Carolina's work has been placed in numerous private collections internationally, including Luciano Benetton's art collection.
2020 Lux Personality of the Year 2019 in Fine Arts, Portugal
2018 Woman Art Award 2018, Madrid, Spain
2017 Woman Essence Contemporary Art Award, Paris, France
2014 Ambassador of “Portugal Sou Eu” selected by the Ministry of Economy of Portugal, to represent and support the Portuguese market as an emerging artist abroad.
2012 First Prize Fine Arts, Limehouse Arts Foundation Studio Award, London, United Kingdom
2012 Selected student put forward by University of East London as a candidate for the Nacional Hermione Hammond Bursary, London,UK
2011 First Prize in the 2011 Signature Art Awards. Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010 Travel grants to attend and present in the Erasmus Student Exchange Programe in London, United Kingdom
2009 First Prize in the National Painting Competition at El Cort Ingles Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Art Business Course – Christieʼs London, United Kingdom
2010-2012 BA Fine Arts (Awarded First Class Honours), University of East London, United Kingdom
2008-2010 BA Painting, Universidade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, Portugal
2000 AR.CO, Summer Course, Portugal
2022 Art Save The Queen, OXO Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2022 Ballet of Swans, Artsy online, Redd Gallery, Chania, Greece
2021 Imperfeita, Coletivo 284, Lisbon, Portugal
2020 Every Day is a Miracle, Ad Lib Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2019 Worlds Beyond Words, Menier Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2019 The Auction Collective x Degree Art, Whitebox Gallery at Bankside Hotel, London, UK
2018 Art Must Have, Palazzo Castrone Santa Ninfa, Palermo, Sicily
2018 Woman's Essence Show, Fundación Pons, Madrid, Spain
2018 The Labyrinth - Liquid Rooms, Palazzo Ca'Zanardi, Venice, Italy
2017 We Contemporary, Art Ego Culture, Kiev, Ukraine
2017 We Contemporary, Palazzo Velli Expo, Rome, Italy
2017 Woman's Essence, Espace Commines, Paris, France
2016 Portrait 16, Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2016 Periplos, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain
2015 ARTIS 2015, Galeria de Arte do Casino Estoril, Portugal
2014 R.O.T.H Reflections On Traditionalism&Heritage, Grosvenor House, London, United Kingdom
2012 Graduates for 2012, AVA Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2012 Surface & Presence, Rich Mix, London, United Kingdom
2012 World in our eyes, The Hellenic Center, London, United Kingdom
2011 Reflections, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, United Kingdom
2011 BA 2011, AVA Gallery, Docklands, London, United Kingdom
2011 2011 Signature Art Awards, Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2011 Melina Mercouri, Nicosia, Cyprus
2011 World in Our Eyes, Sofia Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2011 Bethnal Green Resistance Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2010 The Camp, London, United Kingdom
2022 Out of Time/ O Tempo sem Tempo , Central Tejo/MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia, Lisbon, Portugal
2019 58th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Zenobio, Bangladesh Official Pavilion, Venice, Italy
2018 Dear India, Crucifixo 7, Lisbon, Portugal
2015 The Encounter, Chiado8 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 Curtain Falls, Degree Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2014 Behind the Red Curtain, Eight Members Club Gallery, Bank, London, United Kingdom
2010 The Blue & Green The Lake Resort Gallery, Algarve, Portugal
2018 Art3f Cannes, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
2014 Art Athina- Contemporary Art fair, Athenes, Greece
2021 EDP, Changing Tomorrow Now - Advert
2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio - Advert
2016 Work and Interview aired on SIC Notícias by Imagens de Marca
2011 Work and Interview aired on BBC Arabic
2010 Work and Interview aired on Porto Canal
Carolina Piteira started a Painting Degree in Portugal, at Universidade Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa in 2008, as part of her degree she joined the Erasmus Exchange Programme at University of East London where she transferred and finished her course with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts along with the Limehouse Arts Foundation Studio Award in 2012.
In 2014 she was nominated by the Ministry of Economy of Portugal an Ambassador of "Portugal Sou Eu", to represent and support the Portuguese market as an emerging artist abroad.
Since she finished her studies, Piteira has won several prizes including the DegreeArt Signature Art Award and has exhibited in London, Paris, Rome, Athens and Lisbon with various group and solo shows.
In 2015 she was invited to be part of "Imago Mundi" Collection, works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton.
Her solo show titled "The Encounter" with large-scale works raised funds to start the "Portugal Genial" Foundation dedicated to contributing to the development of artists of genuine distinction in their particular fields.
Throughout her career, the artist has developed a variety of subjects, all of which however offer an expansive image of the world we currently live in, our shared joys and struggles as humans and ultimately, a view into our time and humanity. These paintings tell their own story, each and everyone of them, but together they tell the story of our world and our time while capturing the timelessness of humanity.
In this storytelling, the materials are just as important as the content. Carolina Piteira combines techniques on canvas, making use of acrylics, oils, pastels, coloured pencils, and incorporating tactile elements such as paper, fabric and organic materials through collage. Her work is based on upcycling and reuse techniques, which add contrast and new layers of expression to the work, allowing the materials to tell a story themselves. The colour, exuberant, expressive and unrestrained, is perfectly mastered and ingrains the works with a sense of life and intensity that transcends reality.
As much as the world gives to Carolina Piteira’s works, she aims to give back. Either through a greater awareness of the themes developed or through more substantial contributions, Piteira finds it important that her work not only tells a story but that it has real, positive impact on the world that inspired it.