aRTISTAS aNÓNIMOS is a community of people who share their experience, strength, and hope to resolve their common problems and help each other to continue making art in an inspired, healthy and sustained way. The only requirement for becoming a member is the wish to continue making art.
—  project duration
    2021 > ongoing

—  project location/logistic partn
    Gothe-Institut (Lisbon)
    Espaço Q QuadraSoltas (Porto)

—  communication and image partners
    Inês Gil Silva (Sounds Like a Plan Photography)
    Filipa Leite Rosa (Framers Studio)
    Marco Teixeira (Tripé)
    Gonçalo Nuno Souza (Souza Filmes)

—  support
    Cerveja Barona

    Curious Monkey (Lisbon)
    Bempostinha 22 (Lisbon)

The development of a career in the arts is one of the hardest challenges to structure and describe. Due to the characteristics of this professional field, the art worker becomes divided between two worlds and ways of thinking. On one hand, they develop work methods connected with a liberal, flexible profession with open answers, free creation, and innovation; on the other hand, they should fit their professional practice in a system with institutions, scholarships, job offers, and art markets. Thus, the art worker is simultaneously a researcher, educator, creator, businessperson, independent, and dependent employee.

Additionally, the events that occurred in 2020 and 2021 weakened even further the cultural sector. However, in parallel, associations, discussion groups, and new practices started to emerge, with the aim to answer the new-found difficulties. Artistic practice can be a lonely place. For that reason, once a month, we gather in a group for mutual support, focused in particular on the practice of visual arts.
— target group
Art workers: plastic artists (ceramics, drawing, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video), educators, curators, or programmers, preferably located partially or fully in the city of Lisbon or Porto.
— team
Nicole Sánchez
photographer, visual artist

Lígia Fernandes
visual artist

Matilde Fernandes

Beatriz Silva


Photography: Filipa Leite Rosa (Framers Studio), and Espaço Q QuadraSoltas

Photography: Inês Gil Silva (Sounds Like a Plan Photography)

based in Lisbon, Portugal