Marta Jecu

Marta Jecu


Marta Jecu is researcher and professor at CeiED, Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon (contemporary art and theory and museology), as well as independent curator. Previous positions: researcher at Imera Aix Marseille University, Marseille and at Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (2017-2019). PhD at Freie Universitaet Berlin in Interdisciplinary Artistic Studies. Her Research areas are Contemporary Art, Conceptualism, Heritage, New and Social Museology, Heritage, Urban Space and Heritage. She is working also as independent curator and journalist, with exhibitions and event organisation among others at MAAT Museum of Architecture, Lisbon (2018), MUCEM Museum Marseille (2019), Centre Pompidou Paris (2019).


  • Licence
    "History and Theory of Art - ARt and Civilisation"
  • Magister
    "Art History"
  • Magister
    "Cultural Anthropology"
  • Docteur
    “Interart Studies” / 2006-2009
  • Pós-doutoramento
  • Dottorato di Ricerca
  • Dottorato di Ricerca
  • Curso de Especialização Tecnológica
    Project Management


Magazine article

  • 2022-09-01, Interview de Marta Jecu, Paris, Musée de Mineralogie, France Fine Art
  • 2022-07-01, Interview with Marta Jecu, curator of the Exhibition Stone Alive, Umbigo
  • 2022, Jecu, M. (2022). Yasmina Benabderrahmane, Glory Hole, Beaux Arts Supplément 461 (Novembre). Paris.
  • 2019-08-01, Objects and their disquiet: a conversation with Ndidi Dike, Umbigo Contemporary Art Magazine nr. 70, Lisbon
  • 2017-06-02, Jecu M. (2017). Dialogues around notions of ritual performativity and a space of one¿s own, in 'Revista Arta', June 2017.
  • 2017, Intervention. Collective Intelligence, Cosmopolis at Centre Pompidou Paris in Berlin Art Link, november, 2017
  • 2016-08-13, SEALANDS, on Vincent Chevillon's show Semes at Espace Khiasma, Paris, in Revista Arta Nr. 24-25, Bucharest Revista Arta, Nr. 24-25/ 2016
  • 2016-07-06, Bairro das Artes, An Overview of new art spaces in Lisbon, in Inferno Magazine, Inferno Magazine, Nr. 26, Paris
  • 2015-07-04, 56th Venice Biennale: The Curator's Standpoint, 3 Interviews, in Berlin Art Link:

Journal issue

  • Jecu, M. (2024) (ed. with Margarida Brito Alves). Contemporary Art. A Tool for an Inclusive Museology, Journal of Sociomuseology, Special Issue, v. 67 n. 23 (2024). (Scopus), 67
  • Jecu M. , Vieira I. (eds.), 2023, 12th Researcher's Meeting Proceedings, Ceied, Universidade Lusofona, Lisbon.

Journal article

  • 2024-06, Marta Jecu (2024): EXPLORING THE ROLE OF CONCEPTUAL ART FOR THE NEW MUSEOLOGY  - Conceptual art as method in revisiting objects, their display, and heritage institutions, in Heritage and Society, Taylor and Francis (Q1), Volume 17, 2024, Heritage and Society, Taylor and Francis
  • 2024, Jecu, M. (2023). Exploring the role of conceptual art for the new museology. Conceptual art as method in revisiting the objects, their display and heritage institutions. Heritage and Society, Taylor and Francis (peer-reviewed Q1) – under review
  • 2023-04-08, 'Artists, Heritage and the Museum' Case Study: Educational Action with children, Cadernos de Sociomuseologia
  • 2023, Simon, S., Vieira, I., Jecu, M. (2023). Multi-level Education for Sustainability through global citizenship, territorial education and art forms, Education for Sustainable Development - Reflections and Proposals for a Changing World. Frontiers in Education, 8, DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2023.1129824
  • 2023, Multi-level education for sustainability through global citizenship, territorial education and art forms., Frontiers in Education
  • 2023, Jecu, M. (2022). Sociomuseology and Contemporary Art: Convergences. Cosmopolis – a case study. Les Cahiers de Muséologie 2, 188-193. , OPEN ACCESS
  • 2023, Belchior, M., Gonçalves, R., Jecu, M. (2023). MUHNAC: 'Artistas, Património e o Museu' Estudo do Caso: Ação Educativa com crianças (ULHT, Ceied). Cadernos de Sociomuseologia, vol 65 nº21-2023, DOI:
  • 2022-06-01, Sociomuseology and Contemporary Art: Convergences. Cosmopolis – a case study, Les Cahiers de Muséologie
  • 2022, Jecu, M. (2022). EXPLORING THE ROLE OF CONCEPTUAL ART FOR THE NEW MUSEOLOGY. In Heritage and Society, Taylor and Francis (peer-reviewed Q1), Heritage and Society, Taylor and Francis (peer-reviewed Q1)
  • 2019-12-01, The conceptual museologic object, Working paper issued by Collège d'Etudes Mondiales, FMSH Paris (peer review).a
  • 2019, Jecu M. (2019). The conceptual museologic object, Working papers, Collège d'Etudes Mondiales, FMSH Paris, 2019 (peer-reviewed)., Working papers, Collège d'Etudes Mondiales, FMSH Paris
  • 2017-05-03, Traditio and Architectural Representation, in Revista Martor 22/2017, Bucharest, 2017 (peer reviewed)
  • 2017-05, People can sit beautifully also on a stone.... De La Ville à la Villa – Chandigarh Revisited in the Villa Savoye, Paris / in Journal of Architecture, Issue Nr. 1, the Journal of the University of Porto and the National Order of Architects, Porto, Portugal, (peer review)
  • 2017-03-04, Potential and Matter, a Virtual-Analogue Architectural Adventure, in Analogue Living in a Digital World, in Doha Journal, peer reviewed
  • 2016-08-01, Jecu M. (2016). The Inertia of the Visible: Idris Khan's Writing Images, in the Journal of Visual Art Practice (Ed. Christian Mieve), University in Wolverhampton, UK, Routledge, Volume 17. (peer review journal ranking Q2).


  • 2024, Marta Jecu (ed. with Arantxa Ciafrino and Henrique Godoy), 2024, Manual and Toolkit for Museums – in preparation., Ciafrino, Arantxa; Godoy, Paulo Henrique; Jecu, Marta
  • 2019, Jecu M. (2019). Tadashi Kawamata, Overflow, Kamel Mennour Editions, Paris, 2019, Jecu, Marta
  • 2018, Jecu M. (2018). Architecture and the Virtual. Intellect Books, Bristol, UK and University of Chicago Press,, Jecu, Marta, University of Chicago Press
  • 2017, Marta Jecu, Ian Kiaer, Urban Guide, 'Hard Engineering- Proposals of Future Ruins', Royal College of Arts, London., Jecu, Marta
  • 2013, Open Monument. Research Into Ephemeral, Commemorative Architecture and Modernist Patrimony, Revolver Verlag, Berlin, 2013, Jecu, Marta
  • 2011, Subtle Construction, Bypass Editions, Malmo, Lisbon, 2011, Jecu, Marta

Book chapter

  • 2021, Jecu M. (2021). The Slide Transfigures. In 'Nicu Ilfoveanu. Tipizate', ed. Alexandra Manole, Editura Posibila, Bucharest, 2021, Nicu Ilfoveanu. Tipizate, Editura Posibila
  • 2021, Jecu M. (2021). The Collectors of Meaning in 'Os Espacialistas + Gonçalo M. Tavares', Carlos Carvalho Editions, Lisbon., Os Espacialistas + Gonçalo M. Tavares
  • 2021, Jecu M. (2021). Diorama. In Um Glossario para as Margens da Ficção, ed. Marta Mestre, CIAJG, Centro de Arte de José de Guimarães., Um Glossario para as Margens da Ficção
  • 2020, Jecu M. (2020). Landcsape's agency (ed. Alexandra Manole, Matei Caltia), Editura Posibila, Bucharest, 2020 , On Landscape , 1, Editura Posibila
  • 2020, Jecu M. (2020). Interferences. Before the Fall of the Berliner Wall. On the work of Uli M. Schueppel and Tina Bara, Goethe Institut Bucharest, Goetheinstitute Bucharest
  • 2020, Dissolution of the Image as Artistic Act , Effacer L’epreuve, Transignum Paris
  • 2019, Jecu M. (2019). What is curating, in Sara & Andre (ed.), Uma Breve Historia da Curadoria, Documenta, 2019., Universidade do Porto. Faculdade de Letras
  • 2019, Jecu M. (2019). The Return as a work of the mind, Considerations On the work of Zineb Sedira, in 'A Brief Moment' exhibition cat, Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2019.
  • 2019, Jecu M. (2019). Container Contained. On the Work of Francisco Vidal in Atlantica: Contemporary Art After Independence in Angola and its Diasporas, Orpheo Negro, Lisbon,
  • 2018, Jecu M. (2018). Exodus Stations' in Sean Lowry and Simone Douglas (ed.) 2018, Anywhere V.II, Parsons Fine Arts, School of Art, Media and Technology, New York and Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
  • 2018, I Am Here, in (I) Remember Europe, Patricia Morosan monography, Berlin 2018
  • 2017, Jecu M. (2017). Conversation with Delio Jasse, Anaesthesia and the construction of visuality in Delio Jasse's photography, in Recent Histories. Contemporary African Photography and Video Art, Steidl Books, The Walther Collection Publishing, Ulm/New York, 2017, Landscapes between Then and Now
  • 2015, On not Preserving Memory. Delio Jasse's Architectural Photography in the catalog of the Angolan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial, Ministry of Culture of Angola, 2015, Palgrave Macmillan US
  • 2015, Dark Room, entry on Delio Jasse, in Gregory Lang, Didier Gourvennec Ogor (eds.): 'Artistes et Architecture, Dimensions Variables', Pavilion de l'Arsenal, Paris, 2015

Edited book

  • 2024, Routledge
  • 2024, Intellectbooks
  • 2024, DeGruyter Berlin

Book review

  • Ignored modernity. Modern architecture in Luanda, eds. Roberto Goycoolea Prado and Paz Núñez Martí' in The Chimurenga Chronic, September 2014, Cape Town, South Africa.

Encyclopedia entry

  • Brancusi, Constantin - entry in Routledge Encyclopedia. Jecu, Marta. (2016) "Brancusi, Constantin" The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. General Editor, Stephen Ross. New York: Routledge.

Conference paper

  • Organisation of International Symposium and screening program at Musée du Quai Branly Paris (as part of EXODUS STATIONS # 4 at Musée du Quai Branly Paris).
  • Lecture on EXODUS STATIONS #5 at heritage Contacct Zone, organised by Goethe Institute in Marseille. 2019
  • Lecture at MonuMed, Monumentalisation et Espaace Urbain, at FRAC Provence Alpes Cote d’Azur and MuCEM, Marseille
  • Lecture at Building Narrative Cultural Interfaces and Spatial Meaning, Peer reviewed Conference organised by Catolica University at Palacio Belmonte, Lisbon,
  • Lecture ('The conceptual museologic object') at Collège d'Etudes Mondiales Paris, FMSH (Fondation Maison Sciences de l'Homme) Global South Chair, with Françoise Vergès
  • Lecture 'Et in Arcadia Ego - EXODUS STATIONS #5 ' at Imera Institute, Aix Marseille University.
  • Lecture 'EXODUS STATIONS' at Imera Institute, Aix Marseille University.
  • Conferece orgaisation with Anca-Maria Panoiu and Nicu Ilfoveanu on EXODUS STATIONS #6, at Centre Pompidou, Paris,
  • Lecture on EXODUS STATIONS at the Scientific Reunion of the Mucem Museum, Marseille.

Exhibition catalog

  • 2019, Marta Jecu (ed.), EXODUS STATIONS #5, MUCEM MUSEUM, Marseille, 2019 Marta Jecu (ed.), EXODUS STATIONS #6, Museul Taranului Roman, Bucharest, Romania and Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2019. .g, BRILL
  • 2018, Marta Jecu (ed.), EXODUS STATIONS #3, Iwalewahaus, Bayreut, 2018 Marta Jecu (ed.), EXODUS STATIONS #4, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, 2018
  • 2017, Marta Jecu (ed.), EXODUS STATIONS #1, Museu Carlos Machado, Azores,Portugal,2017 Marta Jecu (ed.), EXODUS STATIONS #2, Iwalewahaus, Bayreut, Germany , University of Illinois Press


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