Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 – 1º Esq. 1150-227 Lisbon
- International/Cultural relations
- Youth and education
Maumaus was created in 1992 as a non-profit institution focusing on teaching and promoting contemporary art.
The teaching component began as a School of Photography in the classic sense and developed into an internationally recognised Visual Arts School, where students gain experience in all techniques used in artistic expressions. Today the core activity of Maumaus comprises an Independent Study Program and an International Residency Program that offer international artists an intellectually dense and practically demanding atmosphere after their studies and first experiences in the art field; a place for cultural dialogue and the production of knowledge.
As a publisher, Maumaus translates into Portuguese relevant texts regarding how meaning is produced in the contemporary art world and publishes artists’ books.
Maumaus also produces projects and exhibitions that reflect on the specificities of their context and site, in and out museological structures.
Independent Study Program of Visual Arts
Exchange Program: with the MFA from the Malmö Art Academy/ Lund University
International Artists Residency Program: promoting cultural dialogue and the production of knowledge through visual Art.
Exhibitions at Maumaus Gallery Lumiar Cité reflect on subjects related to the nature and complexity of territories that today define the metropolis, with particular focus on those recently built, but with no clear identity, such as Alta de Lisboa, where the space is located.
Film production: Mali born Manthia Diawara's documentary, Maison Tropicale, is a postcolonial excavation into African identity, art and the notion of cultural patrimony
Publishing: TITANIC´s wake, project by Allan Sekula, documenting his photographic sequences and essays inspired by the contemporary political.
African Screens: produced with the City of Lisbon is a cinema/conference program curated by Lydie Diakhaté and Manthia Diawara that draws attention to new directions and creative visions in contemporary African Cinema.