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On Thursday, the visual artist Rui Mourão opens the solo exhibition ‘Dois (Two)’, with a multichannel video installation, at the Skövde Art Museum, included in the GIBCA Extended program of this 11th edition of the Bienal.
This year, under the curatorial direction of Lisa Rosendahl, the biennial has been taking place in two stages, one between June 5th and August 22nd and the other between September 4th and November 21st, with GIBCA Extended in connection with both, in a program of exhibitions in galleries, museums and curatorial platforms to deepen the theme ‘The Ghost Ship and the Sea Change’.
On Friday there will also be a public conversation with the artist at the museum at 13:00 local time, about this work, which was one of the finalists for the Euro Fest video art award, in St. Petersburg, in 2020.
In the second moment of the Gothenburg Biennial, to open in September – with new exhibitions in the city -, other artists were invited to participate, among them the Portuguese Pedro Neves Marques, who lives and works in New York, as a visual artist, director, and writer.
In directing, Neves Marques won, last year, the Coelho de Ouro award for best short film ‘A Mordida’ at the Mix Brasil Festival of Culture and Diversity, in São Paulo, Brazil, also nominated for the awards of the European Academy of Cinema 2020, after the distinction at the Go Short ‘shorts’ festival in the Netherlands.
He was also one of 69 guest artists at the Gwangju Contemporary Art Biennial, which took place between February 26 and May 9, 2021, in that South Korean city.