Conversa com os artistas internacionais e a curadora Cristiana Tejo by Ricardo December 05, 2018 0 News, Residencies Triangle Network

International Artist Workshop

6 December | Thursday | 6 pm

©Nastaran Safaei

Talk with the international participant artists Irene de Andrés (Ibiza) and Nastaran Safaei (Iran) with the curator Cristiana Tejo (Brazil/Portugal)

Irene de Andrés (1986, Ibiza) is graduated in Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2009, with a Master degree in Research and Artistic Production. She has been one of the artist in residency at Escuela FLORA ars + natura, in Bogotá (Artistic Residency Program sponsored by AC/E) and at The Harbor – Beta Local, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Irene’s work is strongly related to the fact she grew up in one of the most desired tourist destinations, for people looking for sun, beaches and parties. A couple years ago, the artist finished a project related to five abandoned nightclubs in Ibiza, Donde nada ocurre (Where Nothing Happens), which approaches from different fields the outcome of the Island’s tourism history. Now, she is exploring the analogies between tourism and colonization through the search of the predesigned paradise.
A selection of her grants and prizes include Circuitos de Artes Plásticas 2012, Generaciones 2013, Injuve 2014 and Ayudas a la Creación Visual Vegap 2015 and Ciutat de Palma 2015. Recently, Irene’s work has been shown at MuHKA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp), MACE (Museum of Contemorary art of Ibiza), IFA Galerie Berlin and in the Second Edition of Trienal de Frestas at Sesc Sorocaba (Brasil). Her last solo show took place at Espai 13 – Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona.

Nastaran Safaei (1984, Tehran, Iran). Beginning her journey as a sculptor by experimenting with pottery and clay in 2000 she was mostly self-taught in her experience until attending Parviz Tanavoli’s first series of sculpting workshops in 2006 focusing on the Bronze technique which resulted in her first solo sculpture exhibition at Assar art gallery. The successful show made her a member of the association of Iranian sculptors. The main inspiration for her work is inner explorations of femininity by using mundane objects to express her experiences. She is deeply inspired by the mythological archetypes of Jung and the psychological methods of self-realization and ancient Iranian myths. Social and cultural issues influence her work deeply. She is currently working on the concept of time and the sub-conscious, focusing on the therapeutic aspect of her work in regards to her own psychological healing in relation to herself and the exterior. She regularly uses the human form to convey her ideas. Other than the Bronze technique, use of other materials in her works, which include Aluminum, Brass, Fiberglass, Papier-Mache and mixed media were all based on personal experimentation and experience.

Cristiana Tejo is an independent curator, Ph.D. in Sociology (UFPE) and an integrated member of the Institute of Art History of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is a researcher on the project “Artists and radical education in Latin America: 1960s/1970s”, coordinated by the researchers Giulia Lamoni and Margarida Brito Alves. She organizes together with Kiki Mazzuchelli the Belojardim Residence, in the Agreste of Pernambuco. She was the co-founder of Espaço Fonte – Center for Research in Art (Recife) and curator of the Made in Mirrors Project, which involved exchanges between artists from Brazil, China, Egypt and the Netherlands. She was general coordinator of Scientific and Cultural Capacity Building and Cultural Directorate of the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation and co-curator of the 32nd Panorama of Brazilian Art of MAM-SP, with Cauê Alves. She was Director of the Museum of Modern Art Aloísio Magalhães, curator of Fine Arts of the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (2002-2006), curator of the Rumos Artes Visuais of the Itaú Cultural (2005-2006), visiting curator of Malakoff Tower (2003-2006) and curator of the 46th Salon of Plastic Arts of Pernambuco (2004-2005). Among her recent curating works are Tomorrow is another day – Mónica de Miranda, at Galeria Carlos Carvalho (Lisbon), Landscape Time – Karina Dias (Caixa Cultural Brasília) and Bruscky Invent’s (Dan Gunn Gallery, Berlin). She has participated in several selection and awarding commissions, among them: Bonnefanten Contemporary Art Prize 2014 (Maastricht, Netherlands), Videobrasil 2013, Solo Projects – Focus Latin America (ARCO Madrid, 2013), Rumos Artes Visuais of Argentina, among others. Published Paulo Bruscky – Arte em todos os sentidos (2009), Panorama do Pensamento Emergente (2011) and Salto no Escuro (2012). She organized the book Paulo Bruscky – Arte e multimeios (2014) and Cinco Dimensões da Curadoria (2017). She contributes regularly to the magazines Select (Brazil) and Terremoto (Mexico). Lives and works between Recife and Lisbon.

Photo: Nastaran Safaei
Support: DGArtes and Gasworks