The Sub_realism is an artistic sub_movement, created in Lisbon.
The prefix “sub_” in Portuguese refers to "being under”. It emerges when two artists met at an advertising agency, where they worked as creatives.
They met in a “sub_” way, which means by under pression to have ideas to others, such as clients, consumers and society. A few years later, they both gave up their careers as advertisers and became more “artistic”, and now “sub_” means substitution.
Sub_realism is a way of modern philosophy. It is a reflection about the essence of decay and the social diseases are its case study.
As we will see, this artistic Movement is about the act of moving and manifests itself, firstly, through a Manifest. The Sub_ realistic manifest is now ready to see the World and it is written in two versions, Portuguese and English.
BIOGRAPHIC NOTES ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS:
Salvador Salazar was born in Lisbon, where he currently lives and works exclusively as a painter and illustrator. He has worked in the areas of Communication, Graphic Design and Photography, in order to understands arts as his career path.
Luís Brito is a travel writer, who already wrote four books, published by Abysmo and Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation. He had previously worked in Marketing & Advertising, as a Copywriter in three agencies, in Lisbon.
Miguel Saboya was born in Rio de Janeiro and has been living in Portugal for the last 5 years. He has already worked in branding and, currently, he has been dedicated to carpentry. He creatively contributes to the sub_realistic movement, by making art pieces and frames.
Pedro Pires has a master in Fine Arts, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London) and is graduated in Sculpture by the Fine Art Faculty of Lisbon. His work explores questions about identity and stereotypes, directly related with education systems and institutions. This particular interest comes from his personal story that blends his Angolan and Portuguese heritage.
Pedro Pires works with different materials, media and daily objects, with which he unfolds meanings through figurative and conceptual approaches. He had many exhibitions and projects such as: an artistic residency at Delfina Foundation in London (UK, 2017); a collective exhibition “A Continent Beyond" at Gallery MOMO, Cape Town (South Africa, 2017); a collective exhibition “Another Antipodes” in Perth (Australia 2017); the solo show “Doppelganger” at Gallery Momo, in Johannesburg (South Africa, 2016); an artistic residency and collective exhibition “Jaango” in Luanda (Angola, 2015); a public sculpture “Homem Muralha” at Parque das Nações, in Lisbon (2008).
Joana BC was born in Porto, city where she lives and works. She studied Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, institution where she is currently a teacher, and at the Slade School of Fine Art, in London. Her artwork has been exhibited in Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Switzerland.
Joana BC recently won the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral fellowship as artist-in-residence in Bad Ems, Germany. In 2016 and 2017 her work took part in the exhibition Seepferdchen und flugfische / Seahorses and flying fish that was showed, among other museums, at the Arp Museum Banhof Rolandseck, in Germany.
Samuel Matzig was born in 1983 in Mels, Switzerland, where he lived until 2012. Later he moved to Lisbon to study Photography and Art History in AR.CO School, city where he currently lives and work. During the last years, he has realized several group shows, such as Ar.co Outubro, at AR.CO School, in Almada (2013), Salão de Inverno, at A Pequena Galeria, in Lisbon (2014 and 2015) or ar.co bolseiros & finalistas, at Pimenta Palace, in Lisbon (2014). Last year he exhibited at Mostra '16, at Vasco da Gama’s building, in Lisbon and at Diferença’s gallery, with the collective Cliché-verre. As an individual project, Samuel presented Tobel, at Inma Ruiz atelier, in Lisbon (2013), a work he continues to develop nowadays.
Ana M. Mourão was born in Lisbon in 1971. Between the years of 1990 and 1994 she attends the Pharmacy degree at the Lisbon University. In 1991 she enrolls in the course “Drawing Initiation” at the Nacional Society of Fines Arts where she also attends the course ”Aesthetics’ themes and Contemporary Art Theories”.
In 2001 Ana Mourão completed a BA degree in Architecture at the Lusiada University of Lisbon, and in the following year she starts her professional activity as an architect.
Since 1999, until nowadays the artist has been continually developing work in the field of drawing. Her connection with the collective Páreas happens for the first time in 2012 through the postcard edition of a drawing of her own. In 2013 the artist also published with Páreas the book entitled “2013”.
Lives and works in Viseu.
João Dias finished in 2006 his graduation in Fine Arts – Painting in the Fine Arts’s Faculty of the Lisbon’s University. As an artist he star working with Pedro Serrenho’s gallery, that took his work to the Lisbon’s Contemporary Art Fair. He also works since 2011 with the Art-Form Gallery, in Estoril.
Among the artist’s many projects, we can outline the artistic residency at Carpe Diem Art and Research, in Lisbon (2015), the exhibition Finalistas dos Encontro da Imagem de Braga in 2014, the work Drawing/Performance with Abraham Hurtado that was presented in Berlin, Murcia and Barcelona (2011-12), the exhibition Living Draw with Daniela Lehman, in Berlin and Lisbon (2008-09) and Casa with Romulus Neagu.
João Dias has shown his work internationally in cities like Munich, Berlin, New York, Barcelona, Murcia or London. He was also awarded by INOV-ART, that provided an internship in Berlin, city where he lived between the years of 2008 and 2012. João Dias’s work has also been shown individually in exhibitions like Living Draw in Berlin (2008), Inside Drawing in Lisbon (2008), Ping Pong project in Berlin, 1st Rehearsal in London (2012) or the artistic residency at the Drawing Space in Lisbon (2010).
Currently João Dias is the co-founder and artistic director of Saguão – Experimental Gallery located in Viseu since 2013. In 2014, he created Objectos Experimentais with the purpose of developing artistic and interactive projects with mechanical or technological nature to install in the historic city center.
Lives and works in Lisbon.
Jorge Leal has a degree in Architecture, at Architecture of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra (2000) and in 2002 he enrolled in a Painting courseat Ar.Co school. Currently, Jorge Leal is doing a PHD degree in Drawing at The Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
During the last years the artist has been included in several collective shows, of which we can underline in 2009 Artistas Portugueses Lá Fora, curated by João Pinharanda, at the Electricity Museum, in Lisbon; in 2010, Memórias, curated by Ana Luísa Barão, at the Convento dos Frades, in Trancoso, Portugal; in 2012, Arte de Bolso Mod.2012, at galeria Sete, in Coimbra. Among the solo shown it can be selected in 2007, La Boca Plena De Pols, at the Distrito Quinto, in Barcelona; in 2010, Sachsenhausen, Um Domingo, at Sala do Cinzeiro 8, curated by João Pinharanda; and more recently in 2015, Without Drawing a Day is Lost, at Mute gallery, curated by Manuel Furtado dos Santos.
Jorge Leal artwork is present in many public collections, such as EDP Foundation, Obidos’ City Council, Ponte de Sor’s City Council, CENTA, Centre for Judicial Studies (CEJ), Quarteirão das Artes, and in numerous private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium and England.
Lives and works in Lisbon.
Maísa Champalimaud concluded in 2011 a Painting degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Lisbon. She carried on with her studies with an IMB at the International Leading Business School, and currently she is in enrolled at the MArt school, where she develops an artistic residency under the supervision of André Almeida e Sousa, Carlos Correia, Paulo Brighenti and Luísa Metello Seixas (2014/16).
The artist has been exhibiting individual and collectively since 2011, highlighting the shows at the Fine Arts’ Open Galleries – FBAUL, GAB-A, in Lisbon, at the Cascais Market, A Arte Vai Ao Mercado, in 2012, at the Art Gallery of Casino Estoril, ARTIS 13, in 2013 and at the AmiArte Gallery, Perdidos na terra do Nunca, in Oporto (2014).
During the last year one can highlight Pessoa, at the Álvaro de Campos House, in Tavira, the show Vaga Luz, at the House-Museum Medeiros e Almeida Foundation, in Lisbon, Baht, at MOSTRA'15, organized by Patrícia Pires de Lima, in Lisbon and Cidadela Art District, in Cascais. Alongside her painting career, the artist manages a familiar office, combining two distinct realities, which contribute to her balance as an artist.
Lives and works in Lisbon.
Studied Photography at Ar.Co - Centro de Arte e Comunicação, Lisbon and Art History at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Was selected for the Mostra Jovens Criadores (Photography) from Centro Português de Artes e Ideias in two different editions - 2010 e 2012.
Attended an art residency at Red Gate Residency in Beijing (2011), city where she lived for 2 years and developed several photography projects (exhibitions and self-publishing); While living in Beijing, organized other cultural events, integrating the teams of The Sarau Project and World Culture Open, a non-profit cultural organization. Was the co-curator and artist of the exhibition Nevermind The Space Between Us, in Beijing and in Lisbon at Fábrica do Braço de Prata (2013). In December 2014 presented the solo exhibition Topofilia#2 at Mute, Lis
Constança Saraiva is a visual artist and researcher living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Since 2010 she develops community art projects in territories of social exclusion. Her art practice unfolds in different mediums. Between sculpture, installation, photography, publication, performance, video or theoretical research, she involves people and communities and questions what part can art have in a social context.
She got a degree in Sculpture in 2009 by the Fine Arts University in Lisbon. Took part in several collective exhibitions, art residencies and catalogues since 2006. She was shortlisted for the 2010 Young Creators competition in Portugal, won first prize for sculpture in Aveiro Young Creator´s Contest, and the first prize in sculpture of the visual arts contest by Moura Municipality, Portugal. In 2010 she got the INOV-Art scholarship from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture to work at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2012 she co-founded project Conversas, the model of which has spread internationally to several cities. In 2013 she was nominated by the Portuguese Ministry of Youth to be a part of the Portuguese delegation for the exhibition and International Youth Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.
She finished her master in Museum Studies at the Fine Arts University in Lisbon, in 2013. Her thesis about Community Art received a Summa Cum Laude honour. This thesis formed the basis for the book “Community Art – A Poetic Archive on Aging” shortlisted for the Best Portuguese Design Books and winner of the Prize Oficina do Cego for artists’ publications in 2015.
Maria Cohen has a Law degree, at the University Of Lisbon School Of Law. However, soon she turned her career to fine arts. In 2010, Maria Cohen enrolled at Ar.Co’s Advanced Course in Visual Arts, which she is concluding at the moment.
During the years of 2013 and 2014, Cohen participated in the collective show Exposição de Outono/Open Studio organized by the Páreas/Párias publisher, creating a series of original postcards. Lives and works in Lisbon.
Tiago da Cunha Ferreira’s work is defined by a documental character that aims to portray human condition and contribute to shape history through his exhibitions
and photographic publications. He established himself
as a photographer through his first book “Ukama Wangu - Family of Mine".
This volume published by Assírio&Alvím in 2006, features a written introduction by Mia Couto and consists of black and white photographs portraying the Tivane, a mozambican family. In 2011, in collaboration with the author Jacinto Lucas Pires they have published “Vamos” which was commissioned by both the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Academy Ubuntu.
In October 2014, "Fotografias da Guiné-Bissau’s" artist book was published in the context of the show at National Museum of Natural History and Science - University of Lisbon, which portrays part of the reality of that country and its people. Tiago da Cunha Ferreira believes in the visual literacy potential that Photography provides and has been preparing a project for the social integration of children and young people in Portugal. He lives and works in Lisbon since 1987.
Lives and works in Portugal - Torres Vedras.
Diogo A. Martins concluded his BA in Fine Arts, at Escola Superior de Artes e Design, where he also accomplished the Fine arts’ MA (2014). In 1991, he moved to Belgium and in 1998 he returned to Portugal where he lives currently.
The artist has been involved in many exhibitions for the past years, of which one can highlight the show Meia Pensão, within the cycle of exhibitions at Madrid Hotel, in Caldas da Rainha, PT (2014). The collective show Mini Hotel can also be pointed out due to its collaborative involvement in the context of Passa a Cabine’s project, organized by PT Foundation/ IP Leiria, at Caldas da Rainha, PT (2013).
Mariana Mota Capitão Dias Coutinho is a resident artist at the cultural space ME108 and an associated member of the APAURB - Portuguese Association of Urban Art. She did her education on Drawing and Painting at Ar.Co (2010/2011) and she owns a BA on Conservation and Restoration of Furniture made at the U.N.L.
Mariana exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad, and she became one of the most well-known faces due to her interventions at Arco da Travessa do Monte with “Passeio Literário da Graça” or at Lx Factory, among many others.
Rolled beach stones, wood drifting at the sea, recycled steel and other found objects are the essential ingredients for Peter Gilbert’s creations. The artist draws on the fusion between natural shapes and discarded materials by man and adds a new reading through his sculptures that invites an unusual and ironical perspective of the surrounding world.
Peter is an Anglo-Danish who has born in Lisbon and studied in England at the Norwich School of Art, in Graphic Design and at the City University, where he finished an MA in International Journalism. The artist has already exhibited in England, Denmark and Portugal and he is currently living in Sintra, where he works as a sculptor and an editor.
“Noah - Sculptures by the Sea”, ArteMar Estoril - International Sculpture Exhibition, (2014)
“Drift III”, Azenhas do Mar, Sintra (2013)
“Landart, Landscape Sculptures”, Monserrate Park, Sintra (2006)
“Sculptures for Poeira Interior Design”, Lisbon (1996)
Fisher Gallery, London (1993)
“Kunsthojskolen”, Denmark (1986)
Filipe Cravo has a BA In Fine Art Painting graduation, at A.R.C.A. – ETAC, in Coimbra, Portugal (2000) and a MA Fine Art, at Central St. Martins, at College of Art&Design, in London (2002). Filipe Cravo was born in 1977, on a small town by the sea. He has happy memories from his childhood, which he recalls as the most beautiful time of his life. Back then, to draw was an act of pure bliss, still untouched by the destructive self-criticism.
His present work reflects the marks left by the pop culture he consumed in that period. His fascination for the old leads him to a constant search for images and sounds which can bring him a sense of familiarity and sometimes even an unexplainable nostalgia – feelings that he tries to convey into his work through an approach that, despite being contemporary, smells like grandpa’s jacket. He also likes to explore decontextualization and outdatedness – factors that can be obtained through intuitive selections, taking advantage of the effects caused by time passing. In 2005 he creates the radio programme “Black Magic” that is dedicated to Black Music and still subsists nowadays at the Coimbra’s University.
In 1998 he got a Honourable Mention in Jovens Pintores (Tranquilidade competition, at Lisbon), and since then he exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad. It can be underlined from his career several invitations from different curators, such as Saskia Wilson-Brown, who invites Filipe to participate on “Starfu**ers”, at Overtones Gallery, in Los Angeles, USA; Claire Nichols, Neil Taylor e Harriet Murray, who organized the group show in London called “On Trust”, at Campbell Works, in 2007; and also the invitation from Shaheen Meralio, to integrate the show “Ford”, at Oxford House, in London (2001). The artist also took part of “TRansit”, at Cultural Centre Recoleta, in Buenos Aires (2004) and “Messi? Ronaldo?”, at Espacio Maipú, also in Buenos Aires (2011). In 2012 Filipe Cravo also exhibited “Everything But The Kitchen Sink”, at Omladine, Belgrade, in Serbia and was recently invited to incorporate the Biennale Méditerranéenne d'art contemporain d'Oran this year in Angelia
In 1997, he simultaneously studied Drawing (Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa) and Animated Cinema (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian). In 2003 he finished the degree in painting in the Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa and since then he has carried out researching on the field of visual arts, specifically on the perspective of drawing and painting. In 2002, he participated at the collective show “The opposite direction/ easily reversible”, at Zé dos Bois Gallery (ZDB) and in 2004 he was awarded in the competition “Jovens Pintores Fidelidade Mundial”. In 2007, he took part of the Private Office show, with the installation “Non-Objective Painting”, at 211 of Avenida da Liberdade. During the same year, the artist joined the Open studio/ “O Sítio das Artes” residency, at Cultural Forum – “O Estado do Mundo”, at CAM, in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In 2010 he was selected by the curators from The Phillips Collection and Katzen Arts Center American University Museum in order to represent Portugal in the exhibition “Loop: Contemporary Vídeo Art From the E.U.”, at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington D.C. In 2013, he integrated Lisbon Architecture Triennial’s Associated Project – Close, Closer – with the work “Domino / Ready for the fall”, in the context of the project “Curating the Domestic - Images at Home” from Ana Rito and Hugo Barata. He is represented in many collections (PLMJ, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Al Maqam (colec. Mohamed Mourabiti, Morocoo), and in Assilah Forum Foundation (Morocco). Lives and works in Lisbon.
José Moura-George is a visual artist and a designer, who lives between Lisbon and Sao Paulo (Brazil). He attended the Beckenham School of Art and the Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, accomplishing an Honours Degree in Arts and Design. During the 70’s the artist taught at the West Sussex College of Art and Design and incorporates the Pop Art movement.
His permanency in England allowed him to participate in several projects with successful artists such as Ben Nicholson, Paul Huxley, Richard Lin, Paula Rego, Victor Willing, among others. During this decade Moura-George traveled to New York where he joined the Abstract Expressionism movement of the East Cost. Since then, José Moura-George shows regularly in Europe and America. It can be stressed his recent participation on the Portugal year in Brazil, with the show “Cores e Redescobertas”, in the Camoes’ room of the Consulate General of Portugal, in Sao Paulo; or “Rumos e Destinos: tenho em mim todos os sonhos do Mundo”, at MuBE – Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, also in Sao Paulo. In 2012, Moura-George had a painting exhibition at Mónica Filgueiras gallery (Sao Paulo) and in 2006, a large retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art of Salvador, Bahia. His work is represented by varied private and public collections, either international or national (Philip Johnson – USA Collection; National Theater “Old Vic” Collection, Cedar Holdings - England; Banco Espírito Santo Collection- Brazil; Paulo Figueiredo Foundation - Sao Paulo). Outside his creative activity, Moura-George is also co-author of “A Book of Answers”, published in London, in 1974, by George&Chase; author of “Design Industrial – Reflexões”, published in 2003 by Arte Plural; and “Caminhos Percorridos”, published in 2009, by Vogais&Co, in Lisbon
Inês Dantas is an architect and urban researcher. She usually divides her life between her professional practice and teaching in College. She studied at Coimbra University (1998-2004) and at Politecnico di Milano (2001-2). Inês was editor in the architecture zine Nu. Previously, Ines worked in Peter Haimerl Studio (Germany) and for the European project Zoomtown.
She was guest tutor in the AA Singapore Visiting School, lecturer at Universitá Camerino and at Rizvi College in Mumbai. Ines’ work has been published internationally and exhibited in London, Lisbon, Essen, Munich and Vienna. Inês is currently doing a PHD at the Bartlett School of Architecture – UCL, in London, with a scholarship from FCT. She is co-founder in the architecture practice WUDA* (Munich-London), where she have done many architecture projects, such as Tridom Puzzle, Berlin House; Several of her projects have been awarded in international competitions (Tejo and Austrian Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai). Inês has also been participant in many events, like London Design Festival 2011, the show Cities Methodologies, in London, the itinerant show Habitar Portugal and recently in the gallery Lothinger 13, in Munich.
Manuel did a BA in Sculpture at the Coventry University, in 2005, and a MA in Installation at the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, in London (2007). He also studied at the Faculty of Medicine of UL and at IST.
Currently, he continues developing teaching activities on theoretical and practical level, at Arte Ilimitada Fine Art School.
The artist shows regularly in Portugal (he was represented by Sopro Gallery between the years of 2008 and 2012), England and recently outside of Europe through the collective and itinerant show called “Never Mind the Space Between Us” (Peking in July 2013 and soon Rio Janeiro). The most relevant previous shows are: “Elementa” (Sopro Gallery, 2011),”White Garden” (Pavilhão 28, 2010),”Pós-“(Sopro Gallery, 2009),”Retorno” (Arte Contempo, 2008), “Central Saint Martins’ MA Show” (London, 2007), “11.472” (Barge House, London, 2007), “Fresh Meat” (Coventry, 2006) and “voiD”(Birmingham, 2005). The author has been developing large scale projects, either to private or public spaces, not only in painting area (Warwick Science Park, 2005), but also in sculpture, photography and also architectonical interventions. Works and lives in Lisbon in a space refurbished by himself since January 2013.
She was born in Lisbon in 1986. She has a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, the University of Lisbon, and a postgraduate degree in Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.
Since 2007 she has participated in several national and international exhibitions, notably the exhibitions "Moía Tides", in the Municipal Gallery of Corroios, Corroios, 2011; "Succulent Hortis", the Água-Forte Association of Recorders, Lisbon, 2012, and its collective exhibitions "Three Cases" and the "Carry-On", the Catherine Dianich Gallery, Vermont, USA, 2012; "Place [in] Common" the Garrett Galleries, Lisbon, 2012; "Spectrum", runs New image in Contemporary Art, the Casa Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon , 2012, and "La Casa Grabada", Carmén de la Victoria, Granada, Spain.
In 2011, under the program Inov-Art intern in the Department of Visual Arts at Wave Hill Cultural Center in New York, she worked with the team of curators and producers. Since 2008 she has belonged to the Tempos de Vista Collective performing exhibition and curatorial projects, and participated in three editions - the Amoreiras Mãe D'Água in the Lisbon Astronomical Observatory (with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and the Carris Museum. Currently, she is forming Drawing at the Odd School in Lisbon, while also working as an assistant in the Educational Service at the Carris Museum.
She completed her Masters in Artistic Creation at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona in 2010, after graduating in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon in 2008. Since 2009 she has collaborated with the Carme Espinet gallery in Barcelona, where she apprenticed under the Leonardo Da Vinci Program.
She is both an artist and the curator of the Times View Collective, who in 2011 received an Artistic Prize from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, for the production of the plastic exhibit “Times of View” – at the Parallax space at the Lisbon Astronomical Observatory, and in 2012 the support of FCT and Cieba for the exhibition Times of View - Zone Off at Carris Museum.
She has exhibited regularly in Lisbon and Barcelona, especially at Narratives in Artist Book, the Bookstore Fable-Urbis, in Lisbon; Spectrum - New Runs Artistic Image, the Casa Museu Medeiros e Almeida in Lisbon; Procediments Pictórics, Les Bernardes in Girona; Posicionamets'10, the Carme Espinet Gallery in Barcelona; Minúsculs, the Carme Espinet Gallery in Barcelona, and Work in Progress: Space / Memory, Drawing Spaces, Lisbon. She is currently forming Anatomy at the Odd School in Lisbon, and also working at the Museum of Electricity and the Carris Museum as a monitor and a museum guide.
Joana Ricou studied art and biology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (2004) and completed her Masters in Multimedia Arts at Duquesne University (2009).
She has exhibited regularly in the United States in both artistic and scientific environments, such as the Andy Warhol Museum (2007), the Carnegie Science Center (2010) and the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (2010). In 2011 she took part in a show at the Live Science Hall, in Lisbon. In 2012 the Leonard Journal of Art and Science (MIT Press) published an article about her work in museums and science.
Some of her pieces have inspired newspaper covers, such as "Another I" on the cover of the newspaper NATURE (June, 2012) or "Rat hippocampus ...", on the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience (2005).
Currently, Joana Ricou lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC. In the U.S., the artist is represented by Gallery Guichard (Chicago) and the Concept Gallery (Pittsburgh).
She lives and works between New York and Oporto and is known for her interdisciplinary practices which combine performance and cross media. She has developed autonomous work where performance is the key and central element of the entire artistic development.
Beatriz Albuquerque was awarded the Myers Art Prize in mix media from Columbia University, New York (2009) for her video-art activism, as well as the Award for Performance Ambient Series, PAC / edge Performance Festival, Chicago (2005), with the performance Duracional DIY. Her work shows strong influences from Marina Abramovic, a Serbian artist who Beatriz Albuquerque has collaborated with.
He is the founder of the theatre group "The deconstructive Theatre Project" (DTP), as well as a director and producer. He lives in New York.The group is dedicated to the creation and testing of multidisciplinary projects that explore the relationship between theatre , content and form, involving the public in the process and production of its pieces. The company has held several artistic residences in the United States and abroad in places such as The Stuart Street Playhouse, Chez Bushwick, Kunsthof Tangendorf, IRT Theater, Magic Futurebox and includes performances in Boston, New York, Catskills and San Francisco.
He lives and works in Brooklyn (NYC). He finished his Masters in Fine Arts at Purchase College, in upstate New York in 2012. He has shown his work in several solo and group exhibitions in New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Posan, Poland and Bratislava in venues such as the Weeknights Gallery, the Lu Magnus Gallery, the Aaron Krach Gallery and The Richard and Dolly Maas Gallery.
He has been travelling and taking photographs since his youth. He has already visited about fifty countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. These trips have great relevance in their creative journey as they contain the unique anthropological experience of each country. The artist uses film as a media to give his images greater organicity through texture, grain and color.
A video and audiovisual technician by profession, he has developed various projects with artists, museum institutions, film festivals and film productions. He has also attended a course in Film and Moving Image in Ar.Co.
Manuela Pimentel was born in Oporto in 1979. She lives and works between Oporto and Rome. She has a degree in Fine Arts, specializing in lithography, screen printing and Multimedia Art, the ESAP (02/03) and has a Bachelor of Design, from the School of the Arts Oporto (99/02).
In 2007 she was awarded the 1st Prize for Painting Serv'artes - "Body Expression" and in 2004 the ESAP's Degree Prize in Fine Arts. Her work is represented in various private and public collections. In 2012 she contributed to the celebrations for Guimarães, the European Capital of Culture with the sculpture "PS I love you "- a plane in acrylic and resin on billboards – a technique that the artist explores in various formats.
In March 2013, Manuela Pimentel will present a solo exhibition at St. Anthony's Gallery in Rome. In her unique way, the artist has also done work in set design for theater and film.
He has a degree in sculpture from the School of Arts University of Coimbra (ARCA - UEAC). He completed his studies in London at the Chelsea College of Art & Design. In 2005 he obtained a scholarship from House Velázquez in Madrid, a city where he represented Portugal in ESTAMPA (2005), which was curated by João Lima Pinharanda.
In 2006 he exhibited at the Contemporary Portugal show, presented in the Gallery of Dawn (Lithuania). Among his major projects are "Home" (Col. IVAM –the Institute of Modern Art Valencia), "Kiss Me With Red Lips and I'll Never Be the Same" (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid) or "Possible Dinner" (Odminiu Square, Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009). His work explores sculpture, video, installation, and recently, product design in which category he won the 1st prize at the Serralves Foundation for Portuguese Original Design (2012).
He is represented in many public and private collections: the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Elvas – the António Cachola Collection, the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid (CA2M). In 2012 he was invited to represent Portugal in the IDB III - Ibero American Biennial of Design in the category of industrial design / product.