Bio

Born in Lisbon. Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal

Materiality and physicality before any discourse or interpretation being made, the way it seduces and the inevitable contemplation to which the body is required, constitute the demand in my current artistic practice.

The objects are created through a process of experimentation and composition of textures, gestures and colour. Materials such as plastic, fabric, wax or wool, and gestures of cutting, joining, overlapping, scratching, baking, sewing or pouring explore the sensuality of matter and seduction as an aesthetic value. The tactile is exalted in an attempt to be recovered.

For me, the virtual and technological world both multi-tasking and dispersed, and mainly obsessed with the production of things, forgets the pleasure of the sensorial-tactile aspect of the objects and landscapes

Exhibitions
Solo exhibitions and performances
  • 2021 / Terra e Vento (um equilíbrio) (Heart and Wind (a balance)), Sá da Costa Old Bookstore – Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2019 / Deixar cair a pedra no lago, a tinta no chão (Drop the stone in the lake, the paint on the floor), performance, Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon
  • 2018 / Dripping, performance, A Montanha Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2017 / Repetição (Repetition), Sá da Costa Old Bookstore – Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2015 / The Body – EXD´15 As Far As The Mind Can See – National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon
Selected group exhibitions
  • 2020 / Olá (Hello) / Studio at Art Tranboavista Building, Lisbon
  • 2019 / p a r e d e – m e i a, FEA Lisbon, Lisbon
  • 2018 / Azul? (Blue?), Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon
  • 2018 / Superfície (Surface), A Montanha Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2017 / Apropriação, Desejo e Memória (Appropriation, Desire and Memory), XIX International Art Biennial of Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira and National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Banco de Portugal, Leiria
  • 2016 / Doze Artistas na Galeria Sá da Costa (Twelve artists at Sá da Costa Gallery), Sá da Costa Old Bookstore – Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2016 / PERIPLOS – Arte Portugués de Hoy, CAC Málaga, Málaga
  • 2016 / Vírgula (Comma), Geological Museum, Lisbon
  • 2015 / Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso 10th Prize, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum, Amarante
  • 2015 / Somos Solitários (We Are Lonely), AZ Gallery, Lisbon
  • 2014 / Postgraduate Summer Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London
  • 2014 / Collaborationem, St. Saviour´s Church, London
  • 2014 / Ar.Co Bolseiros & Finalistas´ 13 (Ar.Co Recipents of Scholarships & Finalists´ 13), Museum of the City, Black Pavilion, Lisbon
  • 2013 / Ar.Co Bolseiros & Finalistas´ 12 (Ar.Co Recipents of Scholarships & Finalists´ 12), Museum of the City, Black Pavilion, Lisbon
Education
  • 2014 / MA Fine Art – University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Art, London
  • 2013 / Complete Studies of Fine Arts and Individual Project, Ar.Co, Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon
  • 1992 / Management and Business Administration, Católica-Lisbon, School of Business & Economics, Lisbon
Residencies
  • 2015 / Resident artist at Haroon Mirza’s Studio, London https://www.hrm199.com/
  • 2012 / Drawing 3, Field work oriented by Pedro Tropa, Ar.Co, Gerês
Awards and scholarships
  • 2016 / FID Prize, Candidate selection
  • 2015 / Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize, finalist
  • 2013 / Ar.Co, José de Guimarães Scholarship
Collections
  • CAC – Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga
  • Luciano Benetton – Imago Mundi
Bibliography
  • Portugal: Open Window to the World – Contemporary Artists from Portugal – Imago Mundi, 2016
  • Selected and Invited Artists and Art Works catalogue – 10th Prize Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, 2015
  • MA & MRes – Chelsea College of Arts and Design exhibition catalogue, 2014
  • Ar.Co Recipents of Scholarships & Finalists´ 13 exhibition catalogue, 2014
  • Ar.Co Recipents of Scholarships & Finalists´ 12 exhibition catalogue, 2013
Technical education
  • 2010 / II International Congress on Fernando Pessoa, 24th /25th November
  • 2008 / Ar.Co – Painting and Drawing Night Course
  • 2006 / Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes / National Society of Fine Arts, Complete Studies of Initiation to Painting
  • 2001 / Arte Ilimitada, School of Visual Art, 2nd Term Drawing Course
  • 1988 / Associação de Artesãos de Entrecampos / Art and Kraft’s Association,  Portuguese Traditional Azulejos Painting Course
  • 1986 / LUC, Dressmaking School, Complete Cut and Stitch Course
Other
  • 2016 and 2017 / 7th and 8th Abertura Ateliês Artistas Castel d´If – Open Studio Sá da Costa, Lisbon
  • 2014 / Curatorial project – Interim Show MA Fine Arts, London