mais uno +1 is a curatorial, project, and research collective that acts in search of the transformative power of art through the creation of incremental relationships/ecosystems between artists, communities, and territories

This collective emerges from a common will to...

  1. Complement and create new alternatives for the institutional contemporary art circuits;

  2. Expand art practice to territories and groups that are usually not included in the cultural scene;

  3. Research, create and try new, more free and sustainable, models for the art market;

  4. Reflect on the active role of art practice as a continuous project that creates new imaginaries and communal dynamics, and answers to the current and future environmental and urban challenges;

  5. Develop more accessible structures for researching, documenting, and sharing knowledge (creative commons);

  6. Diversify and enrich the socio-cultural tissue of a territory and its mutual support;

  7. Create more horizontal and democratic art systems based on collaborative and transdisciplinary relationships;

  8. Foster aggregating, experimental, emancipated, and critical art practices.

focus areas

        — curatorship 

  1. exhibition organization;

  2. alternative communal forms of exhibitions, residencies, and creations: the exhibition as a space for encounter, a public space, a neighborhood space, an online space;

  3. support and follow-up for exhibitions (materials, production, texts, documentation, publication);

  4. selling art: fair, exhibition, alternative ways, and spaces.

        — project 

  1. ongoing projects: art as a project;

  2. support for projects;

  3. artistic consulting (development of residency and project networks: art residency spaces in national entities + collaboration with international networks).

        — research

  1. education;

  2. documentation, metrics, indicators, and publication;

  3. development and sharing methodologies: commercial/non-commercial).

based in Lisbon, Portugal

who are we?

The collective mais uno +1 fuctions under a free, open, and horizontal structure. Any person can enter the collective upon approval, and exit whenever they want. New members are always welcome to join as long as they express: willingness to work collectively in a non-hierarchic manner, interest for the topics approached by the collective, motivation, and empathy. 

active members 

Alexia Alexandropoulou (GR)
— curator / art producer

Aurélie d’Incau (LU)
— visual artist

Inês Nêves (PT)
— multidisciplinary artist

Karina Zelonka (LV)
— cultural manager

Simone Lackner (AT)
— multidisciplinary scientist
Sofia Enriquez Gonzalez (CL)
— artist and curator

Lígia Fernandes (PT)
— visual artist
Nicole Sánchez (PT)
— photographer

Mariia Mironova (RU)
— UI/UX designer
Ricarda Oldekop (DE)
— cultural manager

Rita Oliveira Dias (PT)
— visual artist

inactive members
Alina Shpakova (RU)
— UX designer / painter / sketcher
Angela Ramírez (MX)
— plastic artist
Carla Luís (PT)
— human rights and democracy researcher
Dorottya Ács (HU)
— cultural manager / music producer

Elžbieta Upė Rozanovaitė (LT)
— visual artist / designer

Francisco Duarte Coelho (PT)
— plastic artist / gallerist

Laura Jiménez López (ES)
— graphic designer

Lorenzo Bordonaro (IT)
— visual artist / anthropologist

Manu Romeiro (BR)
— visual artist

Marcelo Duarte (BR)
— curator / gallerist

Maria João Costa (PT)
— visual artist / curator

Maria João Vasconcelos (PT)
— art critic / curator

Margot Demey (BE)
— art curator / researcher

Marta Dorin (IT)
— graphic designer

Miriam Paneri (IT)
— illustrator / visual artist

Nina Fraser (UK)
— visual artist

Susanne Malorny (DE)
— producer / illustrator