Catarina Braga (b. 1994, Portugal) is a visual artist currently living and working in Shenzhen, China.
Catarina Braga develops her artistic practice around problems that are currently being lived, whether they are social-political, philosophical or environmental.
Her work is characterized by the multiplicity and the crossing of several mediums such as installation, video, photography and text as publication; where she actively searches to open dialogues and conversations that reflect on our belief systems and the relationship we have with the world.
While exploring the nature of the image and making use of certain key-elements — such as plastic plants and landscapes photographed through Google Earth — her installations end up being a combination between our concrete reality and the abstract dimension inherent to objects.
2012-2016 BA in Fine Arts - Multimedia, at Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
2014-2015 Conceptual Art and Video, in the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna, Austria
2019 The World is not the World — Banana Jam Gallery, Shenzhen
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 (upcoming) Art Revelation — iADC Design Museum, Shenzhen
(upcoming) Against the Sameness — Great Art Space Gallery, Shenzhen
2018 Artist Is Present — Artist Is Present Gallery, OCT-Loft, Shenzhen
Shenzhen International Art Fair
2017 Staged — 1933 Space, Shanghai
Spectre — ISNS Gallery, Shenzhen
First Show — Jardín Orange Gallery, Shenzhen
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 — Museum of Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto
Onde o vento vai dar a volta — Mundano Gallery, Porto
THE THINGS WE BUILD — CACE, Porto
Positivo/Negativo — Almadas Gallery, Porto
2018 Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen (Feb. - March)
Private collections, China
China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal
Artistic Programming ll Related Activities
PKN Vol. #39 - Breaking the Grid
Organizer of PechaKucha Shenzhen in collaboration with Vanke Design Commune. (Dec. 2018)
“Em Casa” lunch-performance
Participation in the series of the thought experiment with food “Singleton Lunch” by Handshake 302, Shenzhen. (Nov. 2018)
Artist Talk - Views on Design and Influence
Li YiZhong Interior Design Studio, Shenzhen, China. (Oct. 2018)
Concurrence - Photography Exhibition
Curator and Organizer of the exhibition, with ISZAF and 白墙 Fotoshop. (May 2018)
2017 - now
Artistic Production and curator of contemporary art exhibitions.
2013 - 2014
SOMBRA Cineclube in FBAUP with i2ADS.
Co-organizer of cinema cycles; and writing essays on the films.