Maria Teresa Projecto
Maria Teresa Projecto studied Painting in Lisbon (earning an MA in 2014). She is a PhD candidate in Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon, with a dissertation on the representational relations between performative and fine arts through the concepts of time and the sublime, under the guidance of Professor Tomás Maia, and, in the field of Musicology, Professor João Pedro Cachopo.
She is also a Researcher at the Center for the Investigation and Studies of the Fine Arts (CIEBA), where she is a member of the Painting Cluster, and at the Center for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM), in the Critical Theory and Communication Cluster. She participates in national and international research seminars and publications.
Her research interests encompass the subjects of art and theory of art, musicology and philosophy, with focus on issues involving artistic representation, mimesis, language and the relations between art and politics, arts and philosophy, the notions of painting, image, visuality and the voice.
As a visual artist, she has participated in several art shows and is a founding member of the artist collective ‘humor líquido’.
As a singer, she worked with different ensembles, conductors (such as Michel Corboz, Paul MacCreesh, Paulo Lourenço, Peter Phillips and Pedro Teixeira) and vocal coaches (like Jill Feldman, Geert Berghs, Ana Paula Russo, João Lourenço), and has performed a broad list of repertoire, sometimes as a soloist, in concert halls such as Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro Cultural de Belém, or Fundación Juan March. As a soloist lyrical singer, she is currently coached by Ariana Russo.
She has collaborated with Espaço Llansol – Associação de Estudos Llansolianos curating the archives of Portuguese writer Maria Gabriela Llansol, with the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
She has translated into Portuguese Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Pascal Quignard and Georges Bataille.
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, ‘O Canto das Musas’ [Original title: Le chant des Muses]. Projecto, Teresa (trans.), Lisboa: Sistema Solar, 2021 (in press).