Alhures was created by Maria Manuela Restivo, later joined by Daniel Maciel, Luciano Moreira and Vera Carmo.
DANIEL MACIEL is an anthropologist, holding a PhD in Anthropology by the Nova School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and a collaborator of CRIA – Centre for Research in Anthropology. In recent years he has been focusing on the intersection between ideas of culture and artistic practices in contexts of institutional deprivation and incarceration. As a collaborator of AO NORTE – Association for Audio-visual Production and Animation, he has been collecting and researching photographs from personal and family albums, as well as being an active participant in several film festivals and other initiatives within the scope of audio-visual culture.
LUCIANO MOREIRA was born in Oporto in 1982. He studied at the University of Coimbra, where he graduated in Psychology in 2005, and at the University of Porto, where he obtained his Master degree in Psychology in 2012. He is currently a PhD student in Digital Media at the University of Porto (UT Austin | Portugal), with an FCT scholarship. He teaches at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in the Masters in Multimedia. His areas of interest include social representations, technological and digital ecologies, science communication and scientific research methods.
MARIA MANUELA RESTIVO is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Porto in the field of heritage studies with an FCT scholarship. She studied Anthropology at the University of Coimbra and Museology at the University of Porto. She has worked as an intern at Quinta de Santiago Museum (Matosinhos) and in the National Pena Palace (Sintra). Between 2016 and 2018 she was a collaborator at Cruzes Canhoto gallery. She researches and curates projects and exhibitions focused mainly on traditional and vernacular arts and its contemporary manifestations.
VERA CARMO graduated in Fine Arts / Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP) in 2003, having completed her master’s degree in Artistic Studies – Museological and Curatorial Studies by the same institution in 2013. She´s currently a PHD candidate in Contemporary Art at the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra (UC), where she develops the thesis “Reenactment in Contemporary Art” under the guidance of Delfim Sardo. She teaches at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP) and at the University Institute of Maia (ISMAI). From 2008 to 2010 she was Executive Producer of Maumaus – Visual Contamination Center. Since 2010, she has been developing independent curatorial projects and, since 2017, has taken over the artistic direction of Espaço Campanhã.(https://veracarmo.wordpress.com/).