Patrícia Leal

Patrícia Leal

Patrícia was born in Germany in 1972. She is an artist, filmmaker, researcher, curator and trainer.

She attended the independent study programme in Visual Arts at the Maumaus School, the post-production course at Etic and also studied photography at Richmond College London. In 2010 she obtained a Masters Degree in Documentary Film at Goldsmiths College. She is a PhD student in Artistic Studies at FCSH / Universidade Nova de Lisboa and was awarded a grant by FCT to develop a research on the landscape of colonial post-memory in contemporary Portuguese art.

Since 2010 she works in the field of editing television documentaries dedicated to contemporary art. Since 2014 she is a trainer in the area of Photography and Video at Etic - Escola de Tecnologias, Inovação e Criação (Lisbon and Faro). In 2021 she was artistic curator of the exhibition The Silence of the Earth, which combines the Diamang photographic archive with works of contemporary art. A project in collaboration with the research unit LABPT of the University of Minho and the Nogueira da Silva Museum in Braga. 

Her artistic work falls within the domain of environmental aesthetics, reflecting on how we position ourselves in relation to nature, animal, plant and organic species. In 2020, a landmark year for humanity, and after many years living abroad and more recently in Lisbon, he returns to his origins, to the city of Lagos where he attended high school. Currently she is resident artist in LAC, returning, also here, to photography and photographic processes. In parallel she develops within the AVONDE Cultural Association, of which she is a founding partner, documentary film projects on memory and tradition.