BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts'23

BoCA is back and will reinforce its transversal nature through an extensive programme involving a dialogue between the visual, performing, scientific and musical arts.

The ‘Invisible Present’ marks the 4th edition of BoCA.

As a reflection on the powers which prevent equality, justice and freedom, renowned and emerging artists venture to create by this standard.

Paul B. Preciado exhibits, in a national premiere, the awarded filmed letter to Virginia Woolf ‘Orlando, my political autobiography’, and also presents, for the first time in Portugal, the conference-performance ‘I am the monster that speaks to you’.

Agnieszka Polska risks the first creation on stage with ‘The Talking Car’, a play about a group of people who tried to escape a speeding vehicle.

Julian Hetzel and Ntando Cele premiere ‘SPAfrica’, a show that investigates how capitalism is associated with racism.

Ana Borralho & João Galante create ‘Chat Room’, a participatory art experience in which the stage becomes a virtual chat room.

Pedro Sousa makes his debut in opera and presents a sound installation at MAAT; Herlander presents a new musical and performative creation at MNAC; Vera Mantero and Teresa Silva premiere the performance ‘Um Pequeno Exercício de Composição’.


From 2nd September to 15th October; in several cultural venues of Lisboa; Tickets: depending on the presentation. More information at:

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  • MAAT - Museo di Arte, Architettura e Tecnologia Av. Brasília, Central Tejo (Belém)1300-598Lisboa
  • Da 02 set, 2023 a 15 ott, 2023