Nuno Coelho (1976) is an Assistant Professor of DEI-FCTUC – Department of Informatics Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, where he teaches on the Undergraduate and Master degree courses in Design and Multimedia; and an Integrated Researcher at the CEIS20 – Centre for 20th Century Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Coimbra.
He's currently Sub-Director of DEI-FCTUC.
He holds a PhD in Contemporary Art from the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra. He has a Masters in Design and Graphic Production from the Fine Arts School of the University of Barcelona, following completion of his degree course in Communication Design and Graphic Art at the Fine Arts School of the University of Oporto.
As a freelance designer, he has worked for individuals and organizations predominantly in Portugal as well as Ethiopia, Germany, Norway, Palestine, Spain and the United Kingdom, mainly culture related clients.
In his graphic work, he widely explores concepts like appropriation, vernacular, irony and humour. He has developed his own projects in the intersection between Design and Art, raising questions, in its vast majority, about social and politic issues. He has also been working on topics related to identity and memory by exploring the visual imagery of old Portuguese trademarks.
He has exhibited his work in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Serbia and Spain. He has recently curated and organized collective design exhibitions and public conferences. He has two books published.
He's regularly invited as a guest lecturer at academic and public conferences. He participated in conferences and he gave talks in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Lithuania, Mexico and Portugal.
His work can be seen at www.nunocoelho.net