FUSO – Lisbon International Video Art Festival
Created in 2009, FUSO is the only open-air video art festival in Lisbon, in unique spaces such as gardens and museum cloisters. With free admission, the festival welcomes artists, curators, the general public and Portuguese institutions involved in this artistic practice.
Video Art Festival
A program of excellence proposes new perspectives on video art, revealing authors and contemporary works, but also presenting historical pieces rarely or never seen in Portugal.
By exposing the relationship between experimental film languages, performance, photography and cinema, FUSO brings a new awareness to the moving image of the 21st century.
A national competition encourages creators and artists to develop proposals and present them through an open call, awarding the winner with the acquisition prize by the collection of MAAT/EDP Foundation. An incentive award is given to the best video, chosen by the public, by Ar.Co – centre of art and visual communication.
Circulation and internationalization have been present in FUSO since its creation. FUSO circulates through several cities in Portugal and other countries, with presentations adapted for movie theaters or projection rooms.
Currently, in the Azores Archipelago, takes place the FUSO INSULAR festival, with sessions by national and international curators and a creative laboratory of moving images for local artists. The Laboratory, a residency program held during the summer at the island of São Miguel, aims to create video works. FUSO INSULAR is the platform for the presentation of these works and a space to broaden the horizons of video art in the Azores.
By fostering critical thinking around new media and promoting the enrichment of knowledge and dissemination of video art in the Portuguese panorama, FUSO contributes to the dynamics of contemporary national art.
António Câmara Manuel
General and Curational Coordinator
Open Call Jury
Irit Batsry, Isabel Nogueira, Margarida Chantre, Susana De Sousa Dias, Welket Bungué
Production and Communication Director
Alexandre Almeida Coelho
Media and Press
Rita Bonifácio / Paris, Texas
Graphic Design | AudioVisual Creation
Rafael Tolentino da Silva