Carolina Piteira started a Painting Degree in Portugal, at Universidade Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa in 2008, as part of her degree she joined the Erasmus Exchange Programme at University of East London where she transferred and finished her course with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts along with the Limehouse Arts Foundation Studio Award in 2012.
In 2014 she was nominated by the Ministry of Economy of Portugal an Ambassador of “Portugal Sou Eu”, to represent and support the Portuguese market as an emerging artist abroad.
Since she finished her studies, Piteira has won several prizes including the DegreeArt Signature Art Award and has exhibited in Lisbon, Malaga, Cyprus, Athens and London with various group and solo shows.
In 2015 she was invited to be part of “Imago Mundi” Collection, works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton.
Her last solo show titled “The Encounter” with large-scale works raised funds to start the “Portugal Genial” Foundation dedicated to contributing to the development of artists of genuine distinction in their particular fields.
Carolina Piteira currently lives between London and Lisbon.
2014 Art Business Course – Christieʼs London
2010-2012 BA Fine Arts (Awarded First Class Honours), University of East London
2008-2010 BA Painting, Universidade de Belas Artes de Lisboa
2000 AR.CO, Summer Course, Portugal
2016 Portrait 16, Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2016 Periplos, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Espanha
2015 ARTIS 2015, Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril, Portugal
2014 R.O.T.H Reflections On Traditionalism & Heritage, Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom
2012 Graduates for 2012, AVA Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2012 Surface & Presence, Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom
2012 World in our eyes, The Hellenic Center, London, United Kingdom
2011 Reflections, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, United Kingdom
2011 BA 2011, AVA Gallery, Docklands, London, United Kingdom
2011 2011 Signature Art Awards, Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2011 Melina Mercouri, Nicosia, Cyprus
2011 World in Our Eyes, Sofia Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2011 Bethnal Green Resistance Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010 The Camp, London, United Kingdom
2015 The Encounter, Chiado8 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Curtain Falls, Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Behind the Red Curtain, Eight Members Club Gallery, Bank, London, United Kingdom
2010 The Blue & Green The Lake Resort Gallery, Algarve, Portugal
2014 Art Athina- Contemporary Art fair, Athenes, Greece
2011 Work and Interview aired on BBC Arabic
2010 Work and Interview aired on Porto Canal
Carolina’s work has been placed in numerous private collections internationally, including Luciano Benetton’s art collection.
2014 Ambassador of “Portugal Sou Eu” selected by the Ministry of Economy of Portugal, to represent and support the Portuguese market as an emmerging artist abroad.
2012 First Prize Fine Arts, Limehouse Arts Foundation Studio Award, London, United Kingdom
2012 Selected student put forward by University of East London as a candidate for the Nacional Hermione Hammond Bursary, London,UK
2011 First Prize in the 2011 Signature Art Awards. Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010 Travel grants to attend and present in the Erasmus Student Exchange Programe in London, United Kingdom
2009 First Prize in the National Painting Competition at El Cort Ingles Lisbon, Portugal