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As an artist the methodology I use is the one of the architect, meaning I have to respond to the context, by not acting on a subject before understanding it. It means that to have a responsible knowledge before acting, I need to respond to the context in which I'm also a part of.

Graduated in architecture in 2013 and Master in photography in 2021, I’m interested in themes as architecture and territory. Besides studying the autobiographical context of a territory, I find in photography the tool for signification, through the palimpsest of places that are familiar to me.

The work developed revolves around a set of circumstances, social, external or organic, moving through different themes and stories that I want to tell around a certain subject, it is not defined by a specific aesthetic or form. Concepts like melancholy, memory, place, identity and colonialism are the main themes around my body of work.

2021-2022

→ Article on Interact #35: objetos encontrados como prática de pesquisa curated by Ana Gandum and Maura Grimaldi (date TBD) 

→ Upcoming exhibition “Nos Txon” at Galeria Imago, Lisbon, february 2022

2021

Photography and History conference, at Museum of Photography at Funchal, Madeira Island, 16th december

→ Article on Ipsilon by Público Newspaper written by Filipa Lowndes Vicente 

→ Exhibition "Body/ Soil/ Power" at Casa do Crivo, Braga, december 2021

→ Exhibition “Body/ Power” at Museu Nogueira da Silva from 5th June until 4th September

2020

→ Program “What do we talk about when we talk about racism” conversations and cinema sessions with co-programmer Eduardo Brito at GNRation Braga
→ Interview with Bubblegum Magazine
→ Online exhibition on Through the Lens Collective with theme “Photographs are not Facts”
→ “Out of Place” series exhibition during Rotterdam Photo Festival
→ Collective exhibition on “Panorama20” at Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica do Porto, September 2020

2019

→ Selected for Portfolio Review in Encontros da Imagem in Braga

2017

→ “Binomia” published online on Scopio Editions
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