Marisa Ferreira

Marisa Ferreira

Born in the birthplace of Portugal, Marisa Ferreira lives and works in Norway since 2008. She has a Masters degree in Visual Arts from the Universidade de Evora from 2007 and in 2008 completed a postgraduate degree in Art and Design for Public Space, Faculdade de Belas-Artes of Universidade do Porto.


She has participated regularly in collective exhibitions since 2003 and has already held several solo exhibitions in Norway and abroad, including Transparency, Reflection and Colour (2016) at Center for Art and Architecture Affairs (Portugal), “Space, Rhythm & Movement” (2015) at Galleri Gann (Norway) and Messmer Kunsthalle (Germany) and Colour + Form (2012) in Norway. One of her most known works is “Rear Window” (2015), a site-specific work for the facade of the central station of Oslo.


Marisa Ferreira is currently a fellow of the Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond and received scholarships to support the artistic activity by the Norwegian government in 2011, 2012, 2016. In 2015 and 2016, Ferreira received support from the Kulturrådet - Arts Council Norway for the project Space, Rhythm & Movement and from DG Artes to her first solo exhibition in Portugal Transparency, Reflection and Colour (2016) at Center for Art and Architecture Affairs in Guimarães.


Ferreira has been developing public art projects in Norway and abroad, such as Beautiful forms unfold from unity (2014, Ulsmåg skole, Bergen Kommune), Voyage dans l’rhythme (2015/18, Royal University Liverpool Hospital, UK) and Chromatic Sounds (2016/2017, St Raphael College, Galway).


Summer 2017, Ferreira finished «Chromatic Throws» (2017), an outdoor sculpture made on powder coated stainless steel, commissioned by Svelvik Kommune and her public art project «Shall we dance?», a 40meters long asfalt painting which includes 10 concrete benches in the historical part of the Oslo city center. The artwork is commissioned by Oslo City Council and curated by Kulturbyrået Mesen. Ferreira was also appointed the winner for a new commission work for Frøyland school in Time Kommune which will be delivered in spring 2018.


Her work is part of several private and public collections in Norway, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, England and Portugal, notably the Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Wintershall Art Collection and Messmer Foundation.

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