CV



Education


2019     BA  Design for Textiles (Print) with Honours of the First Class, School of Textiles & Design Heriot-Watt University, UK
2019     Spring camp in China (cultural exchange programme), Confucius Institute for Business and Communication, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, CN
2018     Semester abroad, Textile Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad,  IN
2014     Costume & Set Design, Escola Artística António Arroio, Lisbon, PT


Group exhibitions 


2020     (upcoming) with António Vasconcelos Lapa, Tinturaria - Galeria de Exposições, Covilhã, PT

2020     (upcoming) Mulher, Galeria 57, Macau, CN

2020     Rhizom 8 with Johannes Balsgaard, BOK, Nykøbing Sjælland Library, Nykøbing, DK
2019     Bienal da Fábrica, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, PT

2019     Première Vision, Paris, FR
2019     TexSelect Preview, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

2019     New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK

2016     Palavra de Sardinha, Galeria Millennium, Lisbon, PT


Professional experience


2019 to present     Freelance textile designer & illustrator

2017 to 2019     Ceramic repair for António Vasconcelos Lapa, Lisbon, PT

2016 to 2019     Life Model

2016     Embroidery design for Alexandra Moura, I’ve Got My Eyes on You, SS17 (not credited)



Residencies


Oct 2019 to Jan 2020     Kunstkollektivet 8B , Unnerud, DK


Workshops 


2019    Technical Assistant, Textile banners for Hawick Reivers Festival with primary school children, Scottish Borders, UK
2017     Technical Assistant, Drawing for University applicants, Archive School of Textiles & Design, School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK


Awards 


2019     Residency scholarship (2 months),  Kunstkollektivet 8B , Unnerud, DK
2019     TexSelect nomination, London, UK
2019     The Clothworkers’ Company Printed Textile Design Prize, New Designers, London, UK

2019     Watt Club Medal, School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK
2019     Dr. Oliver Medal, School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK

2019     Shortlisted for the Worshipful Company of Dyers - Colour Prize, School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK 2017     University Prize for the academic session 2016/17,  School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK
2017     Ede & Ravenscroft Prize for the academic session 2016/17, School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK
2016     Sardine Illustration International Competition, EGEAC, Lisbon, PT
2016     3rd Prize - A knitted fabric which shows creative potential, Bradford Textile Society, Bradford, UK
2016     Commendation - A printed textile design which shows creative potential, Bradford Textile Society, Bradford, UK


Publications


2019     Textile View Magazine, Featuring artwork (p. 252), Issue 127
2019     arqa - Arquitectura e Arte, Words by Mark Parker (pp. 116 - 123), Issue 136

2018     + 500 Sardinhas / Sardines (2014 - 2017), INCM - Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda,  Featuring winning entry of the 2016 Sardine Illustration International Competition (p. 264)
2018     Baby & Kid’s Lifestyle - Autumn / Winter 2019/20, Trend Bible, Featuring artwork (not credited)


Links



https://kunstkollektivet8b.dk/en/rhizom_relation1-eng/
https://sn.dk/Odsherred/Billedserie-Portugisisk-kunstner-fortolker-Odsherreds-fortaellinger/artikel/902627
http://www.texselect.org.uk/designers/clara-leitao 
http://festasdelisboa.com/sardinhas/
https://teran.community/2019/04/24/is-it-is-it-not-clara-leitao/
https://www.portugalfashion.com/en/edition/bloom/portugal-fashion-ss17/fashion-shows/alexandra-moura/






Mark
        

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