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Jota Mombaça


Jota Mombaça


How to practise thinking at the limit of things? How to operate the political categories of this time without extending its duration? How to think in the act of movement and transformation? This conference will be dedicated to a reflection on the notions of subject and author, as well as their constitutive limit. Thought from radical black, indigenous, and transfeminist traditions, such questions will be articulated based on the multiple temporalities of activism and social transformation, with a special focus on the here and now – that spiral dimension of time and space, in which past, present, and future converge in predictable and unpredictable ways.

© João Baah.

20 NOV 2023
MON 18:30–20:00

Small Auditorium
Free entry, with ticket collection starting at 1:00pm.

PT with simultaneous interpretation into ENG.

Jota Mombaça biography

Jota Mombaça is an interdisciplinary artist whose work develops in a variety of media. The sound and visual matter of words plays an important role in her practice, which often relates to anti-colonial critique and gender disobedience. Their work has been presented in various institutional frameworks, such as the 32nd and 34th São Paulo Biennial (2016 and 2020/2021), the 22nd Sydney Biennial (2020), the 10th Berlin Biennial (2018) and the 46th Salon Nacional de Artistas in Colombia (2019). Currently, her research interests include elementary forms of sensoriality, anti-colonial imagination and the relationship between opacity and self-preservation in the experience of trans-racialized artists in the Global Art World.

Co-funded project by the European Union under the Common Stories project

Common StoriesUnião Europeia

Part of Alkantara Festival

Alkantara Festival




Raquel Lima 

External views

Dori Nigro e Melissa Rodrigues

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