Date: 19 December 2019 – 16 January 2020

Photographic Exhibition: ‘Female Faces of Macau’

From December 19, 2019 to January 16, 2020, the E1 Gallery of the University of Macao will host an exhibition of photographs by João Palla Martins  – Female faces of Macao. These faces depict unmistakable traces of Luso-descendants residing in Macao.

A similar exhibition was this year at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, as part of the 2nd International Congress “Portugal-China Intercultural Dialogues”.

The author of the photographs, who holds a doctorate in Art Sciences from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, is a founding member of the ‘Association of Architects Without Borders’ in Portugal. He is currently an architect in Macao, occasionally exhibiting fine arts.

This exhibition, with about 30 photographs, is dedicated to Macao’s Luso-Asian female faces – a partial display of João Palla’s collection of more than 500 images taken over 10 years, in different regions of Asia with Portuguese heritage, from Myanmar to Japan, and from Indonesia to India.

The initiative belongs to the Macao International Institute, with the institutional support of the University of Macau Research Center for Luso-Asian Studies (CIELA), of the Portuguese Department, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and is sponsored by the Macao Foundation. It falls in line with CIELA’s focus on research and debate regarding multiple perspectives of Luso-Asian (and also specifically Sino-Portuguese) intercultural dialogues, and follows the series of guest talks organized recently in November by CIELA – “Afro-Luso-Asian Dialogues”.

The opening of this exhibition at the E1 Gallery of the University of Macau will be on December 19 at 18:30 hours. All UM staff, students and general public are welcome to attend the opening.