About

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:

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:

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.

EDUCATION

 

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

 

 

CURATORIAL ACHIEVEMENTS

 

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 e.studio Luanda project


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

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

 

   

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

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

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

 

              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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