Contemporary Art Studies


RG Coordinator

Bruno Marques



Integrated Researchers

Amanda Tavares

Ana Balona de OliveiraAna Balona de Oliveira

Basia Sliwinska

Cristina Pratas Cruzeiro

Larissa Brum Pinheiro

Luísa Soares de Oliveira

Margarida Brito Alves

Margarida Brito Alves



Collaborating Researchers

Ana Catarina PinhoAna Catarina Pinho

Catarina Rosendo

Cristiana Tejo

Daniela Salazar

Giulia Lamoni

Israel Guarda

José Oliveira

Miguel Meruje

Miguel Mesquita Duarte

Paula Ribeiro Lobo

Paula Varanda





Non-PhD Researchers

Alexandra do Carmo

Carolina Machado

Catarina Pires

Felipe Xavier

Fernando Duarte

Flora Paim

Francisca Gigante

Frederico Caiafa

Gustavo Borges Corrêa

Iriê Campos Júnior

Ivo Braz

João Viotti

KS Foto PB

Katherine Sirois


Luísa Castro Almeida

Luísa Salvador

Foto Manuel Furtado

Manuel Furtado dos Santos

Óscar Faria

Pedro Gonçalves

Raquel Ermida

 Rita Barreira

Rita Gomes Ferrão

Rita Natálio

Sofia Steinvorth

 Susana C. Gaspar

Tainan Barbosa

Thaynã Targa



Visiting Researchers

Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer

Haizea Barcenilla

Luis D. Rivero Moreno

Saray Espinosa

Thiago Fernandes



Contemporary Art and Architecture
Migrations, Circulations, Globalization
Performance Art and Performativity
Photography, Cinema and Video



CASt is currently constituted by 20 researchers, besides including the collaboration of 8 researchers associated to other R&D units. CASt is connected both to the Art History and to the Artistic Studies PhD programmes, and develops research spanning from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Over the last decade, CASt has broadened its methodologies, privileging interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to art history.
CASt comprises 4 sections (the last 2 operate as Clusters):
1. Spatial Practices, coord. by Alves, takes spatial practices in contemporary art as its main focus, privileging a conception of space connected to materiality and constructiveness, but also addressing the multiple activations of space based on relational and collaborative strategies.
2. Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art, coord. by Lamoni and Balona, develops transnational approaches to art history nourished by other areas of knowledge production like post-colonial studies and feminist theoretical formations – with a specific, though not exclusive, focus on the Global South.
3. Photography & Film Studies, coord. by Marques, addresses the visual arts in a broad context and considers photography, cinema and video as heterodox and interdisciplinary areas, placing particular emphasis on the relations established with other forms of expression, such as literature, painting, architecture, installation or performance.
4. Portuguese Performance Art & Performativity in Arts, coord. by Madeira and Cruzeiro, aims at bringing together researchers whose work explores Portuguese performance art as well as new forms of performativity that have developed through hybridization within the worlds of art and society in areas such as theatre, dance, music, photography, installations, digital art, as well as social movements.