Director and Professor
Born in Tomar, Portugal and grew up in Mozambique. Studied Photography, Image and Communication at the António Arroio School of Arts, Lisbon.
Worked for several years in France and Portugal, as photographer and assistant director. In 1995 she started directing her own films, exploring subjects which cross her personal history experiences and prominent issues in recent Portuguese history, such as, the colonial war in Africa, the revolution, and the post-colonialism years. Her films were screened and awarded in many festivals, such as Rotterdam, Venice and Locarno. In 2015 the Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Linguistici e Comparati – Università degli Studi Napoli L’Orientale created the “Cátedra Margarida Cardoso”, a center of creative practice and research inspired on her works.
Professor and Curator of Contemporary Art
Margarida Carvalho was born and lives in Lisbon. She has a PhD in Communication, specialised in Communication Sciences and Arts, from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon (FCSH/UNL). His book Technological Hybrids was published by Nova Vega. Margarida Carvalho has published articles, such as “Weaving Encounters: Towards an Art of Participation”, “The Speed of Flowers”, “Affective Territories”, among others. Since 1998, she has been teaching at the Social Communication School of the Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa. She is part of the collective curator Media Instáveis that organized the exhibition Faz Tu Mesmx: Art by Instruction (Sputenik The Window, Porto, 2016).
Professor and Researcher
Lecturer, a curator and a researcher in the field of urban culture and public art. Director of urban events such as Lisbon Capital of Nothing [2001-2002], Luzboa [2004, 2006] and Vicente [yearly, since 2011], is since 2009 the curator and artistic director of the Bella Skyway Festival in Poland. Other urban projects: Cosmic Underground , Lux Matrix Tallinn , LightCurve  and LightCraft Belmonte . Teaches at ESAD.cr since 2004, where he’s a member of the research unit LIDA – Laboratório de Investigação em Design e Artes. PhD in Visual Arts and Intermedia by Universidade Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) in 2012, also graduated in Communication Design (ESBAL) and Comparative Literary Studies (FCSH-UNL), holding a Master in German Studies (FCSH-UNL) and a post-graduation in Urban Design (CPD/FBAUL/Universidade de Barcelona]. In 2014 published Arte na Cidade – História Contemporânea [Art in the City – Contemporary History]. Cooperates regularly with the magazine Smart Cities.