Filipa Pontes (Beja – Portugal, 1978).
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.
She studied Graphic Design (ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, 2004) and Creative Illustration (EINA, Barcelona, Spain, 2007), and holds a PhD in Fine Arts (FBAUL, Lisbon, Portugal, 2020).
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 organised workshops and programs in the fields of drawing and illustration, developed curatorial projects and worked as a lecturer.
Currently living between Berlin and Lisbon.