Cristina Filipe (Lisbon, 1965) holds a PhD in Heritage Studies from the Catholic University of Porto, School of Arts (2018) and is a researcher at the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) of the same university. Master in Arts and Design by the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (2001), with grants from the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, respectively. She studied jewellery at Ar.Co (1984-1987), Gerrit Rietveld Academie (1987-1988) and the Royal College of Arts (1992). She was a lecturer on the jewellery course at Ar.Co (1989-2015), which she directed between 2004 and 2015, and at ESAD, Matosinhos (2001-2007) and has been a guest lecturer/artist at multiple international schools and the arguer of several master and doctoral theses. She received the Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant from the Art Jewelry Forum (2017) for the realization of the book Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal. From the 1960s Avant-Garde to the Early 20th Century (2019). She has exhibited internationally since 1984. She is, since 2005, programmer and curator of exhibitions, symposiums and colloquia. She founded and was president of the board of PIN – Associação Portuguesa de Joalharia Contemporânea (2004-2023). Creator and general curator of the 1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial – Cold Sweat (2021). Author of several articles and essays, editorial coordinator of the book/catalogue Suor Frio | Cold Sweat (2022) and the INCM J Collection – the 1st volume (Tereza Seabra) will be launched soon.