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National Tile Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
14/12/2021 > 02/10/2022

“UNKNOWN TERRITORIES. The creativity of women in modern and contemporary Portuguese ceramics (1950-2020)” (1950-2020)”

One of the main priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Valorisation of Women Artists and Gender Equality, is to showcase an important and unsuspectedly vast heritage.
The exhibition included pieces from the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum), as well as from private and public collections, ranging from tiles to three-dimensional pieces, designed and/or executed by women who were prominent in this field during the period in question.
With works by Ânia Gabriel Abrantes, Bela Silva, Cândida Wiggan, Catarina and Rita Almada Negreiros, Clotilde Fava, Estrela Faria, Felipa Almeida, Fernanda Fragateiro, Graça Morais, Joana Vasconcelos, Maria Ana Vasco Costa, Maria Emília Araújo, Maria Keil, Rita João, Sónia Sapinho, Teresa Cortez and Vieira da Silva, among other artists with tile and ceramic artworks.

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© Lurdes Esteves | Courtesy Museu Nacional do Azulejo
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© Atelier Joana Vasconcelos
Exhibited Artworks