Born in the then Portuguese colony of Mozambique, Ângela Ferreira studied in Apartheid South Africa and has lived in Portugal and South Africa since the early 1990s. Ângela Ferreiras oeuvre can be situated conceptually between the failure of modernism in the so-called centres, and the conflicting impact of colonizers attempting to implement Modernism across Africa. The critical proposition of her objects is not upfront, but simmers subtly below the surface of her aesthetically compelling sculptures, offering a space between the object and the political, a space for the viewer to occupy. Ângela Ferreira presented a work especially developed for the Portuguese Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2007. Maison Tropicale consists of a large-scale installation, which includes sculptural and documentary elements alluding to colonial history and to contemporary colonial phenomena. Solo exhibitions (selection) 2008 Hard Rain Show, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisboa 2007 Maison Tropicale, 52. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte – La Biennale di Venezia 2007, Veneza.2006 Angela Remix, La Chocolataria, Santiago de Compostela. 2005 Random Walk, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisboa. 2003 Ângela Ferreira, Em Sítio Algum, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon. Visitas Privadas MNSR, Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos, Lisboa. 2002 Visitas Privadas, Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto. Zip Zap Circus School, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cidade do Cabo.2001 Pega 2000, Galeria Catete, Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro.Duas Casas, Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos, Lisboa.1999 Casa. Um retrato íntimo da casa em que nasci, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto. Kanimambo, Expo’98 – Exposição Mundial de Lisboa, Lisboa.1992 Sites and Services, The Annexe (Invited Artists’ Program), South African National Gallery, Cape Town.