About / CV

 
 
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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.


Studies

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

Solo Exhibitions

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

Residencies

2018   Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen (Feb. - March)

         

Collections

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
ISZAF
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.

 
 

Work Available At:
XYZ Books, Lisbon
Banana Jam Gallery, Shenzhen