Constança Arouca (Lisbon, 1976) graduated from the Advanced Course of Visual Arts, in 2004, and Individual Project in Moving Image, in 2005, both at Ar.Co, Lisbon. In 2006, participated in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s Visual Arts Course. In 2009 and 2011, was an artist in residence at Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier. In 2016, graduated from Nova University’s Master Program of Anthropology - Visual Cultures. Since then, she has developed her art work in the fields of drawing, printmaking and moving image. In parallel she begun two lines of printmaking research: between 2016 and 2017, she systematized the inventory of Printmaking Matrices at the National Museum of Ancient Art, in Lisbon, and presented the result of her research: “The Case Study of Iohannes Moll’s Copper Plate” at the conference: Stones, Blocks and Plates: Matrices/ Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections, at the Courtauld Institute of Art, in London. Between 2017 and 2020 she completed the Study of the Vietnamese Prints and Posters from the Kwok On Collection, at the Orient Museum, in Lisbon.
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2020/(25) - Phd Student of Anthropology - NOVA FCSH/Iscte joint program, Lisbon.
2012/16 - Master Degree of Anthropology - Visual Cultures, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon. 2006 - Visual Arts Course: Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme, Lisbon. 2004/05 - Individual Project: Ar.Co, Lisbon (Madalena Lobo Antunes Scholarship). 2001/04 - Advanced Course in Visual Arts: Ar.Co: Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon. 1999/00 - Post-graduation in Painting, SACI: Studio Art Center International, Florence. 1994/98 - Licentiate Degree in Visual Design, IADE: Instituto de Artes Visuais e Design, Lisbon.
2021 - Co-coordinator for the panel “Anthropology and art: new types of relationship” (P044) for the 8th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association (APA): The New 20s: Challenges, Uncertainties and Resistances.
2019 - Production for the exhibition, "1/3 MeelPress", at the Bermondsey Project Space, in London, supported by IP Camões and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 2017/ 2020 - Study of the Vietnamese Prints and Posters from the Kwok On Collection - Orient Museum: 1st stage: Study of the Museum’s Collection of Vietnamese Prints and Posters; 2nd stage: Field Work on the production location of the collected objects, supported by the Orient Foundation. 2009/ 2020 - Teacher of drawing, printmaking, oriental paper-based practices, Orient Museum: Department of Education, Lisbon. 2016/2017 - Systematization of the inventory of Printmaking Matrices at the National Museum of Ancient Art: Department of Drawings and Prints, Lisbon. Study of the plates and prints from “Epitome de las Historias Portuguesas” (Faria e Sousa, 1677) and “Historia del Reyno de Portugal” (Faria e Sousa, 1730). 2016 - Teacher for the Summer Lisbon Language and Culture Course (Council on International Educational Exchange), Nova University, Lisbon. 2011/13 - Painting and drawing teacher at Junta de Freguesia de Santiago, Lisbon.
Printmaking Research: Presentations and participation in Specialized Courses Presentations
2017 - “The Case Study of Iohannes Moll’s Copper Plate” – Conference: Stones, Blocks and Plates: Matrices/ Printing Surfaces in Research and Collections, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London. 2017 - “Neptuno e Coronis, Vieira Lusitano, 1724” (engraving vs etching: technique and practice) – Conference: Obras em Foco 2017, National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon. 2017 - “Prática (e materialidade) Desenho Indireto”, Conference: Ways of doing, Ways of being: artistic practices in and with anthropology, National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon. Specialized Courses
2022 - Vietnamese Begginer 1 - Language course at SOAS (School of African and Oriental Studies - University of London).
2018 - Arezzo-Florence Summer Course on Printmaking and Print Collecting, Arezzo, Rome, Florence.
2017 and 2019 - Artist in Residence at the Decorative Arts Museum’s Chiseling workshop, Lisbon. 2009 and 2011 - Artist in Residence at Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam. 2008 - Artist in Residence at Silkscreen Studio - Mike Goes West, Montijo.
2019 - “Sulle Spine Dorsali”, n'O Armário, Lisbon.
2018 - “Meia Cana Chanfrada”, FRESS Museu de Artes Decorativas, Lisbon. 2017 - “Pick a Prime”, Galeria Diferença, Lisbon.
2012 - BÁ Studio, Lisbon.
2006 - Módulo, Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.
2006 - Módulo, Centro Difusor de Arte, Porto.
2021 - “SPAM” - Rua da Bempostinha 64C, Lisbon.
2021 - "Les Amis du Cadavre Exquis" - Duplex, Lisbon.
2020 - "Orto di Incendio" - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon. 2019 - "1/3 MeelPress" - Bermondsey Project space, London. 2019 - "Orto di Incendio" - Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome. 2018 - "B.A.T. bon à Tirer” - Appleton Square, Lisbon. 2016 - “Aurora Piccione em Rally Paper” - Atelier Concorde, Lisbon. 2012 - “Open Stock” - Módulo, Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon. 2008 - “Quel Air Clair...” - Palácio Galveias and Museu da Cidade, Lisbon. 2006 - Ar.Co scholarship and final year students exhibition - Museu da Cidade, Lisbon. 2005 - Ar.Co scholarship and final year students exhibition - Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon. 2004 - Celpa/Vieira da Silva Prize Exhibition - Museu Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva, Lisbon. 2003 - Drawing Exhibition, “Espaço Caminus”, Lisbon.
Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon.
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon.
Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome.
Instituto Camões, I. P.
Cátedra Agustina Bessa-Luís, Universidade de Roma Tor Vergata.