Biography

Valter Ventura (Lisbon, 1979) graduated in Art History from Faculdade de Letras (University of Lisbon). He finished in 2005 the Advanced Course in Photography at Ar.Co - Center for Art and Visual Communication, with the Espírito Santo Bank scholarship.
Currently he teaches at the Photography Department of Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, also collaborating with Ar.Co and the Faculdade de Belas Artes (University of Lisbon).
In 2008, participated (in duo with José Nuno Lamas) in the 2nd Photography Course, Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Between 2012 and 2014 he was responsible for the photographic department at Carpe Diem - Art and Research.
Between 2016 and 2018 he was one of the resident artists at HANGAR - Art Research Center.
Along with Duarte Amaral Netto, João Paulo Serafim and Rodrigo Peixoto, he founded HÉLICE - Photography Collective, and PROPELLER magazine (coordinated by Sofia Silva).
He's represented by KUBIKGALLERY (Oporto).

Artist Residencies
2019
_Artistic Residencies 2019. CEAC + EDP Fundation. Vila Nova da Barquinha. Portugal
_RésVés. 9th edition (as a tutor). Faculdade de Belas Artes (University of Lisbon). Castro Marim, Algarve, Portugal.
_Q21. MuseumsQuartier. Recommending Institution: EIKON - International Magazine for Photography and Media Art. Vienna, Austria
2017
_Pico do Refúgio. Coordination: Bernardo Brito e Abreu. São Miguel island. Azores, Portugal
2015
_Estudos Gerais do Alvito. Marin Gaspar Collection. Alvito, Portugal
2014
«Da Fábrica que Desvanece à Baía do Tejo». Former CUF industrial complex. Lugar, Tempo e Discurso. Curator: Cláudia Ramos. Barreiro, Portugal
2013
_Carpe Diem - Art and Research. Artistic Director: Lourenço Egreja. Lisbon, Portugal

Individual Exhibitions
2019
_«Compêndio de Observações Fotográficas – e outras anotações sobre coisas que parecem ser mas não são». KUBIKGALLERY. Oporto.
2018
_«Compêndio de Observações Fotográficas - Luz e Cegueira». Arquivo Fotográfico. Lisbon. Curator: Sofia Castro.
2017
_«Observatório de Tangentes». Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado. Lisbon. Curator: Celso Martins.
2016
_«Toda a Linha Recta é um Arco de um Círculo Infinito». Geological Museum. Lisbon. Curator: Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues.
2014
_«Compêndio do Nada». KUBIKGALLERY. Oporto.
_«Viagem ao Fim». Câmara Escura - Cooperativa de Comunicação e Cultura. Torres Vedras. Curator: Nuno Faria.
2013
_«Compêndio do Nada». Carpe Diem - Art and Research, Lisbon. Curator: Lourenço Egreja.

Group Exhibitions
2019
_10/40. KUBIKGALLERY. Oporto
_"The Divergent Gaze – Pico do Refúgio, a Prospective Heritage", Arquipélago - Modern Arts Center. S. Miguel, Azores. Curator: Miguel von Hafe Pérez
2018
_"SPECTRUM - it's the dust that makes the light beam visible". Hélice. Sponsor: DGArtes. Barreiro Photography Month'18. Barreiro, Portugal
_"SPECTRUM - it's the dust that makes the light beam visible". Hélice. Sponsor: DGArtes. Emmerico Nunes Cultural Center. Sines, Portugal
2017
_"Force, Streght, Power". Kubikgallery + Baginski. Lisbon
_“Residentes em Trânsito”, Eugénio de Almeida Forum. Évora. Curators: Mariana Gaspar and Filipa Oliveira
2016
_FUSO OPEN CALL - International Annual Video Art Festival of Lisbon. MAAT. Lisbon
_MOSTRA'16, Lisbon. Project: Patrícia Pires de Lima
_ “Passado Contínuo – Residentes em Trânsito”, Alvito. Curator: Mariana Marin Gaspar
_ MOSTRA'16 Preview, Oporto. Project: Patrícia Pires de Lima
2015
_ "In Collective". KUBIKGALLERY. Oporto
_Finisterre. Espaço Sput & Nik, Oporto. Curator: Juan Luis Toboso.
_FUSO OPEN CALL - International Annual Video Art Festival of Lisbon. Fábrica de Electicidade. EDP Foundation. Lisbon.
_MOSTRA'15, Lisbon. Project: Patrícia Pires de Lima
2014
_"Da Fábrica: Promessa e Resquício". Former CUF industrial complex. Barreiro. Curator: Cláudia Ramos
_”Projecto Sociedade / Um Cadáver Esquisito para o Século XXI”. SNBA. Lisbon. Curator: Nuno Faria
_”Correspondenciès Lisbon – Barcelona”, Cultural Centre Espai Mallorca, Barcelona
_OPEN STUDIOS | Duarte Amaral Netto invites Valter Ventura, Cidadela Art District. Citadel of Cascais
_”paisagem estranha entranha”, Geraldes da Silva Gallery, Oporto. Curator: Miguel Proença
2013
_”No Borders”. ExperimentaDesign. Lisbon
_"Universos Pessoais", MAP Project, Biblioteca Camões, Lisbon
_FUSO OPEN CALL - International Annual Video Art Festival of Lisbon. Fábrica de Electicidade. EDP Foundation. Lisbon
_17th Cerveira Biennial. Cerveira Foundation, Vila Nova de Cerveira

 

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