Allyson Vieira
Artist Allyson Vieira (b. Fall River, MA) lives and works in New York City. Her works traverse the fields of sculpture and architecture, inquiring into their materials, technologies, economy, history, and politics. She is currently Assistant Professor of Foundations at the Corcoran School of Art and Design at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She has exhibited extensively both internationally and in the U.S., including institutional projects at Kunsthalle Basel, Swiss Institute, Storm King Art Center, PinchukArtCentre, Non-Objectif Sud, Fall River MoCA, Frieze Projects, The Public Art Fund, The Highline, and SculptureCenter. Her catalog, Allyson Vieira: The Plural Present, was published by Karma Books. She was a 2021-2022 Visiting Artist at Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies, and her book of interviews with Greek master marble carvers, On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews, for which she was the recipient of grants from the Graham Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation, and FLACC, is available from Soberscove Press, Chicago.
André E. Teodósio
André E. Teodósio is a member of the theatre collective Teatro Praga. He is a Portuguese actor, theater and opera director, dance choreographer, performance creator, curator, theatre writer, book publisher, television anchor, teacher and essayist who regularly presents his work in theaters, foundations, museums, national and international governmental venues. His lectures and texts on aesthetics have been commissioned and published on numerous books. Recipient of various awards, he was elected by newspaper Expresso as “one of the top 100 influential artists” of Portugal.

André will be collaborating with Sónia Almeida in a dinner-performance-installation at @portugalia_marketplace

Photo © Carlos Pinto
Baby; Baby: Explores
Baby; Baby: Explores is a citation for the danceable art-rock project––Baby;Baby: Explores the Reasons Why that Gum is Still on the Sidewalk. The group has perpetuated out of Providence, Rhode Island since 2017 and is powered by sam m-h (e. gtr.) , lids b-day (effected vox & sampler), & gabe c-d (button rhythm).
Beatriz Brum
Beatriz Brum's work has gravitated around the invisible/unspeakable in a spontaneous and intuitive way. She departs from light to explore and question the materiality of the body, of place and an expanding universe. It is a work of research that looks inward to develop a language refined by reduction, which eliminates what is not essential in the search of the fundamental. It is guided by intuition and chance, breaking down distinctions between dimensions, subjects and objects, to present us with an abstract universe that results from synthesizing the energetic forces that govern the interconnectivity of all matter. What connects us.

Brum was born in São Miguel Island, Azores, where she lives and works. She has a degree in Visual Arts from ESAD - Caldas da Rainha, where she also completed her Masters in Cultural Management (2017) and Visual Arts (2019). In 2015, she won the prize for Young Creators at Walk&Talk - Arts Festival. In 2020, she won the António Dacosta painting prize from the Government of the Azores and in 2022 her work was included in the contemporary art collection of the Municipality of Lisbon. She has exhibited regularly in collective and individual shows.
Caique Tizzi
Caique Tizzi (born in Sao Paulo, lives and works in Berlin) is an artist, cook and event organizer. The focus of his practice revolves around an artistic approach to food. His culinary events aim to create a ritual around the table, giving an aura of theatricality to the ordinary, mundane act of eating together. Using food as his primary medium, Tizzi is particularly interested in narration when conceiving a dinner, and how inclusivity can be explored when it comes to flavor.

In 2011, Caique Tizzi co-founded Agora Collective in Berlin and developed its artistic and food platforms until 2019. He has collaborated and contributed with organizations like the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Abu Dhabi Art; Berlinische Galerie; Capc - Musée d´Art Contemporain Bordeaux; Kunstverein München; Julia Stoschek Collection; Brücke-Museum, Berlin; Gropius Bau, Berlin; OLHAO, Sao Paulo; Medialab Prado, Madrid; and Berlin Art Week, amongst others. His work was recently featured in The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations by Artists published by Phaidon Press in 2021.
Catarina Gonçalves
Catarina Gonçalves (Azores, 1999) is a film director and visual artist that works mostly within documentary, as well as installation and video art. Her work revolves around the idea of personal and collective memory in a very intimate sense and is often related to the female body, reflecting upon ideas like sacrifice, possession and ownership.

She did her bachelor’s degree in Sound and Image from the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University of Porto (2017- 2020), a Documentary Film Course in Kinodocs in Lisbon (2020-2021) and is currently studying Documentary Film Directing on the DOC NOMADS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master-Degree (EMJMD) (2021-ongoing), where she studied at Universidade Lusófona Portuguesa (Lisbon), SZFE - University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest) and LUCA School of Arts (Brussels).

Her films have been selected and screened in several festivals such as Curtas de Vila do Conde (Vila do Conde, Portugal), Porto Post Doc (Porto), Indie Lisboa (Lisboa) and for the Prémios Sophia of the Portuguese Cinema Academy. Her installation piece, Light Years (2022), was shown at Walk&Talk 2022 (Azores) as a winner of the Artistic Residency for Young Creators.
DJ Lycox
DJ Lycox is one of the most talented and influential producers in the contemporary urban/club ecosystem, sustained by the Afro-diasporic rhizome. A wonderful mind and graceful spirit, Lycox was born in Portugal of Angolan descent and is currently based in London. He is also part of the Tia Maria Produções crew. His solo debut record arrived on Lisbon's finest at the tail end of 2017, entitled "Sonhos & Pesadelos."

So far live highlights include enthralling sets at Berghain’s Saule, Paris’ ClubSilencio, London's XOYO, Unsound Festival in Krakow, NOS Primavera Sound in Porto, 2019's Cannes Festival Semaine de la Critique’s Opening party and ResidentAdvisor's XFER weekender in Los Angeles and Mexico City.
Eva Papamargariti
Eva Papamargariti is an artist, based between Athens and London. Her work includes the creation of 3D landscapes, sculptures extending into the physical world, videos and installations. She is particularly interested in relationships of cognitive and affective interaction between the multiple realities that we live in as well as the dynamic intra – connection and intra – action of events that occur in these systems. Papamargariti’s work delves into issues and themes related to simultaneity, the merging and dissolving of our surroundings with the virtual, the mundane and the extraordinary. Furthermore, her practice revolves around processes that are established through our online presence, such as the construction and shifting of our identities, avatars, vernacular language/imagery and worldbuilding.
Gil Ferrão
Gil Ferrão was born in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal in 1996. He is an artist who explores and works on the connections between conscious and the unconscious and where various materials and supports can cohabit. He is influenced by balance, movement, and something that can have a physical interaction. In his works, games and sports are interpreted aesthetically and performatively.
Gisela João
Gisela João is a Portuguese Fado singer and songwriter of the new generation. Born in Barcelos, Portugal, she is a central figure and one of the most important interpreters in the History of Portuguese music. With a constant presence on national and international stages, electrifying and unforgettable performances, Gisela is an iconic model for contemporary Fado.

In the Spring of 2021, she released her third album, AuRora [Dawn], her most personal and intimate record, where for the first time she revealed her gift for writing and composing. With four remixes of songs from AuRora, Gisela João keeps declaring her love to the dance floor, a passion that is mentioned often in her interviews, where she explains growing up with a blend of electronic music parties and traditional fado.

Miguel Esteves Cardoso, a Portuguese writer, said: "Amália Rodrigues was the great fado singer of the 20th Century. (...) I know and feel, with the same strength, that Gisela João is the great fado singer of the 21st Century." And who are we to deny it?

As a NY Times review describes it:“... Fado is not sad. Fado is intense. It’s like life.”
Gonçalo Preto
Gonçalo Preto (b.1991, Lisbon, Portugal) lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. Gonçalo has studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, Portugal (2009-2012), Kassel Kunsthochschule, in Germany (2011-2012), and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2014-2015). He is currently doing his MFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design (Class of 2024) with the support of a Fulbright/FCC grant.

His work explores the vibrant energy in silence and stillness and how a penumbra can act as a place of revelation and omission. He believes that the subtle and ambiguous areas of shadow stimulate the imagination and activate visual sensitivity and nostalgia in the viewer. He has studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, Kassel Kunsthochschule in Germany, and the Academy of Art, University in San Francisco, U.S.

"What immediately strikes from Goncalo Preto’s production is how his sophisticated pictorial technique is applied to the creation of situations that are often embedded with a tense atmosphere, as parts of disconnected narratives that compose the whole visual world of the artist. Through his interest in dim environments, a series of paintings focus on the portrayal of different light sources and how the observer's eye adapts to the blackness of the different represented scenes. His most recent works show a development in this research about vision where the artist plays with our vision and its reaction to light, focus, proximity, abstraction and the mysterious creation scenes that seem to belong to everybody’s lost memories."
Horácio Frutuoso
Born in 1991, in Porto, and currently living and working in Lisbon, Horário has developed an artistic practice that is structured around the thought and organization of a painting where poetry, typographic design, digital images, installation and performance intersect. In a work based on the intimate relationship between words and painting, revealing a deep knowledge of the history and technique of the medium he works with, he has explored language, the means of communication, social codes of representation and the performative gestures of everyday life. .

Frutuoso Graduated in Visual Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, the institution that awarded him the Visual Arts Acquisition Prize in 2012/2013. He also has professional training in production and fusion techniques for blown and molded glass, from CENCAL in Marinha Grande.
Isabella Koen
Isabella Koen is a sound artist, DJ, and composer best known for her hard-driving, all-hardware live sets and off-kilter releases. Her practice developed in the belly of east coast underground art and performance spaces, and incorporates the dual role of artist and researcher. Her sound is rooted in broad-ranging experimentation while simultaneously extracting known sonic signifiers from classic rave, hard techno, trance, and drum 'n' bass.

Koen has released work on international labels such as Peder Mannerfelt Produktions, Mama Told Ya, iDEAL Recordings, Herrensauna and Osare! Editions, to name a few. Past tours have traversed most of Europe and the U.S., playing clubs and festivals such as Norbergfest, Tresor, Strom Fest, About Blank, and Club Kaiku, among others, alongside such artists as DJ Stingray, Severed Heads, Errorsmith, Christoph De Babalon, and Caterina Barberi. As a hardware gal, her current setup consists of the Elektron Octatrack mk1, Elektron Rytm mk2, and the Access Virus C. She currently teaches at Berklee College of Music as an Assistant Professor in the Electronic Production and Design Department where she teaches classes on Live performance techniques, DJing and Producing Music with Ableton Live.
Jorge Jácome
Jorge Jácome (b. 1988) is a filmmaker and artist based in Lisbon. He was born in Viana do Castelo and grew up in Macau. He graduated in Direction and Edition at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon, Portugal) and holds a post-graduation at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains (Tourcoing, France).

In his works, which blur the lines between documentary and fiction, he investigates relations between utopias, melancholy, disappearance, and desire. His films have been shown in festivals and exhibition contexts — Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastian, New York Film Festival, 25 FPS, Winterthur, IndieLisboa, Curtas – Vila do Conde, BIEFF, Palais de Tokyo, MoMa, Tabakalera, among others.

His projects won several awards, such as: Best Film Award in Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Short Film Grand Prize at Indielisboa — with Past Perfect (2019); Grand Prix at 25 FPS, Best Film Award in Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Punto de Vista, BIEFF, New Talent at IndieLisboa — with Flores (2017), among others. Parallel to his work as a filmmaker, he works as an editor and regularly collaborates in performing arts projects.
Laura Ganci
Laura is the Beverage Director at Courtland Club, a cocktail bar nestled in Providence's West End. She’s known for creating her own amari, liqueurs and infusions, and incorporating them into her original cocktail recipes. Laura, originally from Connecticut, is also a multi-disciplinary artist and musician. Her visual, installation, and performance works explore vulnerability, proximity, personal history, and the human relationship to sound. Laura plays guitar and co-leads the band American Echoes with her identical twin sister Nina.
Michael Silva
From bartender to visionary entrepreneur, Michael Silva 33yo of Pawtucket, RI, founded BĀS (pronounced ‘base’), a pop-up educating black and brown individuals in mixology. Using cocktails as the vessel, BĀS has grown its roots by shared stories of their cultural upbringing and the stories of others by creating unique experiences. Now, he’s evolved into one of Providence’s premier bartenders, renowned for inclusive cocktails and transformative events. His journey reflects dedication to diversity, crafting, and community, reshaping the city’s cocktail scene.
Nadia Belerique
Nadia Belerique (Toronto, 1982) works in photography, sculpture, and installation, expanding on photographic strategies of framing, aperture, depth, and the distance between objects and their representations. Her works commonly address tenuous relationships between insides and outsides, private and public, exposed and contained. Collaging and piecing together found objects, photographs, and stained glass, she layers their intrinsic histories and functions to transform them into something else entirely.

She received her MFA from the University of Guelph. Alongside various solo exhibitions, her work as been included in the New Museum Triennial, Toronto Biennial, Montreal Biennale and the Gwangju Biennale. She has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Tensta Konsthall, Spånga, Kunsthalle, Wein, Vienna, and Downs & Ross, New York. Belerique has completed residencies at Walk&Talk (The Azores, Portugal) and Fogo Island Arts (Fogo Island, Newfoundland), among others. She lives and works in Toronto.
Nuno Pimenta
Nuno Pimenta develops a multidisciplinary practice that articulates art and architecture. His work focuses on the appropriation and subversion of common construction elements and techniques for the creation of social and political narratives. He holds two Master’s degrees in Architecture and Art and Design of Public Space from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). In recent years he has developed work in the most diverse artistic areas, such as temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance.
Sónia Almeida
Sónia Almeida is an artist working in the Boston area since 2008 and a Fine Arts Associate Professor at Brandeis University. A through-line in her practice is the artist’s investigation into the ways that language is learned, shared, and adapted through processes of fragmentation and multiplicity. The duality of meaning, communication on the verge of breakdown, resuscitated through context, and the continual effort of interpretation serve as entry points on how to approach her work. Her practice is deeply influenced by the book format, by ideas of knowledge production, image reproduction, sequence, and duration as well as structures inspired by the book page.

Almeida received her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and BFA from the University of Lisbon. She is a recipient of the 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and of the 2017 James and Audrey Foster Prize. Almeida is represented by Simone Subal Gallery in NYC and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including among others at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the ICA, Boston, the Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal, and most recently at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal.
Surma is inspired by silence for the creation of her own universe of songs. Her interest extends from jazz to electronics, with a multiplicity of influences to explore paths that are not always obvious but with a strong identity, phonetics, and unique moments that can take us from the nordic fjords to cosmopolitan cities.

Surma has a special and rare light, highlighted by the addition of impressive awards and achievements that explain the scope of her music, her ideas and her personality. The debut "Antwerpen," edited in 2017, took her on a three year tour, performing more than 250 times across fifteen countries, between small clubs to open-air festivals. Surma has also accumulated countless side projects - soundtracks, sound design projects, music for theater and dance, collaborations with other musicians - showing her energy and generosity to place pressure on boundaries. 

Her new album "alla" is a challenge without barriers, in which several participations of various musical genres surround her to deepen and consolidate her own unique universe.
We Sea
WE SEA is an Azorean band from São Miguel. They have gained national recognition in recent years with their albums Basbaque (2019) and Cisma (2021). The project references the Azorean music scene of the 80’s and 90’s, which inspires and contaminates their sound, but also the aesthetic of their concerts and videos, often resulting from collaborations with other Azorean artists and thinkers.

Their latest album "Cisma," looks at distance and its influence in relationships and emotions. According to Luís Carvalho from Antena 3 (national radio boradcaster) the result of this search is a “refined, mature and objective pop” project.
Yuli Yamagata
Yuli Yamagata was born in São Paulo 1989, where she continues to live and work. The artist graduated from the University of São Paulo with a BFA in sculpture, and has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2015. Through her Japanese heritage, she has become interested in different aspects of the culture, including shibori, a manual tie-dyeing technique, and manga.

In the words of Andrea K. Scott, writing for The New Yorker in 2021, Yamagata is "wildly imaginative [ ... ] fascinated by the macabre-from vampires to manga-and by the tension between revulsion and beauty." To create her wall works and sculptures, she works primarily with fabric, sewing together different textiles, such as silk and velvet, often selecting patterned pieces. She stretches the fabric over canvases or builds up free-standing objects. Working with resin and paint, Yamagata glues an eclectic range of found objects-from garlic to chopsticks and corncobs to the surface of her pieces. Her fascination with sportswear has led to the incorporation of sneakers and an abundant use of Lycra. In an interview with Rory Mitchell for Ocula in 2021, Yamagata explains: "I start every sculpture by choosing a kind of 'challenge,' usually informed by the physicality of the material itself or by a chosen narrative."
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