Raquel André is a collector, a teacher, a performer and an artist. She owns a Master in Collectionism in the Performing Arts and is currently a PHD researcher at the Theatre Studies Department in Faculdade de Letras – Lisbon University.
Her work tours widely in Europa, North and South America.
In Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2011–2017) she worked with Bel Garcia, César Augusto, Marco Nanini, Fernando Libonati among others.
The ten years project — "Collection of People" — is an undeniable mark in her trajectory and position in the performing arts. A vast, multidisciplinary and unrepeatable collection that brings together four projects: "Collection of Lovers", "Collection of Collectors", "Collection of Artists" and "Collection of Spectators".
All collections focus on André´s interaction with inhabitants of a specific territory.
Departing from one-to-one encounters, Raquel André aims to build an archive of the ephemeral with shows, performances, conferences, books and exhibitions.