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: Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon (2017); Patch, Porto (2017); Museu do Chiado, 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: 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 Poroject,  London (2016); Mov'art, Luanda (2016); Tiwani Gallery, London (2015); KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig & Freies Museum/Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2015); Museu do Chiado, 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); CCB – Museu Berardo, 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 BA 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. Mov'Art 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 AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

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

    2017  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), 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
     
    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
     

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

    2017 Art of Kindness, White Space Gallery, London,            UK

    2017 Lagos Biennial, Lagos, Nigeria

    2017 Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts,                London, UK

    2017 O Olhar da Síbila, Museu do Oriente, Lisbon,              Portugal 

    2017 EU em Angola, Instituto Camões; Luanda,                    Angola

    2016 Conexões Femininas, Galeria Sede do Banco             Económico - Mov'art, 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 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
     
    2011  The Philosophy of Money, Museum of the                   City, Lisbon, Portugal

               Tatoli Ba Kultura, Díli, East-Timor  
     
    2010 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

    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) 
                  Coleccção Nuno Lima Pimentel (AO) 
                  MAAT (PT)
                  Colecção António Cachola (PT)