Portugal Normal is organized by AICEP Portugal Global – Trade & Investment
Agency, in collaboration with the Embassy of Portugal in Copenhagen and
curated by Ricardo Gomes of KWY.studio.
Born in Coimbra, Portugal in 1978 and studied architecture in Lisbon between
1995 and 2001. Worked at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa between 2002 and
2004. From 2005 to 2011 he worked with the artist Olafur Eliasson in Berlin.
Between 2011 and 2014 he was an assistant professor at the UDK in Berlin and
between 2015 and 2017 he taught art at DIS Copenhagen. He lives in Lisbon and
A multidisciplinary platform investigating the nature of collaboration within
the context of specific projects, KWY was founded in 2009 by architects Ben
Allen and Ricardo Gomes in Berlin, and curator and editor James Bae in Los
Angeles. KWY’s projects are collaborations between the principals and invited
specialists. Recent collaborators include artists, writers, curators, educators and
designers. With few initial preconceptions, each project begins with dialogue
and analysis between the collaborators. This process-oriented methodology often
leads to diverse thoughts that are otherwise unexpected and unimaginable.
AICEP Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency is a government
business entity, focused on encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in
Portugal and contributing to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their
internationalization processes or export activities. AICEP works daily to ensure
that Portugal is even more global and its economy more competitive.
AICEP and Ricardo Gomes would like to express their gratitude to those who
have made crucial contributions towards the realisation of this project: Ambassador
Rita Laranjinha and the Portuguese Embassy staff; Helga David, Carlos Moura,
Cristina Gois Amorim, Rodrigo Marques, João Sequeira, Sara Santos (AICEP);
Luise Marter, Sara Cálem, Rui Alves, Anna Panourgia (KWY.studio); Manuel
Amaral Netto (Photography); José Machado (Installation).