Patrícia Portela is a writer and author of several transdisciplinary artistic projects. She has a degree in performance art from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, a Master of Arts in European Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Arts, London, and a Master of Philosophy from the Philosophy Institute of Leuven. As a grantee of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation she did a post-graduation in art, performance and theatricality in APT – Antwerp (Bolsa FCG Investigação Técnica e Artística 2002/03). Currently she is a PhD candidate in multimedia art and philosophy at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. Founder and member of the artistic direction of Associação Cultural Prado in partnership with Isabel Garcez and Helena Serra since 2003 and founding member of the collective O restante é membro between 1998 and 2000.Recognized nationally and internationally for the peculiarity of her work, she has received several awards (of which we highlight the Madalena Azeredo de Perdigão/F.C.G. Award for Flatland I – 2005, the Theater in the Decade Award for Wasteband – 2003). Author of several novels and novellas such as Para Cima e não para Norte (2008) Banquete (2012, finalist of the APE Grand Prize for Novel and Novel) or Dias úteis (2017, considered by Sábado and Visão magazines one of the best books of the year), all with the Editorial Caminho seal. She participated in the 46th International Writers Program in Iowa City in 2013 and was the first Outreach Fellow at Iowa City University. She was one of the 5 finalists for the Media Art Award Sonae 2015 with her installation Parasomnia with which she continues to circulate around the world, and was the first literary fellow in Berlin of the Portuguese Embassy in Germany in 2016. She regularly teaches dramaturgy and image in places like the University of Minho, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and Fórum Dança, in Portugal, or the University of Antwerp, among other alternative performance training spaces.