Fernando Guerra was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1970 and obtained a degree in Architecture from Lusíada University (Lisbon), before working as an architect in Macau for five years. Fernando had been taking photographs since he was 16 years old and, in 1999, with his brother Sérgio Guerra, founded the studio ‘FG+SG - Fotografia de Arquitectura’. Five years later, they established the publishing house ‘FG+SG - Livros de Imagem’ to publicise the various architectural works they photograph.
Their work has regularly featured in a variety of national and international publications including Casabella, Wallpaper*, Dwell, Icon, Domus, and A+U, among many others. FG+SG collaborates with various important Portuguese architects such as Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira, Risco Arquitectos, Manuel Graça Dias + Egas José Vieira, ARX Portugal, Promontório Arquitectos, Belém Lima, in addition to international architects such as Jordi Badia, Zaha Hadid, I.M. Pei, and many others.
Fernando Guerra has been represented by FAB PICS International Architecture Photography, Cologne, Germany since 2006, and by VIEW Pictures, London, since 2008. His work is represented in various private and public collections and has been exhibited extensively in Europe, as well as being shown in South America and Asia.
Just last year, he was announced as the winner of the Exterior category at the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards for his photograph of the House for Elderly People in Portugal, by architect Francisco Aires Mateus. His latest award is only the most recent on a growing list, and the awards are well-deserved. Guerra has an eye for these pristine white buildings and captures their expertly-crafted planes with such acuity, you're compelled to see if the building has any flaws (specifically his images of the Aires Mateus' House in Leiria).
In 2017, Diogo Aguiar Studio was one of the five Porto architecture studios selected by competition to design an ephemeral pavilion for film venues in Serralves Contemporary Art Museum gardens, as part of “Incerteza Viva” - 32nd São Paulo Bienal. In 2018, the studio was selected to integrate the official Portuguese Representation at the 16th Architecture Venice Biennale - Public Without Rethoric.
Diogo Aguiar (Porto, 1983) graduated from the University of Porto’s Faculty of Architecture in 2008. Before founding Diogo Aguiar Studio in 2016, he collaborated with several studios, including UNStudio, in Amsterdam, and co-founded former collective LIKEarchitects, in Porto (selected for Portugal’s representation in the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014). Diogo Aguiar is also co-author of the Eco-Resort, in Pedras Salgadas, built in 2012, which has won the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award.
Diogo’s work has been widely published and he has won several awards in Portugal and abroad. Since 2017, Diogo is the commissioner of Concreta, the main Portuguese Architecture and Construction fair. He is also co-founder of the Architecture Gallery, in Porto. Most recently, Diogo was appointed co-curator of the Architecture Program of Bienal da Maia
Garcia was project coordinator of ‘Smaller Cities’ and project manager of the ‘Creative Landscape’ projects in Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture. In 2015 was curator of Theatro Circo de Braga leading the ‘Projeto Memória’ which celebrated the theatre’s centenary and was editorial and programme coordinator of the Portuguese Representation of the XXI Triennale di Milano. In 2017, she assumes the curatorship of the architecture programme for the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia. In the same year she was invited to curate two exhibitions for the Vertical Gallery, in Porto, where she explored the boundaries between Art and Architecture in dialogue with the building’s architecture – ‘Endless Space. Proposition of the Continuous’ and ‘Rhythm of Distances: Propositions for the Repetition’; in 2018, she designed, programmed and curated the first edition of the ‘MAM’ ( Architecture Month of Maia), dedicated to the life and work of the architect João Álvaro Rocha; in 2019, she presented the ‘MAM’19’ entitled ‘Fast Forward’ for which she invited eight emerging architecture studios and four architecture critics to imagine the 2119 Maia – an exhibition on the future of territory, the landscape, the environment, architecture, technology, mobility and society; this year, Garcia is the general curator of the Bienal de Arte Contemporânea da Maia ’19, under the title ‘Import/Export’, which is represented by four disciplinary axes (architecture, design, plastic arts and new media) and is displayed in sixteen containers spread over seven different points in the territory of Maia. Since 2016 she has co-founded, with Diogo Aguiar, the ‘Galeria de Arquitectura’ [Architecture Gallery], an independent space dedicated to the architecture thinking, in Porto.
In recent years her architecture work has already been selected twice for the FAD Awards (2018 and 2019). Her PhD in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (FAUL, 2015) received the Professor Manuel Tainha Award for the best PhD thesis in Architecture by FAUL, and was published in book under the title ‘City, Architecture and Scenic Space’. She is Guest Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Minho (EAUM) and is Assistant Professor at the University of Beira Interior (UBI).