O Leitor
The Reader


18 blue paper folders, typewritten texts on blue paper 32 x 24,5 x 32 cm (each) Reports and orders issued by Direção dos Serviços da Censura (censorship services in Portugal) typed by the artist herself on 25-line blue paper and highlighting red excerpts, expressions or words in a series of blue file folders. In [...]



21 Lead balloons 9.06 x 11.81 in (each) When in 2014 the United States declared a migratory crisis considering the sudden increase of children detained on the US-Mexico border, and the first deportation of a group of children to San Pedro Sula, Honduras occurred, the very prestigious news agency Reuters reported the event with [...]

O Exílio
The Exile


Sculpture made of bookcover and demolition rocks on a wooden base 20 x 42,5 x 30 cm (sculpture) 75 x 254 x 50 cm (base) The work recalls the relationship between exile and literature and the weight of the figure of the exiled in the literary production of countries under dictatorial regimes.* Excerpt [...]



12 dossiers, mineral print on tracing paper 30 x 32 x 5 cm
(each) Twelve red dossiers installed directly on the wall show pages printed on translucent paper that are waiting to be clad and read by the viewer. The artist creates thematic files, extolling some of the subjects, contents and words from books [...]



EP album, record player and wooden table 74,5 x 42 x 46,5 cm A record player plays the four poems of Maria Teresa Horta’s Minha Senhora de mim – another work considered obscene and prohibited by censorship in Portugal, 1971. The poems are sung by Teresa Paula Brito and the musical composition is the [...]

Biblioteca maldita


15 books, Post-it red markers and steel bookshelf 21 x28 x 15,5 cm Fifteen books written by female writers, playwrights and poets, that were forbidden and confiscated during the regime of the so-called Estado Novo in Portugal(New State, from 1933 to 1945) are presented on a shelf on the wall, as a small [...]

Libro de Colorear
Colouring Book


Series of 5 drawings Crayon on inkjet print in Photo Rag Hahnemüle paper 8.27 x 11.69 in (each) The permanent sign of violence, reinforced by images of death and helplessness day by day, is expressed in an anthology of journalistic photographs that have shown the atrocities that occurred along the migratory route. The images [...]



9 bundles of white paper distributed in 3 piles, 14 books 300 x 200 x 100 cm (each pile) Installation composed of bundles of paper tied with wire and stacked one on the other. Among the bundles, the artist placed some copies of forbidden books in Portugal (all writen by women, among them the famous [...]