©Joana Linda

I was born in 1983, Aveiro, Portugal. I’m a theatre maker and a performer based in Lisbon whose work articulates different artistic fields, such as Theatre, Performance, Installation and Video.

My work addresses the notion of theatre as a place to attend with all senses, by building spaces that operate through touch or where different senses are translated into touch. I have been researching alternative modes of overcoming / dealing with the subject/object binary and the implications of the centrality of vision in the reiteration of a fetishist dynamic between audience and performer.

In the last two years, I have also set out to explore the potential of developing a long-term practice of encountering people, where I organize encounters that have undefined and imperceptible functions. My research consists in creating encounters as situations in-between commonality and performativity.

In 2007, I graduated as a performer and theatre maker at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon). Between 2007 and 2015, I have worked mostly in partnership with the performer and theatre maker Solange Freitas. We created together the following theatre pieces: Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (2015); Ex Machina (2014); Bugs (2013); O Festim, in partnership with the performer and theatre maker Tiago Cadete (2012); Fora de Jogo (2011); Temporária (2010); Lá e Cá (2007). As a performer, I worked with Rimini Protokoll; Ricci/Forte; El Conde de Torrefiel; Jérome Bel and Edit Kaldor.

In 2018, I graduated at DAS Master of Theatre (DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam), with the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’s Grant. I presented my first solo work Chego sempre atrasada aos funerais importantes, at Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), in January 2018.