Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries


By Lúcia Lemos

Event Date: 3rd — 20th February, 2010

Between 2003 and 2006, I photographed massive and voluminous infrastructures that were under construction and destined for the gaming industry, which has become the common denominator of the development of Macau in the 21st century. The incision of these buildings in the city matrix as means to internationalise the city has changed our common places, the nights and the days, and the neighbourhoods. The Pearl River that soothed the summer heat and marked the distance to the neighbouring borders of Macau, was suddenly diminished, almost connecting the two river banks.

Lúcia Lemos is a photographer who lives and works in Macau since 1982, a city that has inspired most of her published work. She started her artistic career in 2000 by participating in collective exhibitions with works that used different mediums, such as engraving, painting, installations, ceramic, photography, video and jewelry.