Universidade Lusófona Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Orlando Franco

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Media Arts Creative Industries and Technology

PhD student in Arte dos Media at Universidade Lusofona Humanidades Técnologias, lisboa. Postgraduate in Teorias da Arte at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa. Degree in Fine Arts in the ESAD-Caldas da Rainha, Erasmus scholarship in Facultad de Bellas Artes de Salamanca.

Has a plural activity in the visual arts field, as a visual artist, independent curator, teacher and cultural mediator. (professor assistente convidado no curso de fotografia da Universidade Lusofona Humanidades Tecnologias) Collaborates with educational institutions and museums (Museu Coleção Berardo).

In his work, explores the ways of video, image (fixed and moving), installation and drawing. His researches seek to expand and amplify ideas and concepts as: tension and suspension, weight and lightness, achievement and frustration.

His searches often focus on the physical notion of body / machine, which can be animals, mechanical, industrial or objects. Has regular exhibitions since 1999, which highlights: Collective exp.(selection): Block B –Culturefest Dublin, Ireland; The Market Studios, Open Studios, Dublin, Ireland (2012) “O Peso e a Ideia” – Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon (2012) “Matriz Caldas –Hospital Termal museum, Caldas da Rainha (2011) “SUCKING REALITY”|Fuso, annual Lisbon International Video Art – BES Arte&Finança, Lisboa (2011) “…and then again…”Museu da Cidade – Pavilhão Preto, Lisboa (2010); “Enganar a Fome” – Espaço Avenida 211, Lisboa; “Na Margem do Vísivel”, Sala Do Veado- Natural History Museum, Lisboa (2008); “Debaixo do Tapete” – Plataforma Revólver, Lisboa (2007); “V Prémio City Desk”, Centro Cultural de Cascais; “Bartolomeu 5″ Lisboa (2005); “Anteciparte”, Lisboa (2004).


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