In Conversation with Theodore Ereira-Guyer

Published in Umbigo Magazine
on June 8th 2022

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I send the invitation and stare at my face on the computer screen, practising smiles for when he comes in. The look of a serious journalist, the smile of a relaxed conversation the glance at the notes document without looking like I need a cheat sheet, check.

We could have had this conversation in person, but the mutual rotation between Lisbon and London favours an interview between a café in Chiado and a studio in Tower Bridge. When I went to visit the exhibition, he was at AR.CO, when I came to Lisbon, he was already in London.

Theodore Ereira-Guyer has his first solo exhibition, Thicket, with Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery. From an English mother and Portuguese father, we exchange experiences between the two cities when I let him into my meeting room.

Theodore Ereira-Guyer, The Thicket 2022, installation shot. @ Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery, London © Richard Ivey, Courtesy the Artist and Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery, London

Mariana Baião Santos

Art Writer

London-based freelance writer & curator fluent in Portuguese and English. Mariana is a Contributing writer for Portuguese Art Magazine Umbigo and has been collabotaring with some London Galleries.

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