b.1984, Caldas da Rainha
Inês is an artist and writer, researcher, and earth keeper.
While her desire to be an artist was stifled by a conservative catholic upbringing, she managed to take advantage of the family's thirst for status and moved to the UK in 2003 to study Illustration and Graphic Design at the University for the Creative Arts at Maidstone, her fourth choice of studies. She spent most of her degree time enjoying freedoms she had never been awarded while living in Portugal. While she found employment in the arts management field in the classical music industry after she graduated in 2007, she continued to be interested in editorial practice and studied Editorial Management at the Publishing Training House in London in 2009, and Editorial Design at the Lisbon School of Design in 2010, self-published her first book in 2009, and collaborated with artists’ zines and worked in minor design studios.
In 2011 she gained employment with Raqib Shaw as an artist assistant, which finally catapulted her into the fine art practice and industry. With Shaw’s international and reputed busy career, Inês experienced working on high-end commercial exhibitions with galleries such as Pace New York, White Cube London and Thaddeus Ropac Paris. Soon after she started working with other artists, such as Alexandra Mir, who exhibited with Tate Liverpool and Oxford Modern at the time. She established herself as a producer and worked with Frieze, and more significantly with arbeit/arebyte on many projects, including with award-winning artist Stanza, whom Inês produced the Binary Graffiti Club Project for in London with the Barbican. She managed large communities of artists in South and East London as a studio manager and helped forming Trowbridge Gardens, a community centre with shared spaces between artists and well-being practitioners, for community support.
In 2014 Inês took the Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults certificate, and she worked as an English Teacher for four years. It was then that her love of writing consolidated, and her editorial background surfaced again. She enrolled in the Masters in Book Arts programme at Camberwell College of Art under the supervision of Susan Johanknecht, but completing the programme at Wimbledon College of Art as a Master of Fine Arts in 2017. During this time, she collaborated with artists such as David Blackmore and paula roush and started exhibiting both individually and collectively.
From the on-set, her practice showed a strong research component, and she published her first article with the Journal of Arts Writing by Students in 2016. In 2018 she became the journal’s MA editor and in 2019 the Editor-in-chief.
Her research interests led her to win the Flow Sustainability Award in 2017 and a bursary for the GreenTech Enterprise Course at the University College London - Institute for Global Prosperity in 2018. Inês also holds a certificate in Entrepreneurial Social Innovation by the Social Business School, Cascais. She created Matéria Cíclica in Portugal in 2019, an organization that engages the local community in composting, delivers ecological education and throws ecologically minded events. She is a certified and practicing Permaculturist, managing a reforesting project in Planalto das Cezaredas and a residential project in São Pedro do Sul.
Already based in Portugal, Inês was shortlisted for the Cine-Eco Seia International Film Festival 2020 and was included in the 2020 Portuguese Emerging Artists green edition book, published by EMERGE and the PLMJ foundation. In 2021 she won a residency bursary at RAMA in Torres Vedras. She has books in some private and minor organizations collections, and at the renowned Chelsea Artist's Book Collection, and artwork at the Emerge Art Collection.
She writes for Arte Capital since 2019 and has been invited by many artists to write about their work. She is also an invited artist and educator at ESAD Caldas da Rainha and FBA Universidade do Porto.
In the last two years she has been focusing on producing and exhibiting work concerned with eco-art practices, at the conflation of science and spirituality, where geological extraction and the value of life are investigated to facilitate the creation of contemporary myths.
2023 /The Sky is the Earth and the Earth is the Sky, ByMaM Galeria, Ferrel, Peniche
2023 /Deusas Solares Contemporâneas, Emerge, Torres Vedras
2022 /The Water Charmer: 'The almost unbreakable bond', Sala 5 Paços do Concelho, Torres Vedras
2021 /Mineriazur, performance at Jardim Azul, Emerge, Torres Vedras
2020 /Fraturização de Indivíduos Geológicos ou a era do Pixel 2.0, Galeria de Exposições do Espaço Turismo de Caldas da Rainha
2020 /Fraturização de Individuos Geológicos ou a era do Pixel, CIAB (Centro Interpretativo de Atouguia da Baleia), Peniche
2019 /Fósseis Antropogénicos, ByMaM Galeria, Ferrel, Peniche
2018 /Why in Earth Would You?, Greenwhich West Arts Centre
2015 /Th(d)e Code and Sense, Waterloo Train Station, London
2000 /Coliden, CCC, Olho Marinho, Portugal
2023 /Retratos de Familia Dermo-Arbóreo, participatory performance, aaa - Castelodif, Lisboa
2023 /Heart Embossed Bark, equinox ceremony and performance, Quinta das Palmeiras, Baleal
2022 /Life Burial, participatory performance/experience, Eternal Forest, Gathering of Tribes, Odemira
2022 /The Water Charmer, performative prelude to artists talk, Grande Seca, Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Caldas da Rainha
2018 /The Penelopena Radio Show [Extinction Edition], Centro de Inovação da Mouraria, Pop-up Shop, Lisboa
2016 /Free, Photo Book Pop-up Shop Talk, London SouthBank University
2015 /The Penelopena Radio Show, Copeland Park, Peckham
2014 /The Penelopena Radio Show, 92 WPL Crafts Market, Hackney Wick
2024 /Escuridão e Luz: a febre dourada, with Annie Graham, Museu da Renda dos Bilros, Peniche
2023 /O meu corpo é o teu corpo, CAPCoimbra, part of Ana João Romana and Isabel Baraona's project 'O futuro como aventura'
2023 /TransforMARte, Centro Interpretativo Atouguia da Baleia, Municipio de Peniche
2022 /Uma Certa Prática da Atenção, RAMA, Galeria Municipal de Torres Vedras
2022 /Guerrilla Gallery, Emerge, City of Torres Vedras (outdoors)
2021 /Trabalho de Campo: das possibilidades do que é visível, RAMA, Torres Vedras
2021 /Bienal de Coruche, Respirar Arte com Sustentabilidade, Coruche
2021 /Calhau, Mostra de Arte em Contexto Rural, Lourinhã
2020 /Arte Desconfinada, Museu da Renda de Bilros de Peniche
2019 /XXI Bienal de Artes Plásticas da Festa do Avante, Amora, Seixal
2019 /Screening of 'Flight of Innocense, flight of Ignorance' in 'Art and Ecology - new paradigms' talk
at FIVAcc (Festival Internacional de Video Art) Cultivamos Cultura, São Luiz, Odemira
2018 /Wimbledon Shots, Wimbledon College of Arts
2017 /The book dispersed, Sputnik The Window, Porto, Portugal
2017 /Signal to Noise, Hackney Wick, London
2017 /Odd Bod’s Collective, Raum Gallery, Camberwell, London
2017 /eARTh2, Central Saint Martins, King’s Cross, London
2016 /One year anniversary art show Deptford Does Art, The Brookmill, Deptford, London
2016 /In the Shadows of a Subterranean River, The Crypt Gallery, Euston, London
2016 /Everyone should paint a black square at least once in their lives, Raum Gallery, Camberwell, London
2016 /Responding to Space, Raum Gallery, Camberwell, London
2015 /Book Loop, Camberwell College of Arts Library, London
2015 /Ink and Bind, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2014 /Biders Bizarre, The Hatch, Homerton, London
2007 /Scrawlington, Air Gallery, Green Park, London
2000 /New Talent Painters, Centro Comercial Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
2022 /Lunacy, Artistic Dinner at Kokua Surfarm, Atouguia da Baleia
2022 /Ultraterrestrial Phenomenologies, Cyclic Matter, Rua das Âncoras Comercial Space, Peniche
2022 /Compostival, Bairro de Santana, Peniche
2018 /Southern Navigators, arebyte Camberwell, London
2014 /9 till 2 at 92, Schwartz building, Hackney Wick, London
2021/ Feira do Livro de Arte, Torres Vedras
2018 / Feira de Autor, Parque D.Carlos I, Caldas da Rainha
2016 / London Radical Book Fair, Goldsmiths University, London
2016 / Liverpool Book Art, Central Library, Liverpool
2016 / London Rd Photobook Pop Up Shop, London Southbank University, London
2016 / DIY Cultures, Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London
2016 / Turn the Page, The Forum, Norwich
2016 / Pages, International Contemporary Artist’s Book Fair, The Tetley, Leeds
2010 / Presentation/Launch of 'O Saúl das Árvores e o Gato Pitó', Comic Books Library, Lisbon
2023 /Inês Joaquim: 'Deusas Solares Contemporâneas: Extrativismo em Torres Vedras', UMBIGO online magazine
2023 /Earthkeepers Handbook: Heal the Man, Heal the Land, Ecoartspace Publications
2022 / Sónia de Carvalho e Mafalda Duarte Barrela, (citation in:) 'WOMBAT: da simbiose - artista e curadora - à criação do projeto expositivo, Revista de Investigação Artística, Criação e Tecnologia 4, UBAL, coordenação José Quaresma
2020 /Portuguese Emerging Artists (PEA), Emerge, Fundação PLMJ
2019 / Portuguese Small Press Yearbook 'The silence of the lambs or the ungrateful heroes of our time'
2022 /The Council for the Mourning of Microlandscapes, ESAD Caldas da Rainha
2021 / RAMA (bursary award), Torres Vedras
2016 / Responding to Space, RAUM Gallery, Camberwell, London
2009 / Sequential illustration with set making and teamwork, Studio Upstairs, Dalston, London
AWARDS / GRANTS
2023 / 'Transpiração Culto-ral Arbórea', Finalist (shortlisted) for Porto Design Biennale
2020 / 'Fraturização | Corroer', shortlisted for 'Portuguese Language Short Film Competition' at 26th International Festival of Environmental Cinema of Serra da Estrela
2018 / Clean Tech Enterprise schollarship, Institute for Global Prosperity Scholarship, University College London
2017 / Flow Sustainability Art Award
2017 / MEAD Fellowship, “The hybrid language of plantsongs” (shortlisted)
2001 / Philosophy Prize (2nd place), “What is beauty?”, Portuguese Catholic University
Ferreira-Norman has books in a few private collections and at the Comic Books Library Collection in Lisbon, Deptford Does Art and at the Chelsea Library Book Arts Collection; she also has artwork at the EMERGE Art Collection in Torres Vedras.
2023 / “Art and Non-Human Agencies“, Editorial, JAWS (Journal of Art Writing by Students), volume 8.1, Intellect Ltd
2023 / “Sensors, Particles and Other Compounds, Inês Teles, curated by Alexandre Baptista“, exhibition review, JAWS, (Journal of Art Writing by Students), Volume 8.1, Intellect Ltd
2022 / “Life-seeking approaches in eco-artistic practices: A proposal for a radical cultural change through language'', practice-based research article, JAWS (Journal of Art Writing by Students), Volume 7.1.2, Intellect Ltd
2018 / “Artistic devices and the ethical nature of recycling”, critical essay, JAWS (Journal of Art Writing by Students), volume 4.2, Intellect Ltd, volume 4, number 2, Intellect Ltd
2017 / “The dimensions of being literal”, review of Richard Moose’s exhibition ‘Incoming’ at the Barbican, JAWS (Journal of Art Writing by Students), volume 3, numbers 1&2, Intellect Ltd
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