Artists International Workshop
Artist talk with Hélice’s artists – Duarte Amaral Netto, João Paulo Serafim, Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto, Valter Ventura.
December 9, Saturday, 6pm
* Talks in English
Culinary Residency: Liliana Escalhão (A Li Café)
Public dinner: Mexican food by invited Chef Shay Ola. Tacos (10€) and Cocktails (4€). Show by the singer Danae Estrela and DJ set A minha vida dava uma banda sonora. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
8pm > 11pm
HÉLICE/Photographers Using Photography was created out of the acknowledgment made by its founders of the need for an advanced instance in Photography education that allows to think, alongside with its students, the place of photographic creation in the contemporary world.
“With a focus scope on the education of authors that use photography to express their alterity, we believe that this is not a minor issue or a detail, artistic creation using photography can only happen with a deep understanding of the media in its historical, technical and theoretical levels. This knowledge is entangled with the history of the human throughout the modernity and into contemporaneity. Photography has contributed, as few other media, for our present culture. With these premises set as the basis for our project, HÉLICE proposes a series of modules that draw up the praxis of a photographer that uses photography, both as an author and as creator of images for others.
The technical component will be enriched by the attendance of workshops in a monthly basis, these workshops will develop the specific technique of the photography apparatus as well as the thinking techniques of the mind that uses photography. The debates about creation practices of several authors will take place with a weekly periodicity and other photographers will be invited to present their work and engage in an open dialogue with the students.”
Duarte Amaral Netto (Lisbon, Portugal, 1976). Lives and works in Lisbon. Studied photography at Ar.co from 1996 to 2000 (Kodak scholarship), Post-Graduation in Visual Culture Theory in 2008 and the European Master of Fine Art Photography at IED Madrid (IED grant) in 2016. Since 2002 exhibit in Portugal and abroad. In 2003, he was awarded the Grand Prix du 48ème Salon de Montrouge, in Paris. He represented Portugal in “100 photos pour l’Europe” in Paris, and was selected for several festivals and events such as “European Night” in Arles (2006) or Plat(t)form in Winterthur (2014). In 2012, he was nominated for the 8th Edition of the BES Photo Awards with exhibitions at the Berardo Museum (Portugal) and Pinacoteca de São Paulo (Brazil). He teaches photography at the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar.
João Paulo Serafim (Paris, France, 1974). Lives and works in Lisbon. Graduated in Photography and Fine Arts at Ar.Co, school where teaches since 1998. In 2005 participates in the Photography Course of the Gulbenkian Criatividade e Criação Artística program and in 2008 attends History of Art at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2005 won the 3rd prize of Purificacíon García Award. Since 2005 develops the project MIIAC – Museu Improvável Imagem e Arte Contemporânea, a fictional museum based in an iconographic research from a personal collection, constructed along the life of the artist. MIIAC materializes virtually or through exhibitions in different spaces, combining personal and collective memories. This research also extends to museum functions focusing on the backstage like archives and libraries, reflecting about the organization, processing and qualification process of visual information. Also collaborates, since 2004, in theater shows and performances.
Rodrigo Tavarela Peixoto (Lisbon, Portugal, 1974). Lives and works in Lisbon. Photographer, exhibiting regularly since 1999, he graduated in Ar.Co. and received a FLAD scholarship that allowed him to continue his studies at SVA, New York. In 2010, he completed the Master of Fine Arts at ESAD.CR – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Communication Studies with Fellowship of the FCT Foundation. Since 2007, he teaches several courses in Photography, Digital Animation and Film Degrees at Universidade Lusófona. His works are present in some of the most important Portuguese collections, such as PLMJ collection, BES Art and EDP Foundation.
Valter Ventura (Lisbon, Portugal, 1979) Lives and works in Lisbon. Graduated in Art History from Faculdade de Letras (University of Lisbon). In 2005 he finished the Advanced Course in Photography at Ar.Co – Center for Art and Visual Communication, with the Banco Espírito Santo scholarship. Currently he teaches at the Photography Department of Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, also collaborating with Ar.Co, Atelier de Lisboa and the Faculdade de Belas Artes (University of Lisbon). In 2008, participated (in duo with José Nuno Lamas) in the 2nd Photography Course, Creativity and Artistic Creation Programme of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Between 2012 and 2014 he was responsible for the photographic department at Carpe Diem – Art and Research.