Alexandra do Carmo

 
Alexandra do CarmoFull name: Alexandra do Carmo Guimarães Mendes Moreira Hawke
Quoting name: Alexandra do Carmo
Professional Category: PhD Candidate; Artist
Title of PhD project: “Artistic Autonomy for Public Use” [Supervisor: Marita Louise Sturken, NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; Advisor: Bruno Marques, IHA/NOVA FCSH]
Position(s) within IHA: RG Member [Contemporary Art Studies]
Contact: alexandradocarmo@gmail.com
CIÊNCIA ID: 5F13-BF47-128D
ORCiD: 0000-0002-6946-3068
Website: alexandradocarmo.com

 

Biography
Alexandra do Carmo lives and works in Lisbon, she is an artist and investigator currently enrolled in a PhD in Artistic Studies at Nova University of Lisbon, FCSH-IHA (Social sciences and humanities-Art History Institute), she is a fellow of FCT (Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology), and Nova University. She Studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and Pratt institute, both in New York, and at Ar.Co in Lisbon. Latest artistic projects; Red Line Campaign with the Youth Climate Strike, Lisbon, March 15th 2020, presented at Quadrum Gallery for Earthkeeping/Earthshaking, (2020), and The Green Studio at IC19, (2018) presented at Sismógrafo, Porto. Her practice is focused on the studio as a conceptual field of study—the studio as a lens through which to investigate relations between artist and public, revealing the dynamics, conditions and limits of authorship. Her main area of research is the concept of Artistic Autonomy for Public Use, in the North American artistic social and political practices.
Latest publications available:
1. https://www.academia.edu/38001548/ALEXANDRA_DO_CARMO_EMANCIPATION_AND_RESISTANCE_SUBURBAN_ALLOTMENTS_SPONTANEOUS_AND_CLANDESTINE 2. http://revistaharte.fcsh.unl.pt/rhaw6/RHA_W_6.pdf 3. https://www.academia.edu/41523134/Portuguese_Performance_Art_Special_Issue.
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Alexandra do Carmo vive e trabalha em Lisboa, é artista e investigadora, doutoranda em Estudos Artísticos Arte e Mediações na Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCSH-IHA, da qual é bolseira (conjuntamente com a FCT). Estudou no Whitney Independent Study Program e no Pratt Institute, ambos na cidade de Nova Iorque e no Ar.Co em Lisboa. Os seus últimos projetos artísticos são Campanha Linha Vermelha com a Greve Climática Estudantil, Lisboa, 15 de Março 2020, para a exposição Earthkeeping/Earthshaking na galeria Quadrum em 2020 e O Ateliê Verde no IC19 no Sismógrafo no Porto em 2018. A sua prática artística centra-se no ateliê como campo conceptual de estudo, uma lente através da qual se investigam as relações entre artista e público, revelando as dinâmicas, condições e limites da autoria. A sua área de investigação é o conceito de Artistic Autonomy for Public Use nas práticas artísticas Norte Americanas de carácter social e político. 
Últimas publicações disponíveis: 
1. https://www.academia.edu/38001448/Alexandra_do_Carmo_Emancipa%C3%A7%C3%A3o_e_resist%C3%AAncia_hortas_suburbanas_espont%C3%A2neas_e_clandestinas 2. http://revistaharte.fcsh.unl.pt/rhaw6/RHA_W_6.pdf 3. https://www.academia.edu/41523134/Portuguese_Performance_Art_Special_Issue.

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Abbreviations:
RG – Research Group