b.1984, Caldas da Rainha
With a degree in Illustration, but with a professional career in arts management and production, it was in 2015 that Ferreira-Norman resumed her artistic practice.
Inês lived 15 years in the UK, where she worked with Raqib Shaw, Stanza, Alexandra Mir, David Blackmore and paula roush, and with institutions such as the Barbican, Frieze, Tate Liverpool, Oxford Modern, and managed spaces and communities of artists in South and East London for arebyte/arbeit. She also helped forming their Trowbridge Gardens project, a community centre with shared spaces between artists, wellbeing practitioners, for cross-generation knowledge, gardening and community support.
Since she completed her Masters in Book Arts and Fine Art at the University of the Arts London in 2017, she started exhibiting and publishing a body of work that investigates through language, sculpture, print and video, phenomenological proposals on Geology and forwards socio-political commentary.
Ferreira-Norman won a bursary for the GreenTech Enterprise Course at the University College London - Institute for Global Prosperity in 2018, and created Matéria Cíclica in Portugal in 2019, an arts organisation that creates strategies and platforms for a transition to a more ecocentric culture.
This has generated a huge impact in her life and artistic practice: Ferreira-Norman works with the communities of Peniche and Óbidos’ Municipalities, and her art practice is becoming more participatory and performative, preoccupied with the value of life; grounded in soil and water, this transition has been exacerbated by the work as a land keeper, making the practice more bound to biology, microbiology and performance. Her training as a musician and stage-performer is re-emerging and has recently started integrating the fine art practice.
Already in Portugal, Inês has been shortlisted for the Cine-Eco Seia International Film Festival 2020 and won a residency bursary at RAMA in Torres Vedras. She is also part of the Guerrilla Gallery run by Emerge in Torres Vedras.
Ferreira-Norman is The Journal of Arts Writing by Students’ editor-in-chief, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes art writing by MA and PhD students. She has been trained by The Publishing Training House in London and as an English Language teacher; she writes in Portuguese at Arte Capital. Her writings are broad in content and range from the decentralisation and democratisation of the arts, to the archive and the book as an art form. She is an advocate for arts writing as a vital part of the art practice.
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
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
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, 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
2022 / Artistic Research Does (ongoing commission), UBAP
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 / 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
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.
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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