born in Braga, Portugal, 1991
based in London, UK
luismanuel.sga [at] gmail.com
MFA Curating, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom (2015 – 18)
MSc Architecture, Escola de Arquitetura, Arte e Design da Universidade do Minho, Portugal (2009 – 2014) and École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble, France (2014 – 15)
independent curator (2015 – present)
curated exhibitions internationally, both alone and as part of ANGL, a three-person curatorial collective active since 2015.
Mona Hatoum Studio and Mona Hatoum Foundation, London (2020 – present)
Dreams Made Flesh, Galeria Catinca Tăbăcaru, Bucharest. Exhibition and publication with Catinca Malaimare, Xavier Robles de Medina, Zoe Williams, and Bruno Zhu.
A Friendly Exchange, #1: softness with Guendalina Cerruti, #2: empathy with Myrthe van der Mark, #3: simulation with Theo Turpin. Zines featuring dialogues with artists. Edited and published with ANGL.
Playful Aggressions, greengrassi, London. Exhibition with Guendalina Cerruti, Holly Hendry, Zoe Williams, and a story by Charlie Fox.
Best Foot Backward, Sala Brasil, London. Solo exhibition and publication by Hugo Brazão.
Rendered Cities, apexart, New York City. Exhibition and events with commissioned works by Felicity Hammond, Lawrence Lek, and Laura Yuile. Curated with ANGL.
Soft House, Deptford X, London. Exhibition in a domestic setting with Dohyun Baek, Ben Cain, Guendalina Cerruti, Rowena Harris, and Holly Hendry. Curated with ANGL.
A Place For You To Dream, East India Docks, London. Exhibition and public programme in re-developing office tower, with Max Colson, Katy Connor, Felicity Hammond, and Laura Yuile. Curated with ANGL.
TRAILER PROMO DEMO TEASER, Enclave Projects, London. Installation and performance by Marcel Darienzo.
Urban Methodologies, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London. Performative installation by Joonhong Min. Organised with ANGL.
Dis locate, Wadham College, University of Oxford. Exhibition and public programme in a former car showroom with works by artists from the Magdalen Road Studios in Oxford.
Supporting Act, Leith Docks, Edinburgh Art Festival. Outdoor installation by Baha Görkem Yalim and Petter Yxell. Organised with ANGL.
grants and awards
Gulbenkian Foundation – Programa de Apoio às Artes Visuais (with Hugo Brazão, 2019)
British Council and Arts Council England – Artists’ International Development Fund (with ANGL, 2018)
apexart – NYC Open Call (with ANGL, 2017/2018)
Arts Council England – Grants for the Arts (with ANGL, 2017)
Goldsmiths Annual Fund (with ANGL, 2016 & 2017)
Mondriaan Fonds – International Presentations Grant (with ANGL, 2016)
Hope Scott Trust – Visual Arts Grant (with ANGL, 2016)