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BIOGRAPHY

Lives between London, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012 'Turn Me On' . Gad Galeria - Lisboa/Portugal
2010 'Untitled' . Galeria Nuno Centeno- Porto/Portugal
2009 ‘Trapped Inside my Head’ . Galeria 111 - Lisbon/Portugal
2009 ‘The Art Dealer . Espaco Cabine - Lisbon/Portugal
2009 ‘Mara Castilho’ . The Mews - London/UK
2008 ‘Trapped Souls’ . Kalhamma & Pilppo Gallery - Helsinki/Finland
2007 ‘Polyphonic Works’. Sarajevo Winter Festival - Sarajevo/Bosnia & Herzegovina
2006 ‘X-YOU’. PROJECT I . Sisterna – Faculdade de Belas-Artes - Lisbon/Portugal
2004 'Ausencia II’. MOCA / Museum of Modern Art - London/UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 'Os Culturofagistas II' . Fabrica Asa- Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura - Portugal
2012 'Arquivos Secretos' . Galeria Arquivos Fotograficos da Camara Municipal de Lisboa-Portugal
2012 'Os Culturofagistas' . Plataforma Revolver- Lisboa/Portugal
2011 'Silencio' . Galeria Zipper- Sao Paulo/Brazil
2011 'Attraction of the Opposits' . HB Gallery - Rotherdam/Holland
2010 'Salao de desenho' . Galeria Sopro - Lisboa/Portugal
2009 ‘Vestigios’ . Julio de Matos Art Space - Lisbon/Portugal
2008 ‘New Art Video from Europe’ . Blow 111 - London/UK
2008 'Golden Rain' . Michael Petry Project . Stavanger Europena City of Culture - Stavanger/Norway
2008 'Mobility' Touring National Galleries of Prague, Krakov, Lisbon, Helsinki and Sofia
2007 'Who is on First?' .  Royal Academy of Arts /Hornsey Gallery - London/UK

SELECTED ART FAIRS/TRIENALLES
2011 SP Art Fair . Galeria Zipper (SP) - Sao Paulo/Brazil
2011 Asterdam Art Fair . HB Gallery (Rotherdan) - Amsterdan/Holland
2010 Arte Lisboa - Lisbon/Portugal
2010 SP Foto Art Fair . Galeria Zipper - Sao Paulo/Brazil
2008 Art Basel Miami . Blow 111 Gallery . Miami/USA
2008 Prague Triennale . Prague/Czech Republic

SELECTED FILM FESTIVALS
2010/11/12 'Fuso' Video Art Festival . Carpediam/CCB . Lisbon/Portugal
2007 ‘Danscamdanse Festival’ - Belgium
2005/6 ‘Danca em Foco’ – RJ/Brazil
2004 ‘III Jornada VDD Mexico’ - Mexico City/Mexico
2004 ‘CenariasMediaFest’ - Barcelona/Spain
2003 ‘Competition‘Premio Europeu Massimo Troisi’ Film Fesival.- Florence/ Italy
2003 ‘Portobello Film Festival’ - London/UK
2003 ‘Dance On Camera Festival’ – N.Y/USA
2003 ‘El Cruce/Encuentros Nuevas Tendencias en las Artes Escenicas Contemporaneas’ - Buenos Aires/Argentina
2002 ‘IMZ -Dance Screen’.Monaco Inter. Dance Forum - Monaco
2002 ‘Cinemed/Mediterraneen Montpellier Inter.Festival’-Montpellier/France

SELECTED PERFORMANCES
2011‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me Not’ . HB Gallery – Rotherdam/Holland
2008 ‘Love Me, Love Me Not’ . Kalhama & Piippo Gallery – Helsinki/Finland
2006 ‘X-You’ . Project I . ‘International Performance Festival’ . Galeria Civica - Trento/Italy
2004 ‘City Lost 0.11 . Laban Theatre - London/UK
2001 ‘(des)assossego’ [Supported by the Portuguese Ministry of Culture]. Cutting Edge International Competition of New Forms of Theatre - Darmstadt/Germany
2000 ‘(des)assossego’ . Forum Municipal Romeu Correia' - Almada/Portugal
2000 '(des)assossego . ArteNonStop International Fest - Lisbon/Portugal
2000 ‘(des)assossego’ . ZDB Art Space- Lisbon/Portugal


AWARDS.NOMINATIONS
2006 Finalist of International Performance Competition (Galeria Civica) -Trento/Italy
2005 Nominated for the Beck's Future Awards for Arts (ICA) - London/UK
2004 Awarded Art Fund from Arts Council of England - UK
2003 Awarded Best Film and Best Sound Score at the Massimo Troisi Film Festival - Florence/Italy
2000/01 Awarded Art Fund from Ministry of Culture - Portugal

SELECTED REVIEWS
2009 Time Out (January Issue) - Lisbon/Portugal
2009 Diario de Noticias (January Issue) - Portugal
2009 Jornal das Letras (February Issue) - Portugal
2009 Lapiz Art Magazine (February Issue) - Spain
2008 Taide Art Magazine (November/December Issue) - Finland
2008 Prague Post (July Issue) - Czech Republic
2004 New York Arts magazine (January/February Issue)  - NY/USA
2001 Blitz (December Issue) - Portugal
2001 O Publico Neswpaper (September Issue) - Portugal

BIBLIOGRAPHY
IDENTITY (Royal Academy of Arts . UK), 2012
THE ART OF NOT MAKING (Thames & Hudson), 2011
GOLDEN RAIN. Michael Petry Project (Stavanger European City of Culture), 2008
MOBILITY Re-Reading the future Catalogue (Prague Triennale), 2008
MARA CASTILHO (Artist Book), 2006
AUSÊNCIA II (MOCA projects), 2003

PRESS
TOP 10 Latino Artists . Arts Art Basel Miami Beach. 2008
‘Anyone who thinks Latino art is dead hasn’t attended Art Basel in Miami Beach. Despite a global recession, the year’s lineup included countless leading Latino artists including: Quisqueya Henriquez, Anthony Goicolea, José Dávila, Iñaki Bonillas, Jose Alvarez, Miguel Rio Branco, Julio González, Claudio Bravo, Enoc Perez, Oscar Muñoz, Gabriel De la Mora, Cildo Meireles, Juan Genovés, María Elvira Escallón, Waltercio Caldas, Marcos Castro, Pablo Vargas Lugo, Jorge Satorre, Pello Irazu, Diango Hernández, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, Raúl de Nieves, Laura Lima, Guillermo Kuitca, Michael Vasquez, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Mara Castilho,…” ART FORUM

PRAGUE TRIENNALE
"Mara Castilho stands out with her video-installations..." Prague Post (Czech Republic)