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RitaGT is a critical and intervening artist, approaching themes such as memory, identity or the importance of human rights. Having lived in many different countries enables her to have a broader vision, valuing the historical points of view of many cultures. The colonial symbolism that is recurrent in her work defines her own identity and artistic language. The artist uses imagery, words and performance revealing a constant interrogation and experimentalism in both material and conceptual aspects.

RitaGT gained a BA in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, concluded the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Maumaus School of Visual Arts in Lisbon and attended to the MA program in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy – Lund University in Malmö, Sweden.


Solo exhibitions include:

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2021); Nano Gallery, Lisbon (2019); Carlos Machado Museum, São Miguel, Azores (2019); Decorative Arts Museum, Viana do Castelo (2019); Special projects, ARCO, Lisbon (2019); Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon (2019); Movart, Luanda (2018); Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon (2018); 50 Golborne Gallery, London (2018); Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon (2017); Patch, Porto (2017); MNAC, Lisbon (2015/16); 

Instituto Camões, Luanda (2014); UNAP, Luanda (2012); Bienal de Viana do Castelo (2010); Empty Cube, Lisbon (2009); Gallery Reflexus, Porto (2009); and PêSSEGOpráSEMANA, Porto (2007).

Group exhibitions include:

Venice Design Biennial (2021); Macau Biennial (2020); La Junqueira, Lisbon (2019); Outono Projects, Lisbon (2019); Príncipe Bienal, São Tomé e Príncipe (2019); Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores (2019;  In Spite of, Porto (2019);  Museu Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Lisbon (2019); ICAF, Lagos (2017); Efeito-Suruba, Lisbon (2017); Art of Kindness, London (2017); Lagos Biennial, Lagos (2017); Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); Museu do Oriente, Lisbon (2017); Instituto Camões, Luanda (2017); The Cera Project,  London (2016); Movart, Luanda (2016); Tiwani Gallery, London (2015); KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig & Freies Museum/Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2015); Art in Space, Tel Aviv (2013); MNAC, Lisbon (2013); Arts on Main - Goethe Institut, Johannesburg (2013); Soso Contemporary African Art Gallery, Luanda (2012); Museum of the City, Lisbon (2011); Tatoli Ba Kultura, Díli (2011); Museu de Artes Decorativas, Viana do Castelo (2010); CCB – Museu Berardo, Lisbon (2009); Museu da Presidência da República, Lisbon (2009);  Arte Contempo, Lisbon (2007); Natural History Museum, Lisbon (2007); and the Rothschild Prize, Lisbon (2007).


Rita GT is the founder of the e-studio Luanda project and the commissioner for the Angolan Pavilion, curated by António Ole at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

She's being working actively between Portugal and Angola managing and curating several projects.



2006   Master's Degree attendance | Malmö Art  Academy, Lund University in Malmö, Sweden


2004   Advanced Course in Visual Arts | Maumaus School of Visual Arts, Lisbon, Portugal


2003   Five years Degree in Communication Design | Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal 


2001    Erasmus | Fine Arts Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria





2018   Scope Miami Art fair. Movart Luanda Gallery Booth, Miami, USA


2017   Thomson Art House, Luanda, Angola


2015   Commissioner of the Angolan Pavilion, curated by António Ole, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy


2013   Curator of VAN: Desenhos, Pau-a-Pique e outros Registos, Centro Cultural Português –                                       Instituto Camões, Luanda, Angola

             Curator of António Ole: Memoria y Olvido, Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid, Spain


             e-studio Luanda project , 7ª Biennale of  São Tomé e Príncipe

2012    Founder- manager of Luanda project


2021    Unearthing, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

2019    1919, Nano Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

              Recetáculo, Museu Carlos Machado, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal 

              Uíge, Casa dell Arte, Lisbon, Portugal 

              Museu duty free, Decorative Arts Museum, Viana do Castelo, Portugal


              Museu duty free, ARCO Lisboa special projects, Portugal


              (Re)membering/ (For)getting, Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon, Portugal


2018   School next door, Movart Gallery, Luanda, Angola 


             Acção Doméstico-Feminista ou Estudos sobre Cerâmica Portuguesa, Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon,                         Portugal


              School next door, 50 Golborne Gallery, London, UK


2017    Return to Earth, Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon, Portugal


              Return to Earth. I am a Blackstar, Patch, Porto, Portugal


2015/16 We Shall Overcome! Museu do Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal


2014    Faces (Caras não Caras), Instituto Camões, Luanda, Angola


2012    AIR - African Industrial Revolution (collaboration with Francisco Vidal), UNAP – National Union of                     Visual Artists, Luanda Angola

             Agora a seguir e como, Candonga Studio (collaboration with Francisco Vidal and Feedback studio),                       Museum of the City of Viana do Castelo, Portugal


2011     Candonga’s Message no2: Rhino and Elephant, Candonga Studio (collaboration with Francisco Vidal),                  National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal

2010    Looting, Costume Museum, Viana do Castelo Biennial, Viana do Castelo, Portugal


2009   One Night [life] Event, Empty Cube, Lisbon, Portugal
              Made in Europe: 10 Year Warranty, Gallery Reflexus, Porto, Portugal


2007   Tropicalismos Luso e outras Naturezas Mortas, PêSSEGOpráSEMANA, Porto, Portugal



2021    Venice Design Biennial, Italy 

2020    Macau Biennial, Macau


2019    No Place Like Home, La Junqueira, Lisbon, Portugal


              Floripesfera- Príncipe Bienal, São Tomé and Príncipe

               Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal 

              Run, In Spite of, Porto, Portugal


              A metade do céu,  Museu Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal


2018    Frente.Verso.Inverso, UCCLA Gallery, Lisboa, Portugal

2017    Efeito-Suruba, Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon, Portugal


              Art of Kindness, White Space Gallery, London, UK


              Lagos Biennial, Lagos, Nigeria


              Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


              O Olhar da Sibila, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal 


              EU em Angola, Instituto Camões; Luanda, Angola


2016    Conexões Femininas, Galeria Sede do Banco Económico - Movart, Luanda, Angola

2015    African Industrial Revolution (A.I.R.), with e-studio Luanda, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK


             Devour Part I (part of Devour! Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture), with               

              e-studio Luanda, Freies Museum in cooperation with Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Germany


             Devour Part III (part of Devour! Social Cannibalism, Political Redefinition and Architecture), with

              e-studio Luanda, KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig, Germany


2013    Danalogue, Art in Space, Tel Aviv, Israel 


              Hetero Q.B., Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal


             Arts on Main - Goethe Institut, Johannesburg, South Africa


2012    Mabaxa, Soso Gallery - Contemporary African Art, Luanda, Angola

2010   Agora, a seguir e como, Museum of Decorative Arts, Viana do Castelo, Portugal 


2011     The Philosophy of Money, Museum of the City, Lisbon, Portugal


              Tatoli Ba Kultura, Díli, East-Timor  


2009    1 Século, 10 Lápis, 100 Desenhos: Viarco Express, Museu da Presidência da República,

               Lisbon, Portugal


               Amalia Nossa, CCB – Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal


2007    Options & Futures: Collection of the PLMJ Foundation, Arte Contempo, Lisbon, Portugal


               Anteciparte, Natural History Museum, Lisbon, Portugal


               Rothschild Prize, Lisbon, Portugal




2020     Cucumbi, Barrancão- Alentejo, Portugal

2019       La Junqueira Artist in Residency , Lisbon, Portugal


2018-9  Yorkshire Sculpture Park Artist in Residency, UK 


2018-9  Walk&Talk Azores Artist in Residency, Portugal

2017    Iwaya Community - ICAF, Artists in Residence, Lagos, Nigeria​


2013    Moving Africa Grant, Goethe Institut, for the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, Wits                      University, Johannesburg, South Africa 


2007-8 INOV-Art programme at the artist residency Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil


2006-7 Artist residency at ZDB Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal


2005     Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg





              PLMJ Foundation (PT)

              MNAC - Museu do Chiado (PT)

              Colec­ção Norlinda e José Lima (PT)

              Instituto Camões - Luanda (AO)

              ACCA (AO) 

              Colecção Nuno Lima Pimentel (AO) 

              Colecção António Cachola (PT) 

              Colecção Fernando Ribeiro (PT) 

              Câmara Municipal Viana do Castelo (PT)

              Museu de Artes Decorativas Viana do Castelo (PT)

              Casa Dell Arte (TR)

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