Raquel André
Collection of Artists


September 20, 2018

Presented in partnership with the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati.

Collection of Artists is the third movement of the Collection of People. Is it possible to access an artist through learning a moment of his/her creation? Can one access their story? Raquel uses her own body as an archive, learning and keeping the arts of others so she can tell their stories. She creates a collection that cares about each artist, their different practices, disciplines, conceptual perspectives and work tools. We also find personal desires and thoughts about the ways of being and their relationship with their artistic practice and biography. By collecting artists, Raquel navigates over frontiers of reality and fiction, fantasy and possibility, daily life and artistic life, seeking to collect the ephemeral, and transform it into something concrete and palpable, through an artistic and poetic medium. In 2018 and 2019 , Raquel André collects artists in partnership with various institutions in various cities around the world: Bergen, Salzburg, Faro, Warsaw, Cincinnati, New York, Loulé, Berlin, Orléans, Porto and Lisbon.

Created by António Pedro Lopes, Bernardo de Almeida and Raquel André. Production: Missanga.

This work is part of multi-year project entitled Collection of People: Collection of Lovers, Collection of Collectors, Collection of Artists and Collection of Spectators.

The Chocolate Factory performance of Collection of Artists will coincide with a one-week creative residency.

Support: República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes, FLAD, apap-Performing Europe 2020—a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.