Susana Rocha
Born in Braga, 1988.
Lives and works in Lisbon, since 2006.

Visual Artist. Gratueted in Painting by Fine Arts Faculty, University of Lisbon (2010), Master in Painting (2012) by the same University. Master in Teaching - Visual Arts by the Education Institute of the University of Lisbon (2013) and PhD in Visual Arts (2020) by the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon.
Founder and Artistic Director of DUPLEX
where she develops curatorial projects, directs and produces the programming of DUPLEX gallery and the International Residency Program.

She collaborates as an academic researcher with the Center for Research and Studies in Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, since 2012, with numerous articles published in national and international journals and publications.

She has been Invited Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic of Lisbon since 2020.

She has been exhibiting regularly since 2012 in Portugal, Brazil, United States, France, Iceland, Spain and Italy.

She is represented by Galeria NAVE since 2021.


Susana Rocha

Braga, 1988. Lives and works in Lisbon.

Founder and Artistic Director of DUPLEX.


2020 – PhD in Fine Arts – Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon

2013 – Master's Degree in Teaching – Visual Arts, by the Institute of Education of the University  of Lisbon.  

2012 –  Master's Degree in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon  

2010 - Degree in Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon  


2021 – Production Grant, Supersonic Residência Online – financed by CML, organized by Atelier  agree

2020 – Emerging Portuguese Artist selected by EMERGE

2019/2023 – Attribution of Municipal Studio – Palácio dos Coruchéus of CML

2015/2019 – Individual Doctoral Grant from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)

2013 – Scholarship to attend Artistic Residency – Largo das Artes Gallery/Despina, Rio de Janeiro  (Brazil)

2012 – Winner - “Young Creators Award: Plastic Arts”, Clube Português Artes e Ideias  

2010 – Honorable Mention – Plastic Arts Contest “Oriente/Ocidente – Miscegenações”, CIEBA/FBAUL  


2022 - "Parallax" Nacional Society of Fine Arts (Lisbon, Portugal)

2022 - "(IN)TENSION" Galeria Nave (Lisbon, Portugal)

2021 - "Too Much Light in the Dark" Galeria Nave (Lisbon, Portugal)  

2021 – “A Loss of Purpose” Duplex (Lisbon, Portugal)

2020 – “Bound to Fail” FBAUL (Lisbon, Portugal)

2017 – “Such an Orange Anxiety” Mercês Cultural Space (Lisbon, Portugal)

2014 – “Mother Nature is a Bitch” Palácio Camões (Lisbon, Portugal)

2013 – “Frostbite” Listhús Gallery (Ólafsfirð, Iceland)

2013 – “Heat Stroke” Largo das Artes Gallery (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  

2013 – “Et in Arcadia Ego” Casa dos Crivos (Braga, Portugal)

2012 – “A Clash of Drives” FBAUL (Lisbon, Portugal)


2022 - "(0/1) O zero e o um" Museu Nacional de História Natural e Ciência (Lisboa, Portugal)

2022 - "Interstícios" DUPLEX (Lisboa, Portugal)

2022 -  "From the Affirmation to the Current Balance", Cerveira Bienal (Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal)

2022 - "Present Tense", Lage Egal (Berlin, Germany)

2021 - "Back to the Future", FIG Bilbao (Bilbao, Spain) 

2021 - "Sine Qua Non", Galeria Nave (Lisbon, Portugal) 

2021 - "The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back", SWAB (Barcelona, Spain)

2020 – “I Will Take the Risk” Azan (Lisbon, Portugal)

2020 – “Let Us Flop” DUPLEX (Lisbon, Portugal)

2017 – “Occupied House” (Lisbon, Portugal)

2017 – “It's Liquid Group Show” The Room (Venice, Italy)

2014 – “The Chiado of Dramaturgy and Performance: Art in the Public Sphere”, Archaeological Museum of  Carmo (Lisbon, Portugal)

2013 – “Landscape Dimension”, Listhús Gallery (Ólafsfjördur, Iceland)

2013 – “Arte Jovem 2013”, Paço Gallery (Torres Vedras, Portugal)

2013 – “From Santa Apolónia to Saint Lazare”, Franco-Portuguese Institute (Lisbon, Portugal)

2013 – “ArtRio 2013”, Largo das Artes Gallery. “Die a Little” Performance (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

2013 – “Chiado, Baixa and confrontation with Francesism in the arts and in Literature”, Teatro São Carlos (Lisbon, Portugal)

2013 – “6x6” Rochester Contemporary Art Center (New York, USA)

2013 – “L'air du Chiado a Paris”, André de Gouveia Residence - Foundation

Gulbenkian (Paris, France)

2012 – “Show Young Creators” Cascais Market (Cascais, Portugal)

2012 – “Masters in Painting 2012” FBAUL Gallery (Lisbon, Portugal)

2011 – “Nothing in Common” Banco de Portugal Building (Leiria, Portugal)

2011 – “Exhibition of Painting Finalists 2010” Palácio Galveias (Lisbon, Portugal)

2011 – “O Chiado, Baixa and the Public Sphere – Public Art Exhibition” Archaeological Museum  do Carmo (Lisbon, Portugal)

2010 – “Oriente/Occidente – Miscegenações”, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)  


2022 - ATM Residency Program, Gijón (Spain)

2021 – Supersonic – Online Residence, Financed by the Social Emergency Fund of CML, organized by Atelier Concorde, Lisbon (Portugal)

2013 – Largo das Artes/Despina International Residency Programme, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2013 –  Listhús í Fjallabyggð Artist Residency, Ólafsfirð (Iceland)


2021 – Lisbon Art Weekend: Open Studios | DUPLEX

2020 – Lisbon Art Weekend: Open Studios | DUPLEX

2020 – Artistic project for editorial of Revista DOSE Nº5, curated by Maria von. Hafe, Mariana Rebola and Margarida Oliveira. Launch at Balcony Gallery.


2021 - "The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back" (co-authorship) SWAB (Barcelona, Spain)

         Group Exhibition: Beatriz Coelho, Francisco Trêpa, Gabriel Ribeiro, Susana Rocha


2021 – “Something Has Got to Give” DUPLEX (Lisbon, Portugal)

            Group Exhibition: Beatriz Coelho, Diana Cerezino, Francisco Correia, Joana

            Siquenique, Juan Crespo, Ricardo Sousa, Rita Pequeno, Sebastião Castelo Lopes.


2020 – “Let Us Floop” DUPLEX (Lisbon, Portugal)

            Group Exhibition: Ana Battaglia Abreu, Bárbara Bulhão, Diego Machargo, Francisco                     Trêpa, Gabriel Ribeiro, Gil Ferrão, Hugo Brazão, Inês Teles, Manuel Tainha, Rui Castanho,             Susana Rocha, Tânia Geiroto Marcelino.



2022 - ArteSantander | Galeria Nave (Santander, Espanha)

2022 - Arco Lisboa | ATM Galeria (Lisbon, Portugal)

2021 - FIG Bilbao | Galeria Nave (Bilbao, Spain)

2021 - SWAB Barcelona | DUPLEX (Barcelona, Spain)


Private collections in PT, ES, FR, IS e BR.

Public Collections:

- Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson (ES)

- Nacional Society of Fine Arts (PT)


PINTO, Miguel - "Parallax by Susana Rocha at Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes". in Umbigo Magazine - online. Lisboa, 2022

REIS, João - "A nossa necessidade de tensão é possível de aliviar" in Jornal S/Título Nº3. Lisboa: S/Título, 2022.

AIRES MATEUS, Francisca - "Susana Rocha por Francisca Aires Mateus - Entrevista". Duplex website. Lisboa, 2021.

AMBRÓSIO, Daniela - “Portuguese Emerging Art 2019”. Lisbon: Emerge, 2019. ISBN: 978-989-20-9994-1


AA.VV. – “Young Creators 2012”. Lisbon: IPDJ, 2012. ISBN: 978-989-8266-06-04  


BOTELHO, Manuel; ROCHA, Susana – “Painting Finalists 2009/10”. Lisbon: Faculty of Fine Arts of  University of Lisbon, 2011. ISBN: 978-989-8300-16-04


DUPLEX – “Interview: Susana Rocha by Francisca Aires Mateus”. Interview Cycle, Duplex. 2021.


SABINO, Isabel – “Master's Theses in Painting 2010/12”. Lisbon: Faculty of Fine Arts of  University of Lisbon, 2011. ISBN: 978-989-8300-44-7