Rita Castro Neves
Rita Castro Neves has been exhibiting regularly in both institutional spaces (Museum of Contemporary Art of Serralves, Porto, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Brazil, Spike Island, Bristol, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, I.C.A., London, Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, Image Museum, Braga, Nogueira da Silva Museum, Braga, Neo-Realism Museum, Vila Franca de Xira, Fábrica Asa, Guimarães European Capital Culture) and alternative spaces (rented flat, primary school, public toilet, record shop, the Finnish art space Oksasenkatu 11…).
Since 2015 Rita develops collaborative work with Daniel Moreira. With Laking, produced in 2015 following an invitation by the Finish art space Oksasenkatu 11, they started a long project on the representation of landscape, using drawing, photography and video – in installation, to think about artistic collaboration, different techniques and artistic cultures, territory, scale and journey.
Showing at Galeria Bang Bang (Lisbon, 2016), Galeria Oitavo (Porto, 2017), Fundação José Rodrigues (Porto, 2017) Sputenik The Window (Porto, 2017), Museu da Imagem at the Encontros da Imagem Braga Photo Festival (Braga, 2017), Colégio das Artes (Coimbra, 2017), Galeria Bolsa de Arte (São Paulo, 2017), the Lisbon Museu Geológico (Lisbon, 2018) and at the Casa Museu Medeiros e Almeida (Lisbon, 2018). In August they were at the Brazilian Ateliê Fidalga in the context of the Paulo Reis Residency (São Paulo) presenting a solo show, and in October 2017 they travelled through Japan in a study trip with a Fundação Oriente Short Term Grant.
Currently is a teacher at the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto and at the School of Media Arts and Design, Porto Polytechnic.
From 2005 till 2008 was the Educational Coordinator of the Photography Course at the Portuguese Institute for Photography.
Rita Castro Neves is a member of i2ADS the Research Institute in Art, Design and Society, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto, where she created and coordinates the group Symptom. Performance. Research. Experimentation.