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Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa works with multiple mediums and disciplines, such as text-based works, performance, video, sound and self-published books, often materialised in works that use elements of fiction and everyday life, in combination with her own writing, recorded voice and subtle subversiveness.
She is interested in exploring collective memory and how it can be shared, passed on and constructed by words, images and cultural representation. Her most recent research is based on an interest in belief and value and how these aspects are experienced collectively, in different historical moments. An example of this is the short film New Stories From the South (2016), which had its premiére during DocLisboa'16 (Portuguese Competition) and her current research focused on the exercise of trust in a field delimited by raw (critical) materials and cryptoeconomies.

Studied at the Fine Art Faculty of the University of Lisbon where concluded her studies in 2004. Between 2005 and 2006 attended the Independent Study Programme of Maumaus - School of Visual Arts in Lisbon. The same year received the Fine Art Grant from Botín Foundation and participates in two residencies, one at Duende Studios in Rotterdam (Netherlands), and the other one at PointB in Brooklyn, N.Y.C. (U.S.A). She graduated from the Dutch Art Institute/ARtEZ in 2011 with a study grant from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

She presented her work in different places such as, Arte Comtempo (Lisbon), Fundación Botín, (Santander), Culturgest (Lisbon), Plataforma Revólver (Lisbon), Temporary Art Souvenirs DAI/Manifesta 8, (Murcia e Cartagena), CASCO Office for Art Design and Theory (Utrecht) e TENT Rotterdam (with the collective Oblique International).

Besides her individual artistic practice she has often been involved in collaborative and self-curated projects. In 2012 she founded misprint-it, an initiative dedicated to artists' books, education and self-publishing and in 2013, together with Susana Pedrosa, she founded the Rotterdam based initiative, Oblique International. Other collaborative projects, include Readings On Economy Below Sea Level(2015-2016), with Constança Saraiva.

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