Fernanda Fragateiro (1962) lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
Fragateiro's projects are characterized by a keen interest in re-thinking and probing modernist practices. Her practice involves an archaeology into modernism's social, political and aesthetic history through ongoing research with archival matter, materials and objects.
Operating in the three-dimensional field and defying the tension between sculpture and architecture, Fragateiro's works potentiate the relationships with each place, summing the spectator into a performative situation. Her sculptural and architectural interventions in unexpected spaces (a monastery, an orphanage, a dilapidated houses) and subtle alterations of existing landscapes reveal buried stories of construction and transformation.
Some of her projects are the result of a collaboration with architects, landscape architects and performers.
Fragateiro's work has been exhibited at Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs, USA, 2016-2017), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal, 2016), Caixa Forum (Barcelona, Spain, 2016), Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, USA, 2015), Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Paris, France, 2015), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA, 2015), Krannert Art Museum (Champaign, USA, 2015), CIFO Art Space (Miami, USA, 2014), Bronx Museum (New York, USA, 2014), Mitxelena Kulturunea (San Sebastián, Spain, 2014), Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 2014), Centre Calouste Gulbenkian (Paris, France, 2013) Dublin Contemporary (Dublin, Ireland, 2011), Lisbon Architecture Triennale (Lisbon, Portugal, 2010), Fundación Marcelino Botín, (Santander, Spain, 2009), Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Valencia, Spain, 2008); Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon, Portugal, 2007); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2006), Serralves Foundation (Porto, Portugal, 2005), Culturgest (Lisbon, Portugal, 2003).