“Rites, gatherings and celebrations for sustainable cultures”
Prof. Virginia Frois (coordinator)
Sculptor and teacher (FBA.UL). She exhibits regularly in Portugal and abroad, highlighting the Resonances Project in Brazil (2012). Founder of the Workshops Associação Oficinas do Convento (1996) em Montemor-o-Novo, where she coordinates artistic activities at the Projecto do Telheiro (OC-TEC) e em Cabo Verde do Centro de Artes e Ofícios de Trás di munti (2009). where she promoted activities in the field of Ethnoceramics (2006 to 2014), with special emphasis on the project Projecto Ar no Mar (2014).
Recent exhibitions: Mergulhar no Sono (2016), Galeria Municipal de Montemor-o-Novo Portugal; Cidadãos (2017) exposição Hablando de lo mismo/ Falando da mesma coisa, Cerâmica contemporânea portuguesa y española, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas Madrid; WAH (2018) Fundação Eugénio de Almeida Évora.
Lisbon, 1980. Graduated in Sculpture by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, PhD candidate and Sculpture professor in the same Faculty. She had a scholarships by Erasmus program in “Universität der Kunst Berlin”, in 2004/2005. She developed artistic residencies in ceramic sculpture in Oficinas do Convento, Montemor-o-novo, between 2006 and 2018. In 2010/2011, Marta Castelo finished a Postgraduation Course in Photography, Project and Contemporary Art, organized by Atelier de Lisboa and IPA. In her work raw and/or fired clay are used as a way to explore and think about the relationship between nature and construction, as well as the notions of ephemeral and fixation. She was selected for the Anteciparte awards in 2006 and has been participating in various exhibitions, both individual and collective, since 2008.
I am 20 years old. I am in the last year of the course of Drawing of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon.
I participated in a scientific illustration course at the Museum of Natural History and Science in 2017/2018.
I also participated in the ” Drawing for Animation ” workshop of the 14th edition of the Monstra Festival – Lisbon Animation Festival.
I was recently interested in pottery and its technologies.
Later I intend to follow the branch of medical illustration.
I am 21 years old. I am finishing the course of Equipment Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon.
I participated in the ” Drawing for Animation ” workshop of the 14th edition of the Monstra Festival – Lisbon Animation Festival.
I have been developing my work around the area of product deign, in this medium ceramics has also gained importance, for the possibility of creating pieces with a formal but also symbolic character.
Rita was born with 3,525 kg in Lisbon, Portugal on July 26th of 1998. Her uncle was the lucky one choosing her name and with 10 months she started to talk. Two months later she started to walk, both things she early started to enjoy doing.
Sports and flair for reading and writing have accompanied her since a young age and around 14 she discovered drawing. She began to observe and document what she saw and got to know and the taste for traveling led her to truly unique sites. She has always had an affinity towards what’s around her, was the beach, the countryside, the mountain, the city… But it is to know the other and to be close to the ones she loves, what really makes her a happy joyful person!
She studies Product Design in the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and in academic context she has lived in Rome for a couple of months and has traveled to Barcelona, to Le Corbusier’s convent in Lyon (La Tourrette) and to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay for the Ibero-American meeting of Lighting Design of 2019 . Besides illustration, she has worked with glass, mosaic, plaster and ceramics.
Nani Campos is the artistic name of Mariana Antas de Campos born 1996 in Lisbon. On her fathers side she is portuguese and on her mothers side she has the Liechtenstein nationality. Campos grew up most of the time in Lisbon but also in Namibia, Mexico City and Switzerland. Finished highschool at the German School of Lisbon and went on to study equipment design at the Belas-Artes faculty in Lisbon. Has worked as an art director for shotfilms and various music videos and as a product designer in the woodworking field but has also practical experience in ceramics, metalwork, stonework, silversmith and clothesmaking.
Born in 1998, Joana has completed a course of Graphic Design in Antonio Arroio’s Artistic School; a year in Ar.Co – Art and Visual Comunication Center – in Drawing and Painting; and is currently in the second year of Scuplture bachelor in the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon.
She presents a big interest in deformation and deconstruction, an interest that she applies in every work. Searching and re-invention through technic and practice.
Deep down of every line of thought she speaks of the wounds of this world and how they remain open and fragile but at the same time take brutal consequences in our own social world, all the pressure we suffer with the excess of information, how impotent we see ourselves.
From herself ” I want to exalte that bridge between the physical and mental dimenson, but with no need to use words only production of images. That’s one of the main ways to ressonante between Man, Mind and Soul.”.
Maria Teresa Rebocho Machado Bebiano de Franco
Lisbon, 1998. She currently resides and studies in Lisbon. He studied at the International Preparatory School, which made it possible to contact different cultures very early on. She completed secondary education in arts at Sebastião e Silva High School. Interviewed in 2013 for the newspaper “Público” by Catarina Fernandes Martins, “When school ceases to be a student factory”. She is currently studying Sculpture at FBAUL and participated in the Grês de Sal Workshop at Montemor-o-Novo convent workshops and a CENCAL molding workshop in Caldas da Rainha.
She took part in the Erasmus + program at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest.
Beatriz Machado was born in Lisbon on November 18, 1999. She attended the António Arroio Art School, where she finished the Artistic Production in Ceramics course.
Participated in 2016, collectively, in the 8th edition of the School Competition “My School Adopts a Museum”, in which it received an Honorable Mention for the work done. In the same year, she competed for the 3rd edition of the Manuel Joaquim Afonso Ceramics Biennial, where he obtained an Honorable Mention with the work presented.
In 2019, she participated with a drawing work in the exhibition 3rd Edition Paula Rego Award in the House of Stories Paula Rego, and in the Young Creators Exhibition 2019 with a ceramic installation, in which she was selected to participate in the CPLP Biennial in Angola.
He currently attends the second year of sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.