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Daniel Barroca

 Photo of a silhouette sketch figure of a man

Graduate Student


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • Post-Graduation, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Visual Arts, 2011
  • Licenciatura (Pre-Bologna), Escola Superior de Arte e Design Caldas da Rainha – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Visual Arts, 2001
  • B.A. Escola Superior de Arte e Design Caldas da Rainha – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Visual Arts, 1999


Cultural Anthropology


Dr. John Richard Stepp

Research Interests

Anthropological image, Drawing as writing Matter vs. material vs. materialization vs. image, Art as ethnography / Ethnography as art – Auto ethnography, Methods of observation and intuition, Intergenerational war memories and photography, Childhood memories vs. screen memories, The physicality of memory, What happens when images look back at us?, The return of the gaze and photography, Animism and Islam in West Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Ethnobotany, Cryptograms and talismans, Drawing as cryptography, Drawing, divination and embodiment

Selected Publications

  • Estilhaço (Lisbon: Fundação Carmona e Costa – Assírio & Alvim, 2005).
  • “Daniel Barroca”, in Anamnese, 2006, editor Miguel von Hafe Perez (Porto: Fundação Elídio Pinho, 2006).
  • “Daniel Barroca”, in Propostas da Arte Portuguesa. Posição: 2007, editor Miguel von Hafe Perez (Lisbon and Porto: Público – Museu de Serralves, 2007).
  • Soldier Playing With Dead Lizard (Berlin: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2008).
  • “Desenho Encontrado”, in Agora Não – Not Yet, editors Antonio Contador and Filipa Ramos (Lisbon: The Barber Shop).
  • “ “ in Cenizas 43, editors Mauro Cerqueira and Rolando Castellón (Porto and San Jose: 2012).
  • Reconfiguration of a Scratched Line – What is Important is to Link the Head to the Hand (Amsterdam: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, 2012).
  • “1895-1974 Two Fragments of the Portuguese Colonial Past” in Ahali – An anthology for setting a setting, editor Can Altay (London: Bedford Press, 2012).
  • “The important thing is to connect the head to the hand.” in Encounters Beyond History, editor Nuno Faria (Guimarães: CIAJG Notebooks, 2013).
  • “Drawing and Undrawing my Genealogy” in (Re)imagining African Independence, editors Maria do Carmo Piçarra and Teresa Castro (London: Peter Lang, 2017).

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Artist in Residence, Instituto de Investigaciones Artisticas, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, 2017
  • Fulbright, University of Florida, 2017-2018
  • Fulbright, University of Florida, 2016–2017
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Apoio à Internacionalização, 2016
  • Fondación Botin, Fine Arts Grant, Santander, 2014-2015
  • Artist in Residence, The Drawing Center – Open Sessions, New York, 2013-2015
  • Ashkal Alwan – Home Workspace Program, Beirut, 2013-2014
  • Artist in Residence, Casa Tomada, EDP Foundation, São Paulo, 2012
  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten / Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, 2010-2011
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Scholaship, 2011
  • Artist in Residence, QBox Gallery Residency Program, Athens/Kea, 2009
  • João Hogan Fellowship, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2007-2008
  • Runner Up Award in Experimental Film Category, IFCT, Washington DC, 2008
  • Artist in Residence, Spanish Academy in Rome, União Latina Award for the young creation in Fine Arts, 2003-04
  • Grant Madalena Lobo Antunes, Ar.Co, Lisbon, 2001-2002
  • Merit Scholarship, ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, 2000
  • Merit Scholarship, ESAD, Caldas da Rainha, 1999