Ricardo Seiça Salgado is an anthropologist and a performer. His main research interest lies on the relation between anthropology, theatre and politics. Salgado holds a PhD in Anthropology from Lisbon University Institute for which he has received a grant from Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Performance Studies - Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, in 2009. Salgado holds post-graduate degrees in Patrimony and Identity from the Lisbon University Institute, and Emergent Cultures: From Criticism to Artistic Manifestations from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His undergraduate degree in Anthropology was at Universidade de Coimbra. He has taught at Escola Superior de Tecnologias e Artes de Lisboa for three years.
As performer artist since 1995, makes training CITAC, where he held several training workshops theatrical with Paulo Lisboa (Actor Preparation), José Geraldo (Dramaturgy), Nicolau Antunes (Actor Preparation), Paulo Filipe Monteiro (Techniques for a free actor), Philip Crawford (Mask technique), Cristina Faria (Voice), continuing his training with Luis Lima (Word and Gesture), Judith Malina (Living Theatre), Marcia Haufrecht (Actors Studio Method), Jibz Cameron (Persona: Performing Yourself), Andres Bezares (clown technique).
Works with various directors: Carlos Curto, Dato de Weerd, Kênia Rocha, Pompeu José, João Grosso, Sílvia Brito. He’s a performer in musical projects 'Blood Thirsty Bessies' and 'Belle Chase Hotel' (between 1998 and 1999). Since 1999, founder of the project BUH!, He directed and acted in various theater productions, performances, and made a documentary film about CITAC, making also several theatrical training for young people.
Ricardo received grants from FCT, Gulbenkian Foundation and in 2012 worked on "Câmara Escura"(Darkroom) a curatorial project in Guimarães, European Capital of Culture.