Co-Artistic Director and curator of performing arts at:
Cristina's curatorial practice started in 2011 by co-funding the artist run platform desNORTE which was crucial for the Porto-then-artistic-desert to develop a discourse.
Currently, as an an interseccional feminist-artist leading a public institution she advocates for an artist-centric approach and for a more sustained practice towards the dialogue, care relationships, work ethics and equity, despite the voracity and dimension of institutions.
Her integrated curatorial practice is focused on the development of sustainable creative formats, new narratives and care relationships within the performing arts, ranging from dance to theater and all hybrid formats in between with a growing interest in experimental practices that are political and socially engaged. Has a strong interest in the intersections of curatorial and organizational practices with the ones of research and education.
Throughout the years, Cristina has blurred the lines of disciplines, nationalities and hierarchies and sees the role of the curator as one of facilitator, committing to anti-racism, access and care.
Cristina has a specific interest in devising concepts and platforms of presenting and researching, in relation to artists and partners, both nationally and internationally, strongly believing in collaboration. Has a strong desire to dramaturgically follow the development of projects, making use of her active practice as an artist and thinker.
Cristina has been an artistic consultant for Braga'27 and several other institutions and projects and was part of the direction of REDE and of several jury panels, namely for PT 23 / O Espaço do Tempo and a nominator for Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian SEDA prize.