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My practice deals with photography’s elusiveness, however obvious a picture might seem at first glance. Accepting reality as a cultural construction, each project sets out to explore the intricacies of perception, challenging the observer's preconceptions toward the photographic surface. Moving in-between the solitude of the studio and the fleeting chance of the outside world, in the end I prefer not to trust images. I am interested in their fundamental incompleteness, nurturing the suggestion of possible realities, like The Little Prince with the gentle picture of the serpent with an elephant inside.
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Currently represented by Galerie Xenon, Bordeaux, France. For further info please contact:
  • info@umclaudio.com


  • Education
    2017 . PhD Studies in Digital Media, University of Porto, UT Austin|Portugal CoLab [current].
    2014 . MA in Photography, with Distinction, School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal.
    2004 . Diploma in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal.
    2003 . Studies in Architecture, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Awards/ Honors
    2017 . 'FCT' Scholarship. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, MEC, Portugal.
    2016 . Finalist 'Future Memories' Prize. Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.
    2015 . Selection 'Silver night'. Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.
    2014 . 'Best Photography Award'. 11th Black & White Festival, Porto, Portugal.
    2014 . Selection 'ForoSur Caceres'. ForSur Cáceres, Spain.
    2014 . Selection 'Project 14'. Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto, Portugal.
    2013 . First Prize 'International Photography Narrative Contest Cityscopio'.
    2013 . Finalist 'Best Photography Award'. 10th Black & White Festival, Porto, Portugal.
    2010 . Selection 'Aim High, Keep Moving!'. OFFF, Barcelona, Spain.
    2010 . Selection 'Poster for Tomorrow'. Poster for Tomorrow, Paris, France.
    2009 . Finalist 'TSA Competition'. TSA, Toronto, Canada.

    Artist-in-Residence
    2017 . ESCAPE Programme. Triennial of Photography Hamburg/ Ci.CLO [September 2017/ June 2018]
    2017 . ResArt Marvão. Marvão, Portugal [July 2017].
    2016 . Av. Espaço Montepio. Porto, Portugal [March/ May 2016].
    2016 . Museu da Luz. Aldeia da Luz, Portugal [June 2015; February 2016].

    Solo exhibitions
    2017 . 'The other city'. Galeria de Arquitectura, Porto, Portugal.
    2015 . 'Ce qui nous regarde'. Galerie Xenon, Bordeaux, France.

    Group exhibitions (selection)
    2017 . 'Liquid Landscape'. Ruby Marie Showroom, Vienna, Austria.
    2017 . '2nd International Art Biennale'. Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
    2017 . 'Mira Mobile Prize'. Mira Forum, Porto, Portugal.
    2016 . 'Future Memories'. Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.
    2016 . 'Groupshow'. ACSA, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany.
    2016 . 'Incognitum'. Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal.
    2016 . 'Av. Espaço Montepio'. Av. Espaço Montepio, Porto, Portugal.
    2015 . 'Groupshow'. Galerie Xenon, Bordeaux, France.
    2015 . 'El paisaje revisitado'. a3bandas, Galeria Blanca Berlin, Madrid, Spain.
    2015 . 'Afinidades'. Brick, Porto, Portugal.
    2015 . 'The photographic act: the image in process'. Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto, Portugal.
    2015 . 'Groupshow'. Fabric, Porto, Portugal.
    2014 . 'Encenação do quotidiano'. Edificio AXA/ 1ª Avenida, Porto, Portugal.
    2014 . 'Project 14'. Portuguese Centre of Photography, Porto, Portugal.
    2014 . 'EXP #04'. C.A.A.A., Guimaraes, Portugal.
    2014 . 'Black & White'. 11th Black & White Festival, Porto, Portugal.
    2014 . 'Visual Narratives'. Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal.
    2013 . 'Ancrages'. Espace 6 Elzevir, Paris, France.
    2013 . 'The photographic act: the image in process'. Casa da Imagem, V. N. de Gaia, Portugal.
    2013 . 'EXP #02'. Laboratorio das Artes, Guimaraes, Portugal.
    2013 . 'Black & White'. 10th Black & White Festival, Porto, Portugal.
    2013 . 'From the mock-up'. School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal.
    2012 . 'On the surface + D.T.W.'. Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal.
    2011 . 'Self Indulgent Design'. School of Art and Design, Matosinhos, Portugal.
    2011 . 'On the surface'. Palacio das Artes, Porto, Portugal.
    2010 . 'Death is not justice'. Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.
    2010 . 'On the surface'. Galeria Espaço Campanha, Porto, Portugal.
    2009 . 'TSA Competition'. Fermenting Cellar, Toronto, Canada.
    2009 . 'House of Arts'. Forum de Beirut, Lebanon.
    2008 . 'White House Redux'. Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
    2008 . 'Poster Review'. Curtas – International Cinema Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal.

    Projections (selection)
    2016 . 'Silver night'. Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
    2015 . 'The Territories of the Portuguese Photography'. Goa Photo, India.
    2015 . 'The Territories of the Portuguese Photography'. Delhi Photo Festival, India.
    2015 . 'Silver night'. Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.

    Collections
    . Galerie d'Architecture, Paris.
    . Centre for Communication and Spatial Representation, Porto.
    . School of Arts, Catholic University of Portugal.
    . Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto.
    . Private Collections.

    Invited Lectures (selection)
    2016 . 'From photography toward ubiquitous photography'. Master in Image Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal.
    2014 . '(de)constructions'. Master of Art & Design for the Public Space, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal.
    2013 . 'Photography as a second gaze, from the evidence to the concept'. Conference cycle 'C.F.M. + D.T.W', Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal.

    Academic Presentations/ Publications
    2016 . 'Instagram Photography' [Presentation]. Digital Media Doctoral Symposium | Future Places 2016. UPTEC PINC, Porto Portugal.
    2016 . 'um quotidiano / an everyday' [Poster]. UT Austin | Portugal Annual Conference 2016. The New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon: UNL.
    2014 . 'Through the looking glass - (de)constructions II' [Article]. International Seminar On the surface: Photography and Architecture - Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries. Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal. Porto: Scopio Editions.
    2012 . 'Models' [Article]. International Seminar On the surface: Images of Architecture and Public Space in debate. Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal. Porto: Scopio Editions.

    Publications (selection)
    2017 . 'Liquid Landscape'. Vienna: Artspace 280a.
    2017 . 'Shaping Shape'. Maia: Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia.
    2016 . 'The Laboratory Arts Collective: Build'. London: The Laboratory Arts Collective.
    2016 . 'Happiness: A place in the sun'. Braga: Encontros da Imagem.
    2015 . 'Power and Illusion'. Braga: Encontros da Imagem.
    2015 . 'a3bandas/ El paisage revisitado'. Madrid: Blanca Berlín Galería/ hablarenarte.
    2014 . '11th Black & White Festival'. Porto: EA/ UCP.
    2014 . 'Project 14'. Porto: DAI/ ESMAE/ IPP/ CPF.
    2013 . '10th Black & White Festival'. Porto: EA/UCP.
    2013 . 'Visual Narratives: European Capital of Culture Guimarães 2012'. Porto: Scopio Editions.
    2013 . 'Côa'. Porto: Self-published.
    2012 . 'Unknown disorder'. Barcelona: OFFF/ Index Book.
    2011 . 'Year Zero'. Barcelona: OFFF/ Index Book.
    2010 . 'Aim High, Keep Moving!'. Barcelona: OFFF/ Index Book.
    2010 . 'Nostalgia for a past future'. Paris: OFFF.
    2010 . 'Scopio: Addendum, 1 1/3(a) Workshop na superfície'. Porto: Scopio Editions.
    2010 . 'Death is not justice'. Paris: Editions Odyssée.
    2010 . 'Swissport'09: International Architecture Seminar/ Workshop II'. Porto: Swissport'09.
    2009 . 'Swissport'09: International Architecture Seminar/ Workshop I'. Porto: Swissport'09.
    2008 . 'White House Redux'. New York: Control Group/ Storefront for Art and Architecture.

    Advanced Studies (selection)
    2016 . 'Photobook Week'. Photobook Workshop w/ Walter Costa. Encontros da Imagem/ Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Portugal [September 2016].
    2016 . 'At the hairdressers'. Photography Workshop w/ Heidi Specker. AutoCenter Summer Academy, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany [August/ September 2016].
    2014 . 'Da Ideia ao Projecto'. Photography Workshop w/ Virgilio Ferreira. Museu da Luz, Aldeia da Luz, Portugal [April 2014].
    2012 . 'Blues Photography Studio'. Print Workshop w/ Andre Cepeda. Porto, Portugal [May 2012].
    2011 . 'Self Indulgent Design'. Design Workshop w/ David Carson. School of Art and Design, Matosinhos, Portugal [May 2011].

    Complementary activities (selection)
    2016 . Collaborator: Research Project 'Contemporary View on City Spaces and Architecture in Oporto: Documentary and Artistic Photography Mapping'. Centre for Communication and Spatial Representation/ Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto [current].
    2016 . Collaborator: 'Scopio Network'. Centre for Communication and Spatial Representation/ Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto/ Cityscopio Cultural Association/ Scopio Editions.
    2011 . Executive producer/ Editor: 'International Art and Architecture Seminar Mesa Talks'. Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal. Invited speakers: Álvaro Siza, Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Francisco Mangado, Gabriele Basilico, João Pedro Serôdio, Kasuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, Luis Mansilla + Emilio Tuñón, Nuno Brandão Costa, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Valerio Olgiati.
    2011 . Executive producer: Exhibition 'Eduardo Souto de Moura, 30 years, selected projects'. Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal.
    2011 . Scientific collaborator: Atelier of Architectural Design 'Eduardo Souto de Moura/ Camilo Rebelo' - Master Degree in Architecture. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    2010 . Scientific collaborator: Atelier of Architectural Design 'Eduardo Souto de Moura/ Camilo Rebelo' - Master Degree in Architecture. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    2009 . Co-organizor/ Editor: 'International Architecture Seminar/ Workshop Swissport'09'. Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal. Invited speakers: Álvaro Siza, Adalberto Dias, Bruno Marchand, Camilo Rebelo + Tiago Pimentel, Dieter Dietz, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Inès Lamunière, Jacques Herzog.
    2009 . Invited jury: Architectural Design - Master Degree in Architecture. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    2009 . Scientific collaborator: Atelier of Architectural Design 'Camilo Rebelo' - Master Degree in Architecture. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    2008 . Scientific assistant: Atelier of Architectural Design 'Camilo Rebelo' - Master Degree in Architecture. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
    2008 . Architect collaborator: 'Camilo Rebelo, Arch'. Porto, Portugal.
    2004 . Architecture internship at 'António Portugal + Manuel Maria Reis Arch'. Porto, Portugal.


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