b. Lisbon, Portugal
Paulo Catrica is a Portuguese photographer currently living in Lisbon. Since 1998 his work has regularly been exhibited in Europe: Portugal, Spain, Finland, UK, France, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia. His work is in numerous public and private collections in Europe, including the Siemens UK Art Collection, the Museum of London, the Colecção Nacional de Fotografia (Porto), and the Museu da Imagem (Braga).
Catrica's recent solo shows include OPERA, Circuit Gallery, Toronto (2010), H08, Silo Cultural, Porto (Jan.2009), No Ruses So To Speak, at Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon (March 2008) and Images & Pictures, Arquivo Fotográfico da C.M.Municipal de Lisboa (May 2008).
The near future is an equally busy one for Catrica as he has exhibitions opening in Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and Lisbon later this year, as well as an artist residency in the Galapagos Islands and a related exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London, planned for 2011.
Paulo Catrica studied Photography at Ar.Co. (Lisbon, 1985) and History at Universidade Lusíada (Lisbon, 1992). He received his MA from Goldsmith’s College, London (1997) and currently is a PhD candidate at the University of Westminster in London. His current project is entitled "Subtopia: the New Towns Program in Britain."