Andrea Brandão was born in 1976, Portugal. Visual artist and independent researcher develops work in the area of drawing, performance, installation and art intervention. Her work explores the notion of 'process', seeking to test the limits of definition and realisation of the work.
She graduated in Industrial Design (FA-UTL) and attended the Advance Studies in Visual Arts at Ar.Co (Center for Art and Visual Communication) in Lisbon. Her training in performing arts has been made in workshops in Portugal and abroad. Underlines the classes with Sofia Neuparth, the "Case Study" research with João Fiadeiro danceWeb Europe scholarship 07 (VIE) with Jonathan Burrows & Adrian Heathfield, Martin Spangberg (among others) with the support by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Beholds the Portuguese nomination to prize União Latina Jovem Criação em Artes Plásticas, 2007. Como intérprete participa em Drifting, António Pedro Lopes and Gustavo Círiaco, Trio Multiplicado, T.Guedes, Sexy MF, A.Borralho e J.Galante, Monster, Carlota Lagido and for visual artist Pedro Cabrita Reis and fashion designer Lara Torres as a performer.
Participates in festival and exhibitions, collectively and individually in Portugal, Estónia, Vienna and Brazil. Namely the solo exhibitions: “Travel journal”, Ateliê Aberto, Campinas-SP (BRA), “Âmago”, Geological Museum of Portugal, “Collection of names and things”, Plataforma Revólver Project (PT), "Construction" in the frame EXD09 (PT). And collectively: “Território e fugas”, Unicamp arte gallery, Campinas - SP (BRA), “O desenhador público” in collaboration, “Future Projects”, Mews Projects, Contemporary Art Fair ’10, Reheat Festival (VIE), “Anteciparte 09”, Lisbon (PT) and the performance “Above four feet, a horizontal plan”, MESA project, Turim Theatre - Maria Matos Theatre (2011). Her work is in the Foundation Bienal the Cerveira (PT) and the Visual Artes Museum of Unicamp, SP (BR). Currently lives and works in Lisbon.