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ROBOT ART
ROBOTARIUM A
The new Robotarium at Alverca
PRO
Painting Robots Orchestra (2013)
ROBOTARIUM SP
A small zoo for robots that emit sounds (2010)
INSECT ROBOTS
A series of small robots and a sound installation (2008)
ALIVE
A robot installation (2007)
ROBOTARIUM X
The first zoo for robots (2007)
RAP [Robotic Action Painter]
Created for the Museum of Natural History in New York (2006)
ISU [The Poet Robot]
A robot that makes paintings with letters and words (2006)
TARA [An interactive robot]
Created for the Science Museum of Lisbon, Pavilhão do Conhecimento (2006)
DADA 2.0 [The iconoclast robot]
A robot that destroyes things (2006)
BOTME
A robot that makes drawings (2004)
ARTSBOTS [Art Swarm Robots)
A swarm of robots that create original artworks (2003)
LBOT [Lego robot]
My first autonomous painting robot (2002)
SWARM PAINTINGS
First swarm paintings done with an adapted robot arm (2002)
SWARM SCULPTURES
Sculptures created by an ant algorithm (2000)


OTHER ART
EVOLUTION
A series of sculptures generated by AI algorithms and produced with a 3D printer (2013)
HELLO WORLD
Neon installation at LxFactory, Lisbon (2013)
RUR
A theatre play based on RUR by Karel Capek performed in São Paulo (2010)
VORONOI
Paintings based on Voronoi geometry (2001)

ARCHITECTURE
BRIDGE SCULPTURE
A brigde at Ponte de Sor (2011)
AUDITORIUM
Project for a new Auditorium in Albufeira, Algarve (2009)
ART CENTER
Renovation of an old factory to serve as an art center (2007)
AHETA
Head office of the Tourist Association in Algarve (2005)

DESIGN
PORTABLE GARDENS
Gardens that moves around (2003/2013)

BOOKS
ROBOT ART
2013 [EN]
The book illustrates a decade of art works made by several robots, reproduces texts and two manifestos.
400 pages, full color.
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COLORING BOOK FOR CREATIVE KIDS
2013 [EN]
Abstract patterns and drawings to be colored in an imaginative way.
To encourage kids to explore their creativity.
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HIPERDESIGN
2012 [PT]
IADE edition, Lisbon
A new perspetive of design
ISBN: 978-989-8473-05-9

30 GRAMOS
2010 [ES]
Alvarellos Editora, 21 x 14 cm, 98 b/w pages
Translation into Galician and Spanish of the novel "30 gramas".
ISBN: 978-84-89323-41-4
See a video (in spanish)
Order here

LIVRO DO DESASSOSSEGO TECNOLOGICO
2010 [PT]
LxXL, 23 x 15,5 cm, 80 b/w pages
On the impact of new technologies in the contemporary society and everyday life.
ISBN: 978-972-8615-10-9
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon


FORMIGAS, VAGABUNDOS E ANARQUIA
2009 [PT]
LxXL, 23 x 15,5 cm, 72 b/w pages
An introduction to some alife ideas and its use in art and society. (2ª edition revised)
ISBN: 978-972-8615-06-2
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon

INSIDE [ART AND SCIENCE]
2009 [PT/EN]
Leonel Moura et al., LxXL, 24,5 x 17 cm, 320 color pages
An essential document to understand the emerging art of the 21st century.
ISBN: 978-972-8615-07-9
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon

30 GRAMAS
2009 [PT]
LxXL, 23 x 15,5 cm, 80 b/w pages
A novel roving around the wish of a protagonist to literally open the most famous work of Piero Manzoni, the Artist’s Shit can.
ISBN: 978-972-8615-05-5
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon

ROBOT POETRY
2009 [PT]
Ateliers do Bairro Alto / Museu da Água, Coimbra, 23 x 15,5 cm, 80 b/w pages
First book published with poems actually written by an autonomous robot.
ISBN: 978-972-998-35-28
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon

RAP
2009 [EN/PT]
Museu Municipal de Tavira, 23 x 15,5 cm, 104 color pages
Essay on RAP including the reproduction of 65 drawings made in New York and São Paulo.
ISBN: 978-972-8705-31-2
Out of stock

ROBOT ART
2009 [EN/PT]
Obidos Patrimonium, 21 x 21 cm, 48 color pages
Essay by Carlos M. Fernandes on Art and Science and reproduction of several "insect robots".
Out of stock

ROBOTARIUM
2007 [EN/PT]
Fenda Edition, 21 x 15 cm, 96 color pages
An essay on robots, robot art and the future.
ISBN: 978-989-603-033-9
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon

BIOART
2005 [EN/PT]
Leonel Moura et al, Edition: Prates Gallery, 23,5 x 15 cm, 64 color pages
Book/catalogue from the exhibition 'Bioart' at Prates Gallery, 2005.
ISBN: 978-972-863-903-7
Out of stock

MAN + ROBOTS: SYMBIOTIC ART
2004 [EN]
with Henrique Garcia Pereira, Edition: Institut d'Art Contemporain, Lyon/Villeurbanne, France, 21 x 15 cm, 112 color pages
The book describes a new form of art emerging from the relation between man and autonomous robots that produce paintings through randomness and stigmergic positive feedback.
ISBN: 978-290-598-567-4
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ARCHITOPIA
2002 [EN]
Leonel Moura et al. Utopia Biennial, 21 x 15 cm, 144 color pages
Text: Swarm paintings, Non-human Art.
ISBN: 978-290-598-563-7
Out of stock

ANOS 70
1997[PT]
Edition: Fenda, Lisbon, 18,5 x 12 cm, 104 b/w pages
Photo series from the 70's.
ISBN: 978-972-918-454-3
Just a few left
Free at Robotarium Studio, LxFactory, Lisbon

IMPOSSIBILITE
1995 [FR]
Edition: Institut d'Art Contemporain, Lyon/Villeurbanne, France, 24 x 17 cm, 160 b/w pages
Several textes on art and culture printed by occasion of Leonel Moura's retrospective at IAC.
ISBN:978-290-598-517-8
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TEXTS
The Istanbul Manifesto
2011
Our idea is to make art that makes art
Antennae
2009
An interview
The new species
2007
Robots are a new kind of life born to share the planet with us
Robot Zoo
2007
My painting robots generate art works based on emergence. The essential of those creations is based on the machine own interpretation of the world and not on its human description
The poor zoid
2007
Natural and artificial evolution has something in common: the environment
Robot Art
2007
My painting robots generate art works based on emergence. The essential of those creations is based on the machine own interpretation of the world and not on its human description
A new art paradigm
2007
Out of the museums and art galleries many works are totally irrelevant and reduced to their real condition of garbage
A reboot is required
A brief history of robotics
2007
Robotics must be seen as an amplification of life: a new kind of species born from a postnature context in order to stimulate, expand and enhance the available intelligence on the planet
Robot Art: A New Kind of Art
2007
To "take the human factor out of the loop" is a central topic if one intends to produce true machine creativity
The End Of Art As We Know It
2005
The Painting Robots were created to paint. Not my paintings but their own paintings. Such an objective may seem simple but in fact it adresses some of the most critical ideas on art, robotics and artificial intelligence
Bioart
2005
with Henrique Garcia Pereira
Bioart is a new kind of biological inspired art that campaigns for the emergence of a new artificial, dynamic and self-sustainable Nature
A new kind of art: the painting robots
2005
with Henrique Garcia Pereira
The painting robots are artificial ‘organisms’ able to create their own art forms. They are equipped with environmental awareness and a small brain that runs algorithms based on simple rules. The resulting paintings are not predetermined, emerging rather from the combined effects of randomness and stigmergy, that is, indirect communication trough the environment
A True unmanned art
[Paper for Consciousness Reframed, Beijing]
2004
with Henrique Garcia Pereira
A true unmanned art depends on the capacity to produce mechanical 'organisms' able to create their own art. This can be achieved by building devices with some kind of environmental awareness that run algorithms based on simple rules. The art produced is not predetermined in any manner, resulting rather from randomness and stigmergy, that is, indirect communication between multiple agents trough the environment. To witness the construction of a painting by autonomous robots represents for the human viewer an experience of global consciousness
SYMBIOTIC ART recombining art, science and philosophy
2004
with Henrique Garcia Pereira
This is the first experiment of collective robotics in the artistic realm
Making artists
[Published in Exit Express, Madrid]
2004
Making artists is much more fun than just making art
Symbiotic Art Manifesto
[Making the Artists that make the Art]
2004
Leonel Moura with Henrique Garcia Pereira
Trails, Ants and Anarchy
2002
PDF document
Stigmergy
2002
An interview with Social Fiction
Swarm Paintings - Non-human art
2001
The main objective of an artificial art is to overcome the anthropocentric bias
Instant Paintings
2001
Choose randomly three pre-existing images of art works and mix them in the RGB channels. The result is an instant painting
PDF document

BIOGRAPHY
Basic facts and exhibitions




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