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Academic Staff

SHORT CV

 

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos e Sousa
Full Professor at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal, where he's Director of CITAR (Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts) since 2011, and director of CIONP (Silver and Goldsmithing Centre in the Northern Portugal). Doctor (2002) and Aggregate Professor (2006) in History of Art, Arts Faculty of Porto University, where he defended his master's dissertation (1997). Former director of the extinct Art and Restoration Department (2006-2015), president of the Scientific Council (2011-2013) and director of the Conservation and Restoration Centre (2006-2013), of the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal. Fellow of the Portuguese Academy of History (since 2003) and of the National Fine Arts Academy (since 2001). Chaired the board of Círculo Dr. José de Figueiredo (1997-2006). He was awarded the D. António Ferreira Gomes prize (1989) by the Catholic University of Portugal, the Fundação Eng.º António de Almeida prize for the highest licentiateship grade in his year (1994) and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation award for Regional and Local History (ex aequo, 2005). He was also awarded the prize for best professor at the Economics Faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal by the Students' Union, in 2004. Editor of Revista de Artes Decorativas, Museu and of Filermo.
@ |
 gsousa@porto.ucp.pt

 

Baltazar Torres
Graduated in Fine Arts - Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.
Solo exhibitions (selection):

  • Can You Draw a New World?, Artinprogress, 2002, Berlin, Germany.
  • A Perfect Day in a Perfect World, Fundación Juan Miró, 2007, Palma de Maiorca, Spain.
  • A Tutto Gas, Galeria Cezare Manzo, 2007, Rome, Italy.
  • Baltazar Torres World Circus Tour, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, 2011, Viena, Austria.

Authors such as Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Fernando Castro Florez, David Barro ou Paulo Cunha e Silva have written on his body of work.
Invited Assistant Professor at the School of Arts.
@ | 
atorres@porto.ucp.pt

 

Vítor Teixeira
Assistant Professor at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal and integrated researcher in CITAR (Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts). Doctor in History (2004), at Arts Faculty of Porto University, where he defended his master's dissertation in Medieval History (1996) and was graduated in History (1991). He was Assistant Professor in University of Saint Joseph (USJ, Macau SAR, People Republic China), in the Faculties of Humanities, Creative Industries and Christian Studies. He develops researches and publications in Macau since 2001, with studies about History and Cultural and Artistic Heritage in Southern China and in Southeast Asia (East Portuguese Seaborne Empire).
@ | vteixeira@porto.ucp.pt

 

Carlos Ruiz Carmona
Spanish filmmaker born in Barcelona and formed in London in the areas of Film Production, directing, film editing, scriptwriting and cinematography. Since 1990 Carlos Ruiz has worked in the film industry in various capacities as an assistant. In 1996 he produced Rooftop an award wining short drama which won best screenplay at the Internacional Film Festival of Valencia, Spain. Rooftop was distributed at London’s Odeon Cinemas. In 1999 Carlos directed and produced his first feature-length film: To anyone who can hear me. This film was premiered at the pretigious  Internacional Film Festival of Taormina, Italy and participated  in festivals such as Edinburgh, Madrid, Sienna, Croatia, Roma, and Figueira da Foz. In 1999 To anyone who can hear me won two major awards at the International Film Festival of Figueira da Foz, Portugal: Grand Prix for best Feature Fiction Film and International Journalists Jury Prize and an honorable mention at the International Film Festival of Famalicâo, Portugal. In 2001 Carlos produced Shadows which was entered in competitions at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (Netherlands) in January 2002. Shadows had its debut at Columbia Tri-Star Preview Theatre in London, England, 2001. In 2004  Carlos directs and produces his second feature film: Portrait, an award wining feature documentary which has participated in many International Film Festivals such as Taiwan, Ankara, Rome, Madrid, Mexico, Cadiz, Helsinski, DocLisboa and Tui-PlayDoc. In 2005 Portrait won Best Spanish Feature Film at the International Documentary Film Festival of Madrid, Spain. In the same year the film was awarded an honorable distinction at the International Documentary Film Festival of Tui. Pontevedra. Spain.
In 2009 and 2010 Portrait was selected and distributed internationally by Miguel Cervantes’ Institute. The program included  multiple long term exhibitions in Mexico, Moscú, Shanghai, Stockholm, Beijing, Rome and Casablanca. In 2013 was selected and exibited wordwide by Eurochannel in Europe, Asia and America.
In 2009 Carlos directed and produced the short fiction drama Roots, which won the main Prix Bracara Augusta Award at the Independent Film Festivalof Braga, Portugal. The films was also awarded Best Short Film at the International Film Festival of Minho. In 2011 he made another short filme entitled Strike which was recently selected to participate at Mexico’s Interantional film Festival. In 2011, he directed the short documentary film Strike, which was selected for screening at the Film Festival of Mexico and parallel documentary shows in South America.
In 2001 Carlos Ruiz finished his master's degree in Film History and Criticism at the East London University. In 2012 he completed his Phd in Science and Technology of the Arts, specializing in Cinema and Audiovisual, by the Catholic University of Portugal of Oporto. His thesis focussed the research on the process of narrative construction in documentary, having obtained the rank of Summa cum Laude by unanimity.
He is lecturer at the School of the Arts of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Oporto, since 1999. There he has coordinated and supervised the production of over 100 fiction and documentary projects. Between 2005 and 2008 was an Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where he also coordinated and supervised the production of short film projects. Between 2001 and 2003 he supervised fiction and documentary Projects in the School of Arts of Porto. Between 1995 and 1999 he taught various subjects in the area of cinema and supervised many fiction and documentary projects in the following institutions: South London Barbican University, Goldsmith University, Kingsway College, City and Islington College and South Thames College.
@ |  ccarmona@porto.ucp.pt

 

Pedro Monteiro
Holds a PhD degree in Music Theory and Analysis from UCP-Porto. Graduated in Sacred Music (Organ and Conducting) from School of Arts – UCP-Porto. Also holds a Researcher’s diploma in Musicology from U. Valladolid (Spain) and attended a Post-graduation on Concert Organ in HfKM – Regensburg (Germany). Assistant Conductor for Orquestra Clássica de Espinho, Organist at Our Lady of Conception Church – Porto, Conductor and Artistic Director of EAnsemble and EMP-Porto. He is a Teacher at UCP-Porto and USJ-Macao and a Researcher in CITAR – UCP-Porto.
@ | pmonteiro@porto.ucp.pt

 

Luís Sarmento
PhD candidate in Science and Technology of the Arts at Catholic University of Portugal. Holds a Graduate Degree in Sound and Image with a Digital Arts specialization. Lecturer in the Sound and Image department. Currently his interests lie on the generic field of adaptive/generative interface development in the context of artistic production and in particular on the potential of web interactive systems and mass participation in Art.
@ | lferreira@porto.ucp.pt

 

Ana Cudell
Graduation in Conservation and Restoration; PhD in Conservation of Paintings; Collaborative Researcher of Conservation of Contemporary Art at the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts at Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal.
@ | acudell@porto.ucp.pt

 

Carlos Duarte Sena Caires
Doctor on Fine Arts from the University of Paris 8 (France). Master in Sound and Image by the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal. Degree in Graphic Design by the University of Madeira (Portugal). Assistant Professor of the School of Arts. Lecturer in Sound and Image. Coordinator of the "Digital Creativity" research group of the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITE). Coordinator of the Master in Sound and Image and the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Design. As a digital artist is regularly invited to exhibit his work in Portugal and abroad. His artistic expression area is dominated by interactive video-art installations. For more information about his work please visit its homepage: http://www.carloscaires.org
@ |  ccaires@porto.ucp.pt

 

Jaime Neves
Currently in PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts, at Católica Porto | School of Arts. Graduate in Communication and Multimedia Design - Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra. Diploma in Audiovisual Communication Technology - Polytechnic Institute of Porto. Assistant Professor at the School of Arts. Professor at the Sound and Image course.
@ |  jneves@porto.ucp.pt

 

Sofia Serra
PhD and master in music psychology and education by The University of Sheffield; master in singing performance at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and graduated in singing at ESMAE - Portugal. Teacher and coordinator of Music Education Master at School of the Arts - Catholic University in Portugal and Researcher at Research Centre in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). Teaches regularly at University of Saint Joseph in Macau. Performed in opera, oratorio and solo recital, including for BBC radio 3 at the BBC proms. Won the 2nd price Tracy Chadwell Competition in London and the 2nd price Jovens Empreendedores XXI in opera cultural project. 
@ | sserra@porto.ucp.pt

 

Jorge Cardoso 
Invited assistant professor at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal - Porto, in the Sound and Image department.  He is also a researcher at the Science and Technology of the Arts Research Centre (CITAR), in the area of visual and interactive art. Since 2014,  he is the editor of the CITAR Journal. He has a PhD on Information Systems and Technologies and an MSc on Mobile Systems by the University of Minho, and a Graduate Degree in Informatics and Computation Engineering from the University of Porto. His research interests include interactive devices, interactive public displays, tangible interfaces, and gestural interfaces. 
He has several collaborations in artistic projects, in diverse areas such as interactive video art, sound installations, and computational design. His main focus is on designing and programming interactive computational systems. His projects have been presented at places/exhibitions such as  Procesalia (Spain, 2013), Public art circuit of Paredes (Portugal, 2013), FAD (Brasil, 2011), Casa da Música (Portugal, 2008), Future Places (Portugal, 2008). http://jorgecardoso.eu
@ | jccardoso@porto.ucp.pt

 

Guilhermina Castro
Doctor in Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Education of University of Porto. Graduated in Psychology from the University of Porto. Advanced trained as a Psychodrama Director from the Portuguese Society of Morenian Psychodrama. Post-graduated in Psychotherapy and Career Guidance from the University of Porto. Auxiliar invited teacher at Scholl of Arts. Teacher in the department of Sound and Image. Erasmus coordinator for the School of Arts. Responsbible for the articulation of School of Arts with Secondary Schools. Responsible for student's Tutoring.
@ | mcastro@porto.ucp.pt

 

Carolina Barata
Holds a Bachelor in Art Conservation and Restoration (Instituto Politécnico de Tomar) a postgraduate degree in Art Expertise (School of Decorative Arts of the Fundação Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva) and a Master in Applied Chemistry (Faculty of Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa). In 2015 she defends her PhD thesis developed at the Department of Geosciences at the Universidade de Aveiro. She started her professional career in 1996 in the field of conservation and restoration of easel painting and sculpture as a collaborator in several private workshops. She also joined projects in photography collections conservation, such as the one in the Photography Archive of the Municipality of Lisbon, during the year of 2001. Throughout her activity, she has attended several advanced training courses which contributed to the improvement of her performance.
In September 2005, she joined the Department of Art, Conservation and Restoration of the Universidade Católica, in Oporto, where she is a lecturer at the bachelor and master’s degree. In the same institution, she became a member of the Research Center for Science and Technology in Arts (CITAR) in 2007.
@ | cbarata@porto.ucp.pt

 

Sahra Kunz
PhD in Drawing obtained at the Basque Country University (UPV/EHU) in Bilbao, Spain. Masters in Sound and Image obtained at the School of the Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, Portugal. Degree in Painting obtained at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FBAUP) in Porto, Portugal. Invited Assistant professor at the School of the Arts. Vice-Director of CITAR - Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts.
@ | skunz@porto.ucp.pt

 

José Carlos Frade
Graduated in Chemistry (2013) and Mater in Analytical Chemistry (2007) by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources (2011) by the ISA of the University of Lisbon. Presently, occupies the positions of Assistant Professor in the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and Deputy Director in the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), belongs to the editorial board of ECR – Studies in Conservation and Restauration and develops research in the field of Conservation Science, with focus on the study of Portuguese painting (from 15th - 17th centuries) and 16th/17th centuries’ lacquerware objects. His areas of specialization are infrared spectroscopy, analytical pyrolysis and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. He has published 24 papers in scientific periodicals and conference proceedings, and participated in 36 scientific events and in eight research projects, as well as in the organization of two events in Portugal. During his professional activity, he has interacted in co-authorship with 102 researchers in several scientific works.
@ | jfrade@porto.ucp.pt

 

Cristina Sá
Holds a PhD degree in Communication Science / Audiovisual and Interactive Media from Nova University of Lisbon. In 2001 she finished the Sound and Image Master, specializing in Digital Arts, at Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and graduated at the School of Engineering of University of Porto in 1997. Is Invited Assistant Professor at the School of the Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), where she teaches courses in the Media Art, Interactive Art and Digital Culture areas. Her main research area is in Interactive Art at UCP’s Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR), specifically in the study of the impacts of Digital Culture in Portugal and in interfaces as complex mediation elements that govern our experience. She collaborates with Nova’s Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagem (CECL) in the area of Art and Communication and has also collaborated with Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University in 2005. Strong commitment to interdisciplinary fields such as Art and Technology due to a hybrid formation in Engineering, Art and Communication. Currently (2014/2015) is a Visiting Scholar Researcher at the University of California Berkeley.
@ | csa@porto.ucp.pt

 

Vitor Joaquim
Electronic experimentalist, sound and visual artist. He has created extensively for dance, theater, video, installations and cross media platforms. He plays regularly all across Europe as solo artists and in collective collaborations with multidisciplinary artists. He has five solo releases, several collaborations and a long list of participation's in compilations and remixes in different labels. In parallel to his own artistic work, he produced EME, a festival in experimental arts and has been invited to advise programmers and curators in several festivals and events in Europe.
He has been teaching and coordinating sound and audiovisuals in art schools since the 90’s. He has a Degree in Film Directing and a Bachelor in Film/Sound by Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Lisboa. At the moment, He is senior lecturer at Escola das Artes/UCP and a researcher in computer music at CITAR, finishing his doctoral work in Computer Music.
@ | vjoaquim@porto.ucp.pt

 

José Guilherme Abreu
PhD in Contemporary Art History by Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Master of Arts in Portuguese Art History, by Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Postgraduate degree in Museology and Heritage by Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa. Graduated in History by Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Vice-President of Associação Portuguesa de Historiadores da Arte, between 2005-2009. Consultor of Educational Assessement Chamber of Ministério da Educação, between 2007-2012.
@ | jgabreu@porto.ucp.pt

 

Henrique Pereira
PhD in Portuguese Culture (Aveiro University). Degree in Theology (Catholic University of Portugal). Invited Assistant Professor in School of Arts. Teacher of “Sound and Image” and of Transversal Area. Chairman of the Pedagogic Council. Coordinator for the project “Revisitar/Descobrir Guerra Junqueiro” (To Revisit/Discover Guerra Junqueiro).
@ | hpereira@porto.ucp.pt

 

Sónia Neves
Born in South Africa, 1978. Lives and works in Porto. PhD student in Art Practice at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo. Had a research grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal between 2010 and 2014. Scholar in residence at the Doctoral Studies Programme of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. Researcher at the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts since 2008. Master of Advanced Studies [DEA] at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo in 2006. Lecturer at the School of the Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal since 2003. Previously worked at Galeria Presença in Porto as a production assistant. Degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in 2001. Held an Erasmus scholarship at the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna in 2001. Takes part in exhibitions since 1999.
@ | 
sneves@porto.ucp.pt

 

José Ferrão Afonso
Master's degree in History of Art from the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. PhD in Theory and History of Architecture from the Escola Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Professor at the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal, Porto Regional Centre. Investigator integrated in the CITAR, Research Line of Heritage Study and Conservation
@ | jafonso@porto.ucp.pt.

 

Laura Castro
Holds a PhD in Art and Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Porto, a MPh in Art History by Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Degree in Art History, by Faculty of Humanities – University of Porto. Director of School of Arts – Catholic University of Portugal. Researcher at Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts. Current research interests: History of Contemporary Art/Art Exhibitions – Museology/Art and Landscape/Public Art. Member of: Portuguese Association of Art Historians (APHA); International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
@ | lcastro@porto.ucp.pt

 

Carlos Lobo
Currently undertaking a PHD in Ciência e Tecnologia das Artes na Escola das Artes at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. MA in Image and Communication at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. BA in Tecnologia da Comunicação Audiovisual at Instituto Politécnico do Porto. Degree in Ensino de Português e Inglês at Universidade de Aveiro. Assistant teacher at Escola das Artes. Teacher position in the Sound and Image department at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Photography curator at CAAA (Guimarães). Founder of the book publisher Chromma and LEBOP specializing in photobooks from portuguese photographers.
Photographic work represented in several private national and international collections
Awards and Grants: Bes Revelação 2005; Jovens Criadores Nacionais 2004; finalist BES PHOTO 2011. Website www.carloslobo.net
@ | clobo@porto.ucp.pt

 

Luís Teixeira
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP). Invited Assistant Professor at School of Arts (Sound and Image Department). Coordinator Master Program Management in Creative Industries. Coordinator Digital Creative Centre.
@ | lteixeira@porto.ucp.pt

 

Eduarda Vieira
PhD in Conservation and Restoration of the Historical and Artistic Cultural Heritage by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) . Master in Architectural Heritage Rehabilitation by the University of Évora. Degree in History , Portuguese Archaeology specialization by the Universidade Livre of Oporto. Assistant Professor at the School of Arts- Conservation and Restoration scientific area (Conservation of Inorganic Materials). Coordinator of the  Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage research line in the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts ( CITAR ). Coordinator of the PHD course and Masterhe degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Goods. Editor of the Studies in Conservation and Restoration digital Journal.
@ | evieira@porto.ucp.pt

 

Pedro Pestana
Holds a PhD in Science and Technology of the Arts by the School of the Arts (UCP), and an MsC in Multimedia and Audiovisuals by Institute Hiche St. Louis / Université Paris VIII / Universidade Nova de Lisboa. After a long career in the audio engineering industry, turned towards research, namely in the field of digital signal processing for audio applications. Acts as a consultant for several audio technology companies in Europe and America. Coordinates the Sound and Image undergraduate degree.
@ | ppestana@porto.ucp.pt

 

Yolanda Espiña
PhD in Philosophy (University of Navarra, Spain). B.A. in Philosophy  (University of Navarra, Spain). Professional Degree in Piano (Higher Conservatory of Music, Vigo, Spain). Associate Professor of the School of Arts. She teaches at the Transversal Ares of the School of Arts. Coordinator of the Research Group "Theory of Arts" of the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR).
@ | 
yespina@porto.ucp.pt

 

Maria Aguiar
PhD in Painting Conservation at School of Artes from the Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal). MA in Fine Art Conservation - Easel Parintins, at Northumbria University (UK). MA in Conservation and Restoration of Historical Objetos of Art, at De Montfort University (UK).  Bachelor in Conservation and Restoration Technology, at Tomar Polytechnic Institute (Portugal). Teacher at Art - Conservation and Restoration. Coordinator of the Degree in Art - Conservation and Restoration.
@ | 
mcaguiar@porto.ucp.pt

 

Paulo Ferreira-Lopes
PhD  in Computer Music  Sciences - University of Paris VIII, France. Master Degree in Sciences and Technologies of the Arts from at the University of Paris VIII, France. Bachelor in Music Composition - Polytechnic Institute Lisbon. Assistant Professor of the School of Arts - Sound and Image Department. Director of the PhD Programam  in of Science and Technology of the Arts. Head of the research group in Sound and Music Computing - Centre for Research inScience and Technology of the Arts (CITAR).
@ | pflopes@porto.ucp.pt

 

José Vasco Carvalho
Received his M.Sc. in Multimedia Arts at University of Porto, and is a PhD student and a researcher at the Research Center for Science and Technology in the Arts (CITAR). His investigation is focused in two main areas, sound for film and media interaction on public Art. His work deals with sound and visual interaction using new musical instruments applied to sonic contexts. The city and the sculpture in public space are central themes in his work that explores the sound object in public soundscapes. In film he develops work in sound production and post-production and his films participated in several national and international festivals.
@ | 
jvcarvalho@porto.ucp.pt

 

Arlindo Silva
PhD student in Art Practice at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo. Researcher at the Centre for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts since 2008. Master of Advanced Studies [DEA] at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Vigo in 2006. Lecturer at the School of the Arts of the Catholic University of Portugal since 2002. Received an Erasmus grant to study at the Latvian Academy of Fine Arts in Riga in 2001. Received a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation between 1996-1999. Received a grant from the Portuguese Rotary Foundation between 1996-2001. Degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in 2001. Participates in exhibitions since 2000.
@ | 
arsilva@porto.ucp.pt

 

Ricardo Megre
Ricardo has a Master’s degree in Computer Animation from the School of Arts of the Catholic University of Porto in 2007.  In 2008 he finished a Post-graduation in 3D Animation and Visual Effects at the New York Film Academy. Specializing in 3D Lighting and Post-Production, he worked on several commercial and independent projects in New York. At the same time, his academic career developed, teaching in New York, Cambridge, and later at the Master’s in Computer Animation at the Catholic University of Porto. In 2011 he co-founded the studio Loopa, where he’s an Animation Director, producing both films and commercials. Website: www.loopa.com.pt
@ | rmegre@porto.ucp.pt

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