Bio

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. 

CV

SOLO 

Exhibitions:

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

Miscellaneous:

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 

GROUP SHOWS

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

 

CURATION

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

 

FAIRS

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 

PUBLICATIONS

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'

 

RESIDENCIES

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

 

AWARDS

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

COLLECTIONS

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. 

 

ACADEMIC WRITING

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

WRITING at ArteCapital

(Portuguese only)

30/06/2022 - Estado da Arte

O ARQUIVO: A EXPOSIÇÃO QUE QUER SER TÁTIL. LIVROS PARA QUE TE QUERO?

https://www.artecapital.net/perspetiva-260-ines-ferreira-norman-o-arquivo-a-exposicao-que-quer-ser-tatil-i-livros-para-que-te-quero-i-

27/03/2022 - Estado da Arte

PRÁTICA ARTÍSTICA TRANSDISCIPLINAR: A INVESTIGAÇÃO NAS ARTES

https://www.artecapital.net/estado-da-arte-130-ines-ferreira-norman-pratica-artistica-transdisciplinar-a-investigacao-nas-artes

12/11/2021 - Snapshot

HELENA VALSECCHI

https://www.artecapital.net/snapshot-78-helena-valsecchi

29/09/2021 - O Estado da Arte

VIVER NUMA REALIDADE PÓS-HUMANA: CIÊNCIA, ARTE E ‘OUTRAMENTOS’

https://artecapital.net/estado-da-arte-121-ines-ferreira-norman-viver-numa-realidade-pos-humana-ciencia-arte-e-outramentos-

30/01/2020 - Opinião

PORTUGAL PROGRESSIVO: ME TOO OU MEET WHO?

https://www.artecapital.net/opiniao-205-ines-ferreira-norman-portugal-progressivo-i-me-too-i-ou-i-meet-who-i-

5/10/2019 - Opinião

PROBLEMAS NA ERA DA SMARTIFICAÇÃO: O ARQUIVO E A VIDA ARTÍSTICA E CULTURAL REGIONAL

http://www.artecapital.net/opiniao-201-ines-ferreira-norman-problemas-na-era-da-i-smartificacao-i-o-arquivo-e-a-vida-artistica-e-cultural-regional

22/06/2019 - Perspetiva Atual

CALDAS LATE NIGHT: ATORES, AGENTES.... FESTA! E A DESCENTRALIZAÇÃO DAS ARTES

https://www.artecapital.net/perspetiva-219-ines-ferreira-norman-caldas-late-night-atores-agentes-festa-e-a-descentralizacao-das-artes

09/05/2019 - Perspetiva Atual

ISABEL BARAONA E O DOM DE SER GENEROSO PARA AS PALAVRAS

https://www.artecapital.net/perspetiva-218-ines-m-ferreira-norman-isabel-baraona-e-o-dom-de-ser-generoso-para-as-palavras