The plastic artist André Guedes is the invited curator of the International Contemporary Dance Festival of Lisbon – Cumplicidades 2020, which opened a call for new projects until the end of January, was announced today.
According to the organization, the artistic structure based in Lisbon, the festival dedicated to dance will return in the third edition to the stage and other spaces of the capital in March 2020.
With a different curatorial in each edition, the festival invited the artist André Guedes to be the curator of the national section of the next edition.
The choice was made “for the collaborations he has made at the level of scenography for various choreographers and directors, his artistic practice being located at the intersection between visual and performing arts“, justifies the organization.
At the international level, the curatorship will be shared between a group of festivals based in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, geographic region to which the Compliance has been paying particular attention since its origin, according to a press release from the organization.
André Guedes graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, attended the Masters in Space Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon, and is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
His work, exploring themes of social and political history, resulting in installations, performances or interventions in the public space, lies at the intersection between the visual and performing arts.
The second edition of Cumplicidades was held last year, in seven cultural venues, with the presentation of eight creations, five in absolute debut, under the artistic direction of the choreographer and dancer Tânia Carvalho and, in the international scope, under the responsibility of the artist Spanish text in Portuguese Abraham Hurtado.
Organized by EIRA, the biennial festival, launched in 2015 as “year zero”, had the first edition in 2016, when it was distinguished – among 761 festivals from 31 countries – with the EFFE (Europe for Festivals Festivals For Europe) certification.