Home » Movimentu Kultura in Timor-Leste: Maria Madeira’s ‘agency’


Maria Madeira was born in Timor-Leste in 1969. Today, she can be considered to be one of the founders of what came to be termed as ‘Movimentu Kultura’ – a group of contemporary artistic practices that employs ‘fragments of traditions’ and involves the entire artistic community of Timor-Leste.

Madeira’s artistic activity has always been inspired and sustained by the culture of Timor-Leste. Initially a voice of resistance in exile, her contemporary approach is aimed at her fellow citizens, especially Timorese women.

In Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015), 85-101.

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