Monica Santos has an MA from Royal College of Art, Communication Art & Design.

She is a director, educator and illustrator amongst other things that I shall not tell.

Ok, I will.

Exhibitions and screenings

2011 - 2012
– Collective show “Exhibition show”. Who gallery, Portugal.

– Collective show “Blind Date” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Moda Lisboa. Who gallery, Portugal.
– Red Bull’s logo for the Red Bull Music Academy event, Porto, Portugal.

– Collective show “Acervo” Muuda gallery. Porto, Portugal.
– Collective show “New mirror illustration”. Who gallery. Lisboa, Portugal.

2009 - 2010
– Video and motion graphics for the projects “Bee’s” e “Am I attractive?” by Susana Soares presented at: 2010, “Trouble in Paradise/Medi(t)ation of Survival”, MOMAK, Kyoto, Japan; Rothamsted Research Open day, Harpenden, UK. 2009, “What if?” Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. “Lapse in time”, EXD 09, Lisbon, Portugal. “Am I attractive?” Pestival, Southbank Centre, London, UK.
– Solo show “Histórias de bolso” (“Pocket stories”). Muuda gallery, Porto, Portugal.

– Collective show “R4 – Ready Mind”. Porto, Portugal.

– Selected for the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Italy, video selection with the film “Your words”.

– Collective screening “Noite da curta-metragem” (“Night of the short film”) at the French-Portuguese Institute with the film “Your words”. Lisbon, Portugal.
– Selected for Rencontres Audiovisuelles Festival, France, with the film “Your words”.

– Selected for Cinanima animation festival with the film “Your Words”.
– Selected for Jovens Criadores (Young Creators) with the film "Your words". Portugal.
– Selected for Curtas Vila de Conde with the film “Your words”. Portugal.

– Selected for Videolisboa with the film “Wall prelude”. Portugal.
– Collective exhibition One to one in Circus gallery, London.

– Collective screening "02/03 Primeira vez" at the Campo Alegre theatre with the animation “Estranho ruído que passa” ("Strange vanishing noise").

– Selected for Jovens Criadores (Young Creators) with the animation ("Strange vanishing noise").

Awards and Fellowships

– ICA (Institute for Cinema and Audiovisuals) fellowship for the film “Amélia & Duarte”.
– Annecy’s Animation Festival – Call for projects – for the film “Amélia & Duarte”. Artistic residency at Folimage studio, France. Canal+ and National Film Board of Canada award.

– Stuart Award for press and El Corte Inglés – shortlisted.

2004 - 2006
– Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship.

– Award for best animation with the film “Estranho ruído que passa” (“Strange vanishing noise”) at the Odyssey of Images in Porto, (at the time, European capital of culture) – co-directed.