Susana Gaudêncio lives and works in Oporto, Portugal. Most notably solo and group exhibitions include “Objectos de companhia para um mundo aparentemente contínuo” (Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea . Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal, 2017), “Época de estranheza em frente ao mundo” (Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea/Museu do Chiado . Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal), “A lei de Ohm” (Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal, 2014), “Portugal em Flagrante/ Operação 1” (Centro de Arte Moderna Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Lisboa Lisbon Portugal), “As Margens dos Mares” (comissariado por curated by Agnaldo Farias, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brasil Brazil). The artist is represented in many public and private collections such as Fundação Coca-Cola, Espanha Spain, Fundação PLMJ, Portugal and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal.
Susana Gaudêncio’s work is usually involved in a research based practice and a combined media approach, such as drawings, video-animations, printmaking, books or publications presented in an installation context. Her projects elaborate on the relationship between the historical legacy of concepts such as: the utopian impulse, utopia, dystopia, heterotopia, strangeness, nomadism, and artistic production as a platform to find new possibilities for questioning utopia, as a critical device eminently political.