KISMIF Conference

EXHIBITION | “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” (18 – 22 July 2016)

Artist: Vera Marmelo | Price: Free.


All We Ever Wanted (Bráulio Amado)In a former interview, Vera Marmelo mentioned what inspired her most: ‘My friends. My friends’ music. People’s energy and how they may create beautiful art, interesting conversations, people who make lovely things happen and make others feel good. The beauty and charisma of strangers’. This exhibition is a visual testimony of  Vera Marmelo’s own words. It conveys the simplicity, the energy, the authenticity, the charisma and the spirit of rock’n’roll. In a nut shell, it’s a celebration of rock’n’roll, of Do It Yourself, of Vera’s authentic artistic eye, for the first time in Oporto. Because rock is made of images, of body and soul. Vera Marmelo was born in 1984, in Barreiro. In 2002, she started to photograph concerts held at Barreiro venues and this is where comes the connection to festivals, Barreiro Rocks and Outfest, which take place in the city. She’s been regularly photographing concerts and Portuguese musicians since 2006. She is self-taught when it comes to photography as is said to be a part of ZDB’s furniture – an important venue in Lisbon. Vera has mentioned that: “actually, my connection with photography goes hand in hand with my passion for music. It’s my instrument, my excuse to always be present at concerts and my way of contributing to the promotion of the musicians I observe”.


>> Opening Exhibition: 18 July 2016, 19h00
>> Presentation: PAULA GUERRA, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Sociology, University of Porto, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, KISMIF Project Coordinator, Portugal • VERA MARMELO, Photographer, Portugal • GUILHERME BLANC, Department of Culture, Porto Municipal Council, Portugal • TIAGO GUEDES, Director of the Municipal Theatre of Porto, Portugal


18-22 July 2016 | Foyer 3rd Floor, Teatro Rivoli, Porto | Curated by Vera Marmelo




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