Nuno Sousa Vieira
Me, myself and the others
3+1 Arte Contemporânea is pleased to present Nuno Sousa Vieira’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, titled Me, myself and the others.
Nuno Sousa Vieira has developed an extensive practice around his artist’s studio, located in the former SIMALA Plastics Factory. The sculptures, a vast array of industrial materials, architectural elements, and neglected furniture, result from a process of translating the workspace into work material, and later into work subject.
In this exhibition, Sousa Vieira presents one of his most self-representative projects, in which each work informs or conducts the observer towards a determining event in his practice and/or thinking. Me, myself and the others is simultaneously the title of the show and of one of the artworks. This artwork concedes the time and the space for all essential intermediates, both material and immaterial, in the artist’s creative process. The exhibition occupies the two floors of the gallery space, starting with a work titled Inhabitants. Facing the viewer, it evokes an ambiguous temporal dimension, assuming a distant starting point, but projecting itself hypothetically unto whenever the viewer wishes. Finally, on the lower floor, we encounter works installed on the ‘other side’ of the wall of the exhibition room itself – not the gallery’s wall, but that of the artist’s studio.
Nuno Sousa Vieira (Leiria, 1971). Lives and works between Leiria & Lisbon. PhD degree with the thesis “O Ateliê – Do Mundo Para o Lugar. Sala de Exposição (1971/2015)” by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa. Selected exhibitions: Constellations: a choreography of minimal gestures, curated by Ana Rito & Hugo Barata, Museu Coleção Berardo, CCB, Lisbon (2019); Nasci num dia curto de inverno, Fundação Portuguesas das Comunicações, Lisbon (2017); Portugal Portugueses, curated by Emanuel Araujo, Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo (2016) ; Uma vida inteira, Fábrica de plásticos Simala, Leiria (2014); Uma ateliê, uma fábrica e uma sala de exposição, nem sempre por esta ordem, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra (2013); Wall stop for this, Appleton – Associação Cultura, Lisbon (2012); Collecting collections and concepts, uma viagem iconoclasta por coleções de coisas em formas de assim, Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura, Fábrica ASA, Guimarães (2012); Somos nós que mudamos quando tomamos efetivamente conhecimento do outro, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon (2011); Don’t underestimate the impact of the workplace, (comissioned by MA Curatorial Practice, University College Falmouth), Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn (2010); Let’s Talk About Houses: When Art Speaks Architecture [BUILDING, UNBUILDING, INHABIT], curated by Delfim Sardo, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon (2010). His works are a part of national and international collections such as: PINTA – Latin América, Miami, USA; Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Navacerrada collection, Madrid, Spain; Teixeira de Freitas Collection, Lisbon, Portugal; António Cachola Collection, Elvas, Portugal; & Calouste Gulbenkian Founder’s Collection, Lisbon, Portugal.