“Sempre-em-Pé” by Gustavo Sumpta at ECOSTEEL

On the 3rd of March, ECOSTEEL will host the performance “Sempre-em-Pé” by Gustavo Sumpta, a performative action that appears as a tribute to employees who carry out repetitive work. In this way, the performer will remain in the structure during the 8 hours of work, thus fulfilling the workers’ schedule.

At ECOSTEEL, which is considered by many to be the most artistic factory in Portugal, a permanent installation will also be created using surplus materials entitled “repeat, repeat, repeat”.

The doors of ECOSTEEL thus open from 8:00 am to show the performance art of Gustavo Sumpta in an ArtWorks production, an organization that, born at ECOSTEEL, produces, develops, and manufactures works of art, projects, and exhibitions, providing an attitude of collaborative and experimental with creators from various artistic fields.

The end of the afternoon will be marked by a space for interaction between the artist, the workers, and all visitors.

Gustavo Sumpta was born in 1970 in Luanda, and lives and works in Lisbon. He is a visual artist, performer, and film actor. As a visual artist, he highlights the individual exhibitions: I came to bury Caesar at the Center for Plastic Arts in Coimbra (CAPC); Mourning, Casa A Molder Gallery, Lisbon (2020), Sewing the Tongue to Céu-da-Mouth, Rosalux, Berlin (2017); Gustavo Sumpta, Ar Sólido, Lisbon (2015); Good time to work, A certain lack of coherence, Porto (2014); While the blood runs high, Parkour, Lisbon (2013). From group exhibitions, highlights: Curar e Reparar, Anozero – Bienal de Coimbra (2017), O Tempo e o Modo, for a portrait of poverty in Portugal, Pavilhão 31, Lisbon (2015); Nature laughs at Culture, Museu da Luz, Alqueva (2013); Gyumri Biennial, Ethnographic Museum of Gyumri (Armenia); EDP prize, New artists, Central do Freixo, Porto. As a performer and author, Gustavo Sumpta premiered Semper-em-Péno Festival Temps d’Images (2020) and also showed Levar o Mundo (2020) at the Festival Cumplicidades, in Lisbon; Lamp dust, at Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, and at ZDB, Lisbon (2015); Ghost Train, on Calçada do Combro, Lisbon (2012); The root of the fruit, at the Point d’Impact Festival, Geneva (2010); That way you won’t go far, Real, Lisbon (2008); A friend of my friend is not my friend, Vila Flor Cultural Center, Guimarães (2006); and Vitória, victory, the story is over, Toxic Project, Fundição de Oeiras, Oeiras.

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