Biography

Valter Ventura (Lisbon, 1979) graduated in Art History from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Lisbon. He finished in 2005, with a scholarship from Banco Espírito Santo, the Advanced Photography Course at Ar.Co – Center for Art and Visual Communication.
He is a specialist professor at the Photography Course at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, also collaborating with Ar.Co. and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the 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 photographic documentation at Carpe Diem – Art and Research.
Between 2016 and 2018 he was an artist in residence at HANGAR –
Artistic Research Center.
Together with Duarte Amaral Netto, João Paulo Serafim and Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto, he founded the photography collective HÉLICE and the PROPELLER magazine (coordinated by Sofia Silva).
He is represented by KUBIKGALLERY (Porto).

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

Individual Exhibitions
2020
_«Every straight line is an arc of an infinite circle». Levada Museum. Tomar.
2019
_«Ways of Seeing». viennacontemporary - international contemporary art fair. Stand MQ. Vienna, Austria.
_«Compendium of Photographic Observations – and other notes about things that seem to be but are not». KUBIKGALLERY. Porto.
2018
_«Compendium of Photographic Observations - Light and Blindness». Photographic Archive. Lisbon. Curator: Sofia Castro.
2017
_«Tangent Observatory». National Museum of Contemporary Art. Lisbon. Curator: Celso Martins.
2016
_«Every straight line is an arc of an infinite circle». Geological Museum. Lisbon. Curator: Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues.
2014
_«Compendium of Nothing». KUBIKGALLERY. Porto.
_«Journey to the End». Câmara Escura - Cooperative of Communication and Culture. Torres Vedras. Curator: Nuno Faria.
2013
_«Compendium of Nothing». Carpe Diem – Art and Research. Lisbon. Curator: Lourenço Egreja.

Collective Exhibitions
2020
_"60 days". KUBIKGALLERY. Porto.
_"Creative (un)makings: Disruptions in Art/Archaeology". MIEC - International Museum of Contemporary Sculpture. Santo Tirso. Curators: Doug Bailey and Sara Navarro.
_"Erro". A Homem Mau - Gallery. Lisbon.
2019
_10/40. KUBIKGALLERY. Porto.
_"The Divergent Look – The residences of Pico do Refúgio as a prospective heritage", Archipelago – Center for Contemporary Arts. S. Miguel, Azores. Curator: Miguel von Hafe Pérez.
2018
_"SPECTRUM – is the dust that makes the light beam visible". Propeller. Support: DGArtes. Barreiro 18th Month of Photography. Barreiro.
_"SPECTRUM - is the dust that makes the
light beam visible". Propeller. Support: DGArtes. Emmerico Nunes Cultural Center. Sines.
2017
_"Force, Strength, Power". Kubikgallery + Baginski. Lisbon.
_“Residentes em Trânsito”, Forum Eugénio de Almeida. Évora. Curators: Mariana Gaspar and Filipa Oliveira.
2016
_FUSO OPEN CALL – Lisbon International Video Art Annual. MAAT. Lisbon.
_MOSTRA'16, Lisbon. Project: Patricia Pires de Lima.
_ “Passado Contínuo – Residentes em Trânsito”, Alvito. Curator: Mariana Marin Gaspar.
_MOSTRA'16 Preview, Porto. Project: Patricia Pires de Lima.
2015
_ "In Collective". KUBIKGALLERY. Porto.
_Finisterre. Sput & Nik space. Porto. Curator: Juan Luis Toboso.
_FUSO OPEN CALL - Lisbon International Video Art Annual. MAAT. Lisbon.
_MOSTRA'15, Lisbon. Project: Patricia Pires de Lima.
2014 _"Da Fábrica: Promessa e Resquício". Former CUF industrial complex. Barreiro. Curator: Cláudia Ramos.
_”Projecto Sociedade / A Weird Corpse for the 21st Century”. SNBA Lisbon. Curator: Nuno Faria.
_”Correspondenciès Lisbon – Barcelona”, Cultural Center Espai Mallorca, Barcelona, Spain.
_OPEN STUDIOS | Duarte Amaral Netto invites Valter Ventura, Cidadela Art District. Citadel of Cascais.
_”paisagem estranha entranha””, Geraldes da Silva Gallery. Porto. Curator: Miguel Proença.
2013
_”No Borders”. Experimenta Design. Lisbon.
_"Universos Pessoais", MAP Project, Camões Library. Lisbon.
_FUSO OPEN CALL – Lisbon International Video Art Annual. MAAT. Lisbon.
_17th Bienal de Cerveira. Cerveira Foundation, Vila Nova de Cerveira.

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