Orlando Vieira Francisco is visual artist and indepedent social researcher.
Born 1986 in Brazil, he lives and works in Porto, Portugal.

Photography Ophelie Kittel

Academic CV

2018 // PhD in Art and Design under the supervision of Prof. Adriano Rangel. FBAUP / Porto, Portugal.
2014 // MA in Art and Design for the Public Space under the supervision of Prof. Ines Moreira. FBAUP / Porto, Portugal.
2011 // BA of Civil Engineering. PUCPR / Curitiba, Brazil.

Last Exhibitions

_”Valise Carton“, collective and traveling exhibition, Porto, Portugal, 2021.
_”Do Alto da Montanha Pode-se Ver Monumentos Invisíveis“, Satellite program of the Porto Design Biennale, 2019.
_”Aparelho“, collective exhibition, Maus Hábitos, Porto, Portugal, 2019.
_”Cave Canem“, PhD Exhibition, FBAUP Museum, Porto, 2018.
_”Incerta Desambiguação“, collective exhibition, Galeria Zaratan, Lisbon, 2017.

Talks, Readings and Classes

_ “Matchundadi: Gender, Performance and Political Violence in Guinea-Bissau” by Joacine Katar Moreira, for Leituras Feministas, FBAUP, Porto, 2021.
_”Arte e Ação Ativista“, for Estudos da Arte Moderna e Contemporânea em Licenciatura em Artes Plásticas, FBAUP, Porto, 2019.
_”Do Alto da Montanha Pode-se Ver Monumentos Invisíveis“, Satellite program of the Porto Design Biennale, 2019.
_”Barragem, rebentamento, contaminação e resistência“, The Oblique Think Tank #1, Porto, 2019.
_”Descolonizando a Cartografia nas Artes Visuais através do Ativismo Ambiental“, colóquio “A imaginação do futuro. Saberes, experiências, alternativas”, Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra, 2018.
_”Além do Arquivo“, colóquio “Arte pública na era da criatividade digital”, Universidade Católica, Porto, 2017.
_”Art and Activism“, Espaço T, Porto, 2015.

Orlando Vieira Francisco is a visual artist and social researcher. Brazilian, born in 1986, lives and works in Porto, Portugal. He graduated from civil engineering and MA degree in Art and Design for the Public Space on political expressions of multitudes in public space. In 2018, he completed the PhD in Art and Design at FBAUP. He investigated how authoritarian policies are present in urban infrastructure, symbolic monumentalities and institutional structures. 

He is a member of the research group The Spatial Cluster (linked to the European Forum of Advanced Practices) and he is taking part in the Municipal Ateliers program organized by the Porto City Council. He works in different art and political collectives in Portugal, Austria and Brazil. Recently he has worked in the public space through workshops and other self-managed practices, such as carpentry, lectures performances or workshops of political posters. He works within the themes of production of social space between art and politics, the landscape as an object of constant change and practices of environmental and social activism.

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