Artists and Projects


Margarida Paiva



about the artist

Margarida Paiva (b. 1975) is a visual artist, originally from Portugal, living and working in Oslo.

about the residency

In December, 2017, artist Margarida Paiva was invited to Residence Botkyrka through curator Abir Boukhari (AllArtNow) who hosted a series of programmes in the apartment.

The weekend exhibition


exhibition in the apartment

Margarida Paiva
For every silence there is a void
2 December 2017
Residence Botkyrka’s apartment, Krögaräven 26

The video works shows fictional stories or situations connected to isolation, loss, memory and displacement. The short films often depict a character in a brief passage, either physical or mental, drawing on the struggle to overcome oneself. Others are narratives based on real events that are deconstructed and reassembled into poetic fragmented narratives.

Traversings (2017)
3 videos, 3 minutes each (each video shown in a separate projection/room)

The Day I Wasn’t There (2014)
video projection, 12 minutes

collaboration and support


The residency received funding from the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.