Rui Soares Costa studied painting at Ar.Co, Art and Visual Communication Center in Lisbon, while he was doing a degree in social psychology. Later, he did his doctorate and post-doctorate between Portugal and the U.S.A. He has been working exclusively as a visual artist since 2013. Rui Soares Costa’s artistic work comes out of his training as a researcher in his field of expertise and his life-long interest in cognitive processes such as human perception and memory, as well as in the cognitive neurosciences. Rui Soares Costa brings into his artistic practice a set of concepts, tools, methods and devices from other area and fields of knowledge, and recombines them with influences from literature, movies, and contemporary music. He is represented by Das Salgadeiras Gallery, Lisbon and by Sala 117 Gallery, Oporto.