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1985 . Setúbal . Portugal

 

My artistic practice began with a BA in Painting (2011) in the Faculdade de Belas Artes in Lisbon.

Throughout these academic years, I worked with oil on canvas, yet I was quickly confronted to a greater expressive and

gestural need. Progressively, I abandoned the oil technique and started working with India ink on paper.

 

In 2013 I was granted a scholarship from the Calouste Gulbenkian to carry on a project in the School for

American Crafts (R.I.T.), Rochester, Nova Iorque. During this period I developed processes and techniques by exploring

and relating the expressive plasticity of glass. It was a transitionary phase moving from a bi-dimensional to a

three-dimensional scale, where I worked mainly transparent glass and influenced by the gestures once employed in

the India ink technique.

 

Light has a great significance in my practice, as I have always been very interested in the different ways light can be

presented. Through my work I also question reality, believing that we live in a perceived reality and not a reality as

such or as a whole. My work also explores the image within photography, the motion within video,

as well as the form of objects.

 

My body of work is a result of a multidisciplinary practice, working with different mediums such as sculpture, painting,

photography and video. In this quest, I employe unconventional tools and processes of making, in order to better

understand the material properties and possibilities of a diversity of mediums.

 

Lives and works in Stockholm and Lisbon.


INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION

 

  2017

  . O Tempo em que a Hora Mudou. Galeria de Arte Convento Espírito Santo, Loulé, PT

 

  2015

  . Sem Título. Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, PT

 

  2013

  . Pré-Visão Previsão. Galeria Bozart, Lisbon, PT

 

  2012

  . Imagination. Library Studio FCT/UNL. Caparica, PT

 

  2011

  . Mundos sem fundos. Galeria de Arte Don Sebastião, Cartaxo, PT

 

  2007

  . Norte, Só. ArtKafé Gallery, Setúbal, PT


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2018

. Vidrio Artístico Contemporáneo en Portugal. Museu Tecnológico del Vidreo, Segovia, ES

 

  2017

  . Contemporâneos VI - Vidro Artístico Contemporâneo Português. Museu do Vidro, Marinha Grande, PT

 

  2016

  . European Glass Context 2016. Gronbechs Gards, Bornholm, DK

 

  2015

  . Within Light inside Glass. Millennium Gallery, Lisbon PT

 

  2014

  . Corpo Invisível. Biblioteca Camões. Arts District, Lisbon, PT

 

  2013

  . Vicarte. Galeria Imargem. Almada, PT

 

  . Walkthrough. School for American Crafts. RIT, Rochester, NY, USA.

 

  . International Students’ Online Exhibition. Glass Art Society

 

  2012

  . Vitrum - Art in Glass. Imargem Gallery, Almada, PT

 

  . Finalistas Pintura 2010 ́11. Galveias Palace Gallery. Lisbon, PT

 

  2010

  . XXIII Salão de Primavera. Estoril Casino Art Gallery. Estoril, PT

 

  . Concurso de Artes Plásticas Resarte 2010. Oficina da Cultura. Almada, PT

 

  2009

  . Concurso de Artes Plásticas Resarte 2009. Inatel Foundation. Setúbal, PT

 

  2008

  . Estados de Tempo. Work Museum Michel Giacometti. Setúbal, PT


GRANTS

 

  2016

  . Grant from the Millennium BCP Foundation to attendance of European Glass Context Exhibition

 

  2013

  . Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in partnership with Fundação Luso-Americana,

    Bolsa Estudo de Especialização e Valorização Profissional em Artes no Estrangeiro


RESIDENCIES

 

  January to October 2014

  . Artistic Residence with an individual project, Carpe Diem Art and Research, Lisbon, PT

 

  March to May 2013

  . Artistic Residence for glass specialization studies. School for American Crafts,

    Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.), Rochester, NY


AWARDS

 

2018

   . Finalista - Concurso, Portuguese Emerging Art 2018, PT

  

2017

   . Nominated for Selected for semifinal Blooom Award by Warsteiner 2017, DE

 

  2009

  . 2º Place. Resarte Competition of Fine Art 2009, PT

 

  2008

  . Honorable Mention. Concurso de Artes Plásticas Resarte 2008, PT


EDUCATION

 

  October 2011 to July 2014

  . Master in Glass Art and Science

    Vicarte, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, PT

 

  March to May 2013

  . Study Grant for Proficiency and Professional Upgrading

    Internship in the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY, USA

 

  February to June 2009

  . Second term of the 3rd year of the BFA in Painting

    Program for Students’ Mobility ERASMUS

    Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, ES

 

  October 2006 to July 2011

  . BA in Painting

    Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisbon, PT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

pedromrpalma@gmail.com