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Patrícia J. Reis was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1981.
Her artist practice pursues new ways of interaction and sensorial engagement with the public in the interdisciplinary field of art and technology.
She Graduated in Visual Arts from the ESAD (Superior School of Art and Desing, Caldas da Rainha) Portugal, in 2004, and in 2011 presented her masters thesis in the Production and Creation in Technological Art Master program, at the Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal, with the title Inside out: Myself as Diana – Audiovisual participatory Installation. Female representation and its relation between public and private. She’s a Ph.D. in art with the thesis Underneath the skin another skin: Body, screen and interface for an interactive haptic visuality presented at the University of Évora, Portugal, in 2016 with summa cum laude distinction. She was a fellow researcher from National Science Technology Foundation of Portugal (2011-2015). From 2006 to 2012, she was lecturing Photography, Video and Digital Arts at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal. Currently she lectures at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and at the Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria.
As an artist and researcher she is interested in the intimate (cultural and political) relations between the subject of vision and image (namely the body representation) in photography, video and interactive media. Looking for a different type of visuality (with an haptic approach), she suggests the interactive technology as a strategic tool to stimulate other corporeal perceptions. Furthermore, she has a feminist approach on her artistic practice, in the context of media art, focusing on the assigned female roles in terms of representation (in the digital image), and on the lack of female participation behind the production of new technologies and art. Since 2012 she’s a member of Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory – a feminist hackerspace based in Vienna, Austria.
Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2013 was awarded with the Media Art prize from the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Germany and in 2011 with the grant form the Foundation for Science and technology of Portugal.
She currently lives in Vienna, Austria.