Founded in 1992, "Associação Maumaus - Centro de Contaminação Visual" is a non-profit cultural association that promotes the debate, knowledge and dissemination of contemporary art-related subjects.


Since it was founded, the Association has included a School of Visual Arts, through which it develops the Independent Study Programme of Visual Arts, which is internationally renowned and acts as an alternative to the current panorama of graduate-level art education in Portugal. The programme offers artists who have concluded their studies and their first experiences in the field of art an intellectually dense atmosphere and demanding practice, in which all possible techniques for artistic expression are used.


In recent years, the association has founded the Maumaus Publisher and inaugurated the Lumiar Cité exhibition space. Maumaus has also started to produce films and has recently implemented an International Artists in Residence Programme.

With this intense and innovative range of activities, the Maumaus Association proposes to put Lisbon on the map of cities participating in the construction of cultural discourses in Europe and worldwide, establishing a stimulating programme in a dynamic and interesting city that has a rich history and offers countless possibilities for the development of a broader vision of art. Together these dynamics allow new strategies to be developed and we believe that they can contribute extensively to the problematisation of the visual culture that characterises today's society, analysing and reflecting on the impact that visual languages now have on knowledge acquisition and on the representation and signification processes involved in individual and collective identity construction.

Study Programme |  Independent_Study_Programme_-_Introduction.html
Lumiar Cité |Lumiar_Cite_-_Current.html
Events |Events_-_Current.html
Books |Books.html
Films |Films.html
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Residency Programme |  Lumiar_Cite_-_Past.html
Texts |Texts.html
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Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 - 1º esq.

1150-227 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A

1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal

Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm

and by appointment

Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Manthia Diawara

Uma Ópera do Mundo

02.02 - 03.02.2018

02.02 | 21h30

Sala M. Félix Ribeiro

Cinemateca Portuguesa

Presented by Manthia Diawara and Jürgen Bock.

03.02 | 18h00


Fundação de Serralves

Talk with Manthia Diawara, Nuno Crespo and Jürgen Bock.

Collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa and Fundação de Serralves.

Lumiar Cité / Maumaus is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.