“I see myself as a photographer who refuses to employ digital manipulation and whose working process settles mainly on empirical research. There is therefore in my photographs a permanent process of interpreting my view of reality, fictionalising it and a natural predisposition to create mystery images.”

Ferreira’s work has been widely exhibited in Europe, The Middle East, The United States, and South-East Asia. Between 2007 and 2010 some of the most recognised exhibitions have taken place at  the Ofoto Gallery (Shanghai), The Empty Quarter Gallery (Dubai), Módulo Gallery (Lisbon); the Museu da Imagem (Braga, Portugal), the Southeast Museum of Photography (U.S.A.), the Portuguese Centre of Photography, the 2nd Fotofestival Mannheim (Germany), the Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland), 10th Photography Festival (Aleppo, Syria), 19th International Photography Meeting Thesssaloniki (Greece) and the BAC Festival at the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain) as well as Madridfoto (Spain), Photo La and Photo Miami (U.S.A.).

He has published three projects in books entitled, “Daily Pilgrims”, “We and The Others”, and “Rainbow” and has had work published in international magazines, photo art blogs, and webzines such as European Photography; The Guardian UK; Katalog-Museum for Fotokunst Brandts; Hey, Hot Shot; 1000 Words Photography; Lens Culture; Eye Curious; Mrs Deane; Heading East and Artephotographica.

Virgílio’s work is held in public collections, including the Hahnemuhle Anniversary Collection, Germany; the Southeast Museum of Photography, USA; the National Collection of Photography, Portgual; Lodz Art Center, Poland and the University of Coimbra, Portugal.