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Dr. Patrícia J. Reis


Research Fellow October 2021 - January 2022

Patrı́cia J. Reis (b. 1981, Lisbon, Pt) is an artist and researcher based in Vienna whose practice encompasses different formats and media to examine, deconstruct and hacking human and non-human interactions with modern technology. She studied Painting (ESAD—Caldas da Rainha Portugal, 2004), Media Art (Master’s at Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011), and she holds a PhD in Art (University of Evora, Portugal, 2016). Between 2006 and 2012, she was an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal. Since 2015 she has lectured at the University of Art Linz and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2012 she has been a board member of the collective Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory, a feminist Hackerspace based in Vienna, Austria. Currently she is a postdoctorate fellow at The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with the project FEMINIST HACKING: BUILDING CIRCUITS AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Programme for Arts-based research). As a fellow researcher at the group ‘Critical Maker Culture’ - Berlin the University of the Arts / Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Reis will be contributing with practice-based research knowledge on Ethical Tech and Feminist Hacking, practical experiments and reflections on the topic in the framework of classes at the UdK (Colloquium Design Methods) and TU Berlin (Studio Class: Politics of Machines) in the Winter Semester 2021/22- co-curating and organising a symposium that will take place in February 2022 as a collaboration between Vienna and Berlin.