Soraya Vasconcelos

Soraya Vasconcelos is a visual artist, lecturer and researcher. PhD in Communication, Culture and Arts (UAlgarve). Apart from teaching, she is involved in various projects connected to photography and art, namely Photo Impulse (ICNOVA) for which she was full-time researcher from 2019-2022, focusing on a critical, decolonial analysis of the photographic and film archives produced in the context of Portuguese colonial science, of their visual, political and communicative affordances; and ATLAS of Photobooks in Portugal that aims to create a digital platform, including podcasts and other original contents and a database of Portuguese photobooks published in the last two decades. She collaborated with Propeller Magazine, an editorial project by Hélice, a photographers’ collective in Lisbon; and co-proposed and co-coordinated the collective and interdisciplinary project Estação Vernadsky (Sines/Lisbon 2017-18). Her artistic practice includes photography, drawing, book and printmaking and installation; she has become increasingly interested in the intersections between fields through collaborative and interdisciplinary methods. Ciência Vitae