Studies

2020 - currently    M.A. in Fine Arts  Intermedia, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT)
2012 - 2016     B.A. in Fine Arts  Multimedia, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT)
2014 - 2015     Erasmus Programme Conceptual Art, Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna (AT)





Solo exhibitions

2022     Produced Affections — Affected Production,  Museu de Alberto Sampaio, Guimarães
2020     post-world    online exhibition at Dentro Gallery, Porto
2019     The World is not the World    Banana Jam Gallery, Shenzhen 



Selected group exhibitions

2022      Linhas de Vento - Percursos artísticos na natureza — Galeria Municipal de
                 Matosinhos
                 Matos em Festa — Cais da Ribeira de Ovar
                 Prémio Arte Jovem 2022  
— P31 / Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisboa
                 Entre tanto 
—  Convívio, Guimarães
                 LOSS OF AURA 
—  Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto

2021      Árvore das Virtudes  — Cooperativa Árvore, Porto
                Maputo Fast Forward - Cosmopolíticas & Afrotropias (festival)  
— Maputo
                Exposição Satélite 
—  Maus Hábitos, Porto

2020     a releitura do mundo   —  Espaço Mira, Porto

2019     RETURN   —  Arbre Art Center, Shenzhen
                A Fluid Space 
—  Great Art Space Gallery, Shenzhen
                Art Revelation 
—  Artcloud Art Center, Shenzhen
                Against the Sameness
—  Great Art Space Gallery, Shenzhen
        
2018     Artist Is Present  —  Artist Is Present Gallery, Shenzhen    
                Shenzhen International Art Fair ‘18
             
2017     Staged  —  1933 Space, Shanghai
               As Fotografias e o Resto #02 
—  oMuseu, Porto

       

2016     International Photography Festival - Encontros da Imagem, Braga
                Athens Photo Festival - Photobook Exhibition  — 
Benaki Museum, Athens
                Jardim do Éden 
—  Centro Hospitalar Conde Ferreira, Porto
                ALREADY MADE 
—  oMuseu, Porto
                Onde o vento vai dar a volta 
—  Galeria Mundano, Porto
                THE THINGS WE BUILD 
—  CACE, Porto
                Positivo/Negativo  
—  Galeria Almadas, Porto


Other participations

2022      performative reading at Assembleia das Plantas  —  estufa dos Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, under the workshop of the artist Uriel Orlow. (Galeria Municipal do Porto)



Awards

2022      Prémio Arte Jovem 2022 - Millennium BCP Prize





Residencies 

2022    [currently]   2SMART  Residências de Investigação Artística - with the team of Sciences and Environmental Technologies of LEPABE
               (Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy)

2022    (Grant) Bolsa de Criação Artística — Funchal, Madeira;  as Coletivo Palma  (06.02 — 04.05.2022)
2021     Cross-Cultural Collaboration, wendy.network  (online; September)
2018     Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, CN  (30.01 — 03.03.2018)




Bibliography

2021     Contrast: A Fotografia no Ensino Superior (Vol. II).  Edições Scopio. (pp. 224-229). Porto.
              Observações em Torno do Tempo, a Terra e o Ar.  Paralaxe. (pp. 16-17 & p. 175). Porto. 

2020    ALIX - Jornal de Estudos de Fotografia e Cinema (#1).  Edições i2ADS/FBA.UP. (pp. 10-15). Porto.

2019     Dose (#3).  (pp. 02-07). Porto.
              Minimal Zine (Issue 01).  (pp. 106-108). Barcelona.



Interviews & Writings about the work

2022    Cinco fragmentos sobre a génese de uma “[est]ética afirmativa” em contexto português
              by Carolina Machado, published in Umbigo #80  (pp. 172-177).
2021     Interview with Catarina Braga — by Margarida Alves, in Umbigo Magazine 
2020    post-world  — by Catarina Real in ARTE CAPITAL (PT)



Collections

Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT)
China Printmaking Museum (Shenzhen, China)
Private collections  (China; U.S.A.; Portugal)








ART PROGRAMMING // CURATING


Between 2016 and 2019, she lived in Shenzhen, China.
She was a member of ISZAF (International Shenzhen Artist Forum) where between 2017 and 2019, co-produced and organized several art projects: from collective exhibitions to publications and collaborations between independent art spaces and the local artists in the city.

Between 2018 and 2019 she worked in the cultural organization 白墙 FOTOSHOP where she was involved in the production and programming of several art and culture events in the city; of significant importance the second edition of the Shekou Photography Festival  “跨界与凝视” — “Crossover & Gaze” (2019).


PALMA is an artist collective founded by me
and Miguel Ângelo Marques, in 2021.
With common interests about plant lives and a work symbiosis, the collective explores the involvement of certain plant species in urban spaces.
With a theorethical-practical methodology, the collective develops its artistic production through a process of investigation into vegetal lives, materializing artistic objects that directs a communication of thinking with plants.