MAISMENOS


±MaisMenos± is an intervention art project by Portuguese artist Miguel Januário (Porto, Portugal, 1981), that offers a critical reflection on the model of political, social and economic organization that manages contemporary urban societies. Its programmatic expression is conceptually reduced to an equation of simplicity and opposites: more/less, positive/negative, black/white. Viral, direct and incisive, ±MAISMENOS± aims to raise awareness and bring some long-awaited changes to the world in which we live. He first spread out the symbol ± through the cities of Porto and Lisbon; then he proceeded to tag various locations with simple statements and texts. These interventions were intended to deliver powerful messages that engage the audience to contemplate on issues of the social implications and consequences, both positive and negative. The project is also the focus of Miguel Januário’s ongoing Ph.D. research at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

±MaisMenos± earned his BA in Communication Design from the University of Porto. Since 1999, he has developed interventions in the public space and, alongside, commissioned works. His work exhibited internationally including the Museum of Design and Fashion in Lisbon, the Contemporary Art Museum in Elvas, the Contemporary Art Museum in Rome, the Côa Museum, and Underdogs Gallery, among others. He has participated in several art festivals in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Norway, and France. ±MaisMenos± has been the theme of two TED Talks in Luanda (2014) and Porto (2015).

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Solo exhibitions

2018 | No princípio era o verbo | CAOS – Casa de Artes e Ofícios, Viseu, Portugal

2017 | No princípio era o verbo | Livraria Arquivo, Leiria, Portugal

2017 | State of Minds | Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy

2016 | Grande Comício MaisMenos | Future Places, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Evangelii Gaudium | Mupy Gallery, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

2016 | O Princípio do Fim | Palacete dos Viscondes Balsemão, Kismif, Porto, Portugal

2015 | O Princípio do Fim | Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | A liberdade não é um acessório | EGEAC, Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Grândola Vila Moderna | Aisca Gallery, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

2014 | Grândola Vila Moderna | Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Grândola Vila Moderna | Maus Hábitos Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2014 | You Want a Piece of Me | MusicBox, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 | Sell Out | Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | Abril Mágoas Mil | Arco Gallery, Faro, Portugal

2009 | Compro mas não existo | Maus Hábitos Gallery, Porto, Portugal

Group exhibitions

2018 | A Oitavo faz um ano | Galeria Oitavo, Porto, Portugal

2017 | Revolutions per minute | Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2017 | Déjàvu, Galeria Oitavo | Hospital Maria Pia, Porto, Portugal

2017 | 10 anos MACE | CCFCB, Badajoz, Spain

2017 | Underdogs 4 years | Underdogs Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 | Papéis Orientados | Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Who let the dogs out | Circus Network, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Underdogs Gallery PopUp | Porto, Portugal

2016 | Abaixo as fronteiras, vivam o design e as artes! | MUDE, Lisbon, Portugal

2016 | Portugal, Retrocesso ao Futuro | Collaboration with Vhils. Jardins Efémeros,  Viseu,  Portugal

2016 |Forgotten Project | MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy

2015 | MatrizMalhoa | Museu, Cidade, Arte, Museu José Malhoa, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

2015 | Urgente é a Poesia, CCP, Lisbon, Portugal

2015 | Obras da Colecção António Cachola | Graça Morais Contemporay Art Center, Bragança,  Portugal

2015 | Urban Now | Metamorfose Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2015 | 1/81,| Foz Côa Museum, Foz Coa, Portugal

2015 | Flattered | Flattered Aparments, Porto, Portugal

2015 | O Angolano que comprou Lisboa (por metade do preço) | Collaboration with Kalaf

2015 | Epalanga, Underdogs Art Store, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Soma | Underdogs Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal

2014 |Wool | Wool Gallery, Covilhã, Portugal

2014 |Um Panorama Urbano | Caixa Cultural Brasília, Brasil

2014 |Devido à chuva a revolução foi adiada | Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 |Um Panorama Urbano | Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2014 |Um Panorama Urbano | Caixa Cultural São Paulo, Brasil

2014 |7 Days, 7 Artists | Cascais ArtDistrict, Cascais, Portugal

2014 |Underdogs x Park | Lisbon, Portugal

2014 |Axa Street Art | Axa Building, Porto, Portugal

2014 |40 Anos de Abril |GAU Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 |Hors Les Murs | Institut Français du Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 |Underdogs Review | Lisbon, Portugal

2013 | TourParis13 | Itinerrance Gallery, Paris, France

2012 | Portugal 11432012 | ECE – European Capital of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal

2012 | Lapidaris | Aisca Gallery, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

2012 | Beyond the Walls | António Prates Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | ArTur | Casa da Esquina Gallery, Coimbra, Portugal

2012 | Ondas numa Corda | Fórum Maia, Maia, Portugal

2011 | Underdogs | Maus Hábitos Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2011 | O Museu em Ruínas | MACE – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal

2011 | ArTur | Lac Festival, Lagos, Portugal

2011 | Residencial M | Porto, Portugal

2010 | Underdogs | Vera Cortes Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2006 | Circus Ciclicus | Maus Hábitos Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2005 | Public-Private | FBAUP Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2005 | MaisMenos | FBAUP, Porto, Portugal

2005 | MaisMenos | Convento Corpus Christi, Porto, Portugal

2005 | MaisMenos | Cinema Passos Manuel, Porto, Portugal

Festivals and public interventions

2017 | Nuart Festival | Stavanger, Norway

2017 | Política Festival | Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 | Iminente Festival | Oeiras, Portugal

2017 | Iminente Festival | Londres, UK

2016 | Iminente Festival | Oeiras, Portugal

2016 | Vicente |  Ermida, Lisbon, Portugal

2016 | Muro Festival | Lisbon, Portugal

2015 | Reclaim the Future | Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal

2015 | Quem és, Porto? | Porto, Portugal

2014 | I lost my heart in Lisbon | Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Nuart Festival | Stavanger, Norway

2014 | Putrica Festival | Freamunde, Portugal

2014 | Futuro | FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | S.O.S. | Ministery of Finances of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Ministério da Cultura, National Pantheom, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 | The trail of a Trail | Movie Collaboration with Gonçalo Tocha, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 | Estalo Novo | Theatrical Play Collaboration, CCB, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | Colonizaction | Madeira, Portugal

2012 | Silence | Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | You Want a Piece of Me | New York, USA

2012 | Pessoa Jornalista, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | Streetosphere | Documentary participation, France

2012 | W€ | Porto, Portugal

2012 | Debt | Lx Factory, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | Pessoa Jornalista, Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 | Walk&Talk Festival | Azores, Portugal

2011 | Type the Future 2 | Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal

2011 | Manobras no Porto | Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

2011 | Ego Sum Panis Vivus, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 | À Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 | Tempus Verbalis, Porto, Portugal

2011 | Whitest White, Porto, Portugal

2011 | The vote is always nule | Porto, Portugal

2010 | Type the Future 2 | Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal

2010 | To protest and to subvert | Porto, Portugal

2010 | Visual Street Performance Festival | Porto, Portugal

2010 | Vermelho de Sangue | Verde de Esperança, Porto, Portugal

2010 | Ego Sum Panis Vivus, Lisbon, Portugal

2010 | PopUpLx10 | Lisbon, Portugal

2009 | PopUpLx09 | Lisbon, Portugal

2008 | Mediacre | Papélia, Porto, Portugal

2007 | The hood | Bairro Tarrafal, Porto, Portugal

Conferences and other projects

2017 | ICSVC, Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus

2017 | Society of the Spectacle Universidade Católica, Lisbon, Portugal,

2017 | Conversas à volta de Novos Paradigmas, Oficinas do Convento, Montemoro Velho, Portugal

2017 | CulturaNatura, Porto, Portugal,

2017 | UD17, PINC FBAUP, Porto, Portugal

2017 | MaisMenos | Conferências da Trindade, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 | MaisMenos | Conference at Universidade de Vigo, Centro Cultural Português de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

2017 | Ciência 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 | GaiaGtm, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

2017 | O azulejo na arte urbana | Museu Júlio Dinis, Ovar, Portugal

2017 | MaisMenos | Instituto Design Guimarães, Guimarães, Portugal

2017 | Small Talk, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal

2017 | MaisMenos | CNMaia, Maia, Portugal

2016 | MaisMenos | IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal

2016 | Urban Etnography | FLUP, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Kismif, FLUP, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Movimento Estudantil do Porto | Workshop at Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Europe 2016 | Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Europe 2016 | Amnistia Internacional, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Antena3, Porto, Portugal

2016 | Seminário Permanente de Investigação sobre criação e pensamento contemporâneo |

2016 | ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

2016 | Europe 2016 | Documentary. Athens and Ritsona, Greece

2016 | Who:How | PXL MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, Belgium

2016 | Processos Participativos em Arte e Ciência | CFCUL, SAPLab,  Lisbon, Portugal

2016 | Penelope | Short documentary. Porto, Portugal

2016 | MaisMenos Soares dos Reis | EASR, Porto, Portugal

2015 | CoArtCo Talk | Porto, Portugal

2015 | TEDxPorto | Porto, Portugal

2014 | Shortcutz | Porto, Portugal

2014 | Pechakucha | ADCE, Barcelona, Spain

2014 | Push Porto | Pinc, Porto

2014 | TEDxLuanda | Luanda, Angola

2014 | Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity | FBAUL, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Conferências da Boa Viagem | Creative Jam (CCP), Lisbon, Portugal

2014 | Pechakucha | CCVF, Guimarães, Portugal

2013 | Eurobest | Cinema São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 | Estoril Film Festival | Estoril, Portugal

2013 | Maismenos | FBAUP, Porto, Portugal

2012 | Occupy the Future | Future Places Festival, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal

2012 | Dia D |IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal

2012 | Florida After Seven | Florida Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 | 180id | Documentary, Porto, Portugal

2012 | APPM | Lisbon, Portugal

2011 | Creative and Artistic Director | Ivity Brand Corp until 2013.

2010 | Get Set Festival | Porto, Portugal

Scholarships and residencies

2016 | Jardins Efémeros | With Vhils. Viseu, Portugal

2016 | Forgotten Project | Rome, Italy

2015 | Walk&Talk | Açores, Portugal

2015 | Jardins Efémeros|  Viseu, Portugal

2015 | Flattered |Flattered Aparments, Porto, Portugal

2012 | Portugal 11432012 | ECE – European Capital of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal

Awards and mentions

2013 | Action4Climate Award | Lisbon, Portugal

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