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Cecilia Ferreira

Cecilia Ferreira (b. 1978, Port Elizabeth, South Africa; lives and works in Port Elizabeth)

Cecilia Ferreira is a Portuguese/South African fine artist. She completed her studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth in 2001 then moved to Portugal. She resided in Lisbon for six years before moving to Maputo, Mozambique. After several years in Mozambique, she returned to South Africa in 2013.
Starting off mainly as a painter, she took a keen interest in self-portraiture photography after buying her first digital camera in 2005. In 2009 her work steered towards experimental video-performances, with a specific focus on artistic process with a strong feminist undertone. Her work touches on the female gender challenges and her cathartic process projects strongly emotional and intimate subject matter.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010

Eyrie
Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town, South Africa
White River Gallery, White River, South Africa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014-15

La Parole aux Femmes
Centre d’Art de la Fondation Blachère, Apt, France

2014
WHERE WE’RE AT! Other Voices on Gender
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

About Your Full-Time Position
Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg, South Africa

Digital Africa: The Future is Now
Southbank Centre, London, United Kingdom

2013
Serial Attempts
News of the World Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2012
Globalization – Connections – Time
Kunsthalle Faust, Hanover, Germany

2011
Unthemed
Joburg Fringe, Johannesburg, South Africa


Exhibitions


Exhibition: Embodied Spaces

An exhibition curated by Christine Eyene on the body, gender and identity.