Orlando Vieira Francisco is visual artist and indepedent 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.
_”The Jacob’s case“, 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.
_”The Jacob’s case“, 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, independent researcher and collaborating member of i2ADS (FBAUP/Portugal). Brazilian, born in 1986, lives and works in Porto, Portugal. Graduated from civil engineering, 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. In 2014, he held a MA degree in Art and Design for the Public Space on political expressions of multitudes in public space.

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 Belgium and Brazil. Recently, he has working on the coordination of the project “From the top of mountains we can see invisible monuments”, divided into different departments, located in different cities. He works within the themes of production of social space between art and politics, the landscape as a concept of constant change and practices of environmental and social activism.

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