(b. 1984)
Currently living and working in São Vicente, Cabo Verde.
He studied Photography at Ar.Co, in Lisbon, and completed postgraduate studies in Photography and Contemporary Art (IPA/Atelier de Lisboa).
He has been working both in photography and installation, and landscape has been the primary backdrop for his artistic research. His artistic practice is informed by an understanding of the landscape as a space of cultural embodiment, a place where natural, physical and symbolic dimensions interact and colide. When approaching the landscape, his interest transcends the natural and physical aspects but rather considers the accumulation of traces left behind as signs of political and socio-ecological significance. He is therefore more concerned about constructing an image and inscribing a speculative meaning in his photographs than recording the surface of things.
He has been involved in several artistic and educational projects as a photographer, trainer, curator and founding member of AOJE, an organization dedicated to photography. He has been working as an educator for several years and collaborates at Koiástudio design studio.

Available for Commissions:
+238 589 96 24
Education
2011
Photography and Contemporary Art – IPA/Atelier de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
2008
Landscape Architecture – ISA/UTL, Lisbon, Portugal
2005
Photography – Ar.Co, Lisbon, Portugal
Selected Exhibitions
2019
Zeitgeist – Parallel Platform, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary
2019
Currents Shift – Parallel Platform, Chateau d’Eau, Toulouse, France
2019
Adaptation and Transition – Ci.CLO Porto Photography Biennial, Porto, Portugal
2018
Parallel Showcase – Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
2017
16° 51’ 49 N 24° 52’ 02 W – Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
2016
BF16 – Vila Franca de Xira Photography Biennial Award, Portugal
2015
On Landscape #2 – On Landscape Project, Matèria Gallery, Rome, Italy
2013
Ocupações Temporárias, Documentos – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2013
Ocupações Temporárias – Mindelo, Cabo Verde
2011
Quinze Ensaios – Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal
2010
Na superfície – Espaço Campanhã & Tabacaria, Porto, Portugal
2005
New Ways of Approaching Landscape – Penafiel, Portugal
Grants/Awards
2018 – 2019
Parallel Platform 2nd Cycle – selected artist
2018 – 2019
Ci.CLO Porto Photography Biennial – invited artist and curator
2017
Mack First Book Award – nominated
2016
BF16, Vila Franca de Xira Photography Biennial Award – finalist
2015
Dummy Award Kassel – finalist
2014
Unseen Dummy Award – finalist
Residencies
2019
Luuanda – Colectivo Pés Descalços, Luanda, Angola
2018
Adaptation and Transition – Ci.CLO Photography Biennial, Parque de Noudar, Portugal
2017
Walkscapes, Residency in Transit – Hangar, Ethiopia
2005
New Ways of Approaching Landscape – artLAB*projectos, Penafiel, Portugal
Curatorial
2019
Sixth Nature – Ci.CLO Photography Biennial, CPF, Porto, Portugal
2016
Mundo Cão – Galeria Ponta d’Praia, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
2016
O Outro Lado da Lua – Centro Cultural do Mindelo, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
2016
Estórias – Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
2014
Palco 50 – Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
2013 – 2014
Cabo Verde International Photography Festival
2012
Espelho de Prata – Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design, Mindelo, Cabo Verde
Print
2020
Fisheye Photo Review 2020.21 – Fisheye Magazine
2019
Atlas – Parallel Platform
2019
Currents Shift exhibition catalogue – Parallel Platform
2016
Multiple Gazes of a Country’s Photographed Past – African Photography Initiatives
2015
Next Future journal #18 – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
2013
Next Future journal #12 – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
2013
Revista 2 – Público
2010
Scopio Magazine #1 – Cityscópio
Collections
Fundação Amílcar Cabral – Praia, Cabo Verde