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RUI SOARES COSTA

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​Rui Soares Costa (b. 1981) studied Painting at Ar.Co while training and researching in Social Psychology between Portugal and the US. His research wondered about the cognitive processes involved in person memory and the importance of temporal order in the way people make sense about others.


From 2013 onward Rui has been working exclusively as a visual artist, and exhibiting since 2016. His current research and practice revolve around the perception of time by manipulating its suspension, distension and compression. Rui works closely with contemporary music and his exhibitions always have original soundtracks. Rui has established a close collaboration with the musician and multimedia artist André Gonçalves.


In 2016 he started Bull’s Eye - Artist in Residence Program at his studio in Olho de Boi. More than thirty artists from across the world, most of them international, have participated so far.


Rui's work is part of collections in Germany, India, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland as well as José Costa Rodrigues collection (PT) and Art fairs collection (ES). He is represented by Salgadeiras Gallery in Lisbon and sala 117 Gallery in Porto. Lives and works between Lisbon and Olho de Boi. 




EDUCATION


2012 - Post-Doc, Social Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon / Princeton University, NJ


2009 - PhD, Social Psychology, ISCTE, Lisbon / University of California, Davis


2005 - B.A., Psychology, ISPA, Lisbon


2003 - Painting, Ar.Co, Lisbon





INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS


​2019 - Não acontece este esqueleto dançar / (Un)dancing skeleton, sala 117 Gallery, Porto, PT

​2019 - 
Estes pés só pisam vento / Walking the wind, Salgadeiras Gallery, Lisbon, PT


2018 - Honey Series, Geological Museum, Lisbon, PT


2017 - Lifeline Series, Salgadeiras Gallery, Lisbon, PT


2017 - Winter Series, Palácio da Quinta da Piedade, Póvoa de Santa Iria, PT

2016 - Sweet Series, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, PT




COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS


​​2019 - Ater, Salgadeiras Gallery, Lisbon, PT


2018 - Quando o tacto se faz contacto, sala 117 Gallery, Porto, PT (curated by Hugo Dinis)

2016 - Utopia Today, Abílio Museum, Óbidos, PT - FOLIO '16 (curated by Ana Matos)





BOOKS


2017 -  Olho de Boi


2016 - Sweet Series





GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020 - Artistic Residency at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, India (supported by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust and the Embassy of Portugal in India)


2011/12 - Visiting Scholar, Alexander Todorov, Princeton University, US


2010 - INCORE travel grant, INCORE, UK

2010 - INCORE bursary, INCORE, UK

2009 - Post-Doc Grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal

2008 - Travel Award, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal

2005 - PhD Grant, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal





ART FAIRS


2020 - JUSTMAD, Madrid (Ater with Salgadeiras Gallery)


2019 - JUSTMAD, Madrid (The game of logic with Salgadeiras Gallery)





OTHER PROJECTS

2020 -
drawings for the posters of the 25th anniversary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Portugal




PRESS


. ​Egoísta - 01/09/2019

Umbigo - 30/08/2019

. Le Monde Diplomatique - 01/08/2019

​. Gerador - 12/07/2019

. ​Expresso - revista - 22/06/2019

. ​RTP 3 - As Horas Extraordinárias - 11/06/2019

. ​Jornal de Letras - 22/05/2019

. Cultura de Borla - 05/07/2018

. Expresso - revista - 04/11/2017

​. SIC - cartaz - 22/09/2017

. Antena 3 - 20/09/2017

​. TimeOut - 15/11/2017

​. Sábado - Gps - 11/10/2017

. Óbidos TV - 2016