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António Castanheira

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(Lisbon, 1968) Lives and works in Lisbon.


Multidisciplinary artist, worked mainly in self-directed projects in architecture, design, film, video, music and painting.


Graduate and postgraduate in Architecture and Theory of Architecture, Student at MArt’s painting course, with Paulo Brighenti. Student at the engraving workshop at MArt, with Ana Natividade Drawing workshop with Wasted Rita at Underdogs Workshop Playground – (in) visibility devices at Maat, with Ana Rito and José Maçãs de Carvalho.


Fellow of Gulbenkian Foundation for the Panarteum XX project, at the Eugénio de Almeida Forum (2017);
Founder of a studui of architecture, urban design and design (years 1989-1997);
Teacher of artistic disciplines, culminating in Escola António Arroio (1989-2008),
Director and curator of Praxis – ou como fazemos o que fazemos (2007), a multidisciplinary project that involved some of the most important architects of the portuguese scene and mobilized disciplines such as architecture, design, cinema, or drawing; Creator, curator and designer of Escritaria (2008-2014);
Curator of the Sara-a-Dias Creative Destruction exhibition at the LX Factory (2013);
Curator of the exhibition Urbano Tavares Rodrigues, at the Museu República e Resistência (2009);
Co-curator of the international traveling exhibition April 25, 1974, Museu República e Resistência (1996);
Director of the department of multimedia and interactivity of Raiz Quadrada – design (2003-2005)
Film director and producer: Memória das Palavras – Urbano Tavares Rodrigues (2008), José Saramago, plano B (2009), Um soneto (Museu do Neo-Realismo, 2009); Retrato de uma Obra (IGESPAR, 2010), Alcácer do Sal – Aires Mateus (Fundació Mies van der Rohe, 2013);
Lecturer on Architecture (1996).


At present, he is the founder and main figure of the semen – ignition of cultural and artistic projects.