Wednesday, February 20, 2013



Kunsthalle Lissabon continues its publishing activity by launching As primas da Bulgária (Cousins from Bulgaria), an artist book presenting Carla Filipe's research into young Portuguese citizens who went to study in the Socialist countries immediately after the April 25, 1974 revolution.

Given the general lack of documentation on this subject, and using personal stories from the students, and how they now relate to those memories, As primas da Bulgária (Cousins from Bulgaria) documents, explores and reconstructs, in a fairly idiosyncratic manner, a largely unknown episode in contemporary Portuguese history.

The book launch will also feature Spoken Archive, an oral narrative the artist will present from the research carried out and that, in addition to the publication now launched, already materialized in an solo show held at Kunstverein, Milan.

As primas da Bulgária
Carla Filipe
32 pages
21 x 30 cm
300 copies
ISBN: 978-989-98213-0-9
€ 10,00 + packaging and shipping

Carla Filipe was born in Aveiro in 1973. She lives and works in Porto. Filipe studied Fine Arts – Sculpture in Faculdade de Belas-Artes (Universidade do Porto) and has a master degree in Contemporary Artistic Practices from the same institution. A selection of her solo shows include As primas da Bulgária (Kunstverein, Milan, 2012), Um olhar periférico sobre uma cultura (London - UK) (Der Vierte Raum, Bremen, 2012), Bordas de Alguidar (Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon, 2011), Experiência Flutuante - Paisagens Gráficas (Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, 2011), Saloio (Tapada das Necessidades' Greenhouse, Lisbon, 2011), Deaf and Dumb Archive (Tranzit Display, Praga, 2011), O povo reunido jamais será - representações gráficas (Museu do Neo-Realismo, V. F. Xira, 2010), Precarious, Escape Fascination (Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2010). Her work has been featured in several group shows, namely Redundancy (GFLK, Bad Tölz, 2012), Les ateliers de Rennes (2012), Gravity & Disgrace Ep. 1 (CEGAC, Santiago de Compostela, 2012), Art Situacions. Una mirada prospectiva (Arts Santa Mónica, Barcelona, 2012), V Bienal de Jafre (2011), Prémio EDP Novos Artistas (Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, 2011), Manifesta 8 (Murcia, 2010). Filipe has been an active organizer and responsible for the most important artist-run spaces in Porto. She is represented by Galeria Reflexus, Porto and Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon.