I work predominantly with moving-image, drawing, and writing, and also with painting. I am driven by ongoing uneasiness that emerges from a lack of rootedness. Works reflect my black, creole and diaspora sense of being. I was born in the Cape Verde islands and I am currently based in Glasgow.

Selected Moving-Image Works
Sketches for Geometric Abstract Paintings and Corrupted Sound from a Visual Arts Lesson 2020
Supernatural Forces, Mental Health and Detail from Indoors (Forças Sobrenaturais, Doença Mental e Detalhe de Interior) 2019
Ex-colonial Landscape with Different Filters 2019
Several Ways of Falling Ordered Differently 2019
One Hundred and Two Houses on Fire 2019
Unevenly Spaced and Censored Anonymous Undergraduate Essay 2018
Glossary of Political Words (Almost One-hundred Definitions) 2017
Unrelativising - Someone is Adamant that their Sister is not their Sister and Over-and-Underexposed Handheld Images of Familiar Places 2017
White Balance Error (Subject with Straight Long Hair) 2017
Blurred Images of Two People Constrained by Time Fluctuating Be tween Acceptance and Rejection 2016
Emotional Exhibition Review 2016
Parsing (Halves of an Essay, with Blank Spaces and Mistakes, Running in Simultaneous) 2016
Twenty-five Profiles (Extracts from Interracial Adult Marketing Material with Explicit Words Taken Out) 2015
New Words for Mindelo's Urban Creole 2014
Metathesiophobia 2011

MA Fine-Arts Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, England, UK
BA Fine-Arts Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Solo Exhibitions
2022 Videos and Texts, PICTO — Espace de Production Artistique, Geneva, Switzerland
2020 A Batida Que Faz-te Sujo (The Beat That Makes You Dirty), CAPC - Circulo de Artes Plasticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
2019 Subtitulizar/Subtitling, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
2017 Tainted Verbal, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2017 Unturning, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2014 Autoestrangeirismo , Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, Portugal
2011 Thinking According to Rectangular Images, Portuguese Institute - Mindelo, Mindelo, Cape Verde [irdc]
Group Exhibitions
2021 O Silencio da Terra, Galeria do Paco, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
2020 History as Fiction, Fiction as History, Hangar Online [Hangar, Lisbon] https://hangar.com.pt/online/history-as-fiction-fiction-as-history/
2019 Apa Kabar? (What's new?), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2019 South-South: Between Land and Sea Film Programme, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2019 Another Country II, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2018 Another Country, Alice R. Rogers & Target Galleries, St John’s Art Centre, Minnesota, USA
2017 A Glimmer of Freedom (Unsolicited Exhibition Program, Apexart, New York), Tarrafal Concentration Camp, Santiago, Cape Verde
2016 Being and Becoming: Complexities of the African Identity, UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
2015 Telling Time [Special Exhibition], Rencontres de Bamako Biennale (10th edition), Memorial Modibo Keita, Bamako, Mali
2015 Customer Experience, Special Projects, VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2015 Sex Macht Gut/ Sex Does Good, Sprechsall, Berlin, Germany
2014 Ilha de Sao Jorge, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, San Giorgio Maggiore island, Venice, Italy
2013 Southern Panoramas, Videobrasil 18, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo, Brazil [irdc]
2013 Escena Caboverdiana, Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Spain [irdc]
Group Screenings/ Festivals
2018 AfroScots: Glasgow School of Art, Scotland; and Edinburgh School of Art, Scotland, UK
2017 Africas Utopicas (selected works from Videobrasil Collection), Espaco Transversal da ArtRio 2017, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [irdc]
2017 Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival IV, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London, England, UK
2017 AfroScots, Galerie de l'Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
2015 Ilha de Sao Jorge: ICA London, England; and Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
2015 Capture All, Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
Talks/ Panel Discussions/ Symposiums
2021 talk with Sofia L. Borges, PICTO — Espace de Production Artistique, Geneva, Switzerland
2019 talk, Irineu Destourelles and Ângela Ferreira, International Meetings Where I (we) Stand, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2017 presentation and panel discussion, Collective Blackness (artist presentations organised by Black Radical Imagination and LUX Scotland), Talbot Rice Gallery,
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2017 presentation, A Glimmer of Freedom (research seminar) CITCEM - Transdisciplinar Investigation Centre, University of Porto, Portugal
2017 talk with Neil Cooper and Holly Knox Yeoman with Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2017 talk with with Tiffany Boyle (Mother Tongue), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2015 talk with Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy
2015 presentation and talk with Ana Balona de Oliveira and Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Hangar Artistic Research Center, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 talk with Tchale Figueira, Leao Lopes and Orlando Britto Jinorio, Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Spain
2011 panel discussions co-chair with Rita Lobo, Mindelo, Do We Have Culture? Series of Public Meetings, Various Venues across Mindelo, Cape Verde
2021-2022 Deveron Projects, Huntly, Scotland, UK
2015 (July) Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal
Alvaro Luis Lima, 'A House of Fire: the Diaspora of Irineu Destourelles', in Atlantica: Contemporary Art From Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe and their Diasporas, Hangar Books, Lisbon (2021) pp. 74-86.
Claudia Sobral, 'Se o fantasma de João de Sá Panasco vagueasse por Lisboa', Semanario O Novo, Lisboa (19.11.2021), pp. 60-61.
Irineu Destourelles, 'Citacoes do Antigo Presidente do Conselho de Ministros Traduzidas para Um Crioulo Pessoal', in Lingua-Lugar: Literatura Historia Estudos Culturais (N.02) Geneva University and Zurich University, 2020
Cristina Campos, 'Irineu Destourelles – Subtitling, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum', Umbigo Magazine, Lisbon, 2019, p. 26.
Rita Fabiana, I am not here. I am here Notes on an accidental body-place, Museum Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2019
Neil Cooper, 'Irineu Destourelles – Unturning', productmagazine.co.uk, (07/10/2017)
Ana Nolasco, 'Entrevista a Irineu Destourelles: Verifebura: Prática Colonial e Consciência Pós-colonial’, Buala.org (28/03/2016)