Integrated Phd Researcher

Maria José Cavaco

research interests

Contemporary Art: Painting; Painting installation work; Artistic fiction; Territorial studies

Short Bio

Born in Ponta Delgada, 1967. BA (5 year) in Fine Arts-Painting by Lisbon’s Faculdade de Belas Artes (1990). PhD (theoretical and artistic thesis) in architecture by ISCTE-IUL (2017). Azorean government’s grant for artistic creation in Fine Arts (2012). António Dacosta’s Regional Prize of Painting (2016). Researcher at the DINÂMIA ' CET-IUL. In the last three decades her art work appeared in 18 solo exhibitions, the last one in Lisbon in 2017, and in several group exhibitions mainly in Portugal and Spain. She is represented in several public and private art collections, including the PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; the Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon; the Arquipélago - Centro de Artes Contemporâneas, Ribeira Grande, Azores, and the Museu Carlos Machado, Ponta Delgada, Azores.

research project

CAVACO, M. J. (2017) “Cartógrafos, Florestas e Um Contador de Histórias” [Cartographers, Forests and a Storyteller], in BESSA, Carlos (Ed.) Revista Atlântida, Vol. LXII. Angra do Heroísmo: Instituto Açoriano de Cultura; pp. 53-64. ISSN 1645-6815

Main publications

CAVACO, M. J. (2009) “Um Livro de Fotografias” [A Book of Photographs], in CÉSAR, Luísa (Coord.) Palácio de Santana. Ponta Delgada: Presidência do Governo Regional dos Açores; pp. 144-155. ISBN 978-989-96294-3-1

CAVACO, M. J. (2004) “Sobre Uma Exposição Colectiva de Artistas Açorianos” [On an Azorean Artists’s Group Exhibition], in Evocações da Paisagem. Ponta Delgada: Teatro Micaelense – Centro cultural e de Congressos, SA; p. 7-13.

Main projects

2017 – Solo exhibition Cartógrafos, Florestas e Um Contador de Histórias [Cartographers, Forests and a Storyteller] - águas-livres 8, Lisbon.

2013 – Solo exhibition A Sense of Possibility - Fonseca Macedo gallery, Ponta Delgada.

2011 – Solo exhibition Dear Painter – Fonseca Macedo gallery, Ponta Delgada.

2011 – Group exhibition Desde o Finito (Since/from the finite] – Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon. Curator: João Miguel Fernandes Jorge.

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