Alia Syed was born in Swansea, Wales and lives between London and Glasgow. She has been making experimental films in Britain for over 25 years. Alia Syed's films examine memory, representation and colonialism through narratives constructed from personal and historical realities. Her two most recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as a visual narrative; using diverse subjectivities to reframe both the time flow of the river Thames and the regeneration of the city of Glasgow respectively. Her unique approach sutures different subjective positions in relation to culture, diaspora, and location, specifically in relation to gender and notions of cultural difference. Syed’s films have been shown at numerous institutions around the world including BBC Arts Online (currently), The Triangle Space: Chelsea College of Arts (2014), Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2012-13, 5th Moscow Biennale (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009); XV Sydney Biennale (2006); Hayward Gallery, London (2005); Tate Britain, London (2003); Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, Scotland (2002); Iniva, London (2002); The New Art Gallery in Walsall (2002); and Tate Modern, London (2000). Syed’s films have also been the subject of several solo exhibitions at Talwar Gallery in New York and New Delhi. She is represented by Talwar Gallery in New York and New Delhi and was nominated for the Jarman Award in 2015.
Ana Teresa Martins
Ana Teresa Martins. I was born in Lisbon at the end of the year 2000, but I have always lived in Almada. I have had a close relationship with the arts since I was young, doing classical and contemporary dance for several years. My Science Communication degree (from FCSH) has awakened in me an interest in Film. I am now a student of Cinema/Moving Image course at Ar.Co.
Cao Guimarães was born in 1965 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he lives and works. Cao Guimarães works at the intersection between cinema and the visual arts. With intense production since the late 1980s, the artist has his works in numerous prestigious collections such as the Tate Modern (UK); MoMA and Museu Guggenheim (USA); Fondation Cartier (France); Colección Jumex (México); Inhotim (Brazil); Thyssen-Bornemisza (Spain), amongst others. He directed 10 feature films that were selected by numerous international festivals such as: Cannes, Locarno, Sundance, Venice, Berlin and Rotterdam. He also has his films shown at MoMA, (2011); Itaú Cultural, 2013; BAFICI (Buenos Aires) and Cinemateca do México (2014). In September 2017 a major retrospective of his work in Europe was held at Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. He is represented by Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo and Galerie Xippas (Paris e Montevideo).
Caetano Dias was born in Feira de Santana, Bahia, in 1959. Lives and works in Salvador, Bahia. Dias works with video, painting, tridimensional works, multimedia, installation, digital photography and performance. His work reflects the relation between body and identity, memory and belonging, the main axes of his research in art. Since 1989 his work has been shown in solo or collective exhibitions in Brazil, and abroad. He has represented Brazil in important exhibitions, such as: XVIII Festival de La Peinture (France), The Brazilian Northeast Festival Contemporary Art (Portugal), International Art Fair (USA), among others. He received an award at the 16º Contemporary Art festival Sesc / Videobrasil (2007). He was an artist in residence at Le Fresnoy, in Tourcoing, France.
Daniel Barroca was born in Lisbon in 1976. He finished his Art studies at the School of Art and Design, Caldas da Rainha, in 2001. Studied painting at Ar.Co, in Lisbon, and enrolled in the Gulbenkian Project on Creativity and Artistic Creation. He won the Prémio União Latina de Jovem Criação Award and was also distinguished with the "Runner Up" award in the category of experimental film at IFCT, Washington DC, USA. Barroca has been resident artist at Academia de Espanha en Roma, Roma; na Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, in Berlim; at Q130x Gallery Residency Program, Athens and at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam supported by the Dutch Ministry of Culture and Science. Won the Prémio EDP Novos Artistas 2003 award.He started exhibiting his work in the 1990s, and has had solo and collective exhibitions in galleries in Portugal and abroad. His videos have equally been exhibited in several festivals.
Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro graduated in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and holds a PhD in Fine Arts from Chelsea College, University of Fine Arts, London. Visiting Tutor at the Central St. Martins’ College of Art & Design, London (1998 to 2006). Her interests encompass art practice, art education, as well as critical research and writing. Her artistic work reflects on identity and contextual issues, as a way of questioning the very notion of the individual, between the personal and social narratives. She has carried out curatorial work for various institutional collections and also in alternative exhibition contexts. She has regular editorial activity, which includes artists' books. Since 2004, Vaz-Pinheiro has been teaching at the i2ADS – Institute of Research in Art, Design and Society is a R&D unit based at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP).
Gui Athayde is a Brazilian illustrator and cultural animator, currently living between Portugal and Germany. His goal is to produce meaningful work and tell stories that move people.
Haroon Mirza has won international acclaim for installations that test the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. He devises sculptures, performances and immersive installations, such as The National Apavillion of Then and Now (2011) (Silver Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale) – an anechoic chamber with a circle of light that grows brighter in response to increasing drone, and completely dark when there is silence. He describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, a live, invisible and volatile phenomenon, to make it dance to a different tune and calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl and turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks to behave differently. His work asks us to reconsider the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music. Mirza studied at Winchester School of Art, Goldsmiths College (2006) and Chelsea College of Art and Design (2007). Recent solo exhibitions have been held at CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan (2020); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2019); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2019); Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2019). In 2018, Haroon Mirza unveiled 'Stone Circle', a large-scale outdoor sculpture commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, which will remain in the landscape for five years. In 2021, Mirza’s The National Apavilion of Then and Now (2011) was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Hoji Fortuna was born in Luanda, Angola. He studied law at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Agostinho Neto (1990-1993/Angola), and at Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto Regional Centre (1997-2000/Portugal). Graduated in Local Governance at Cefa - Centro de Estudos e Formação Autárquica de Coimbra (1994-1996/Portugal). Fortuna also attended drama courses at: Act-Escola de Atores (2005/Portugal); Stella Adler Studio of Actors (2009-2010/EUA); Berlinale Talent Campus (2014/Germany), and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2015/England). He is a professional actor since 2001, having worked in theatre, cinema and TV, both in Portugal and abroad, for numerous cable TV networks, streaming platforms and cultural institutions, such as: SIC, TVI, RTP, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Sony Pictures, ABC Network, BBC, AMC Networks, Rede Globo, Netflix and Amazon. In 2011 he was awarded the “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” by the Africa Movie Academy Awards and in 2021. He wrote, produced, directed and financed the short film “A Lisbon Affair”, which is in the official selection at the 29th New York African Film Festival, 2022.
Inês Norton (b. Lisbon, 1982), lives and works in Lisbon. With a degree in Graphic Design from IADE, Norton finished the last year of the course at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC, as part of an exchange program (2005). She undertook a two-year painting course at Ar.Co and the Slade Summer School Foundation Course, London (2008-09). Between 2010 and 2012, she lived in the city of Luanda, Angola, where she taught artistic expression within the scope of the Development Support Project (ADPP), having participated in the II Luanda Triennial, an edition with the motto: “Emotional Geographies, Art and Affects'' (2010). In 2012 she completed the Independent Studies Program at Maumaus, in Lisbon.
In her work Norton addresses issues related to the binary natural / organic vs artificial / synthetic. In an approach of observation and recording of these two apparently antagonistic concepts, she explores her contemporary dialogues, points of intersection, dissonance and tension, taking them as the starting point of her artistic language, which naturally takes on other ramifications and questions. She regularly exhibits her work and is represented in several national and international collections.
Jan Fabre (Belgian, b.1958) is a visual artist, theatre artist and author who is considered as one of the most versatile and influential artists of his generation. He calls himself a consilience artist because he always leaps forward in knowledge through the linking of fact-based theory and practice across disciplines. He seeks and sees links between the different disciplines and for that reason he gave new interpretations to the world of visual arts, theatre and writing. The enchantment with ephemeral, unseen and cathartic in the work of Jan Fabre takes the central position. Those features are always framing the narrative and are omnipresent regardless of the media. Fabre has taken part in major international exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale, documenta in Kassel, and the Istanbul Biennale. The acclaimed multidisciplinary artist still lives and works in his native Antwerp, where he also helms his own theatre company, Troubleyn.
Joan Jonas was born in 1936 in New York. She has received numerous awards, grants, and honors, including the Kyoto Prize, Japan, in 2019, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award in 1998, the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award in 1988, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many others. In 2015 Jonas was selected to represent the United States in the US Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. She has performed and exhibited her works extensively around the world.
She has had retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, and Stadtgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany. Other one-person exhibitions and performances include Kunstmuseum, Bern; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Kitchen, New York; San Francisco Museum of Art; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris and New York; Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York, and Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy, among others. Group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Documentas 5, 6, 8, and 11 in Kassel, Germany; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, and Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema et de la Video, among many others. Jonas lives in New York.
Johanna Billing, born in Sweden in 1973, lives and works in Stockholm. Johanna has been making video works since 1999 that weave together music, movement and rhythm. Merging the production modes of collective live events and workshops with a cinematic language, Billing in part directs the participants and in part activates a series of improvisations around the notion of performance and the possibility it holds to explore issues of the public and the private as well as the individual in the society as a whole. Billing often addresses political climates and cultural specificities, but more importantly she transforms, through a documentary method, her filmmaking in a fictive space to examine actual and contrived events and how that filmed compression illuminates their overlap. Billing’s films often involve music, which in her hands becomes a tool for communication, memory and reconstruction.
José Maçãs de Carvalho
José Maçãs de Carvalho (Portugal), is an artist, curator and university professor. PhD in Contemporary Art from the College of Arts, University of Coimbra. He studied Arts Management in Macau, where he lived in the 1990’s; Professor at the Department of Architecture and the College of Arts, University of Coimbra, where he is the coordinator of the Masters’ degree in Curatorial Studies. He is curator of Coimbra’s Contemporary Arts Centre since 2020. He has received scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Oriente Foundation, Instituto Camões, Centro Português de Fotografia and the Directorate-General for the Arts (Dgartes) of the Ministry of Culture of Portugal. Nominated for the BESPhoto 2005 award (2006, CCB, Lisboa) and was shortlisted for the Pictet Prix photography prize, Switzerland, in 2008.
José Taborda (b. Lisbon, 1994). Holds a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. Studied Fine Arts at the BAUHAUS Universität in Weimar, Germany. Awarded with the 1st prize A.J. Millennium BCP Foundation - Carpe Diem Foundation Prize; the 1st prize D. Fernando Sculpture Prize, and the Bauhaus Essentials Prize. Taborda exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad. Among his recent exhibitions are: “Fénix”, Graça Brandão Gallery (2022); “Tracing the Infrathin”, Monitor Gallery, Lisbon (2022); the solo exhibition “Wing Walking”, Eigenheim Gallery, Berlin (2021); 71st Jeune Création, Fiminco Fondation, Paris (2021); Apophenia Las Palmas, Spain; Culturgest, Porto (2021); WIMBA, Steneby Konsthall, Sweden (2021); the solo exhibition “149,597,870 KM in 7 steps”, Ocupa Gallery, Porto (2021); “New Beginnings”, VOGUE Magazine Portugal (2021); Maia Bienal, Forum Maia, Portugal (2021); “9 Gabinetes”, MU.SA, Sintra, Portugal (2021); “Cruise Control”, Mono, Lisbon (2021).
Juliana Julieta (Barcelos, 1994). Visual artist, she graduated in Visual Arts and Painting from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP, 2016), and has a MA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University in Lisbon (FBAUL, 2016-19). Julieta published the thesis “MEND THE GAP, o vazio que transborda em vida: pintura”, 2019. The master's degree included a 6-month Erasmus at EKA, Estonian Academy of Arts (2017). She has been exhibiting her work in Portugal and abroad (Brazil, Estonia, Lithuania and the United Kingdom). In 2021 she started being represented by Galeria Módulo (Lisbon) with her individual exhibition “Singular Plural” (2021).
Júlio F. R. Costa
Júlio F. R. Costa (b. 1989) has written and published articles in the ambit of a philosophy within the framework of the contemporary art market, namely about the work of art as a commodity and the position of the artist in today's art world. As a visual artist, he is interested in experimental video with an emphasis on experimental animation - taking advantage of his taste for drawing to make it "a bit more animated". He has participated in national and international festivals, as well as art exhibitions. His first novel “Retalhos da Vida de Eduardo Lopo” (Fragments of the Life of Eduardo Lopo) was published in 2019. Costa is President of Colectivo249 (www.colectivo249.com), where he fights for the decentralization of Art.
Léna Lewis-King (b.1999) is an artist-filmmaker based in Portugal. Léna Lewis-King’s work engages with everyday magical transformations emerging from the intersections between nature and technology. Framing her perspective from a feminist viewpoint, she often addresses psychic and spiritual aspects of lived experience, as her films meditate on the impact that the techno-capitalist acceleration exerts upon ephemeral life and upon life on the planet. Lewis-King´s curatorial experiences include co-founding the Apertura Institute (2022), and founding the online publication ‘open2’ (2020-21), as well as curating the group show ‘Point and Shoot’ at Platform Gallery, Kingston School of Art, London (2020).
Leonor Sousa is a visual artist born in Lisbon (Portugal), where she is currently based. Her work is focused on the fields of painting, performance and installation, through which she explores and researches the notions of space, architecture and trajectory. By creating geographical gestures through essayistic methods, Sousa questions the human experience in spaces, through the notions of "being in" and "existing where". The aim is to rethink and revisit the paradigms of space and cartography.
Maria Lusitano, (Lisbon, 1971) Lives and works between Malmö and London.Graduated in Medicine in 1997. Studied in ar.co and Maumaus-School of Visual Arts in Lisbon. Concluded in 2009 an MA in Fine Art at the Art Academy in Malmö, Sweden. Currently enrolled in a PhD at University of Westminster, in the United Kingdom. Maria Lusitano’s work is characterized mainly by the use of video. She develops projects based upon previous artistic research that appropriate the methodologies of sociology, history and documentary filmmaking, being her main interests historical utopias, emigration and psychological video portraits. The artist explores the hybrid space between the video essay, the documentary and the fictional film. She exhibits regularly in several national and international artistic events.
Marcelo Moscheta (1976, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil). Lives and works in Coimbra, where he is conducting research for his PhD in Contemporary Art. Since the beginning of his artistic career in the year 2000, Moscheta works on a practice based art, with strong conceptual references, creating works and exhibitions which result from journeys to remote places, where he collects materials and images from nature, reproducing them through drawing and photography to create installations and objects. Lately, his research is focused on the main relationships of man and environment, technology and memory, identities and nomadism.
Displacement, Territory, Landscape and Memory are his main interests. Moscheta has received several awards and research grants including, among others: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2017); The Drawing Center Open Sessions Program (2015); Funarte's Visual Arts Production Stimulus Grant (2014); Marc Ferrez Photography Prize (2012); I Pipa Popular Jury Prize in 2010. He is represented in various private and institutional collections.
Maxime Martinot is a French director, editor and writer. After his film studies at the University of Paris 8, he worked between Brittany, Paris and Lisbon. His first feature film, “Trois contes de Borges” (Three Tales of Borges) (2014), won two prizes at FIDMarseille —Marseille International Film Festival,and was released in French theatres in 2018. His short essay film Histoire de la révolution won the Best Short Film Award at the Entrevues- Belfort International Film Festival (France/2019). In 2022, his film “Les Antilopes” was selected by the Académie des César for the César for best documentary short film.
Monica de Miranda
Monica de Miranda is an Angolan Portuguese visual artist, filmmaker and researcher who works and lives between Lisbon and Luanda. Her work – which incorporates photography, video, drawing, sculpture and installation – investigates postcolonial politics of geography, history, and subjectivity in relation to Africa and its diaspora through a critical spatial arts practice often engaging documentary and fictional modes. De Miranda is affiliated with the University of Lisbon where she is engaged on projects dealing with ethical and cultural aspects of contemporary migration movements linked to lusophone Africa, such as Post-Archive: Politics of Memory, Place and Identity. She studied at Camberwell College of Arts and Institute of Education and has a doctorate in Visual Art from Middlesex University. De Miranda is a co-founder of the artist residency project Triangle Network in Portugal and in 2014, she founded Hangar – Center for Artistic Research in Lisbon Her works have been exhibited internationally, including at the 12th Berlin Biennale (2022); Bienalsur – International Contemporary Art Biennial from the South (2020); Houston FotoFest Biennial (2020); Lubumbashi Biennale (2020); Dakar Biennale (2016); Bamako Encounters African Biennale of Photography (2016); and the 14th Architecture Biennale of Venice (2014) as well as in museums and galleries such as the Pera Museum in Istanbul (2017) and Caixa Cultural in Rio de Janeiro (2017). Her work is represented in public collections including The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and The National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal.
I was born on Halloween, in the city of Coimbra in 1976
I live in Lisbon
I study Cinema/Moving Image at Ar.Co.
I am a feminist activist for lgbti+ rights
I am a teacher, researcher and, also, an innovation manager, but this is besides the point
I was involved in amateur theatre
I took a course in interior design at LSD – Lisbon School of Design in Lisbon
I have been involved with several volunteer projects
I have travelled the five continents but I hardly know them
Pierre Coulibeuf is an artist and a film director. Born in Elbeuf (France) in 1949, Coulibeuf lives and works in Paris. Pierre Coulibeuf develops transdisciplinary projects: experimental fictions (films) in the field of art, and in which changes of identity, influence the universes and the artists that inspire his work. His films are present both in cinema or, reworked, in the form of video-photo installations in the contemporary art network. His works are represented in important public collections in France and abroad. In 2013, his exhibition at Space YUAN, Beijing, was selected for the ‘Art China Award’, in the category of the most influential foreign artists in China (with Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Nobuyoshi Araki, Shirin Neshat). In 2019 he was awarded the Résidences Sur Mesure from the Institut Français, Paris (Visual Arts).
Remy Jungerman (1959), one of the most important artists in the Netherlands, attended the Academy for Higher Arts and Cultural Studies in Paramaribo, Surinam, before moving to Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. In his work, Jungerman explores the intersection of pattern and symbol in Surinamese Maroon culture, the larger African diaspora, and 20th century Modernism, placing fragments of Maroon textiles and other materials found in the African diaspora—the kaolin clay used in several religious traditions or the nails featured in Nkisi Nkondi power sculpture—in direct contact with materials and imagery drawn from more “established” art traditions, Jungerman presents a peripheral vision that both enriches and informs our perspective on art history.
Jungerman represented the Netherlands at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. Jungerman is co-founder and curator of the Wakaman Project, drawing Lines – connecting dots. Wakaman, which means “walking man,” was born out of a desire to examine the position of visual artists of Surinamese origin and to raise their profile(s) on the international stage. He has exhibited works internationally including at: 58th Venice Biennial, Dutch Pavilion, IT; Prospect3, New Orleans; Brooklyn Museum, New York, El Museo del Barrio, New York, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, US; Rennie Museum, Vancouver, CA; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Arnhem; Fridman Gallery, New York; Goodman Gallery, London; Havana Biennale; Museum Bamako, Mali; Museum Tromso, Norway; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.
Ricardo Leandro (1982) has a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Évora and is currently in the second year of his master's degree in Multimedia Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. His works are based on video and sound, installation and writing, and of late he has been developing projects that use transmedia practices, where the concepts of art and entertainment are constantly put to the test, in order to incite debates about the message of the artistic work and its relationship with the public.
Rivane Neuenschwander was born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, in 1967. A visual artist, she works on the perceptions about everyday life, using ordinary materials such as plastic, shells, crumbs, hair and dust. She defends partnership as a strategy for her poetics and dialogues with various areas of knowledge. She has conducted extensive research on fear, in its psychic and social aspects, and questions the codes of communication, such as language and the alphabet. Rivane participated in several national and international exhibitions, such as the 50th and 51st Biennale di Venezia (2003, 2005, Venice), 27th and 28th Bienal de São Paulo (2006, 2008, São Paulo), Histórias da Sexualidade (2017, São Paulo), among others. Her works are in large institutional collections such as Tate Modern (London), Guggenheim (New York), MoMA (New York), TBA21 (Vienna), Inhotim (Brumadinho).
Salomé Lamas (Lisbon), studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts in Amsterdam and is a Ph. D candidate in contemporary art studies in Coimbra. Her work has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale, Locarno, Museo Arte Reina Sofia, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Viennale, Culturgest, CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém, Museu Serralves, Tate Modern, among others. Lamas was granted several fellowships such as the Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship – Harvard University, The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center, Brown Foundation – Dora Maar House, Fundación Botín, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and Sundance. She collaborates with Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola, and with the production company O Som e a Fúria and Primeira Idade.
Sara Carneiro (Viseu, 1994) is a Portuguese visual artist, presently living and working in Matola, Mozambique. After her graduation in Multimedia from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal (2017), Sara Carneiro moved to Mozambique, to teach multimedia at the Faculty Arts of the Institute of Arts and Culture (ISArC). In the past few years the artist has been showcasing her work in international exhibitions and film festivals. Her film “Chapter One: The Arrival”, was screened in various festivals, with particular emphasis on: the Boda Boda Lounge: Transcontinental Video Art Festival, (18 cities across the African continent); Proyector / Video Art Platform, Madrid, Spain; short/age – Short Films for a New Age, Viseu, Portugal; and Kugoma Festival, Maputo, Mozambique. In 2021, she premiered “Chapter Two: Dominance” in the Maputo Fast Forward Festival at the iconic movie theatre Scala. Creating abstract and atmospheric imagery in mediums ranging from sculpture to experimental film, Sara explores symbolic relations between materials that allow her to speak about history, identity and notions of power.
Susana Gaudêncio. Born in Lisbon, she lives and works in Porto. Gaudêncio sees her artistic practice as a platform on which to find new possibilities for questioning utopia as a critical device that is eminently political. She graduated in Painting from the University of Lisbon and holds an MBA from Hunter College, in NYC (CUNY). She is a PhD researcher at the University of Lisbon, working on “The Utopian Impulse in Contemporary Art practice”. She is founding member of “Círculo de Leitoras Peripatéticas” (Circle of Peripatetic Readers), with Sofia Gonçalves and Susana She is a professor at ESAD, School of Art and Design (IPL), in Caldas da Rainha, in the Department of Fine Arts. Coordinator of the Educational Service of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and of Casa da Arquitectura – Centro Português de Arquitectura Portuguese Centre for Architecture.
Teresa Olea Molina
Teresa Olea Molina. born in Granada, Spain, in 1991. Studied Translation and Humanities between the universities of Granada, Poitiers, France, and Curitiba, Brasil. MA in Contemporary Culture from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Since 2017 she has been working in different culture and artistic areas, ranging from production, curating in the field of the visual arts, to writing and filmmaking. Presently residing in Lisbon, Molina is studying Cinema and Moving Images at Ar.Co.
Tiago Bastos Nunes
Tiago Bastos Nunes (1999) Visual Artist. Director. Creative Director. Creative Media Learner of the Year 2021 and Creative Media Ambassador for Pearson Education. His work has been exhibited at Canal180, Belém Cultural Center, RTP, Fantasporto, MOTELX, and TIFF Bell Lightbox (Toronto, Canada). Award-winning post-genre director and producer for fashion, social actions, and museums such as the Active Citizens program, World Wildlife Fund - WWF, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Quantica, Village Underground, and the state-of-the-art museum MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.
He is one of the creatives of ADVERSA, a studio centered on the power of identity and structured by visionaries creatives that subscribe to the manifesto 'ART AGAINST TYPE'.
Tomás Guedes. Born in Porto in 1998. Lived in the city of Valongo as a child and an adolescent. He started, at a very early age, exploring different artistic fields, such as theatre, painting and, especially, video. Guedes moved to Lisbon when he was 18 years old, and has lived there ever since. He graduated in Science Communication from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, frequenting as well the Audiovisual Communication course at Universidade Carlos III in Madrid. Presently, he is studying at Ar.Co, enrolled in the Cinema/Moving Image course.