Talk with national participants artists Andreia Santana, Jérémy Pajeanc and João Vasco Paiva and Curator Bruno Leitão.
December 9th, 2016 – 18h
Talk in English
(image: Edouard Malingue, João Vasco Paiva)
ANDREIA SANTANA (PT)
Andreia Santana (Lisbon, Portugal, 1991). Lives and works in Lisbon. Holds a BA in Fine Arts from ESAD School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha and was a participant in the Independent Study Program of Visual Arts from Maumaus School. Winner of Novo Banco Revelação 2016 Prize and of D. Fernando I Sculpture Prize. In 2013 was the artist in residence at Mieszkanie Gepperta Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland. Since 2012 exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad, both individually and in group exhibitions in which are distinguished: Novo Banco Revelação 2016, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Porto; Pousio, António Duarte Museum, Caldas da Rainha (2015); Tabula Rasa, Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (2015); No Water on the Other’s Edge, Mieszkanie Gepperta Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland; Water’s Edge, Przeglad Sztuki SURVIVAL, Wroclaw, Poland (2013), among others.
JÉRÉMY PAJEANC (PT| FRANÇA)
Jérémy Pajeanc (Paris, France, 1988) Lives and works in Oporto and Marinha Grande, Portugal. Hols a BA in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Oporto’s University. Since 2012 Pajeanc teaches Ceramic and Sculpture at the Faculty of Education of Oporto and Fine Arts and History of Art at the École Française of Oporto. At the same time, he develops an investigation about the relation between Art and Science in the glass, field in which his artistic work has been centered on. Since 2009 exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad. He has won prizes such as ‘Young creators Award’ from Bienal de Cerveira in 2013, in partnership with K. Stepanskyy, and ‘Young Promise’, at the European Glass Context, representing Portugal in Denmark em 2012.
JOÃO VASCO PAIVA (PT | HONG KONG)
João Vasco Paiva (Coimbra, Portugal, 1979) is a Hong Kong-based contemporary artist. Paiva received a BFA from the Porto Arts Institute in 2004 and an MFA in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong in 2008. He is the recipient of the Hong Kong Emerging Artist Grant and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s International Artist Support Grant, amongst other. Has held residencies at Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin (2014) and Connecting Space, Zurich (2015). With a background in painting and advanced training in media techniques, his work is characterised by the appropriation of observed phenomena, mapping apparently random situations and presenting them in an aesthetically organised framework. His work has been widely shown in places such as: Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Lyon, London, Moscow, New York, Prague, Rotterdam, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai and Sharjah.
BRUNO LEITAO (PT)
Bruno Leitão completed a degree in Fine Arts at ESADCR. He then received an MA in Curatorial Studies from Lisbon Fine Arts University and Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation. Bruno is now completing a PhD thesis under the title “Curating between political art and formalism” at UCLM. Alongside his studies, he has worked as an independent curator and art critic for such publications as Dardo Magazine and Artichock. He worked as curator at Lumiar Cité, an exhibition space linked to the Maumaus School in Lisbon, from 2010 until late 2013. As part of his curatorial projects, Bruno Leitão has worked with exhibitions presenting the work of Allan Sekula and Harun Farocki. His independent curatorial work includes Atelier Utopia Miguel Palma, at the EDP Foundation Oporto and the collective Narrativas Culturales, with artists Carlos Amorales, Sara Ramo, Marlon de Azambuja and Miguel Palma, in Madrid, Contrac/to at 3+1 Arte Contemporanea in Lisbon with artists Felipe Ehrenberg, Carlos Nogueira, Los Torreznos and Sara e André. Member of IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art since April 2013. As an art critic, he has written a number of critical works which, among others, include: a text about Antonio Díaz Grande/Raúl Hevia for “MUSEA Modos y Usos sobre Espacios de Arte/ Modes and Uses of Spaces of Art” edited in the catalogue for the exhibition that showed at Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, in Lisboa and edited by Dardo in 2013. He is the founder of the Curatorial Clube. He collaborated with XEREM in the third edition of the TN workshop,”Offline” as a jury and guest curator. He currently lives and works between Lisbon and Madrid.