Xana Sousa

Portugal, 1986

She completed the master in Artistic Creation: Realísimos y Contextos at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Barcelona in 2010, and the Degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon in 2008.

She develops her work in the field of drawing and painting, making interventions on recovered old papers, fabrics and objects, focusing her process on the relationship between subject, object and space, spun by the concept of memory. Parallel to his individual work, she regularly collaborates with other artists and institutions. She is one of the founding artists of the Tempos de Vista Collective, created in 2008, whose object of study is dormant historical places in Portugal. They previously carry out a thorough investigation of the place, its context and its memory to transform them and give them new artistic perspectives.

The curatorial projects of the Collective were hosted by the Mãe d’Água Reservoir, the Carris Museum and the Astronomical Observatory in Lisbon, the Lapís Viarco Factory and the Oliva Creative Factory, in S. João da Madeira, previously supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, National Center de Cultura, Jovens Criadores, CML, FBAUL – Cieba and FCT.
In 2015, she founded the Contentious Atelier with three artists, highlighting the artistic interventions of Rio Maravilha – LxFactory, Mamba installation by Jameson – Pensão Amor, the painting Das Dez Ao Meio Dia – Óbidos and the urban installation Damasco Prateado – Edifício Sousa Lopes.