Born in Montijo, Portugal, in 1962, she lives and works in Lisbon. Fernanda Fragateiro’s work has been exhibited in major group exhibitions, at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, in 2019; in Portugal, at Anozero – Biennial of Contemporary Art of Coimbra, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, and Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, in 2017; Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, USA, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, and CaixaForum, Barcelona, in 2016; Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and Orlando Museum of Art, FL, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL, in the USA, in 2015; CIFO Art Space, Miami, FL; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian, Spain, and MUAC – Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, in 2014, among others.
Sculpture and installation have been Fragateiro’s media of choice, working with space in its various phenomenological manifestations – architectural, sculptural, private, public, temporal, socially determined –, whether through sculptural works, outdoor installations or interventions, collaborations in architectural projects or works that are based on public participation.
2019 The Dream of the Library, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
2019 No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro, Obras de La Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Santander Art Gallery, Madrid
2019 Joint Is Out of Time, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome