OSSO Associação Cultural is a collective that includes artists and researchers from different areas (music and sound art, visual arts, photography, dance, performance, design, architecture and cinema). Since 2012, OSSO has developed transdisciplinary projects in collaboration with other artists and collectives, supported by partnerships with public and private institutions. Its experimental projects seek to explore artistic practices in conjunction with critical, aesthetic and political thinking that addresses the specificity of the contexts and territories in which it operates.
After being at Fundição de Oeiras (2012-15) and at the headquarters of Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa (2016-17), in 2018 OSSO moved to a new space in the village of São Gregório, Caldas da Rainha, where it has been developing a programme of Artistic Residencies, comprising the hosting of artists associated with OSSO and other guests. This program is the centre of a set of activities in the areas of creation, training, programming and artistic investigation in conjunction with local, national and international partners, always attentive to its articulation with the rural community where it is inserted.
In this way, the OSSO intends to be a meeting point for artists, actively dialoguing with the community, always aiming at the continuous construction and maintenance of a place where the processes of artistic creation are the foundations of a social, political and ecological project with community roots.
DIRECTION AND PROGRAMMING
RICARDO JACINTO, RITA THOMAZ, NUNO MORÃO
DOCUMENTATION CENTRE and STORE
JÚLIA SANTOS, ALEXANDRA BORGES
TECHNICAL and DOCUMENTATION
TERESA SAMPAIO, LUCAS KEATING
NATHALIA REZENDE, LAURA SANTOS, MIGUEL ÂNGELO MARQUES, SARA MEALHA
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS SINCE 2012
ANA GOUVEIA // BEATRIZ CANTINHO // DIOGO ALVIM // FRANCESCA BERTOZZI // GONÇALO ALMEIDA // MATILDE MEIRELES // NUNO MORÃO // NUNO TORRES // PEDRO TROPA // RICARDO JACINTO // RITA THOMAZ // SARA MORAIS // SUSE RIBEIRO // TERESA SANTOS