Raquel André, 1986. She is a collector, a performer, a researcher, a teacher, she is an artist.
Currently is doing a PhD at the Theater Studies Department in Faculdade de Letras - Lisbon University with a scholarship by Foundation of Sciences and Technology - an investigation based on her own artistic practice, oriented by the investigator Paula Caspão. In 2016 she owned a Master in Collectionism in the Performing Arts from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, oriented by the artist and investigator Eleonora Fabião.
In 2011 she moved to Rio de Janeiro and it changed her life, as an artist, a woman, a person in this crazy world. She was selected by INOVArt to do a 5 months artistic residency at Cia dos Atores in Rio and stayed for 8 years. Brazil give her the professional experience as a director - working in 7 productions with the director Bel Garcia, and the experience on curating and programme a Cultural Center - Galpão Gamboa working with César Augusto, Marco Nanini and Fernando Libonati.
The 10 years project - Collection of People - is an undeniable mark in her trajectory as a 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. Her work tours widely in Europa, North and South América. Departing from one-to-one encounters, Raquel André aims to build an archive of the ephemeral with shows, performances, conferences, books and exhibitions.