ABOUT THE PROJECT*:
The participation in the project "Art in times of crisis" inclined me to look at other nationalities and cultures that work in our region - Algarve - and that due to the very precarious conditions in which they live, were among the greatest sources of infection. This lack of facilities brought me to these other people and cultures, such as Nepalese, Vietnamese, Romanians, etc. It was a risk that, although protected, I felt I was taking and that I should take. In my opinion, Art also takes risks to be able to talk about problems. During the conversations with these communities, I asked Bridj (the guy who introduced me to the Indian community): "What made you come to work in Portugal/ Algarve? He answered: "I live imprisoned by the dream of having a house for my family" - as we looked at a dog trapped by 3 meters of rope in the middle of rubble. In this project, called "CANDONGA" I used photography as a media, but you should not pay attention to the technical part of the images, but the images that were possible to take in time.
Born in Santo Estevão, Tavira, Angelo Gonçalves has always had a strong relationship with drawing and painting. He has been working for as long as he has known himself. There is the work in community. He takes part in various exhibitions and in political-artistic action projects. There are also individual exhibitions. He has been developing work on temporary housing, houses and shelters, and his work is represented in some collections.
Everything goes to express himself and to point the finger at inequalities.
Doing and interfering can save the world.