Prof. Helena Elias (coordinator)
Professor, research artist, she is part of an Erasmus generation, who studied and lived in cities like Lisbon, Aberdeen and Barcelona and attended several Faculties of Fine Arts, obtaining academic degrees in different systems of education and investigation in Arts (1999, 2000, 2007 ). She recognized the need to think about the place of artistic research in academia. Artistic practice, teaching, research are the activities that shape their scientific-artistic performance, fed simultaneously by the action of practice and theoretical reflection. Coordinates the line of investigation. Research in the making of arts and sciences in VICARTE.
Prof. Marta Castelo (coordinator)
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 was born in Slovenia where I finished my high school as an industrial designer and later a bachelor degree in Interior design. After studies I moved to Valencia, Spain where I did my internship in an Architecture company called Masquespacio. For my masters I have decided to continue my studies in industrial design and applied arts where my main focus is on ceramics. I have decided to go for an Erasmus to Belas Artes, Lisbon for a year where I changed my field to sculpture in which I use clay as my main medium. I also work with wood and other materials which brings me elements that I need for my sculptures. My main field of research and work for my master thesis is functional sculpture. I am researching and drawing parallels between design and sculpture.
Born and raised in Lisbon (where she has always lived and still lives), Iara de Freitas Amorim da Velha Mendonça (20.11.98), with the artistic name Iara Amorim, studied Visual Arts at Escola Secundária de Caneças and is currently working and finishing the Painting Course at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Having already participated in one of the editions of Feira do Intendente (mid-2020), in a collective exhibition “Paralelismo Cósmico” at InBloom (Lisbon, 2019) and also in the annual collective exhibition 12×12 (2019, 2020, 2021 editions), I intend to participate in this “ contest”, so to speak, creating an original prize as in previous editions..
Marialena Sachpatzidou is currently an Erasmus student from Greece. She is 30 years old and she lives in Athens. She has a bachelor degree in greek language and pedagogy. Since 2018 she studies fine arts in Athens School of Fine Arts and she is in her 4th year now. The fields that she works-in are painting, engraving and ceramics. She is interested in creating forms as a kind of
writing and noting on canvas or clay. She has participated in two group exhibitions at Gounaropoulos museum of Athens.
Bragança, 1997. After finishing my secondary education in Visual Arts, I moved to Lisbon to study Painting in the Faculty of Fine-Arts, completing the course in 2021. I am now currently enrolled in the Master of Art and Science of Glass and Ceramics, at FCT-NOVA and FBAUL. Exploring the potentiality of tridimensionality, my current work builds on tensions between the physical characteristics of materials, mainly glass and ceramics, and possibilities of visual expression, around ideas like the artificial, the natural, the organic or the geometric.
Noah Alhalel (1992) is an Icelandic-Peruvian artist. He was born in Iceland and moved to Peru at a young age. He graduated from the Pontific University of Peru in sculpture. After finishing his studies he has made two solo exhibition “Letters from the sea” (2022) and “Afloramientos Igneos” (2021). His art has been presented in many group exhibitions in Peru, Iceland and Portugal.
His love for ceramics has given him the opportunity to work in art production with renowned Peruvian artists. After he worked as a ceramic educator and technician in the high security penitentiary prison of Castro Castro in Perú. At the moment he is studying a master in glass and ceramics science and technology in the university of Lisbon.