Patricia Gouvêa was born in 1973 in Rio de Janeiro, where she works. Visual artist, works with photography, video, installation and urban intervention. Her work as an artist prioritizes moving photography and images and their potential interfaces, where the notion of time is one of the main pillars of her research. She is a Communication graduate from ECO/UFRJ, a Specialist in Photography and Social Sciences (UCAM/RJ) and a Master of Communication and Culture on the Communication Technologies and Image Aesthetics track (ECO/UFRJ). From 2005 to 2009 she was a member of the Grupo DOC (Desordem Obssessiva Compulsiva) collective, which promoted scores of actions in Brazil and abroad. She has published the books “Membranas de Luz: os tempos na imagem contemporânea” [Membranes of Light: times in contemporary imagery] (2011, Azougue Editorial), "Imagens Posteriores" [Posterior Images] (2012, Réptil Editora) and "Banco de Tempo" [Benches of Time] (2014, in partnership with artist Isabel Löfgren, edited by the authors), and participated in many others.
She had her first individual art show in Rio de Janeiro in 2003. Since then, she has had other individual exhibits and has participated in collective exhibitions in Brazil, China, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Italy and Sweden. Her individual shows took place in China, in Brazil, in Colombia, in Italy and Argentina. In partnership with artist Isabel Löfgren she developed the long term reserches Banco de Tempo/Benches of Time (exhibition at Galeria do Lago/Museu da República, RJ, curator Isabel Sanson Portella, 2012; website and independent book launched in 2015) and Mãe Preta/Black Mother (exhibition at Galeria Pretos Novos Arte Contemporânea/Instituto Pretos Novos, RJ, curator Marco Antonio Teobaldo; website and publication, 2016).
She was one of the founders of "Agência Foto In Cena" (1995/98) and Ateliê da Imagem (1999), a cultural space in Rio de Janeiro dedicated to research, reflection and production of images, where she acted as artistic director till December 2013. Represented by cultural platform and gallery TAL | Tech Art Lab in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and by Bossa Gallery in Miami, USA.