Selected Artists

FUSO Lisboa is back live from August 25th to 29th 2021!

Besides all the curatorial sessions, FUSO 2021 will open with the OPEN CALL session presenting all the 16 works selected from more than 200 videos from 91 different artists and collectives who participated in the contest. The OPEN CALL session will take place at MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, on August 25th.

Obras Selecionadas

Bruno Carnide - Equinox

Cristina Ataíde - Rio Negro

Eduardo Brito - La Ermita

Ema Ramos - Sempre achei que fosse uma pessoa de Cidade

Francisco Miguel - Quelimane

Grégory Le Lay - Milk shake

Helena Inverno, Verónica Castro e Bouchra Ouizguen - Transhumance

Nuno Nunes-Ferreira - Café Central

Paula Albuquerque - Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Pedro Calapez - Entremãos

Renata Bueno - Coreografia numa Pedreira

Sally Santiago - O caminho ao até

Sara Bernardo - Breathe a Little Bit Faster, now!

Sofia Arriscado e Costanza Givone - Lapso

Susana Anágua - The Factory (bad Machines)

Tânia Dinis - Passagem



August 25th - 29th, 2021

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. 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.

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.

At the Border

‘At the border’ is the proposed theme for FUSO 2021.

Physical and digital, geographical and political, the term "border” is inevitably associated with contradictory ideas of belonging and exclusion, of freedom and constraint, protection and defence.

In 2021, Fuso - international video art festival of Lisbon will step beyond these simple dichotomies by challenging curators and artists to think contemporary boundaries, whether natural, human, or virtual. In doing so, we aim to ignite debates about nationalism, identity, privacy, physical walls, rebellion, emancipation, conquest, and what lies at the fringes, having video art as a medium.