In his academic and professional track, Rui Soares Costa crosses art and science. Studied Painting at Ar.Co while training and researching in Social Psychology, later pursuing a PhD and a Postdoc between Portugal and the US. His research wondered about the cognitive processes involved in personal memory and the importance of temporal order in the way people make sense of others. His current research and practice revolve around the perception and representation of time by manipulating its suspension, distension, and compression. Rui works closely with contemporary music and his exhibitions always have original soundtracks.
Since 2016 he has been running Bull’s Eye – Artist in Residence Program at his studio in Olho de Boi. More than thirty artists, most of them international, have participated so far. He is represented in several private collections in Portugal, Germany, India, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland as well as Berardo collection and José Costa Rodrigues collection in Portugal, and Art Fairs collection in Spain. Represented by Galeria das Salgadeiras.