Alexandra João Martins

Communications Assistant



  • Film Programming
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Assistant
  • Art Exhibition
  • Communication Arts
  • Cultural Journalism
  • Basic French
  • Fluent English

Work history


Communications Manager

Câmara Municipal de Barcelos

Dec 2015
  • Portugal
  • Full Time
  • Co-responsible for the communication of city hall's cultural events (Jazz ao Largo, Festival de Teatro, Milhões de Festa, etc) Online production and social media management Press releases, draft news Newsletter editing Speeches, messages and presentations Press conferences, events follow-up Media relations




Feb 2015
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Freelance
  • One of the few specialized portuguese publications about art which has the contribute of renowned academics, critics and curators such as Sandra Vieira Jürgens, João Laia or Susana Pomba Art criticism Exhibition reviews



Mar 2012
  • Freelance
  • is one of the oldest music webzines in Portugal and has launched dozens of now well-known musicians and journalists Music criticism Interviews


Communications Manager


Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Freelance
  • International documentary film festival. Member of the communication team and responsible for social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) and daily newsletters (Mailchimp) Social media management Newsletter editing Translation Interviews, Q&A and film reviews




Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Internship
  • Curricular internship at Público, the most recognized portuguese newspaper, learning the daily life of a newsroom. Follow-up story about graffiti in Porto featured in Courrier International (french version) Daily rounds Exclusive news Reports Cultural highlights



Master of Arts

Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto

Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Art Studies — Art Theory and Criticism Theoretical-oriented degree focused on contemporary art thought and history and aesthetics. Masterclasses with Georges Didi-Huberman, Slavoj Žižek, Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira e Agnès Varda. Master's thesis: A Hundred times more shadow than the shadow — Representations of marginality in portuguese cinema between 1990 and 2000


Erasmus Exchange Programm

Uniwersytet im Adama Mickiewicza

Dec 2010 - Feb 2012
  • Poznań, Poland
  • Journalism and Communication Sciences | Mobility period. ERASMUS grant with an Intensive Language Course (EILC) at Sopot, Uniwersytet Gdański, Poland. English elective courses: art history and visual culture, cinema and literature and music of the eastern europe


Bachelor of Arts

Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Oct 2010 - Jul 2013
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Communication Sciences: Journalism, Multimedia and PR Job-oriented and multifaced degree with workshops about video and audio edition, as well as press, radio and TV. PR and Business communication, Ethics and Film History lessons