From 5th September to the 25th October 2020

The International Biennial of contemporary textile art is based on the idea of “Places of Memory – Interdiscourses of a textile territory”

PLACES OF MEMORY_Inter-discourses of a textile territory.
The territory and its textile memory provoke new thoughts and new artistic production one wants to rescue from the past, filtering it in the present, contaminating the future.
Understanding the place through its temporal dimension, thinking and rethinking the definitions based on the relations that are established between geographic and identity space, social and political, artistic and aesthetic, of memory and imagination, thus insisting in the idea of place as inhabited space

Through reflective practices about a place or the resignification of a territory, considering and/or removing topias, it may be possible to give way to new discourses. Appropriating the memory, inhabiting the uninhabited, common or individual, the inane becoming alive.

The International Exhibition (Competitive) will count on 58 artworks, from 50 artists of 29 countries,
selected by the international jury composed by Lala de Dios (curator and professor of History of Art and Textile); Janis Jefferies (curator and Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts); Rosa Godinho (visual and textile artist); Jorge Costa (curator and artistic director); Cláudia Melo, (artistic diretor of Contextile 2020).

With the participation of the fiberartfever’s artists: Annita Romano (France) and Anastasiia Podervianska (Ukraine)

Annita Romano: « Rootless » , 2019 – 160 x 130 cm – Embroidery on a composition of dyed antique fabrics.  

Contextile 2020, contemporary embroidery, Anastasiia Podervianska

Anastasiia Podervianska
« Family », 2019 – 175 x 266 cm, textile, fiber, hand embroidery


From 5th September to the 25th October 2020


Selected artists: