Rogério Nuno Costa


Rogério Nuno Costa is a Portuguese performance artist based in Lisbon and Porto. His work deals with the major concept of documentation when applied to ephemeral performative actions. His performances, videos, conferences, show cases, installations and texts explore the fields of theatre, movement, visual arts, literature, philosophy and anthropology, interconnecting public and private contexts, autobiographical discourses and informational/communicational strategies: social networking, advertising, conceptual propaganda, guerrilla art, etc.

He is also a researcher, an art’s teacher, a curator, a documentary maker, a writer and a “conceptual” chef. Major in Communication and Journalism, has studied Contemporary Art History and Contemporary Culture and New Technologies. Frequently collaborates with several performance and visual artists in Portugal and abroad.

His work has already been shown in Portugal, France, England, Scotland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Serbia and Finland, with the support of some of the most prestigious art festivals and cultural institutions. Usually writes for cultural publications and is invited to participate in conferences and talks, mainly about documentation practices.

Has been lecturing and directing workshops and master classes about his work in many academic institutions, such as Escola Superior de Artes e Design (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal), Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Lisbon, Portugal), Faculdade de Belas Artes (Lisbon, Portugal), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem, The Netherlands), Faculdade de Letras (Coimbra, Portugal).

He is the author of the infamous art manifesto “Dogma 2005” and the catalogues “Documentation Project” (about his own performance art work “Vou A Tua Casa”) and “Big Curator Is Watching You!” (about his curatorial program “The Spectator’ s Opportunity”). Apart from his own performance work, he is usually invited to write and direct theatre and dance performances for other artists and companies. Recently he has been working in the field of Culinary Arts under the alias Chef Rø, developing a project called “Vou À Tua Mesa” (I go to your table), mixing Gastronomy with Art, Science, Technology and Philosophy, within the frame of foodjaying and underground dining events as well as conceptual radio and TV shows. Food writer in the Portuguese magazines Viral Agenda and Intermagazine. He is the Portuguese ambassador of the international food event Restaurant Day. He is now working in the catalogue for the dance festival MAP/P 2013 (produced by Produtora de Risco), to be published in September 2014. He is also teaching the Major in Theatre at Universidade do Minho, in Guimarães (Portugal). Prepares for 2014 the launching of a non-art magazine called “Realpolitik”, the launching of the Year One of a pedagogical project called “University/Yliopisto“, and the rave party/concert/performance “€TRASH

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Advisor: Studio/Research