Artist and researcher. Non-binary lesbian.
Their practice spaces relate poetry, essay writing and performance. PhD student in Art Studies at FCSH-UNL and Anthropology at USP, with FCT scholarship, researches, since 2014, the recent debate on the concept of Anthropocene and its impact on the disciplinary and aesthetic redefinition of the relations between art, politics and ecology. They have studied Choreographic Performing Arts at the University of Paris VIII and holds a Master's degree in Psychology from PUC-SP where they studied the relations between imitation and invention in the work of Gabriel Tarde. From their doctoral research, they have held a series of conference-performances, including "Antropocenas" (2017) with João dos Santos Martins, "Geofagia" (2018) and "Fossil" (2020). They have also published two poetry books ("Artesanato", 2015 and "Plantas humanas", 2017). In 2019, they participated in a curatorial group fostered by Ailton Krenak that organized "Ameríndia: percursos do cinema indígena no Brasil" at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a show that brought 5 indigenous filmmakers to Portugal and presented more than 30 films of indigenous production. In 2020, Rita Natálio co-organized the seminar "Re-politicizing the Anthropocene" within the international project Anthropocene Campus Lisbon together with Davide Scarso and Elisabeth Johnson, a project originated at the HKW in Berlin and currently disseminated in several cultural institutions. Co-organizes, with André e.Teodósio, a publishing imprint Ed.______, the result of the partnership Sistema Solar/Teatro Praga, which focuses on performing arts and systems of power and protest today. They regularly collaborate with the performing arts journal Coreia.