±Mais Menos± is an art project by Portuguese visual artist Miguel Januário (Porto, 1981) that began in 2005.

The opposites

Offering a critical reflection on contemporary societies, the work of Januário conducts a clinical dissection of reality conceptually reduced in its opposites: more/less, positive/negative, black/white. Under the ±Mais Menos± banner, the artist has produced work in a variety of media, from video to sculptural installations, from painting to performance.

Most important exhibitions and festivals

Besides numerous public art interventions in several countries, the project has also been showcased in solo and group exhibitions, as well as festivals: Festival Iminente, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2019) , Vera Cortês Gallery (Lisbon, 2010), MACE–Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas (Elvas, 2011, 2014), Underdogs Gallery (Lisbon, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2020), Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasilia, 2014), Museu do Côa (Vila Nova de Foz Côa, 2015), Centro de Arte Contemporânea Graça Morais (Bragança, 2015), MUDE–Museu do Design e da Moda (Lisbon, 2016), MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (Rome, 2016), and leading art festivals and events such as Walk & Talk Festival (São Miguel, Azores, 2011), Guimarães European Capital of Culture (Guimarães, 2012), La Tour Paris 13 (Paris, 2013), Nuart Festival (Stavanger, 2014), and Forgotten Project (Rome, 2016). The artistic research of Januário has also been the subject of two TED talks, at TEDxLuanda (Luanda, 2014) and TEDxPorto (Porto, 2015).