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Artist and researcher, trained in visual arts and dance. Since 2008, after graduating in Sculpture (FBAUL), during postgraduate studies in Contemporary Art (UCP) and as a doctoral student in Culture Studies (UCP), she has been focusing on the multimodality of ways in which performative works continue. An inov-art grant holder, she did an internship at the Institute for Cultural Heritage between 2009 and 2010, in Amsterdam, taking part in the discussions of the New Strategies for Conservation in Contemporary Art group. Since then, in academic and artistic contexts, she has developed research oriented towards the ontological and epistemological questioning of the archive and for the critical exploration of stories and memories, (re)articulating notions such as spectrality, hospitality, body-archive and archive-body. Since 2011, she has been writing and publishing analytical texts on artistic manifestations, of which she highlights O que resta [What remains], a chapter in O Céu de Anna Teresa de Keermaeker é em Lisboa [The sky of Anna Teresa de Keermaeker is in Lisbon (2012) and Ghosting; or a Way of Continuing for Performance-Based Works (2020), a paper included in a collection on conservation of contemporary art published by Museo Reina Sofia. She has organized hybrid events such as Exposing Exhibition (2011) and Archiving Performance (2019) and currently collaborates with several curation and artistic research and creation experimental projects, including: AND Lab (since 2015), Para uma Timeline a haver: genealogies da dança como prática artística em Portugal [A Timeline to be: genealogies of dance as an artistic practice in Portugal] (since 2019), Es.Col.Az (since 2021) and Assembleia Ordinária [Ordinary Assembly] (since 2021). She is working on the seventh edition of the project A Timeline to be project, entitled Dança Não Dança [Dance Not Dance], co-curating, together with Ana Bigotte Vieira, João dos Santos Martins and Carlos Manuel Oliveira, a cycle of (re)performances, films and conversations (2023-2024), an exhibition (2024-2025) and a catalog book. Since 2020, she has been developing an individual project to study and expand access to Margarida de Abreu's family archive, in the scope of which she is preparing a book and a series of lecture-performances. The longest of collaborations is with AND Lab, in which she remains part of the core team and has worked on monitoring workshops and courses; in honing concepts; in curating events and projects (as Do Irreparável: o que pode uma ética do reparar? [In face of the Irreparable: what can an ethics of reparation do?]); in coordinating and producing publications (such as Caixa-Livro AND); in translating content into English; in the creation of performances and artefacts (such as the co-creation, with Fernanda Eugenio, of the Metalogue series).

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