Catarina Simão

Catarina Simão is an artist and researcher who lives and works between Maputo and Lisbon. Since 2009 that Simão works with the notion of Archive, engaging especially with Mozambique colonial and anti-colonial history. Heavily influenced by narratives of history, Simão approaches critically the counterpart of record’s custody, their mutable meanings and their ability to embody a deferred knowledge. She works mainly with film and video set in installation but also uses other figurative elements like photography, textbooks, drawing and sound. Simão’s work has been shown at Serralves Museum, Manifesta 8, Africa.cont, Reina Sofia Museum, Ashkal Alwan, New Museum, The Kyiv School, EVA International, Transit Gallery, Garage Museum and IASPIS, Galerias Municipais de Lisboa, among others.