between two collections - Helga de Alvear Collection and Teixeira de Freitas Collection - that represents two unique ways of looking at and experiencing the world. The act of showing a private collection is an act of generosity, sharing and access to a group of artists and works of art that define the time and world in which we live. Included in Eugenio de Almeida Forum's annual programming program - the other - this moment of generosity can be seen as a way of breaking down barriers, an attempt to get closer to artists, audiences and institutions.
'Tandem: Sofia Hultén and José Antonio Suárez Londoño' // Alexander & Bonin, New York, 06.09.2019 > 26.10.2019
Luiza Teixeira de Freitas curates the fourth iteration of Tandem, a project hosted by Alexander & Bonin in New York. Tandem consists of a series of five exhibitions presented over 2019 that run parallel to the gallery program, each one a dialogue between two distinct artistic practices.Tandem's fourthinstallment brings together the work of Berlin-based artist Sofia Hultén (b. 1972, Stockholm) and Medellín-based artist José Antonio Suárez Londoño (b. 1955, Medellín).
'Volta Grande', Alexandre Estrela // PIVÔ, São Paulo, 30.03.2019 > 11.05.2019
Volta Grande was the Portuguese artist Alexandre Estrela’s first solo show in Brazil, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas. The exhibition showed 7 works from which 6 were entirely new. Drawing its title from the name of a small town in the Brazilian interior state of Minas Gerais, Volta Grande’s history is that of being the birth and death place of Humberto Mauro (1897-1983), deemed by some to be the “father” of Brazilian cinema.
The exhibition features two Estrela works in dialogue. The first, Untitled (2017) is a video installation that portrays the behavioral reaction of an image to a foreign body hanging on the surface of the screen. In the same room, a second work, titled OURO MOURO (2017) - a popular name for brass - can be seen as an (alchemical) experiment on the properties of matter after it has been photographed.
'Gabinete de Moda', GABINETE, Lisbon, 20.10.2017 > 09.12.2017
With works by Francisca Carvalho, Display Distribute, Eloísa Ejarque e Tiago de Sá, Jenny Lindblom, Norah Jones, Yair Oelbaum, Paul Rudnick, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw, Sydney Shen, Dan Walwin, Yu Yan and Bruno Zhu. Styled by Zhang Feng with clothing from A Maior.