ACCESSORIES & LIFESTYLE
Living between Portugal and Angola, Rita GT is one of the most prominent Portuguese artists working on themes as colonial identity and memory focused on questions of gender and human rights. She uses mostly ceramics, installation, performance, video and photography, and her work is mostly described, as interventional, subversive and nonconformist. Commissioner of the Angolan Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2015, participated at the 1st Biennale of Lagos, Nigeria 2017. Highlights in 2019, Príncipe Biennale, Walk and Talk Azores, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, itinerant School next Door exhibition, in London, Luanda and upcoming Harare. Her work can be found in international institutions and museums.
Rita GT is a critical and intervening artist, approaching themes such as memory, identity or the importance of human rights. Having lived in many different countries enables her to have a broader vision, valuing the historical points of view of many cultures. The colonial symbolism that is recurrent in her work defines her own identity and artistic language. The artist uses imagery, words and performance revealing a constant interrogation and experimentalism in both material and conceptual aspects.