(2018-2021) BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins - UAL, London, UK
(2011-2012) Ar.Co, Lisbon PT


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, at Firstsite art gallery, Colchester, UK
A Hunted Time, 2021, at Casa do Capitão, Lisbon, PT
SPNDRFT, 2021, at ArtSect Gallery, London, UK
I WILL TAKE THE RISK, 2020, at AZAN space, part of LisbonArtWeekend, Lisbon, PT
SALE: Tate Exchange 2020, at Tate Modern, London, UK
Come Together: Tate Exchange 2019, at Tate Modern, London, UK
Wonky Donky, 2018, at Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK
Crypt O' Night, 2017 at Saint Giles Chruch, London, UK


You are a letter, written not with ink, but with the Spirit, 2019, at Queer Film Festival 2019, Lisbon, PT
Our Home with the Dogs, 2019, at IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2019, Lisbon, PT


Electra Magazine 5:YOUTH,


David Leal + Nina Danino, The Spiritual Exercises 2, 2021. A collaboration with the artist Nina Danino at
Speaking in Tongues, 2020, at , part of a performance-based project devised by Fine Art students of Central Saint Martins developed in a partnership with The National Gallery, London’s Learning & National Programmes. The Spiritual Exercises, 2020, at


Selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021
Selected for «Artists in early career stage» category, Center Stage first international open call for LGBTQIA+ artists, RU
Shortlisted for Metro Imaging x Made in Arts London Mentorship 2021, UK
Shortlisted for the Mead Fellowship Awards 2021, UK

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