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Dr. Patrícia J. Reis

Research Fellow
Patrícia Reis

Patrı́cia J. Reis is an artist and researcher based in Vienna whose practice encompasses different formats and media to examine, deconstruct and hacking human and non-human interactions with modern technology. She studied Painting (ESAD-Caldas da Rainha Portugal, 2004), Media Art (Master’s at Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011), and she holds a Ph.D. in Art (University of Evora, Portugal, 2016). 

Between 2006 and 2012, she was an Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal. Since 2015 she has lectured at the University of Art Linz and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2012 she has been a board member of the collective Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory, a feminist Hackerspace based in Vienna, Austria. Currently she is a postdoctorate fellow at The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with the project FEMINIST HACKING: BUILDING CIRCUITS AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF (Programme for Arts-based research). 

As a fellow researcher at the research group "Critical Maker Culture" she will be contributing with practice-based research knowledge on Ethical Tech and Feminist Hacking, practical experiments and reflections on the topic in the framework of classes at the UdK and TU Berlin in the Winter Semester 2021/22 and co-curating and organising a symposium that will take place in February 2022 as a collaboration between Vienna and Berlin. 

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow:

Research Group "Critical Maker Culture"

15 October 2021 - 15 January 2022

Fields of research

  • Feminist hacking
  • Ethical hardware
  • Interactive haptic visuality



Reis, P. J., Wuschitz, S. (2021) Curating Hacking in Bosold, B., Fritsch, L., Hofmann, V., Krasny, E., Lingg, S., (ed.s). Vienna: Reihe der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien bei Sternberg Press. 

Reis, P. (2020). Underneath the skin another skin [Selected works]. Self-Published. Scott, J., Kolè, N., Wuschitz, S., Reis, P., Tisselli, E., (2018). Using Media and Technology to
Amplify the Voices of Local Communities. Book proceeding of ISEA 2018: Durban, South Africa. pp. 406-411.

Reis, P. (2017). Playfulness in interactive systems: an empirical study for the creative developmentof Underneath the skin another skin, in: Sonvilla-Weiss S, (Ed.), VIS-A-VIS Medien Kunst Bildung, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. 105-118.

Reis, P. (2013). Odalisques#2: Partizipative Installation. in Ruth, S. (Ed.). (2013). Digital Frictions: digital art at das weisse haus. Wien: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, pp. 72-73. 

University of Applied Arts in Vienna