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new_profileRogério Nuno Costa is a Portuguese performance artist based in Helsinki (Finland). His work deals with the major concept of documentation when applied to ephemeral performative actions. His performances, videos, conferences, show cases, installations and texts explore the fields of theatre, movement, visual arts, literature, philosophy and anthropology, interconnecting public and private contexts, autobiographical discourses and informational/communicational strategies: social networking, advertising, conceptual propaganda, guerrilla art, piracy. He’s also a researcher, an art’s teacher, a curator, a documentary maker, a writer and a “conceptual” chef. 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. His work has already been shown in France, England, Scotland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Finland, Romania and the United States, with the support of some of the most prestigious art festivals and cultural institutions. Usually writes for cultural publications and is invited to participate in conferences 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). He’s the author of the infamous art manifesto “Dogma 2005” and the catalogues “Documentation Project” (about his performance trilogy “Vou A Tua Casa”), “Big Curator Is Watching You!” (about his curatorial program “The Spectator’ s Opportunity”), and “Public Domain” (about the dance festival MAP/P 2012/2015, produced by Fábrica de Movimentos). Apart from his own performance work, he has been several times invited to write and direct theatre and dance performances for other artists and companies, also working as a dramaturgist and artistic consultant. Recently, he has been working in the field of Culinary Arts under the alias Chef Rø, developing projects where Gastronomy, Art, Science, Technology and Philosophy merge: foodjaying, underground dining performances, conceptual radio and TV shows, etc. Food writer in many fashion and food blogs and magazines. He is the Portuguese ambassador for the international food event Restaurant Day. 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 the Year One of his project “University/Yliopisto“. He is also leading the documentation management at Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte, Portuguese performing arts company where he is an associated artist. Prepares for 2017 the publishing of a non-art magazine called “Realpolitik”, the premiere of the conference-performance “Copywrong” (along with Daniel Pinheiro & Fátima São Simão), and the following of many side projects related to the post-apocalyptical rave brand “€TRASH”.

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