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@ National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC
October 7th, 2020 – February 14th, 2021

The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon receives from October 7th to February 14th, 2021 its local edition of Loops.Expanded – an international network of curators and programmers focused on the exhibiting and researching the loop format in video art and moving image.

The project continues and broadens up a project created in 2015 under the name Loops.Lisboa, at the time a national competition created by Duplacena, in close collaboration with MNAC; five editions of which were exhibited in the museum.

Now, the first edition of Loops.Expanded in Lisbon @ MNAC presents a selection of works from an International Open Call that received more than 250 entries by artists from 43 countries. Of the 18 works selected by the network of curators, 7 will be exhibited in Lisbon. Each of the 7 videos, by artists from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Italy and Palestine / Norway, will be shown for 3 weeks each in a 4 month cycle curated by Emília Tavares (MNAC), Irit Batsry and Alisson Avila (Loops.Expanded).

A parallel program consisting of interviews with the artists and a closing conference will be announced shortly.

The network, founded in 2019, expands the original initiative of Loops Lisboa started in 2015. Loops.Expanded founders are curators and organizations from the field of video art from five different countries: António da Câmara (Duplacena / Festival Temps d’Images, Lisbon – Portugal). Mario Gutiérrez Cru & Araceli López (PROYECTOR, Madrid – Spain); Sandra Lischi (Ondavideo, Pisa – Italy); Tom Van Vliet (WWVF, Amsterdam – Netherlands); Jaqueline Beltrame and Alisson Avila (Cine Esquema Novo collective (Porto Alegre – Brazil) and Irit Batsry and Alisson Avila (Loops.Lisboa / Festival Temps d’Images, Lisbon – Portugal).


Shahar Marcus (Israel)
Dig (2019), 5’35”
October 7th – 25th

Miguel Escobar (Colombia)
An Image of a Façade (2020), 12’40”
October 27th – November 15th

W. Mark Sutherland (Canada)
America, a videopoem (1988), 4’04”
November 17th – December 6th

Emanuele Dainotti (Italy)
Santa María (2018), 13’52”
December 8th – 31st

Kika Nicolela (Brazil)
Actus (2010), 16′
January 2021 5th – 24th

Ilaria Di Carlo (Italy)
The Divine Way (2018), 15m’
January 26th – February 14th

Hasan Daraghmeh (Palestine / Norway)
The Door (2020), 8′
January 26th – February 14th

Production: Duplacena, MNAC

Main Sponsor: Centro Colombo



Shahar Marcus