Carla De Utra Mendes


Carla De Utra Mendes is a fellow for the Foundation for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Portugal. She is currently developing her PhD thesis in Emerging Contemporary Chinese Art (Hong Kong and Macau) at the University of Saint Joseph in Macau (Doctoral Program in Global Studies).

Graduated in Art History, in 2002, by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences in Lisbon (FCSH/UNL), she has a vast professional expertise in the field of Contemporary Art and Museum Studies, exercising functions as a curator, museum director, educational department coordinator and museum educator, as well as also an independent art critic. Since her Master Degree on Japanese contemporary art in Sciences of Communication, Contemporary Culture and New Technology in 2009 (FCSH/UNL), she has been focusing in Asian Studies, with a current interest on alternative spaces for art production.