Catarina Simão (b. 1972, Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist and researcher who lives and works between Maputo, Mozambique, and Lisbon, Portugal. Her practice is built upon long-term research projects that entail collaborative partnerships and different forms of presentation to the public. Simão is known for her essay-like displays, using documentation, writing, video and drawing. She also engages in radio shows and public talks, participatory workshops, publishing and curating film screenings. Her recent solo exhibitions include These Are the Weapons, Black box, Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany (2012); These Are the Weapons, Núcleo D’Arte Gallery, Maputo, Mozambique (2013); Uhuru, tranzit.sk Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia (2015); R-humor, Galeria da Avenida da Índia, Lisbon, Portugal (2020). Selected group exhibitions include Manifesta 8, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Múrcia, Spain (2010); The School of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine (2015); Afro-Atlantic Histories, MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2018); Ethnographically Intimate Exhibition, Witswatersrand University Museum of Anthropology, Johannesburg, South Africa (2019); Communicating Vessels, Collection 1881–2021, Puede la história ser rebobinada? (Can History be Rewritten?), Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2021).

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