Bio

new_profileRogério Nuno Costa is a Portuguese performance artist, theatre director and actor, dramaturgist, researcher, teacher, curator and writer based in Finland and Portugal. His work deals with the major concept of documentation when applied to ephemeral performative actions. His performances, lectures, installations and texts explore the fields of theatre, dance, visual arts and literature, interconnecting public and private contexts, erudite culture and pop culture, autobiographical discourses and informational/communicational strategies: social networking, advertising, conceptual propaganda, guerrilla art, piracy. Major in Communication and Journalism, has studied Contemporary Art History and Contemporary Culture & New Technologies. Often collaborates with performance and visual artists in Portugal and abroad. Starting in 1999, his work has already been shown in France, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Finland, Romania, the US and Canada, with the support of some of the most prestigious art festivals and cultural institutions. Usually writes for art/culture publications and is invited to participate in lectures and talks, mainly about documentation practices. Has been teaching, lecturing and directing workshops and master classes in academic institutions such as Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal), Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon, Portugal), Faculdade de Belas Artes (Lisbon, Portugal), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem, The Netherlands) and Faculdade de Letras (Coimbra, Portugal). Currently, he is teaching the Major in Theatre at Universidade do Minho, in Guimarães (Portugal), and is one of the advisors for the ongoing Major and Doctoral projects at Transart Institute (Berlin & New York). Apart from his own performance work, he has been invited to write and direct theatre and dance performances for other artists and companies, also working as a dramaturgist, artistic consultant and editor. He’s the author of the infamous art manifesto “Dogma 2005” and the catalogues “Documentation Project” and “Big Curator Is Watching You!“. Under the alias Chef Rø, has developed a series of projects where Gastronomy, Art, Science, Anthropology and Philosophy merge: food underground dining, conceptual cooking shows (radio & TV), etc. Collaborates as food writer in numerous fashion & food blogs and online magazines. Currently, he is doing research within the frame of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art (ViCCA) MA program at Aalto University’s School of Arts, Design and Architecture (Helsinki, Finland), developing a series of meta-pedagogical activities concerning his project “University/Yliopisto“. He is also a member of the Performance Studies Research Group at CEHUM (University of Minho, Portugal). Active collaborator of the theatre company Estrutura, directed by Cátia Pinheiro and José Nunes, taking the roles of artistic consultant, dramaturgist, co-director and performer. Has been leading, since 2015, the Documentation Management (archival and editorial direction) at Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, contemporary dance company where he is also an Associated Artist. Prepares for 2018 the premiere of a new theatre production titled “1917-19” and the following of many side projects related to the post-apocalyptical rave brand “€TRASH”.

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