We have the pleasure to exhibit Over The Void by Miguelangelo Veiga.

Press Release

“Over The Void”
Miguelangelo Veiga, Portuguese artist, shows at Edge Arts, from 20th March 2014

“Over The Void” is the title of Edge Arts ‘new exhibition where we can find the work of the Portuguese artist, Miguelangelo Veiga, who presents a reflection about Painting and its Spatiality. The show is located at Edge Arts, at Amoreiras Space, and it can be seen from 20th March to 30th April.


The challenges brought up by an empty canvas or by the exclusive employment of one only color are embraced naturally by Miguelangelo Veiga. Cuts, fragmentations, or even material’s dissections, are some of the artist’s exercises while dealing with canvas and painting.


“’Over The Void’ represents the exploration of tabula rasa’s potentialities, transformed into a kind of palimpsest, where images erase and repeat themselves.” explains Miguelangelo Veiga. The artist develops environments of wreckage, cleaning and rebuilding new shapes through these spaces: by using painting (acrylics on canvas) and Indian ink Miguelangelo Veiga unveils a rough language.


Miguelangelo Veiga’s choice is lined up with Edge Arts’ outlay on Portuguese artists who are placed outside of the usual commercial circuit  and whose work must be valued and divulged. The artist was awarded in the competition “Jovens Pintores Fidelidade Mundial”(2004) and incorporated in, among others programs, the Lisbon Architecture Triennial’s Associated Project, exhibited at Gulbenkian (CAMJAP), at BES Art & Finance and in Washington.


Besides  Miguelangelo Veiga’s canvas and drawings, the show will also include the videos Intercontinental and Featuring Julio, that essentially rise up the same questions observed on his painting.  Representation always hides fundamental features and reasons that are necessary to the main understanding of an artwork. The videos will be presented in the LEAP auditorium, with the company of the artist, at Amoreiras Space, on 10th April.


Miguelangelo Veiga

Lisbon – Portugal, 1974

In 1997, he simultaneously studied Drawing (Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa) and Animated Cinema (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian). In 2003 he finished the degree in painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and since then he has carried out researching on the field of visual arts, specifically on the perspective of drawing and painting.


In 2002, he participated at the collective show “The opposite direction/ easily reversible”,  at Zé dos Bois Gallery (ZDB) and in 2004 he was awarded in the competition “Jovens Pintores Fidelidade Mundial”.


In 2007, he took part of the Private Office show, with the installation “Non-Objective Painting”, at 211 of Avenida da Liberdade. During the same year, the artist joined the Open studio/ “O Sítio das Artes” residency, at Cultural Forum – “O Estado do Mundo”, at CAM, in Calouste  Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2010 he was selected by the curators from The Phillips Collection and Katzen Arts Center American University Museum in order to represent Portugal in the exhibition “Loop: Contemporary Vídeo Art From the E.U.”, at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington D.C. In 2013, he integrated Lisbon Architecture Triennial’s Associated Project – Close, Closer – with the work “Domino / Ready for the fall”, in the context of the project “Curating the Domestic – Images at Home” from  Ana Rito and Hugo Barata. He is represented in many collections (PLMJ, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Al Maqam (colec. Mohamed Mourabiti, Morocoo), and in Assilah Forum Foundation (Morocco). Lives and works in Lisbon.



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