Dra. Doña Rita Castro Neves. Universidad de Oporto, Portugal
Born in Paris, 1977. Currently is a professor at the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto and at the School of Media Arts and Design, Porto Polytechnic. Rita Castro Neves finished her training at the Lisbon’s Ar.Co School of Visual Arts (Photography Dept.) in 1995 and in 1998 at the Slade School of Fine Art (Master in Fine Art, Media Dept.), 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…).
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.