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, Atelier de Lisboa 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.
Currently he's one of the resident artists at HANGAR - Art Research Center.
Along with Duarte Amaral Netto, João Paulo Serafim and Rodrigo Peixoto, he founded HÉLICE - School of Photography.
He's represented by KUBIKGALLERY (Oporto).

Artist Residencies
2017
_Pico do Refúgio. S. Miguel (Azores). Coordination: Bernardo Brito e Abreu.
2015
_Estudos Gerais do Alvito. Marin Gaspar Collection.
2014
«Da Fábrica que Desvanece à Baía do Tejo». Former CUF industrial complex, Barreiro. Lugar, Tempo e Discurso. Curator: Cláudia Ramos.
2013
_Carpe Diem - Art and Research. Artistic Director: Lourenço Egreja.

Individual Exhibitions
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
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" - Ana Linhares | Carlos Azeredo Mesquita | Fernando Marques Oliveira | Hernani Reis Baptista | Luís Nobre | Martin Derner | Pedro Tudela | Pedro Vaz | Rachel Melgue | Rui Valerio | Valter Ventura | Vítor Israel. 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. 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. Lisbon.
_17th Cerveira Biennial. Cerveira Foundation, Vila Nova de Cerveira.