Diana Coelho______________uses the body as a biographical, mutant reservoir, presenting herself as a shape shifter in the act of social adaptation. A gatherer of experiences and life, she records herself in space through body and voice.

 

Born in 1987, she identifies the concept of Performance as_________________ an act of giving form; a way of fulfilling ideas, and it is in this area that she accumulates functions as facilitator of artistic practices, interpreter and performer artist. 

 

So far, she has worked with different creators of the performing arts and has been distinguished in 2012 with the best actress award of Guimarães European Capital of Culture____________________________.


________________Performance/
Installation

2018: Confidente (Maxime . Lisbon)

2017-18: Nuvens (Festival Silêncio . Lisbon / 8x8 Cascais Cultural Center)

2017: Swipe, Baby Swipe . collective art exhibition curated by Tal.Gallery (Cidadela Art District, Cascais)

2017: diorama_01 (Tomaz Hipólito, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon)

2015-2016: WhiteProject (w/ Anzhelika Iskova)
(CPS Artspace, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon)
(Mostra 16, Porto / Lisboa) 

2014: Emotional Landscapes (Art Institute, New York / Lisbon)(HIFA 2014 Arts Festival, Zimbabwe)

2013: SellOut (±MAISMENOS±, UnderDogs Gallery, Lisbon)

2013: (En)lightment (MusicBox, Lisbon)

2013: Altar (Walk & Talk, São Miguel, Azores) (InLoco, Cascais)

2013: Re.function (Museu de Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores)

2012: o que fazer com aquilo # (Demimonde, Lisbon)

2011: [frameshot.demo@cz / [[estufa @estufa+ (Solar, Torres Vedras) 

2008-10: (vazio) (PerFormas, Aveiro) (InStalada,Bragança)(Teatro Cine Torres Vedras) 

 

_______________Cultural And Community Projects_

2017: Official Jury Member of InShadow ScreenDance Festival . (VoArte, Lisbon)

2013: Moderator in ACTING DAY – ideas about Social Transformation.(Transforma, Torres Vedras)

2012: Producer in Primavera – Interventions in unoccupied spaces.(ESTUFA – Cultural Platform, Torres Vedras)

2012: Complot – Public art collective.(Torres Vedras)

2011-12: Executive producer in ESTUFA – Cultural Platform.(Torres Vedras)

2011: Founding member, producer and artist in Solar - Interventions in unoccupied spaces.(ESTUFA – Cultural Platform, Torres Vedras)

2010: Creative director (w/ Gonçalo Oliveira) of 40 people in Human Chess Performance.(Torres Vedras)

2009: Production assistant in a cultural program of drama workshops.(Teatro na Cidade, Torres Vedras)

2007: Founding member and artist in Instalada I - Collective Art Show.(Bragança)

 

______________Education and Training__

2017: English Course (Wall Street English, Carcavelos)

2015: Cultural Journalism (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova, Lisbon)

2013: New Creators / New Rumours (w/ Vânia Roviso and Tiago Cadete | Mariana Tengner Barros and David Marques) (Teatro Cine Torres Vedras)

2013: Performance as construction of images (w/ Andrea Inocêncio & Dani d'Emilia (Roundabout.Lx, Lisbon)

2012: Strategies concerning the contemporary performer (w/ Vânia Rovisco)(Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon)

2011: Body and Voice Workshop - Method of Physical Actions (w/ Jorge Parente)(Espaço dos Anjos e do Urso, Lisbon)

2010: Actor's Training (w/ Michael Marmota)
(Espaço Transforma, Torres Vedras)

2009: Composition in Real Time: pre-action, emergency and decision (w/ João Fiadeiro)(Forum Dança, Lisbon)

2009: Contemporary Movement (w/Yann Gibert)(Espassus Atl, Lisbon)

2008: Commedia Dell'Arte (w/ Filipe Crawford) (UTAD, Vila Real)

2007: The Body and the Creation (w/ Luciano Amarelo)(UTAD, Vila Real)

2005-2008: Graduated in Artistic Performance and Production (ESE. Instituto Politécnico de Bragança. PT)

 

_____________________Acting

2015: Adeus Carne (Directed By Edgar Pêra)

2014-15: Umbigo - Teatro minimal para a infância poética (Paula Rego Museum, Cascais)(Auditório Fernando Lopes Graça, Cascais)(Teatro Cine, Torres Vedras)

2012 A Escolha (Directed By João Vilares)

2012-15: Na Rua (Directed By Miguel Moreira, Útero Teatro) (Guimarães Capital Europeia da Cultura)

2012-13: Dom Eustáquio Rebuçado (ESTUFA – Plataforma Cultural)

2012-13: En Mi Hambre Mando Yo (Directed By Susana Vidal, B Negativo Teatro)(Casa Conveniente - Lisboa)

2012-13: Operário em Construção (Primavera, Torres Vedras)(Zorra, Évora) (Lisboa)

2012: Sete poemas à luz (Galeria Municipal, Torres Vedras)

2012: Bosque Mágico (ArteBruta, Torres Vedras)

2012: Residência (Artística) (Directed By Rogério Nuno Costa, ESTUFA - Plataforma Cultural) (Teatro Cine, Torres Vedras)

2012: Entre o Desejo e o Possível (Directed By Marta Lobato, Movimento)(Teatro Cine, Torres Vedras)
 
2011 Próxima Estação (Directed By Luís Candeias)

2011 Um Filme Torreense (Directed By Luís Teixeira Matos)

2010 Software Lisandro (Directed By Tiago Pereira)

2011: Humanal
(Directed By Sara Ribeiro e Ana Rosa Abreu, João Garcia Miguel Company)(Montemor-o-Novo)(Teatro Cine, Torres Vedras)

2010: Selecção Nacional
(Directed By Rogério Nuno Costa, ATV)(Teatro Cine, Torres Vedras)

2009: MashUp
(Directed By Rogério Nuno Costa, ATV)(Teatro Cine, Torres Vedras)

 

_______Facilitator of Artistic Practices_______

2018: Drama teacher in Park International School . Restelo & Praça de Espanha . Lisbon

2017-2018: Facilitator of Drama Workshops for Children and Teenagers, in Oficina da Dança & RacketsPro.Quinta da Marinha, Cascais. 

2015 - 2016: DRAMA facilitator, in NOVAMENTE, Cascais – EMPATHEIA

2015 - 2016: Teacher of Playful and Expressive Activities Movement and Music, in primary schools EB1 Areias and EB José Jorge Letria, Cascais. 

2015: Facilitator of Drama Workshops for Teenagers and Adults, in Oficina da Dança, Cascais. 

2011 - 2014: Facilitator at the Artistic Expression Workshops ESTUFA – Cultural Platform, Torres Vedras.

2012-13: Director of the performance work Conselho de Professores.

2011-12: Director of the performance work Massa Crítica.

2012: Facilitator of the workshop for the Elderly “Activation and Relation Body and Voice”, University of the Third Age, Torres Vedras.

2011 – 2012: Teacher in the Project
EPÁ! – Education through Art, Torres Vedras.

2008 – 2010: Drama teacher in the project Ser a Brincar (Playful Being), Torres Vedras