Artist  |  Poet  |  Researcher  |  Professor


Objects and Poetry are the focus of my creative proposal. My artworks are poetical objects, shapes, and narratives, metaphorically emulating human relationships full of passion, love, and unfulfilled desire. Regardless of their differences, I put them in conflict and dialogue throughout the process and result.
My practice is a fertile, marshy, and malleable landscape in which I investigate [i]materiality, [in]visibility, and emptiness in mismatches and imagination. All the created compositions and stories are incomplete and explore their inaccessible, misunderstood, and hazy features.
I emphasize the importance of stories imprinted and expressed in various media such as sculpture, installation, and artist books in the atomization of time. As a result, I propose poetical projects conceived as matter and narrative, implying a flow of bodies, objects, and words. These sculptural images begin with a desire to share an implicit story in which disappearance, inadequacy, and ephemerality define them. I propose an "Epoché" as a positive frame of mind. I use creative restraint procedures such as erasure to achieve illegibility, invisibility, and inaccessibility. The lyrical and sensorial objects that result are the byproducts of these processes.


Filipa Cruz (b. 1990) is an Artist, Professor, and Researcher who divides her time between Portugal, France, and Italy: her artistic practice associates sculpture, installation, and literature with a timeless and fleeting sculptural image. Since 2012, she has had solo and group exhibitions in Portugal, France, and Italy and participated in numerous international conferences as a Speaker and Proofreader.
Filipa Cruz has spent the last eight years working in Artistic Practice and Artistic Research, Sculpture, Poetry, Culture, and European Higher Education.
She is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP, Porto), Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty at Paris College of Art (PCA, Paris), and an Integrated Researcher at the Research Institute of Art, Design and Society (i2ADS, Porto).
Since 2018, she has supervised over a dozen academic theses ranging from MFA to Ph.D.
She holds a Doctorate in Artistic Practice with a specialization in Sculpture (FBAUP), a Master in Fine Arts Approved with Distinction (École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts de Paris ENSBA), a Post-graduation in Aesthetics (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne); a Higher Degree in Fine Arts-Sculpture (FBAUP); and a Higher Degree in Fine Arts-Multimedia (ENSBA).
Won several grants, including the Direção-Geral das Artes (DGARTES) Grant - Artistic Creation, the Guest Scientist Grant - Arts (UMA University of Madeira / FCT), the Creation's Grant (Câmara Municipal do Funchal); the Literary and Artistic Creation's Grant (Azorean Government), the Fine Arts-Sculpture Artistic Creation's Grant (Azorean Government), the Multimedia and Audiovisual Artistic Creation's.
Her axes of intervention are Arts; Sculpture; Artistic Creation; Artistic Research; Poetry; Literary creation; Contemporary art; Intersection of Fine Arts and Literature; Aesthetics, Art, and Culture; New Media / Art, and Technology.


Filipa Cruz é uma Artista, Professora e Investigadora portuguesa que divide o seu tempo entre Portugal e França. Na sua prática artística associa a escultura, a instalação e a literatura a uma imagem escultórica intemporal e fugaz. Desde 2012, realizou exposições individuais e coletivas em Portugal, França e Itália e participou em inúmeras conferências internacionais como Oradora e Revisora.
Filipa Cruz passou os últimos oito anos a trabalhar nas áreas da Prática Artística e Investigação Artística, Escultura, Poesia, Cultura e Ensino Superior Europeu. É Professora Auxiliar na Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (FBAUP), Coordinator e Adjunct Faculty no Paris College of Art (PCA) e Investigadora Integrada no i2ADS – Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade. Desde 2018 que orienta e/ou orientou mais de uma dezena de teses académicas de Mestrado e de Doutoramento.
É Doutorada em Arte e Design com especialização em Prática Artística – Escultura (FBAUP, Porto). Tem um Mestrado em Artes Plásticas Aprovado com Distinção (École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts de Paris ENSBA, Paris); uma Pós-graduação em Estética (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris); Licenciatura em Artes Plásticas–Escultura (FBAUP, Porto); e Licenciatura em Artes Plásticas–Multimédia (ENSBA, Paris).
Foi distinguida com o Prémio do Concurso Literário Letras Lavadas (2020). Ganhou várias bolsas, entre as quais: Bolsa Direção-Geral das Artes (DGARTES) – Criação Artística; Bolsa Cientista Convidado – Artes (UMA Universidade da Madeira/FCT); Bolsa de Criação (Câmara Municipal do Funchal); Bolsa de Criação Literária e Artística (Governo dos Açores); Bolsa de Criação Artística Belas-Artes-Escultura (Governo dos Açores); Bolsa de Criação Artística Multimédia e Audiovisual.
Os seus eixos de intervenção são: Artes Plásticas; Escultura; Criação Artística; Investigação Artística; Poesia; Criação literária; Arte Contemporânea; Intersecção Artes Plásticas e Literatura; Estética, Arte e Cultura; Novos Media / Arte e Tecnologia. 

Professional Affiliations

Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto
i2ADS – Research Institute of Art, Design and Society
Paris College of Art
Paris College of Art


Assistant Professor
Integrated Researcher
Transdisciplinary New Media Coordinator
Adjunct Faculty

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