Collection: Patrícia Azevedo Santos

Patrícia Azevedo Santos born in 1984) holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts - Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, and completed a Master's in Art and Design for Public Space at the same institution. In 2011, she began her PhD in Public Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. She organized her first solo exhibition, Relative Mobility, in 2007, at ICBAS (Porto). Since then, she has participated in individual and collective exhibitions, contributed to periodicals and scientific meetings, and developed artistic research on possible articulations between artistic practice, public space, and theories of democracy. Throughout her career as a visual artist, she has maintained a recurrent and transversal interest, both in research and practice, in issues regarding obsolescence, disappearance, and ruin. Her work uses various media, such as painting, drawing, performance, photography, video, or collage. More recently, she has mainly worked with photography and drawing, exploring issues around the body at the boundaries of public and private and as a tool to think about politics, gender, and some of the structural conditions of being human.