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I was born in Lisbon (Portugal)Graduated in Graphic Design from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts and took a Master’s degree in Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art in London.I have teached at IADE and RESTART art schools and at UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA. Storytelling through images is my passion: since ’78 I have been publishing Graphic Novels in books, newspapers and magazines in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy

MAIN EXHIBITIONS

1987.
Young Artists Bienal ( Barcelona).
1988.
Vila Nova de Cerveira Bienal/Design.
1989.
Eurovisionni – Viaggio a Fumetti tra le Citta d’Europa (Milão).
1994.
Filipe Seems – International Comic Book Fair/Amadora.
1998.
International Cartoon Festival/Angouleme (France).
1999.
Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (South Korea)
2003.
Cityscapes .Casa Fernando Pessoa (Lisboa). Awesome Arts Festival/ Perth (Australia)
2010.
“Cent pour cent” (colective) la cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image. Angoulême (France)
“Res Publica” (colective) Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
2011
“Tinta nos nervos” (colective) Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon.
“Subway Life”. LeV-literary writing festival. Matosinhos (Portugal)
“Subway Life”. Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes. Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal)
2012
“Subway Life”. Museu Municipal. Coimbra (Portugal)
“Riso” (colective) Fundação EDP/Museu da Electricidade. Lisboa (Portugal)
2013
“Bem dita crise”. Casa da Cultura (Setúbal).
2014
“Merci la crise”. Club de Presse, Montpellier (France)
“Subway Life”. Guarda Theatre.
“Desenhos de Cordel” Lisbon Subway (Saldanha, São sebastião, and Alameda stations)
2016
“É na cidade que existe |que existe a cidade que não existe”, site-specific instalattion at FÓLIO-Litterary Festival, Óbidos (Portugal)
2017
“My house doesn’t have an inside” Abysmo Gallery. Lisbon (Portugal)

GRAPHIC NOVELS

EUROVISIONI-VIAGGIO A FUMETTI TRA LE CITTA D’EUROPA (colective). Mondatori. 1989
ANA (with Nuno Artur Silva) Ed. Asa. 1993.
LISBOA ÀS CORES Lisbon City Council. 1993.
À PROCURA DO FIM (with Nuno Artur Silva). Comissioned by Lisbon European Capital of Culture. 1994.
A HISTÓRIA DO TESOURO PERDIDO (argumento de Nuno Artur Silva) Ed. Asa. 1994.
PLANO ESTRATÉGICO DE LISBOA (with Nuno Artur Silva). Lisbon City Council. 1995.
A ARTE SUPREMA (with Rui Zink) Ed. Asa. 1997.
O SENHOR ABÍLIO Ed. Asa. 1999.
A TRIBO DOS SONHOS CRUZADOS (with Nuno Artur Silva) Ed. Asa. 2003.
REI (with Rui Zink) Ed. Asa. 2007.
VIH, O BICHO DA SIDA (with Rui Zink) Almedina/Abraço. 2008
SUBWAY LIFE. Assírio & Alvim. 2010
O GRUPO DO LEÃO (with Rui Zink). Chiado Museum of Contemporary Art. 2010
HERÓIS DO MAR (book+cd). EMI.2011
BARRIGA DA BALEIA, Pato Lógico, 2013
EU QUERO A MINHA CABEÇA, Pato Lógico, 2015
A MINHA CASA NÃO TEM DENTRO, Abysmo,2017

CARTOON BOOKS

CARTOONS FROM 2007 (with António, Cid,  and Maia) Assírio & Alvim. 2008.
CARTOONS FROM 2008 (with António, Cid, Cristina and Maia) Assírio & Alvim. 2009.
CARTOONS FROM 2009 (with António, Carrilho, Cid, Cristina and Maia) Assírio & Alvim. 2010.
NOM DE DIEUX! (colective) Pal a Pan. 2010
CARTOONS FROM 2010 (with António, Carrilho, Cid, Cristina and Maia) Assírio & Alvim. 2011.
CARTOONS FROM 2011 (with António, Carrilho, Cid, Cristina, Maia, Monteiro and Viana) Documenta. 2012.
BEM DITA CRISE! Documenta. 2012.
CARTOONS FROM 2013 (with António, Carrilho, Cid, Cristina, Monteiro and Maia) Documenta. 2014.

THEATRE ART DIRECTION

O QUE DIZ MOLERO( directed by António Feio).National Theatre D. Maria II, Lisbon (1994); S. João National Theatre, Porto (1995 e 1999); Villaret Theatre, Lisbon (1999). Won the “Best Set Design ’94” and Prize from ACARTE/Gulbenkian
DUAS SEMANAS COM O PRESIDENTE (directed by António Feio).Belém Cultural Centre, Lisbon; National Theatre S. João, Porto. 1996.
ARTE (directed by António Feio). National Theatre S. João, Porto; Villaret Theatre, Lisbon. 1998 e 2003.
O ÚLTIMO A RIR (directed by Adriano Luz). Villaret Theatre, Lisbon. 2001.
TRIFÁSICO (by Paulo Matos) Villaret Theatre, Lisbon. 2002
O DONO DO NADA (directed by Adriano Luz). Olga Cadaval Cultural Centre- Sintra, 2003; Maria Matos Theatre, Lisbon. 2006.
MANOBRAS DE DIVERSÃO (Produções Fictícias)/ Sao Luiz Theatre, Lisbon. 2004.
1755 – O GRANDE TERRAMOTO (directed byFraga) Trindade Theatre, Lisbon. 2006.
CLAMOR (directed by Carlos Pimenta) Carlos Alberto Theatre, Porto. 2006
ERVA VERMELHA (directed by Cristina Carvalhal) Trindade Theatre, Lisbon. 2006.
HOW TO DO THINGS WITH WORDS (with Ricardo Araujo Pereira) Sao Luiz Theatre, Lisbon. 2008.
script and direction of LISBON, WHO ARE YOU? multimedia piece projected on St. George’s castle walls, Lisbon (Portugal)
BELLY OF THE WHALE (with Ana Brandão). Teatro Maria Matos/Lisboa, Centro Cultural Vila-Flor/Guimarães, 2012. Teatro Virgínia/Torres Novas, Teatro Viriato/Viseu, Centro das Artes_Casa das Mudas/Madeira, Centro das Artes e do Espectáculo de Sever do Vouga, Cine-Teatro S. Pedro/Abrantes, Cine-Teatro de Estarreja, Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita/Barreiro, Museu da Cidade de Aveiro, Centro Cultural de Ílhavo, Cine-Teatro de Sobral de Monte Agraço, São Martinho do Porto, Alcobaça, Águeda, 2013. Museu Municipal/Vagos, Bibliotec José Saramago/Feijó, Auditório Municipal César Batalha/Oeiras, Teatro Municipal de Faro. 2014.Teatro Michaelense/Azores, Teatro Maria Matos/Lisbon, 2016.
THE MOUNTAIN (with Ana Brandão) Teatro Maria Matos/Lisboa. Espaço do tempo, Montemor-o-novo. Teatro Municipal da Guarda. 2014-2015. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2016. Teatro Rivoli/Porto, 2017.

DIGITAL LIVE DRAWING PERFORMANCES

2001
SONOGRAFIAS with musician Paulo Curado: Lugar Comum (Oeiras), Cordoaria Nacional (Lisboa)
2002
CABARET LX with singer Sylvie Canape: Instituto Franco-Português (Lisboa), Ler Devagar (Lisboa), UCP (Viseu)
2003
BULLLET with musician Armando Teixeira: Festival Número (Lisboa), Festival Cosmopólis (Lisboa), Festival Sonda (Caldas da Rainha), Faladura/Teca (Porto), Queima das Fitas (Coimbra), Lux (Lisboa), Frágil (Lisboa,) Point Ephemére (Paris) among others.
2004/2005
CONTINUOUS ME with dancer Yola Pinto: ZDB (Lisboa), Festival Altitudes (Montemuro), Box Nova/CCB (Lisboa), Faro Capital da Cultura among others.
Theatre Event CONSPIRAÇÃO (Teatro Aberto/Lisboa, Teatro Viriato/Viseu, Clube Estefânea/Lisboa, Centro de Artes da Calheta/Madeira)
Festival au PARC PASTEUR (Orleans)
With FACTOR ACTIVO: Festival Imago (Fundão)
Poetry reading sessions with PRODUÇÕES FICTÍCIAS (Lisboa, Loulé, Oeiras, Madeira)
CAMP FESTIVAL: Montemor-o-novo and Sttutgart
PUBLIC SPACE/ Faro, Capital of Culture
SUPER DELUXE/Tóquio with musician Ellen Fullman (Japan)
SONOGRAFIAS (with musician Paulo Curado):Modern Art Museum/Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
2006
SUBTROPICS Festival/Miami with musicians Gustavo Matamoros e Gino Robair (USA)
TRAMA Festival/Serralves Foundation: Casa da Música Subway station, Porto
CLAMOR (directed by Carlos Pimenta)/Teca, Porto
O SOM AMARELO/Granular. Chiado Museum, Lisbon
PUBLIC SPACE / Monchique, Tavira, Almodôvar, Olhão, V. R. Sto AntónioEME Festival / Igreja de Santiago, Palmela.
2007
Concert Songwriter AMÉLIA MUGE. Culturgest, Lisbon.
EGO SKIN (with dancers Amélia Bentes and Ludger Lamers).Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon.
With MICRO AUDIO WAVES. Lux, Lisbon. MusicBox, Lisbon. Plano B, Porto.)
Museum Night / Arqueology Museum, Lisbon.
Public Space / Vila do Conde, Aljezur, Tavira, Matosinhos (Portugal).
ILLUMINATED CORRIDOR / San Francisco, EUA.
HILLSIDE CLUB/ Berkeley, EUA.
concert À NOITE O SOL / Mistura Festival – São Luiz Theatre, Lisbon.
2008
Drawn Concert with piannist Mario Laginha, Sao Luiz Theatre, Lisbon
Public Space / Moita, Alcacer do Sal
Concert Songwriter AMÉLIA MUGE. Sesimbra.
Expo Zaragoza (with  Rafael Toral)
FUNCHAL 500 YEARS show (public space) , Madeira.
2009
Public space: Elvas, Paços de Ferreira, Faro (Portugal).
“Festival de los Abrazos”, Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
“Burning Sounds”, Albufeira:  with Orquestra Sinfónica do Algarve (Portugal).
“The mistery of things” : presentation of Guimarães European Capital of Culture 2012.
“Inês Negra”, Melgaço: show by Comédias do Minho directed by Gonçalo Amorim.
2010
“Mapacorpo” by Amelia Bentes (with dancers Amélia Bentes and Leonor Keil and musician Vitor Rua). Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon. Garcia de Rezende Theatre, Évora.
In Public Space / Moita (Portugal) with DJ Marcos Bartilotti.
“Sonografias” (with musicians Paulo Curado and Fernando Mota). Monstra Festival. Lisbon.
“In Lisbon Castle”. Intermedia show with music by Bernardo Sassetti at S. Jorge’s Castle. Lisbon.
“Clube da Palavra ao Vivo”. Spoken word. São Luiz Theatre, Lisbon
Lisboa Mistura Festival (with Galandum Galundaina) – São Luiz Theatre, Lisbon.
2011
“Antígono” Opera directed by Carlos Pimenta, performed by Divino Sospiro orchestra. Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon.
“Clube da Palavra ao Vivo”. Spoken word. São Luiz Theatre, Lisbon
“Mapacorpo” by Amélia Bentes (with dancers Amélia Bentes e Leonor Keil and musician Vitor Rua). Vila Flor Cultural Center, Guimarães (Portugal).
“Um galeão e uma torrada encontram-se na rua das estrelas, pela primeira vez”, Quintas da Leitura, Campo Alegre Theatre, Porto.
Festival CITEMOR (com Pedro Lopes), Montemor-o-Velho (Portugal).
ETEROPÓLIS, festival CCB_INSIDE_OUT. Belem Cultural Center/Lisbon.
DRAWN CONCERT (with Mário Laginha) Investigators European Night_Science Museum, Lisbon
2012
A INVENÇÃO DO DIA CLARO (com Flak) Silence Festival / Musicbox, Lisboa
“Clube da Palavra ao Vivo” São Luiz Theatre, Lisbon.
2013
“GRANDE CONCERTO EXPRESSO 40 anos, CCB/Lisbon.
“GENTE DIZ ALMADA” São Luiz Theatre, Lisbon.
“JOINING MITCHELL”, (tribute) Belem Cultural Center/Lisbon.
2014
“DIVINO SOSPIRO 10th aniversary concert” (with Divino Sospiro orchestra), Belem Cultural Center/Lisbon.
“EU SOU A SOMBRA QUE ME SEGUE A MIM (with Ana Brandão) Theatre Maria Matos
“SOBRE O MAR” (with Ondjaki and Marcelo Magdaleno) Miami Beach and Portuguese Cultural Center, Luanda (Angola).FLIP Literary Festival, Paraty (Brasil). Fundação José Saramago, Lisbon.
2015
“A SÉRIO” (with) Nuno Artut Silva and Dead Combo),Theatre São Luiz. Lisbon.
“ISTO NÃO É UM RECITAL DE POESIA” (with Nuno Artur Silva, Sérgio Godinho, Mitó and Noiserv) Teatro São Luiz. Lisboa.
“O TELHADO DO MUNDO” (with Ondjaki and Filipe Raposo) Theatre São Luiz. Lisbon.
“4 MÃOS” (with Filipe Raposo) Belem Cultural Center, Festival Big Bang, Lisbon.
2016
“CARTA BRANCA” (with Filipe Raposo) Som Riscado Festival, Loulé (Portugal)
“4 MÃOS” (with Filipe Raposo) Big Bang Festival (Hamburgo) Jardim de Verão, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
“É A TUA CARA” (with Filipe Raposo) Pequeno Grande C, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
2017
“QUAL É O SOM DA TUA CARA?” (with Filipe Raposo) Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon.

OTHER PROJECTS

1995
I was comissioned by the Lisbon Subway to create a visual set for the hoardings of Alameda building site.
2000/2004
The SUBWAY LIFE project was undertaken between 1999 and 2004 and consisted of drawing people sitting in subway carriages in 10 cities across the five continents. In total this comprised around 800 hours of work spread across the 3 to 4 weeks that I stayed in each city; my routine involved 2 two-hour sessions per day as I travelled the different lines during the full span of the opening hours.My choice of cities – London, Lisbon, Berlin, Stockholm, New York, São Paulo, Tokyo, Athens, Moscow and Cairo – was aimed at covering distinct metropolises which I did not already know.The website of this project (www.subway-life.com) was nominated in the Art category of the Flash Film Festival. To date it has received more than 6 million visits.
Since 2004 I draw every week a political cartoon for O INIMIGO PÚBLICO (in PÚBLICO newspaper).

PRIZES

Book of the Year at Amadora International Comic-book Festival 1993 with “Ana”
Book of the Year at Amadora International Comic-book Festival 1994 with “A História do Tesouro Perdido”
Best Costume Design 1994 from Theatre Critics Association and best Set Design from ACARTE/Gulbenkian 1994 with “O Que Diz Molero”
Book of the Year at Amadora International Comic-book Festival 1997 with “A Arte Suprema”
Art Category at  Flash Film Festival 2003 with “Subway Life” website
Hounorable Mention at World Press Cartoon 2006
2d Prize Editorial Cartoon at World Press Cartoon 2008
Best Art at Amadora International Comic-book Festival 2008 with “Rei”
Hounorable Mention at World Press Cartoon 2010
Hounorable Mention at World Press Cartoon 2012
National Illustration Prize 2014 with “Uma Escuridão Bonita”