MADRID: NUNO NUNES-FERREIRA. “tan nuevo y tan cerca”

Galería Juan Silió presents the second exhibition in Madrid by Portuguese artist Nuno Nunes-Ferreira. Focused on the concept of memory, his work is based on archival documents that the artist has been collecting, in an almost impulsive way, for years. With the subsequent alteration of these documents enables him to create artworks that cross the boundaries between collective and personal memory.

On this occasion, and coinciding with its 50th anniversary, Nunes-Ferreira depicts the Revolution of April 25, 1974, focusing on the emotional aspect of that moment. Color and words exemplify that transition: a series of black or hollow geometric shapes, that replicate the erasure used by the Salazar Dictatorship, reflects the dark and sustained period of censorship; in the second part, the color red and collage give way to the subsequent feeling of enthusiasm for the acquired freedom, which is also present in the title of the exhibition, taken from the slogan chosen by the Portuguese government with the arrival of democracy to show the country’s change. tan nuevo y tan cerca (so new and so close) is a reminder of the importance of language, freedom of expression and the emotional charge contained in words.

The exhibition, on view until March 27, is accompanied by a text by curator Hugo Dinis and is supported by the Portuguese Embassy in Spain.


Nuno Nunes- Ferreira (Lisbon, 1976), lives and Works in Santarem (Portugal) and exhibits regularly since 2000 in institutions and galleries. Recent solo exhibitions are: Monsieur Valadares, Balcony Gallery, Lisbon (2022); Café Central, Juan Silió Gallery, Madrid (2021) and A Palavra, Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra (2020);

His work is part of several public and private collections highlighting Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, IVAM, MAAT, FLAD, EGEAC, MU.SA, Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, José Carlos Santana Pinto Collection, Censored Collection by Tatxo Benet, Colección Kells, Fundación Hortensia Herrero, Colección Norte de Arte Contemporáneo, Fundación Focus Abengoa, Fundació Sorigué, Colección DKV, Bienal de Cerveira Foundation, Liberty Seguros, Colección Olor Visual, Colección ACB, among others.


tan nuevo y tan cerca

January, 27 – March, 27 2024

Nuno Nunes-Ferreira

Galería Juan Silió
Dr. Fourquet, 20, 28012. Madrid.

11am – 7pm

11am – 2pm


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