Conversa com os artistas nacionais e a curadora Luísa Santos by Ricardo December 05, 2018 0 News, Residencies Triangle Network

International Artist Workshop

5 December | Wednesday | 6 pm

©Polianna Dalla Barba

Talk with the national participant artists Ana Carolina Rodrigues (Portugal), Polianna Barba (Brazil/Portugal) and Yuri Firmeza (Brazil/Portugal) with the invited curator Luísa Santos (Portugal).

Ana Carolina Rodrigues (1985, Portugal) is a visual artist based in London. Her abstract sculptures, drawings, videos and installations are informed by scientific, poetic and contemporary philosophy, nearly always referencing loss or absence; aiming towards more non-human-centric and ecological concerns.
She was recently awarded the Arts Grant by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, creating a project addressing important issues of our era such as pollution, deforestation and climate change. Rodrigues was awarded, by ACAVA, the Doremi/Grizedele Arts residency, creating a sound work in a quarry and gave a talk named “Use of the Voice in Natural Environments”. She received her BA in Fine Art Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon, and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts in 2015, receiving the Clifford Chance | UAL sculpture award. She recently exhibited work in Portugal in the show “Ensaio sobre a terra” with an accompanying essay written by the Portuguese philosopher and artist Tomás Maia. Rodrigues was invited by the Fine Art director at Chelsea College of Arts to present her work under the title “Artists ad Community/Community of Artists”. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows across the UK, China, and Portugal.

Polliana Dalla Barba (1988, Vitória, Brazil) and graduated in Fine Arts from the Federal University of Espírito Santo (BR). Currently, she lives and works in Porto – PT, where she is a student of the master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts (UP). Her work involves the universe of travel, displacements and landscape. Using media such as drawing, collage, texts, video, photography and installation to create traffic narratives. She has held several collective and solo exhibitions in Brazil, artistic residencies in Latin America and more recently she was awarded at the contest for new artists of the Biennial Foundation of Cerveira, Portugal.

Yuri Firmeza (1982, São Paulo) is prof. of the Cinema and Audiovisual course of the Federal University of Ceará. He has a PhD in Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon and Master in Visual Poetry at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of São Paulo – funded by a FAPESP research grant. Participated in film festivals and exhibitions in several cities in Brazil and abroad, among them: 11th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre/RS; 64th and 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen/Germany; 31st Bienal de São Paulo/SP; Turvações Estratigráficas, Museum of Art of Rio/RJ, Through the surface of the pages, Boston/USA; Amor e Ódio à Lygia Clark, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw/Poland; Vida da Minha Vida, CCBNB, Fortaleza/CE.

Luísa Santos (1980, Lisbon) trained as a communication designer (5 year degree at Faculty Fine Arts Lisbon, 1998-2003) and worked as a designer in advertising and design studios between 2003 and 2006, in Portugal and Italy. In 2006, Luísa Santos moved to London, where she graduated with a Masters in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, with the support of the Gulbenkian Foundation (2006-2008). She has been working as an independent curator since 2008, having lived in England, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Belgium. In 2015, she was awarded her PhD on ‘multidisciplinary approaches in art for social change’, in the frame of the CCCPM programme (SEgroup and Humboldt- Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin), which she has published with Routledge in 2018 under the title Multidisciplinarity: Projects for Social Change in Art and Culture. In 2016, she was awarded a Gulbenkian Professorship and appointed Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Lisbon, where she is currently coordinating 4Cs: from Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a project co-funded by the European Commission through Creative Europe. She is also a member of ICOM; AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art – International Association of Art Critics); APHA (Associação Portuguesa de Historiadores da Arte); IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art); and The British Art Network, Tate, since May 2013.

Photo: Polianna Dalla Barba
Support: DGArtes and Gasworks