Ângela Berlinde [ Porto, 1975 ] is an artist and independent photography curator, researcher with PHD studies in Visual Communication about painted photography and self representation of the Indigenous nations, at Universidade do Minho, Portugal. She holds a degree in Curatorial Studies and completed a Master’s degree in Photography at Utrecht School of Arts-Holland. She is pós-doc researcher at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil, developing studies on contemporary visual practices that problematize the hybrid forms of photography, in intersection with other languages, such as Painting, Cinema and Literature. Member of the research group NANO New arts Organisms of the School of Fine Arts of UFRJ. (NanoLab), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Her most emblematic work, Nhynã Aba, in Tupi Guarani “the heart of an Indian” addresses the ancestral myths and stories of the indigenous peoples of Brazil and the way they relate to their image.
Ângela is curator of cultural projects and contemporary art exhibitions in Portugal and Brazil and has published works of Photography and Text about Portuguese India and about the Painted Portraits of Brazilian Indians. Since the last decade she has commissioned contemporary photography throughout Europe, Asia and Latin American Countries, particularly in Brazil. In 2018 was one of the guest curators of the Beijng Photography Biennale in China organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Beijing Museum of Art (CAFA Art Museum). Since 2017 she is curatorial member of Photography Museum in Fortaleza, Brazil and currently she is the counselor of the Photography Program at the Secretary State of Culture of Ceará, Brazil.
Ângela lives between Portugal and Brazil and works within the transversality of visual narratives, expressed in Photobooks, a territory in which photography expresses its true creative potential. Throughout her career, both in the field of creation and curatorial and academic processes, she has always seeks to examine the way which Photography continues to engage in contemporary cultural narratives for the construction of new orders and artistic structures.