ÂNGELA FERREIRA 
aka,  Ângela Berlinde

[ artist & independent photography curator | producing contemporary projects on photography as a researcher & art educator ]

Born in 1975, Porto ( Portugal), Ângela is an artist and and independent photography curator, with PHD in Photography and Visual Communication at Universidade do Minho, Portugal about the Indigenous communities of Brazil. She holds a degree in Curatorial Studies and completed a Master’s degree in Photography at Utrecht School of Arts-Holland.

She is pos-doc researcher at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil, developing studies on contemporary visual practices that problematize the hybrid forms of photography, in intersection with other languages, such as Painting, Cinema and Literature. Member of the research group NANO New arts Organisms of the School of Fine Arts of UFRJ. (NanoLab), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Ângela Ferreira is Co-Founder of the Portuguese PhotoFestival Encontros da Imagem (2006), an International Photography Festival based in Braga Portugal, which has collaborated as Artistic Director and Curator. In this role she has worked on several solo exhibitions including Malick Sidibé, Viviane Sassen, Christto & Andrew, Brian Griffin, Karen Knorr, Cristina de Middel, Roger Ballen, Ren Hang, Carlos Spottorno, Phil Toledano. She has lectured on contemporary photography throughout Europe and latin American Countries, particularly in Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia, and acted as a curator for both national and international exhibitions.
In 2018 was one of the guest curators of the Beijng Photography Biennale in China organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Beijing Museum of Art (CAFA Art Museum).

She is invited Ajdunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto ( School of Media Arts and Design)  where she is coordinator of the international Mad Summer School.

Since 2017, she is curatorial member of Photography Museum in Fortaleza, Brazil and currently she is artistic advisor of the FotoFestival SOLAR and counselor of the Photography Program at the Secretary State of Culture of Ceará, Brazil.  

She collaborates with local and international artists with  focuses on the development of cultural exchanges and social problems. She often works with human rights advocates, and as well as being involved as a nominator and juror for the international photographic organizations, festivals and events.

Based in Portugal and Brazil, Ângela is interested in visual story-telling, created with multiple layers and languages to visualize the subject matter. She is also interested in seeing lens-based media, photographym photobooks and photoessays as well artists artists working on the intersection of photography and other media to include in the European and Latin American Institutions and Festivals.

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NEWS: 

2019  Guest Curator of Korea International Photo Festival 2019, Seoul. 

2018 Guest Curator of PhotoBienal Beijing, China.
As one of the most controversial events organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Beijing Art Museum, the project aims to examine how Photography - with its unique and social and constant renewal - continues to engage in contemporary cultural narratives for the construction of new orders and artistic structures. 

2018 Artistic Advisor of the FotoFestival SOLAR and counselor of the Photography Program at the Secretary State of Culture of Ceará, Brazil.  

2017 Artistic Advisor and member of the curatorial board of Museu da Fotografia de Fortaleza, Brazil. 

2016 Adjunct Professor at Media Arts & Design School, Oporto, Portugal.

2006-2016 Founding Member, Director and Curator of International Photography Festival|Encontros da Imagem, Braga| Portugal, an international photo festival specialized in exchange of fine art photography, finding and introducing contmporary artists around the world/ Braga, Portugal.

2014 Visitor teacher at Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2010-2013 Artistic Director of GNRation, a structure of creative research, dedicated to the creation & production  of artistic and creative actions. Braga, Portugal 

2009-2013 Assistant ESAP- University of Porto, School of Arts Porto, Portugal
Art Director MAIOCLARO| Visual and Intermedia Concepts|Festival of Photography of Oporto|Portugal, a Youth Organization of young artists from photography, video and design in Portugal.

Contribution with articles to diverse magazines, interviews with international artists, and introduce their work to the Portuguese Scene, based on her professional background, and expertise, in the field of art photography.

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S T U D I E S 

PÓS-DOC researcher at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil, developing studies on contemporary visual practices that problematize the hybrid forms of photography, in intersection with other languages, Member of the research group NANO New arts Organisms of the School of Fine Arts of UFRJ. (NanoLab), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PHD in Photography and Visual Communication at Universidade do Minho, Portugal and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Scholarship Fellow FCT, 2009 Science and Technology of Art Researcher.

European Media Master in Digital Photography at Utrecht School of Arts, Holland, 2004.
Graduation in Law from Uminho University, Braga| Portugal, 1998.

C O L L E C T I O N S
Photography Center, Montevideo, Uruguay
Centro de Fotografia, Bilbao
City Council Vilnius, Lithuania
Mosteiro de S. Martinho de Tibães, Braga, Portugal
Grupo Dst, s.a

P R I Z E S

BBC Photographer of the year -BBC News, London
International Youth contest of Photography "Water and Youth"-Buenos Aires Argentina -Governo Internacional da Argentina,


contacts:
email:
angelamferreira@me.com



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