Rui Soares Costa
Rui Soares Costa studied Painting at Ar.Co while training and researching in Social Psychology between Portugal and the US. He is interested in cognitive processes like person memory or the importance of temporal order in the way people make sense about the world. Rui has been working exclusively as a visual artist since 2013. His current research and practice revolve around the perception of time by manipulating its suspension, distension and compression. Rui works closely with contemporary music and his exhibitions always have original soundtracks. Rui have established a close collaboration with the musician and multimedia artist André Gonçalves. Since 2016 he has been running Bull’s Eye - Artist in Residence Program at his studio in Olho de Boi. More than thirty artists, most of them international, have participated so far. He is represented by sala 117 Gallery in Porto and Salgadeiras Gallery in Lisbon. Lives and works between Lisbon and Olho de Boi.
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