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Rute Morais Peixoto is a Portuguese award-winning artist and architect based in Helsinki, Finland.


Rute’s multidisciplinary practice is highly focused on the emotional, sensorial, and perceptive experience, ranging from media art to illustration, interior and building design, teaching, and songwriting.

She obtained an MArch with distinction from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto, Portugal (2015), and the Fakulteta za Arhitekturo in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Rute collaborated with Pritzker Prize Laureates Eduardo Souto de Moura and Álvaro Siza Vieira, as well as Fala Atelier, and Eero Lundén. She taught at FAUP (2012) and Aalto University School of Arts (2022).


Since 2022, Rute has been developing Living Rooms with the support ​of Taiteen edistämiskeskus, which awarded her two consecutive working grants (2021-22). The project focuses on creating audiovisual portraits exploring the relationships we establish with rooms that are important to us.


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09.22 - present

01.22 - present

06.19 - sabbatical

07.18 - present

06.16 - 06.18

08.15 - 05.16

01.14 - 07.15

02.14 - 03.14

07.12 - 08.12

aalto university, teacher

state artist grantee

lundén architecture company

morais peixoto atelier

fala atelier


souto moura arquitectos

álvaro siza vieira arquitecto

faculty of architecture of porto, teacher

awards & exhibitions









artist working grant, 3 years

arts promotion centre finland (taike)

artist working grant, 1 year 

arts promotion centre finland (taike)


conference “portugal versus the rest of the world”, zagreb (HR)

in dizajn - festival modernog doma


interview “the architecture of live uncertainty” 

serralves foundation + são paulo biennial


lecture about master’s thesis for the “scientific session - dissertations of excellence”

science and technology week 2015

collective exhibition “architectural video games”, ljubljana (SI)

dessa gallery, bikofe, university of ljubljana

1st prize “logo for the urbanism department”

with Lovro Jelenko, Monika Šafářová, Ricardo Tomé

faculty of architecture of ljubljana

academic merit scholarship

belmiro de azevedo foundation

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