Filipa Pontes (Beja – Portugal, 1978), holds a degree in Graphic Design in Portugal (ESAD, Caldas da Rainha) and a postgraduate degree in Creative Illustration in Spain (EINA, Barcelona).
Since 2004 participates in projects, exhibitions and artistic residencies in Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Mozambique, China and Norway. Using drawing as a way to research and reflect on the human relations in the contemporary society, creates site-specific projects through installation, performance and artist’s books, exploring the connections between place, time and space.
During her stay in Barcelona (2007-2011) and Maputo (2011-2014), Filipa collaborated with institutions in projects related to contemporary art, education and culture. She has also organized workshops and programs in the fields of drawing and illustration, developed curatorial projects and worked as a teacher.
Currently based in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal) Filipa is studying at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon (PhD program) investigating the relationships between drawing practice and autoethnography.