Jorge Rocha

Lagos, Portugal (1979). Independent artist and producer who seeks to establish connections between different artistic fields, proposing a cross-disciplinary approach to contemporary art. He graduated from the Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha with a degree in Visual Arts, and worked as an exhibition producer at the Centro Cultural de Lagos, between 2005 and 2008. The projects which he has produced include: Zoologia dos Trópicos: obras de Nelson Leirner e Jorge Dias; Laccobriga: a ocupação romana na baía de Lagos and Mundos Locais: espaços, visibilidades e fluxos transculturais within the scope of Allgarve08.

In 2005, he became an artist in residency at the LAC (a cultural association in Lagos), where he created the performance Procedimento Administrativo. This work was presented within the scope of Expoarte Contemporânea, which took place in Mozambique at the National Art Museum in Maputo, and at the CINEPORT festival in João Pessoa, Brazil. In 2009, he produced the project Underconstruction de Mónica de Miranda e Paul Goodwin, undertook experiments in Portugal for Ricardo Basbaum’s project NBP-Novas Bases para a Personalidade, and took part in the “Sansa International artist’s workshop” in Kumasi, Ghana, within the scope of the Triangle Arts Trust. In 2010 he directed the film “Escrito nas Telhas” during the Festival Ver e Fazer Filmes - Cineport held in Cataguases in Brazil, and led the International Artists Workshop “Home and Abroad”. He is a member of the LAC – Associação Cultural and co-founder of the Xerem.


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