Rui Mourão (1977-Lisbon) studied contemporary art (UAB, Barcelona), acting/cinema (CECC, Barcelona) and visual arts (Maumaus, Lisbon + Malmö Art Academy, Sweden). He has a postgraduate in Digital Visual Cultures and a master in Anthropology (both at ISCTE, Lisbon). He was selected to LOOP - The Video Art Festival (Barcelona-2007), to Anteciparte - A Selection of Portuguese Upcoming Artists (2009) and FUSO - The Video Art International Annual of Lisbon, where he received the Audience Award (2010). He presented a film at the Portuguese Cinematheque, which was nominee for Best Documentary in QueerLisboa Cinema Festival (2013). He’s part of a collective that organizes the Nomadic Seminars of Performance Studies. He did several art residencies, collaborations, written articles, a book and solo and group shows in 16 countries, in places like: Monkey Town (New York-2007), Koh-i-noor (Copenhagen-2008), National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow-2008), CAPC (Coimbra-2009), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin-2010), Plataforma Revólver (Lisbon-2011), Block T (Dublin-2012), Palazzo Albrizzi (Venice-2012), National Museum of Ethnology (Lisbon-2012), City Council Gallery (Budapest-2013), Espaço do Conhecimento (BH/Brazil-2014), National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado (Lisbon-2014), Iklectik (London-2015), Spaces (Cleveland-2016).
Wednesday 16 November, 18.30 Zé dos Bois Gallery, Rua da Barroca, 59 1200-047 Lisboa (Bairro Alto), Portugal
Arts Attacks: How can we defend culture?