In each biennium, BoCA has four Resident Artists. They are artists who work in different artistic territories or at least in very different media, and with whom we want to have a long lasting relationship.
With the Resident Artists, BoCA establishes a deep relationship, thinking together, knowing in more detail their creative motivations, helping to produce new creations in Portugal, promoting the national and international circulation of their works and facilitating the contact between the their artistic practices and the academic contexts.

 

2019-2020

MARLENE MONTEIRO FREITAS
2019:
BoCA commissioned and produced the first visual arts installation by the Portuguese choreographer Marlene Monteiro Freitas, “Cattivo”, in coproduction with São João National Theatre (Porto) and São Luiz Municipal Theatre (Lisbon), for the context of the biennial.
2020: A new performance and the installation “Cattivo” were presented at São Luiz Municipal Theatre, Lisbon.

HORÁCIO FRUTUOSO
2019:
BoCA commissioned the piece “Biblioteca” (Library) for the context of the biennial.
2020: BoCA produced an artistic intervention in the building of CEA – Centro de Experimentação Artística do Vale da Amoreira (Moita).

DIANA POLICARPO
2020:
BoCA commissioned the sound installation “Total Eclipse” for the context of the biennial.

GERARD & KELLY
2019:
BoCA presented the performance “State of” at MAAT Museum, in the context of the biennial.
2020:
BoCA presented the film “Schindler/Glass” and a talk in the context of BoCA Online program; Gerard & Kelly directed a performance workshop in the context of BoCA Summer School.

 

2017-2018

TANIA BRUGUERA
2017: BoCA produced her first theater creation, “Endgame”, from Samuel Beckett, with set design and direction of Tania Bruguera.
A BoCA production, in co-production with São João National Theater (Porto), Kunstenfestival (Brussels), Nanterre-Amandiers (Paris), Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris) and Kampgnagel (Hamburg), in which festivals and theatres we toured with the project.
2018: Tania Bruguera directed a workshop at BoCA Summer School, in dialogue with Miguel Amado and Alistair Hudson; Presentation of one artist’s work in the context of the group exhibition Visceral Monuments, curated by John Romão.

SALOMÉ LAMAS
2017: BoCA produced her first stage creation, “Fatamorgana”, with text and direction by Salomé Lamas.
A BoCA production, in co-production with CCB (Lisbon) and Cine-Teatro Avenida (Castelo Branco).
2018: Salomé Lamas directed a cinema workshop at BoCA Summer School.

FRANÇOIS CHAIGNAUD
2017: BoCA produced the first phase of the performative and musical project “Symphonia Harmoniæ Cælestium Revelationum”, in an artistic collaboration between François Chaignaud and Marie-Pierre Brébant.
A BoCA production, in co-production with the São Carlos National Theater (Lisbon).
2018: Presentation of a video installation in collaboration with Brice Delsperger, in the context of the group exhibition Visceral Monuments, curated by John Romão.

MUSA PARADISIACA
2017: BoCA produced their first creation for the public space, “Casa-Animal”, presented at Jardim dos Coruchéus, and later presented in other spaces Évora (Fundação Eugénio de Almeida) and Loulé (public square).
A BoCA production, in co-production with the Lisbon Municipal Galleries EGEAC.