Fernanda Fragateiro (1962) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fragateiro's projects are characterized by a keen interest in re-thinking and probing modernist practices. Her practice involves an archaeology into modernism's social, political and aesthetic history through ongoing research with archival matter, materials and objects.

Operating in the three-dimensional field and defying the tension between sculpture and architecture, Fragateiro's works potentiate the relationships with each place, summing the spectator into a performative situation. Her sculptural and architectural interventions in unexpected spaces (a monastery, an orphanage, a dilapidated houses) and subtle alterations of existing landscapes reveal buried stories of construction and transformation.

Some of her projects are the result of a collaboration with architects, landscape architects and performers.

Fragateiro's work has been exhibited at Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs, USA, 2016-2017), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal, 2016), Caixa Forum (Barcelona, Spain, 2016), Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, USA, 2015), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris, France, 2015), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA, 2015), Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, USA, 2015), CIFO Art Space (Miami, USA, 2014), Bronx Museum (New York, USA, 2014), Mitxelena Kulturunea (San Sebastián, Spain, 2014), Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 2014), Centre Calouste Gulbenkian (Paris, France, 2013) Dublin Contemporary (Dublin, Ireland, 2011), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Lisbon, Portugal, 2010), Fundación Marcelino Botín, (Santander, Spain, 2009), Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Valencia, Spain, 2008); Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, Portugal, 2007); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2006), Serralves Foundation (Porto, Portugal, 2005), Culturgest (Lisbon, Portugal, 2003).

Public collections

The Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, Miami, USA
Colecção António Cachola, Elvas, Portugal
Fundación Neme, Bogotá, Colombia
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal Telecom, Lisbon, Portugal
Unión Fenosa, A Coruña, Spain
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
MNCARS, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria, Spain
CGAC, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
MEIAC, Museo Extremeño e Ibero-americano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, Spain
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain
Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Funchal, Funchal, Portugal

Fernanda Fragateiro

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Represented by

Galería Elba Benítez
San Lorenzo, 11
28004 Madrid
+34 91 308 0468

Arratia, Beer Gallery
Potsdamer Str. 87
D-10785 Berlin
+49 30 23 63 08 05

Baginski Galeria / Projectos
Rua Capitão Leitão, nº51 - 53
1950-050 Lisbon
+351 21 397 07 19