luís manuel araújo


selected projects

born 1991 in Braga, Portugal

living and working in London, UK

luismanuel.sga [at]


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)


lo projects, London (2023 – present)
independent publishing projects in collaboration with Oliver Andrew Evans

Mona Hatoum Studio and Mona Hatoum Foundation, London (2020 – present)
managerial position in artist studio and charitable organisation

greengrassi, London (2016 – 2020)
managerial position in contemporary art gallery

independent curator & producer (2015 – present)
freelance exhibitions organised internationally both alone and as part of ANGL, a curatorial collective with Brenda Guesnet and Giulia Pistone

curatorial & publishing


A Friendly Exchange, #4: tincture, mailer with Hugo Brazão; edited with ANGL


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, zine with Guendalina Cerruti, #2: empathy, video with Myrthe van der Mark, #3: simulation, audio story and flags with Theo Turpin; edited 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 former 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, Oxford; exhibition in a former car showroom with works by artists from the Magdalen Road Studios and with support from Wadham College, University of Oxford

Supporting Act, Leith Docks, Edinburgh Art Festival; outdoor installation by Baha Görkem Yalim and Petter Yxell; organised with ANGL

grants & 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)