Associação Maumaus – Centro de Contaminação Visual

National Network

Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 – 1º Esq. 1150-227 Lisbon

+351 21 354 73 83
Telephone (other)
+351 21 352 11 55
+351 21 352 11 55
E-Mail (2)
E-Mail (3)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Youth and education
General Information
1) Director: Jürgen Bock Guest Faculty Members: Renée Green, Judith Hopf, Narelle Jubelin Advisory Board: Luís Campos e Cunha, Andrew Renton, Gertrud Sandqvist Production: Vera Carmo, Carlos Alberto Carrilho 2) current year: €100,000 3) private/public and national/international funding, fees from students 4) Independent Study Program of Visual Arts (lectures, project development, group criticism, tutorials, analysis and discussion of texts, student exchange) International Residency Program (artist's residencies) Lumiar Cité (exhibition space) Publisher (related art books) Film production 5) DGArtes/Ministério da Cultura, Instituto Camões, Goethe-Institut, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Museu Colecção Berardo
Mission and Objectives

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.

Main Projects / Activities

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.

Contact (1) Full Name
Carlos Alberto Carrilho
Head of the organisation
Jürgen Bock
Contact (2) Full Name
Vera Carmo