© Miguel Cheta

THE IMAGE, TRACE BY TRACE, GESTURE BY GESTURE, STEP BY STEP Workshop

Guest Artist: MIGUEL CHETA
11 > 15 MAR 2019
E.B. 1 Bensafrim + E.B. 1 de Chinicato, Lagos

We live in a world invaded by images, where’s the place left for imagination?
This sentence will be the motto for a journey through the process of making, feeling and reflecting on images.
The conquest of the image, the desire to register, to stop time, has always been an ambition of humanity – this achievement was technically fulfilled and strongly disseminated.
What about now? Where’s all the magic that this conquest trivialized?
In this workshop we will have time to visit some moments of this achievement’s process and, at the same time, to practice exercises of reflection, experimentation and relationship, with the goal of creating less instantaneous links with this whole process of seeing and doing.
Drawing, photography, image and movement will be processes we will re-visit…


Miguel Cheta is a visual artist. Born in Loulé (PT) in 1970, he believes that art plays a fundamental role in education and social integration. Graduated in Visual Arts from the University of Algarve, he attended the MobileHome – nomadic and experimental school of contemporary art. He has participated in educational projects that cross Patrimony, Heritage and Education with the artistic processes. He exhibits his work regularly, a work that mirrors his close relation, as a social and political being, with the territory that he loves and inhabits, this peripheral, paradigmatic place known as the Algarve.