23 July 1965, Torres Vedras, Portugal.
Daughter of Ruy de Moura Guedes e Maria Margarida de Moura Guedes, Guta has two sons, Rui Maria (1991) and Manuel (1995) and one granddaughter, Alice (2021).
She is a curator and a strategic designer. She co-founded the cultural non-profit association Experimenta, in Lisbon in 1998, of which has been Chairwoman since 2000. From 1999 until 2017 she dedicated herself to the Lisbon biennale, experimentadesign, as co-author and Director. Actively engaged in the international design community as a curator, creative director, strategist and critical thinker since the early 90’s, GMG has integrated several high-profile international committees and juris. She runs and curates exhibition projects in the area of design and architecture, working also as a consultant, as a teacher and as a speaker at debates and conferences in the area of design and strategic development, in Portugal and abroad.
She was Director of the Fundação Casa da Música and was named Administrator of the Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, the most important cultural institution in Portugal, by the Portuguese Government.
She was distinguished by the French Government with the “Ordre de Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” in 2005, and by the Italian Government with the Cavalieri al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, da Ordine Della Stella D’Italia in 2023 for her work in the design and culture field around the world. She is considered since 2018 one of the 25 most influential women in Portugal.
She studied Piano, Biology, Cobol 74, Hotel Management and Design.
Guta develops her profissional career with the main objective of reinforcing the importance of culture as a pillar of a sustainable and egalitarian society, as an indispensable factor for human development.