short biography

Antero de Alda was born in 1961 (October 23). He is graduated in painting for School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and Technologies in the University of Minho, Braga. Plastic artist and poet, located between the semiotic experimentalism and some documental lyrical iconography, he has been collaborating in several publications of the speciality such as Poemografias (ed. Ulmeiro), Mappe Dell'Immaginario (ed. Il Campo, Italy), Postextual (Mexico) and DOC(K)S (France), since 1981.



He worked with E.M. Melo e Castro, Ana Hatherly, António Aragão, Alberto Pimenta and others, being considered one of the most important authors of visual poetry in Portugal.

He published the books «memory of hibakusha and other poems» (1986), «The Century C.N.A.» (1999), «remains of Mallarmé» (2013), «EUROPE — fuck you», «St. Gonçalo as a thousand lives» (2014) and «Portraits & Transfigurations» (2015).

He still has other dispersed works in different countries as Italy, Mexico, USA, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Brazil.

He lives in Amarante.


His cyberworks are presented in the Center of Cyber Studies of the University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, and in the Museum of Computer Art of the University of New York State, USA.


«Antero de Alda has opened recentry new ways about poetry livened up for computer, introducing several interaction techniques and multimeasured in its works, through programming in Javascript and Flash.»

RUI TORRES, CETIC-Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto.


«His art is shamelessly and brilliantly avant-garde. It is compounded of poetry, sound and movement, and may be categorized as programming art or Web art. It relies heavily on JavaScript and Flash. It is not conventional digital art by any means but it is certainly digital art with a difference.»

DON ARCHER, Museum of Computer Art.