Rita GT

Rita GT

RitaGT is a critical and intervening artist, approaching themes such as memory, identity and the importance of human rights. Rita’s itinerant lifestyle has allowed her to develop a deeply international scope for her practice, always valuing the historical points of views of the many cultures she has come into contact with. The colonial symbolism that is recurrent in her work further defines her own identity and artistic language. The artist uses imagery, words and performance to interrogate and experiment, pushing the boundaries of the materials she uses and the concepts she tackles.
RitaGT gained a BA in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, concluded the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Maumaus School of Visual Arts in Lisbon and attended to the MA program in Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy – Lund University in Malmö, Sweden.



Solo exhibitions include:
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2021) (upcoming);
Nano Galeria, Lisbon (2019);
Museu Carlos Machado, Ponta Delgada (2019);
Museu de Artes Decorativas, Viana do Castelo (2019);
Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon (2019);
Movart, Luanda (2018);
Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon (2018);
50 Golborne Gallery, London (2018);
Gallery Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon (2017);
Patch, Porto (2017);
MNAC- Museu do Chiado, Lisbon (2015);
Instituto Camões, Luanda (2014);
UNAP, Luanda (2012);
Bienal de Viana do Castelo (2010);
Empty Cube, Lisbon (2009);
Gallery Reflexus, Porto (2009);
PêSSEGOpráSEMANA, Porto (2007).

Group exhibitions include:
Venice Design Biennial (2021) (upcoming);
Macau Biennial (2020) (upcoming);
Príncipe Biennial;
São Tomé e Príncipe (2019);
Showcase, Paris (2019);
Museu Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Lisbon (2019);
UCCLA, Lisbon (2018);
ICAF, Lagos, Nigeria (2017);
Efeito-Suruba, Lisbon (2017);
Art of Kindness, London (2017);
Lagos Biennial, Lagos, Nigeria (2017);
Royal Academy of Arts Summer exhibition, London (2017);
Instituto Camões, Luanda (2017);
The Cera Poroject, London (2016);
Gallery BE, Luanda (2016);
Tiwani Gallery, London (2015);
KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig & Freies Museum/Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2015);
MNAC- Museu do Chiado, Lisbon (2013);
Goethe Institut, Johannesburg (2013);
Soso Contemporary African Art Gallery, Luanda (2012);
Museum of the City, Lisbon (2011);
CCB/Museu Berardo, Lisbon (2009);
Natural History Museum, Lisbon (2007);
the Rothschild Prize, Lisbon (2007).

Artist residency programs:
La Junqueria, Lisbon (2019);
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2018-9);
Walk&Talk Azores (2018-9);
inov-art international scholarship program at Residência Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil (2007-8);
Galeria ZDB, Lisboa (2006-7);
Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2005).

In 2013 she is awarded with the Moving Africa Prize by the Goethe Institut & Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rita GT is the founder e-studio Luanda, an artistic collective operating in the Angolan capital, and the commissioner for the 2015 Angolan Pavilion, curated by António Ole at the 56th Venice Biennale. The artist current lives and works between Portugal and Angola. Rita GT’s work is featured in several prominent international collections.