Paulo Catrica (Lisbon, 1965), studied Photography at Ar.Co (Lisbon,1985) and History at Universidade Lusíada (Lisbon, 1992). Received his MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmith’s College, (London,1997) and was awarded a PhD at the School of Art and Media, University of Westminster (London, 2011). Research grants from Centro Português de Fotografia (1999), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London (2001) and Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia (2006/2010 and 2014/2017). Exhibited and published his work regularly since 1997. Recent shows include Presença Gallery (Oporto, 2016), Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães
(Guimarães,2015), Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisboa,2015), C.A.A.A. (Guimarães, 2014), Modern Art Centre, Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2013), FruitMarket Gallery (Edinburgh, 2012), The Bluecoat (Liverpool, 2012), Milton Keynes Art Gallery (2011), EDP Museum (Lisbon, 2011),
Carlos Carvalho Contemporary Art Gallery (Lisbon, 2011), Circuit Gallery (Toronto 2010) and The Mews Project (London, 2011). Fundacio Foto Colectania (Barcelona, 2010) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2010).
Together with Luisa Costa Dias he curated the project, Uma Cidade de Futebol, exhibited at Cordoaria Nacional, Lisboa (2004) and with Pedro Bandeira the exhibition Missão Fotográfica Paisagem Transgénica, shown at Centro Cultural Vila Flôr, Guimarães (2012), part of the European Capital of Culture 2012.
Main publications, monographies, Memorator (2015), Mode d’emploi (2014), TNSC (2011), Liceus (2005), You are Here (2003) and Periferias (1998).
His photographs are part of public and private collections in Portugal, Spain, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil and Canada. The television documentary Entre Imagens (episode 7), RTP2 (2014) a project coordenated by Sergio Mah and directed by Pedro Macedo is dedicated to his work.