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Judite dos Santos was born in Porto, Portugal, raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA in painting from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, in 1984 and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, NB, N.J. in 1986. She was a studio fellow at the Whitney Museum ISP Program in 1986 and the PS1 Program in 1987 in NYC.  Judite continues her research in philosophy, critical theory and cultural studies. Parallel to her visual art projects, language/writing is very important and she has designed and published a number of small books and spreads, integrating her images and texts.  Judite is a neo-conceptual interdisciplinary artist, has developed particular structures and means of expression while remaining unconstrained by any one tradition. She has used 3dimensional objects as well as paintings, drawings and photographic images as multiples, utilizing the grid as metaphor to create narrative structures. Architectural space, site specificity and context have been central to her pieces with time, space, physical materials, process and multiple elements integrated as concept.  Judite has been awarded grants from NYFA, NJSCA, NEA-Mid Atlantic, Pollock/Krasner Foundation and Gulbenkian Foundation. She has exhibited since 1984 in the U.S.A. and abroad, including the Whitney Museum; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Bronx Museum; PS1 Museum; Electronic Board at Times Square in NYC (Public Art Fund); Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon; Centro Portugues de Fotografia in Porto and Museu da Fotografia in Braga, Portugal. Since1989 Judite has taught at various universities in New York City and abroad.

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Online Publications
  3/2009 NYArts Magazine, Poetic Navigation, Installation
Selected Solo Exhibitions
  2006 Navegar (site specific), The Steam Shop,The Gun Powder Factory, Barcarena, Lisbon
  2002 Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
  2001 Torre de Menagem, Braga, Portugal
  1999 Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto Portugal
  1995-1996 Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
  1992 Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, Cortland, NY
  1990 Galeria Diferença, Lisbon, Portugal
  1989 Grey Art Gallery, NYC (Project Room)
  1989 Center of Modern Art, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  1989 CEPA, Buffalo, NY
  1988 Spectacolor Electronic Board, Times Square (Public Art Fund), NYC
  1988 Intar Gallery, NYC
  1986 City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
  1984 Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
Two Person Exhibitions
  1995 Galeria Escudeiros, Beja, Portugal
  1993 Galeria Municipal, Évora, Portugal
Selected Group Exhibitions
  2009 Iniciativa X.  Arte Contempo, Lisboa
  2009 Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  2009 Impossible Exchange, Art Contempo, Frieze Art Fair, London
  2009 Visual Studies Workshop, Benefit Auction, Rochester, NY
  2009 Galeria Lobo Mau, Arraiolos, Portugal
  2008 Artists Space, NYC
  2008 Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  2007 Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  2006 Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NYC
  2006 Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
  2005 Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  2004 Art in General Auction, NYC
  2003 Artists Space, NYC
  2003 Maus Habitos, Porto, Portugal
  2002 Westbeth Gallery, NYC
  2000 “Drawing in the Present Tense”,  Parsons School of Design Gallery, NYC (traveling exhibition)
  1995 Artspace, New Haven, CT
  1994 The Office, Lower Manhattan CC, NYC
  1994 New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
  1994 Museo del Barrio, NYC
  1992 The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
  1991 P.S.1 Museum, (NY Diaries) Long Island City, NY
  1990 New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
  1990 Gallery Antoine Candau, Paris
  1990 Women Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
  1990 P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY   2006
  1989 Blum Helman Gallery, NYC
  1989 Tomoko Liguori Gallery, NYC
  1989 C.W. Post, LI, NY
  1990 CERES Gallery, NYC
  1989 Brockport, SUNY, NY
  1988 Exit Art, NYC
  1988 Ward-Nasse Gallery, NYC
  1988 Lehman College, Bronx, NY
  1987 P.S. l - The Clocktower, NYC
  1987 Museum Contemporary Hispanic Art, NYC
  1987 City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
  1987 Painters Bride, Philadelphia, PA
  1986 Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
  1986 Zimmerly Art Museum, NB, NJ
  1986 Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY
  1985 Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC (Paper Tiger Television Show)
  1985 Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Paper Tiger Television Show )
  1985 Judson Church, NYC
  1985 Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  1985 Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
  1984 Judson Church, NYC - (Art.Call Against Intervention of USA in Central America)
  1984 Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
  1984 Bronx Museum, NY
  2001 Reading – On Kawara, One Million Years, Dia Art Foundation, NYC
  1985 Fluxus Collaboration with Geoff Hendricks, MGSA and Performers in Kassel, Germany
  1985 Performance, MGSA, Rutgers University, NB, NJ
  1985 Video/Performance, MGSA, Rutgers University,  NB, NJ
  1984 Video/Performance, RIT, Rochester, NY
Projects, Mail Art Exhibitions
  1996 Além da Água-Copiacabana, Guadiana, The Border Project, Badajoz, Spain
  1995 Time Capsule, Artists Projects – Creative Time, NYC
  1987/1992 Offerings, Mail Art Independent Project, NYC
  1987 News Packages/Dispersed Square, Mail Art Independent Project, NYC
  1987 A Trama do Gosto, S.Paulo Bienal, S.P., Brasil
  1985 The Scroll Unrolls, Junco-Dada Museum, Israel
  1984 Promise Them Anything, Chicago Gallery, IL
  1984 Mail Art Then and Now, Franklin Furnace, NYC
Fellowship and  Grants
  1993-1996 Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  1992 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
  1990 Pollock/Krasner Foundation, NYC
  1989 Art Matters, NYC
  1988 Mid-Atlantic, National Endowment for the Arts, NY
  1988 Public Art Fund, NYC
  1988 NJSCA, Experimental Art, NJ
  1988 NYFA, Painting, NYC
  1987 Pollock/Krasner Foundation, NYC
Education – Residencies
  1987 P.S.l - National  Studio Program, The Clocktower, NYC
  1986 Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, NYC
  1986 Master of Fine Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY (Honors, Phi-Kappa Phi)
  1989-present  Adjunct Faculty, City College, CUNY, NYC ( BFA Studio, MFA Seminar-Critical Theory/ Cultural Studies )
  2005-2007 Adjunct Faculty, Stony Brook Manhattan, SUNY (MPA Seminar on Philosophy and Art)
  1995-2001  Adjunct Faculty, International Center of Photography, NYC (Seminar-Critical/ Cultural Studies)
  1990-2001  Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New School University, NYC (MFA Seminar-Critical/Cultural Studies/Art History & Studio Courses)
  1998-2000 Associate Professor, UCP, Porto, Portugal ( BFA-MFA Seminars-Critical Studies/Art History/Interdisciplinary Theory/Studio Courses – created interdisciplinary courses for new school in Communication and Arts)
  1997 Visiting Professor - MFA Seminars-Critical/Cultural Studies, Paulo, Brasil
  1997-1998 Faculty, New Museum HS Art Program @ Institute Arts & Technology, LIC, NY
  1990-1992 Faculty, Doing Art Together, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
    Faculty SAI, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  1988-1989 Assistant Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC
  1988-1989 Faculty/Visual Arts Coordinator, SAI, Rutgers University, NB, NJ
  1988 Curatorial Assistant, DIA Art Foundation, NYC
  1986 “Reality Testing”, Panel Coordinator, MGSA, Rutgers University, NB, NJ
  1985-1986 Coordinator, Graduate Visiting Artist Program, MGSA, Rutgers University, NB, NJ
Selected  Congresses, Symposiums, Lectures & Juries
  2006 Escola Superior Artistica do Porto, Portugal – (Lecture/seminar)
  2005 N.Y.Institute of Technology, NYC –  Architecture and Design – (Jury final reviews)
  1997/1998 Conferences on Aesthetics and Art and Technology, UCP, Porto, Portugal
  1995 Congress for Portuguese Scientists and Researchers Living Abroad, Univ. of Aveiro, Portugal
  1994 The Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC (Lecture)
  1992 College Art Association, Chicago, IL., USA
  1990/1991 Women’s Caucus for the Arts, NYC and Washington, DC, USA
  1988 “The Other Voices” – Symposium, The New School for Social Research, NYC, USA
  Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
  Pinacoteca de S.Paulo, Brasil
  Franklyn Furnace-MoMA, NYC
  Gallery Antoine Candau, Paris
  Junco-Dada Museum, Israel
  Museu da Fotografia, Braga, Portugal
  Works in various private collections
Writings, Published Spreads, Book Projects
  2001 Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
  1999 Olhares da Prisao, Centro Portugues de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
  1995 A Criatividade, a Imaginacao e as Artes, Univ. Catolica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
  1995 Nostalgia, Revista Barata, Lisboa, Portugal
  1994 Pedras (Stones), Galeria Escudeiros, Beja, Portugal
  1992 Holding Together, Artist Book, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
  1991 Who is Afraid of the Other?,  Clarion-Philosophy Students' Newsletter, Newschool University
  1990 Lusitania - Kultura, NYC
  1987 New Observations, NYC
Publications and Catalogues
  2009 Artists’ Books: Visual Studies Workshop Press 1971-2008, Ed. Joan Lyons
  2006 Anamnese – The Book, Ed. Miguel von Hafe Péres, Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Porto
  2004 Reinventing the Museum, The Real Multiculturalism/Amalia Mesa-Bains, (pg.108) Ed. Gail Anderson, Altamira Press, 2004
  1999 Drawing in the Present Tense – Parsons School of Design, NYC (traveling exhibition)
  1995 Time Capsule, Artists Projects - Creative Time, NYC
  1995 Across the Board, The Conference Board Magazine, NYC          
  1994 Reclaiming History, Museo del Barrio, NYC
  1992 Installations, Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY, Cortland, NY
  1990 All Quiet on the Western Front?, Espace Dieu, Gallery A.Candau,  Paris, France
  1990 The Decade Show, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
  1990 Heresies # 25, NYC
  1990 Figurative Perspectives, Rockland Center for the Arts, NY
  1989 Work & Leisure, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CAM, Lisbon, Portugal
  1989 CEPA Quarterly, Volume 4, Issue 1/1989, Buffalo, NY
  1989 Lines of Vision, Drawings by Contemporary Women, Hudson Hill Pr., NY
  1989 Positions, NYFAI, NYC
  1987 P.S.1, National & International Studio Programs 1986-1987, The Clocktower, NYC
Selected Bibliography
  Anrderheide, Pat - An Irreverent Look at the Media, In These Times, 3/13/85
  Atkins, Robert – Visual Aids, Writings by Robert Atkins/The Body: A Day Without Art 2006
  Barriga, Paulo - Diário do Alentejo, Beja Portugal, 7/94
  Diário de Noticias - Dois Nomes no CAM, Lisbon, 9/25/89
  Farver, Jane - Convergences-Convergencias, Lehman College Art Gallery, 2/1988
  Ferguson, Russel - Work and Leisure, Catalogue/CAM, Lisbon, 9/89
  Fusco, Coco - "Hispanic Artist" and Other Slurs, Village Voice, 8/1988
  Golub, Leon – "Oppression-Expression", Contemp. Arts Center Catalogue,New Orleans, 4/1986
  Hagen, Charles - Paper Tiger Television, 4/85
  Hanhardt, John - The New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum, 1/85
  Hannon, Brian – The Art Mall, A Social Space, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992
  Heartney, Eleanor - New York Diary, Art in America, 1/92
  Kaufman, Jason - CEPA Quarterly, Vol.4, Buffalo, NY, 1989
  Koenenn, Joseph - Shrouded in Mourning, Newsday, 12/2/1989
  Koplos, Janet - The Office, Art in America, 2/95
  Levin, Kim - State of the Mind, State of the Union, Village Voice, 1/22/85
  Levin, Kim - Village Voice, 6/28/88
  Lippard, Lucy - Reading Between Stripes, Village Voice, 1/22/85
  Mesa-Bains, Amalia, Reinventing the Museum/The Real Multiculturalism, pg.108, 2004
  Morgan, Robert - Arts, 5/88
  Perez, Miguel von Hafe, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, 5/2001
  Pérez, Miguel von Hafe – Anamnese, The Book, Fundação Ilídio Pinho, Porto  2006
  Puerto, Cecilia, Latin American Women Artists, Khalo and look who else, A Selected Bibliography
  Raven, Arlene - Overworked? Overwhelmed?, On the Issues, Spring 1995
  Raven, Arlene - Beyond Survival, Positions, NYFAI, 1989
  Raynor, Vivien - A Latin American Perspective, The New York Times, 1/21/90
  Rockland Weekend, Major Exhibition Focus on the Art of Latin America, 1/11/1990
  Slatin, Peter - Office Fantasies, Art News, 1/95
  Storr, Robert - Sous Pression, Art Press 151, Paris, 10/90
  Stringer, John – Abstract Visions, Catalogue, MoCHA, NYC, 1987
  Vater, Regina - The Poetical, Political & MysticalVision of Latin American Art, Art Awareness, 7/84
  Winer, Laurie - State of Art Criticism, Columbia Journalism Review, 3/85
  Woman’s Art Journal, 1980-2005, Woman’s Art, Inc.
  Zimmer, William – Untitled, Leaving viewers on their own, The New York Times,  2/13/2000