Afonso Rocha (b. 1999, Portugal) lives and works between Porto (PT) and London (UK). He completed his BA (Hons) at the Porto Faculty of Fine Arts, with a semester-long stay at the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He is currently enrolled on the MFA course at City & Guild of London Art School (2023/24), as a grantee of The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.
In 2023 he was selected for the 4th Issue of the London Paint Club Magazine and shortlisted for the Jackson´s Painting Prize, exhibiting at the Bankside Gallery, London. In the same year he was awarded an Innovate Artist Grant Honourable Mention (USA) and won the D. Fernando II Painting Award (PT). He is co-founder of O Bueiro – an independent art space and studio in Porto. Since 2017, he has frequently participated in exhibitions and residencies, both nationally and internationally.
His work is represented in public and private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Brazil and Luxembourg.