Bio

Daniela Fortuna (Sesimbra, 1993) is a visual artist based near Lisbon, Portugal. Graduated in Traditional Animation from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon in 2015.
Her work explores the motion through the strength and fluidity of the line and the balance between the form and the empty space.


Education

2012-15
Graduation in Multimedia Art (Traditional Animation)
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon


Exhibitions

2019
Partes Festival, Espaço Ageas Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal.
Partes Festival, Pavilhão do Conhecimento, Lisbon, Portugal.

2018
Breathe, Malapata Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.
Habitado, MU.SA – Sintra Arts Museum, Sintra, Portugal.

2017
Condomínio Festival 8th Edition, Lisbon, Portugal.

2016
12x12, Atelier da Travessa, Lisbon, Portugal.
100 anos do Museu Bordalo Pinheiro (1916 - 2016), Museu Bordalo Pinheiro, Lisbon, Portugal.
Ensaio para uma exposição II, Galeria da Associação 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal.
GAB-A 10th Edition: Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes, FBAUL, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015
GAB-A 9th Edition: Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes, FBAUL, Lisbon, Portugal.
I stood up and... never sat down again, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, Portugal. Curators: Pedro Cabral Santo, Vitor Pinto da Fonseca.


Residencies

Urban Sketching, Partes Festival 2019, Lisbon, Portugal. Coordinaton: Pedro Cabral.


Collections

MU.SA – Sintra Arts Museum, Sintra.


Film Festivals Selections and Screenings

2019
FIVAcc: Festival Internacional de Vídeo Arte de Cultivamos Cultura, Beja, Portugal. Curator: Inês T. Alves.
MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival, Lisbon, Portugal.
MONSTRA O Cinema Mais Pequeno do Mundo, Lisbon, Portugal.
Shortcutz Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.
Videoformes International Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

2018
Avanca Film Festival, Aveiro, Portugal.
YMOTION Festival de Cinema Jovem de Famalicão, Braga, Portugal.
CutOut Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival, Querétaro, Mexico.
Festival It's Happening, Lisbon, Portugal.
Strasburg Film Festival, Strasburg, Virginia, USA.
C(h)orta Festival de Curtas do Faial, Azores, Portugal.
Locomoción Festival de Animación, Mexico City, Mexico.
Alexandre Trauner Art/ Film Festival, Szolnok, Hungary.
Cinema no Estendal, Algarve/ Lisbon, Portugal.
FUSO Anual de Vídeo Arte Internacional de Lisboa, Portugal. Curator: Jean-François Chougnet.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo, Lisbon, Portugal.
AnimArte Festival, Rio de Janeiro/ Maranhão, Brazil.
FEST New Directors New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal.
Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Žilina, Slovakia.
Festival Internacional de Animación La Truca, Cali, Colombia.
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. Curator: Karen Black.
Moving Image Arts International Short Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2017
Dia das Belas-Artes 181 Anos: Mostra de filmes, FBAUL, Lisbon, Portugal.

2016
Cinema Português em Movimento, Portugal.


Awards

Honorable Mention, Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, 2018.


Film collaborations

Thomaz de Mello Breyner Diaries (in production) documentary series by Margarida de Magalhães Ramalho, directed by Manuel Mozos and produced by LX Filmes.
Poise  (in production) animation short film by Luís Soares produced by Filmes do Gajo.
The boy and the owl (2018) animation short film by Mário Gajo de Carvalho produced by Filmes do Gajo.


Work published in

Telhados de Vidro, Issue 23 - Edições Averno, 2018.
O Cão Celeste, all Issues since 2015 - Edições Averno.


Group Catalogues

MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival 18th Edition. Lisbon, 2019.
Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Cinema no Feminino 5th Edition. Lisbon, 2018.
(R)evolução e (R)e(x)sistência na Videoarte, FUSO Anual de Vídeo Arte Internacional de Lisboa. Lisbon, 2018.
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro 21st Edition. Santa Maria da Feira: Cineclube da Feira, 2018.
I stood up and... never sat down again, Finalistas de Arte Multimédia FBAUL 2012 - 15. Lisbon: FBAUL, 2015.


Activities

Videoformes Young public screenings, 2019, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Activity with the students from Senior University of Ajuda, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
Colaboration at Urban Sketchers Portugal blog since 2016.
Activity with the students from West Suffolk College Art and Design, 2015, Bury St Edmunds, England.


Press Articles

Agência Lusa, Cinema no feminino ou 51 visões da atualidade no festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo. Diário de Notícias. 10 September 2018.
Agência Lusa,"Benzinho" e "Vou-me despedir do rio" vencem 21.º Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro. Diário de Notícias. 15 April 2018.
Exposição de vídeo de Daniela Fortuna no MU.SA. Câmara Municipal de Sintra, 12 December 2017.
Gamito, Maria João, I stood up and... never sat down again. ARTECAPITAL, November 2015.