Rui Soares Costa (b. 1981) studied Painting at Ar.Co while training and researching in Social Psychology between Portugal and the US. His research wondered about the cognitive processes involved in person memory and the importance of temporal order in the way people make sense about others.
From 2013 onward Rui has been working exclusively as a visual artist, and exhibiting since 2016. His current research and practice revolve around the perception of time by manipulating its suspension, distension and compression. Rui works closely with contemporary music and his exhibitions always have original soundtracks. Rui has established a close collaboration with the musician and multimedia artist André Gonçalves.
In 2016 he started Bull’s Eye - Artist in Residence Program at his studio in Olho de Boi, in Almada in the south bank of Lisbon. More than thirty artists from across the world, most of them international, have participated so far. Rui's work is part of collections in Germany, India, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland as well as the Berardo collection (PT), José Costa Rodrigues collection (PT) and Art fairs collection (ES). He is represented by Salgadeiras Gallery in Lisbon and sala 117 Gallery in Porto. Lives and works between Lisbon and Olho de Boi.