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EDUCATION

2019   BA  Design for Textiles (Print) with Honours of the First Class, School of Textiles & Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK2018   Textile Design (exchange semester), National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, IN
2014   Costume & Set Design, Escola Artística António Arroio, Lisbon, PT


SHORT COURSES

Sep 2020 - May 2021   Artes e Ofícios da Madeira - Marcenaria e Talha (woodwork), Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, PT
2019   Spring camp in China (cultural exchange), Confucius Institute for Business and Communication, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, CN


GALLERIES

2020 - present   Tantos Livros Livreiros (bookstore), Lisbon, PT



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

(Upcoming) 2022  with Alexandre Homem, Museu Municipal de Estremoz Prof. Joaquim Vermelho, PT 2021   4ª Bienal Internacional de Arte Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia, PT
2020    “Um Grão na Asa” residency with Beatriz Chagas, Carolina Drahomiro, Danilo Galvão, Filipa Fernandes, Rafael Fráguas e Victor Gonçalves - Biblioteca Municipal de Albergaria-a-Velha, PT
2020   Pedaços, with António Vasconcelos Lapa, Tinturaria - Galeria de Exposições, Covilhã, PT
2020   Rhizom 8, Nykøbing Sjælland Library,  DK
2016   Palavra de Sardinha, Galeria Millenium, Lisbon PT



PUBLIC WORK

(Upcoming) 2022   Public sculpture for “17 Goals on My Mind” with the children of Nykøbing primary school, Sculpture Park in Annebergparken, UNESCO Global Geopark, DK



FASHION

2016  Embroidery design for Alexandra Moura’s “I’ve Got My Eyes on You” collection SS’17, PT (not credited)


TEXTILE DESIGN SHOWS

2019    Première Vision, Paris, FR
2019    TexSelect Preview, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK2019   New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK


RESIDENCIES
Jan - Mar 2021   Incubator for creative projects with Maria Luísa Ramires, The Third Floor + Passa ao Futuro, PT
Oct 2020   NoPoint Atelier, Balanite, BG
15 to 25 Sep 2020   Um Grão na Asa, Quinta das Relvas, PT
Oct 2019 to Jan 2020   Kunstkollektivet 8B, Unnerud, DK
FREELANCE

Mar 2020   Circleline Design Studio, UK


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2019   TexSelect, London, UK
2019   The Clothworkers’ Company Printed Textile Design Prize, New Designers, London, UK

2019   Watt Club Medal & 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

2020   Gerador, “Projecto” (3 spreads of illustrations), Issue 32
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)


WORKSHOPS (TEACHING)

Sep 2021   “Recortes” with Maria Luísa Ramires (screen-printing workshop), The Third Floor, Lisbon, PT 2019   Textile banners workshop with primary school children, Scottish Borders, UK


LINKS


NoPoint Atelier
Um Grão Na Asa
Kunstkollektivet 8B / Rhizom
Nykøbing Library Exhibition / Rhizom 8 / Article Sardine Illustration ‘16
Teran Community / Is it, Is It Not?

Teran Community / Separated by Fields and Sea

Alexandra Moura / Embroidery design

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