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Rui Chaves (Santiago do Cacém, 1983) is a sound artist, writer and teacher.


Rui did his undergrad studies in Som e Imagem at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design Caldas da Rainha and had a formative experience in a dance organisation called c-e-m: centro em movimento.In October 2013, he finished a PhD at the SARC (Queen’s University Belfast) with funding from Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia.

Between 2015-2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at NuSom: Research Centre on Sonology (University of São Paulo) focusing on Brazilian Sound Art. During this time, he developed an online art archive of Brazilian sound Art ( and later co-edited 'Making it Heard: A History of Brazilian Sound Art' with Prof. Fernando Iazzetta (Bloomsbury, 2019)

Rui's current creative praxis and scholarly work with with sound is inspired by different forms of contemporary performance and the ensuing ethical, conceptual and political implications. He is particularly interested on work that addresses other possible 'futures'. 



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