Maria Madeira. Kiss and Don’t Tell

edited by Natalie King

This volume accompanies the exhibition Kiss and Don’t Tell with Maria Madeira’s works, curated by Natalie King. Maria Madeira’s work represents Timor-Leste in its inaugural pavilion at the 60th International Venice Biennale, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the independence of Timor-Leste. Maria Madeira is one of Timor-Leste’s most significant contemporary visual artists working internationally, yet her practice is deeply embedded in local traditions, concerns and histories. For first ever participation of Timor-Leste at the Venice Biennale, Madeira presents Kiss and Don’t Tell, a new site-specific installation utilising local materials such as tais (traditional textile), betelnut, earth and pigments.

Source: Skira