Where are you from?
I come from a very ancient family going back thousands of years, since my ancestors were unicellular life beings. Through a slow evolutionary process, I come from basic biology, being today complex biology.
I come from a catholic family, as the majority of southern Europeans. I come from an education acquired in a catholic school run by Dominican Irish nuns. I come from a regular participation in catholic rituals and practises, in a country where religion has significant importance.
I come from one of the poorest and most beautiful regions of Portugal. I come from a place where extensive fields of crops meet the Atlantic ocean – where the waves in the fields mirror the waves in the sea.
I come from Art and I married Science.
Marta de Menezes, September 2007
In “Where are you from”, an exhibition curated by Lesley Wright
In the beginning there was the Word
Developed with the help of Paula Duque (Plant Molecular Biology Group, Instituto Gulbenkian