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

Ricardo Gomes

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 Copenhagen.

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 (; Manuel Amaral Netto (Photography); José Machado (Installation).