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.
My work is built on the border between a rational formalism and a need for psycho-emotional extrapolation that seeks to give a complex and inscrutable meaning to each of the works, exploring what is structural to the poetics of the human condition.
Starting from a personal narrative, but never explicitly biographical, and systematically adapting my work processes, my search is always for an intimate echo within the observer, making use of a methodological, aesthetic and conceptual research about disruptive experiences, such as failure, paradox, contradiction, conflict, and other forms of internal or external tension.
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
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2021 – Production Grant, Supersonic Residência Online – financed by CML, organized by Atelier Concorde
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
2023 - "Pillow Talk" - Viewing. Galeria del Paseo (Punta del Este, Uruguay)
2023 - "MOM they made you a garden but it cannot be watered" DUPLEX (Lisbon, Portugal)
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)
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2023 - "Wanderlust" Artes | Mota Galiza (Porto, Portugal) >>> soon
2023 - "Painful Tenderness" Hinterconti (Hamburg, Germany) Curated by Judith Hofer
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.
2023 - ARCO Lisboa | ATM Galeria (Lisboa, Portugal) >>> soon
2023 - ARCO Madrid | ATM Galeria (Madrid, Portugal)
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.
- Colección Los Bragales (ES)
- Colección Zarur (MX)
- 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.
RANERA, Ana - "Éxito de Susana Rocha en ARCO Lisboa con ATM" in EL COMERCIO, 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