BIO

Beatriz Manteigas is a Portuguese visual artist born in Lisbon in 1990. In 2022, she completed her PhD in Drawing at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, supported by a scholarship from the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology. She also holds a Master’s degree in Artistic Anatomy (2014) and a degree in Painting (2012) from the same institution, including study exchanges at the University of Porto (2011-2012), the Royal Academy of St. Petersburg, Russia (2011), and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2010-2011). She briefly resided and worked in Düsseldorf (2012) and London (2010). In 2016, she co-founded Associação Quinta das Relvas, an ecological farm where she resides and works, serving as the current president of the board and coordinator of the Arts Department. That same year, she became a collaborating researcher at CIEBA – Center for Research and Studies in Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. She has exhibited and presented her work extensively since 2009, both nationally and internationally in countries such as Belgium, Brazil, England, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, and the USA. She has also participated in artist residencies in Brazil, Greece, Portugal, and Spain and her work is represented in private and public collections in Portugal and abroad. 
In 2024, she will be an artist-in-residence at Residency Unlimited (NY) with the support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and PLMJ Foundation, and in 2025 at The International Speculative Ecologies Program by Labverde, at the Amazon Rainforest (BR).

CV

Current professional situation

Visual artist
NGO Director and Arts’ department coordinator​

Quinta das Relvas Association, Branca, Portugal (2016 – ?)
More info here.

Collaborative researcher

CIEBA/FBAUL, Lisbon Portugal (2016 – ?)
More info here.

Education

PhD on Drawing

Fine-Arts Faculty of the Fine-Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2016-2022
Research funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT).
Thesis: Lifeline: drawing metaphors of the real.
Available here.

MA on Artistic Anatomy

Fine-Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2012-2014
Thesis: Anthropometric variants of the face on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
Available here.

BA on Painting

Fine-Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2008-2012


Grants

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - Grant for Internationalisation , 2024
PLMJ Foundation, 2024
Culture Moves Europe, 2024
FCT - Science and Technology Foundation, 2019 - 2022

Artistic residencies

SOON: Speculative Ecologies International Program

 Amazon Rainforest, Brazil, december 2025. 

SOON: Residency Unlimited

 New York, USA, october – november 2024. 
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and PLMJ Foundation granted project.

Cycladic Arts

 Paros, Greece, 2024

Casa Rio/People's Palace Projects - Queen Mary University of London

 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2024

Joya: Arte + Ecología

 Velez Blanco, Spain, 2023. Culture Moves Europe granted project.

Viarco - Fábrica de Lápis

 São João da Madeira, Portugal, 2019

RésVés/Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa

 Sertã, Portugal, 2014

Other studies

Certified training on Permaculture Design

Aveiro, Portugal, 2023
Trainers: Lucy Legan e André Soares (IPEC, Brazil)

Training under the program Erasmus +

Muş, Turkey, 2017
Theme: Youth workers and sustainability

Exchange under the program Almeida Garrett

Fine-Arts Faculty of University of Oporto, Portugal, 2011-2012

Exchange under the program Erasmus

Politecnic University of Valencia, Spain, 2010-2011

Exchange under a protocol between universities

Politecnic University of Valencia, Spain, 2010-2011

Training on Jazz

Interartes – Estoril, Portugal, 2012-2016
Subjects: singing, drums and theory
Main trainers: Jorge Lee; Vânia Fernandes

Training on Classic Ballet

Academia de Dança Michelle Destreez – Alcabideche, Portugal, 1998-2012
Certified by the Association Française de Maîtres de Danse Classique

Solo exhibitions (selection)

Vaigotas

Cabe 184 – Porto, 2024
Curatorship by Arte em Acção, Text by José Carlos Paiva.
Catalogue available here.

Ferro Velho

Casa Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2024

Spectacle Society

Cabe 184 – Porto, Portugal, 2020
Curatorship by Arte em Acção. Text by Simão Bolívar. 
Catalogue available here .

Liquid Societies

Serpente: Contemporary Art Gallery – Porto, Portugal, 2018
Curatorship by Isabel and Rodrigo Cabral. Text by Beatriz Bento.
Catalogue available
here .

After the storm

Vila Real de Santo António town council arquive – V.R.S.A., Portugal, 2016

Madonas

Fine-Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon – Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

Madonas

D. Luís I Foundation/ Cascais Cultural Centre – Cascais, Portugal, 2015
Text by Artur Ramos

Collective exhibitions (selection)

2024:
Jov’Arte Bienal – Loures, Portugal
2023:
Revolução: 50 anos, 50 artistas – Gaia International Bienal – Gaia, Portugal
2021:
As pedras também constrõem coisas – Faculty of Fine-Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gaia International Bienal – Gaia, Portugal
50 Anos da CGTP-IN – Pátio da Galé, Lisbon. Curatorship by Francisco Palma.
2020:
GRÃO – Residência Artística e de Investigação – Old Port Authority Museum, Aveiro, Portugal
XI D. Fernando’s Painting and Sculpture Prize, M.U.S.A. – Sintra, Portugal
Jov’Arte bienal – Loures, Portugal
2019:
Dos Modos nascem coisas – Cineteatro Alba, Portugal
Lusophone cultures – Odivelas, Portugal
Gaia bienal: invited artists – Gaia, Portugal
2018:
Sem norte nem sul – Palácio da Galeria, Tavira, Portugal
Nevertheless, she persisted – Art Village Gallery, Memphis, USA
2017:
Em linha – Bessa Pereira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2016:
Belém Art Fest – Jeronimo’s monestry, Lisbon, Portugal
2015:
É preciso fazer um desenho? Setúbal Illustration Capital – Setúbal, Portugal
2014:
ROTH – Kensington and Olympia, London, UK
VIVE-ARTE – Extremadura, Spain
2012:
Painting finalists: FBAUL 2011’12 – Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon
XVIII Spring saloon – Casino Estoril, Portugal

Collections

Albergaria-a-Velha Town Council, Albergaria-a-Velha
António Moutinho Cardoso Collection, Porto
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
D. Luís I Foundation , Cascais
Isabel e Rodrigo Cabral Collection, Porto
ISPA, Lisbon
Loures Town Council, Loures
S&A Collection, Porto
Casa Rio/FUNARJ, Brazil

Prizes (selection)

Honor Prize in Aveiro Jovem Criador’13 Contest, November 2013
1st Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by the Portuguese Staedtler in 2008
3rd Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by Staeples Office Center in 2007
1st Prize in the etary level in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by the Portuguese Staedtler in 2007
2nd Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by Staeples Office Center in 2006
1st Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by the Portuguese Staedtler in 2005
1st Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by Staeples Office Center in 2005
1st Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by the Portuguese Staedtler in 2004
1st Prize in the National Contest of Painting and Drawing by the Portuguese Staedtler in 2003

Projects' coordination (selection)

SEEDS – Means for a sustainable art practice

Coordination and executive committees
Project funded by the Creative Europe Programme
Quinta das Relvas Association, 2023-2024
More info at: https://projectseeds.eu/

Foundations – Permaculture principles for a sustainable living

Executive committee
KA2 project funded by the Erasmus + Programme
Quinta das Relvas Association, 2023

Multiple Expression Colloquium: Theory and Practice on Drawing

Coordination and executive committees
Fine-Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2019-?

GRÃO – research and artistic residence

Coordination, executive and curatorial committees
Quinta das Relvas Association, 2019 – ?
More info here.

POW – Art to the People artistic residencies

Coordination, executive and curatorial committees
Quinta das Relvas Association, 2023 – ?

5 Minutes of Drawing

Coordination, executive and curatorial committees
Fine-Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon, 2020-2022
More info here.

YETI - Youth Education Through Illustration

Coordination, executive and curatorial committees
Quinta das Relvas Association, 2017-2021

Collaboration in other projects (selection)

Young curators’ artistic residency

Jury and Executive Committee
Rua das Gaivotas 6, Lisbon, 2023

UW.A.R. – Ukrainian Women Artists Residence

Executive Committee
[A]Space, Lisbon, 2023

Lisbon Drawing Club artistic residence

Executive Committee and masterclass mentor
Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal, 2023

Aveiro Jovem Criador 2019

 Exhibition curator
Aveiro Museum, Portugal, 2019