International Meetings

Territory and ImageMuseu do Douro, 20 of September to 22 of Septemberinfo

From the 20th to the 22nd of September, the city of Peso da Régua, hosts the last of a series of eight Entre Margens International Talks, taking place over three years in the Douro region; a territory with a strong, consistent historical image. This image represents a journey through the gaze of innumerous photographers that created their own vision of these rivers, people and terraced-vineyards.
On the other hand, this image also contributed to creating an established, collective imaginary of this same territory.

An international panel of artists, curators, producers, other culture professionals and institutions have been invited to discuss the following questions:
- Do territories influence the creation of visual realities?
-  Is there coherence between the collective imaginary and the facts on the ground?
- How to promote the creation of less conventional points of view?
- What role should cultural production play in the creation of a territory´s imagery?

Welcome to the Douro - Territory and Image .

Program

Friday - 20 of September

10h00Reception of participants
10h30Opening and Welcome
Fundação Museu do Douro
Entre Margens
11h00Carl Depauw, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom - Antuérpia, Bélgica
Maria Vlachou, ICOM - International Council of Museums - Portugal
12h00Debate
13h00Break for lunch
15h00Elina Heikka, The Finnish Museum of Photography - Helsínquia, Finlândia
Rui Prata, Museu da Imagem - Braga, Portugal
Vitor Nogueira, Museu do Som e da Imagem - Vila Real, Portugal
Roberto Pitella, Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná - Curitiba, Brasil
17h00Debate
19h00Break for Dinner
20h30Visit to the photo exhibition accompanied by the artists
22h00Concert Brass Orchestra from Esproarte 
23h00Projection of documentary "Douro - The Image"

 

Saturday - 21 of September

10h00Reception of participants
10h30Anne Braybon, The Road to the Olympics - Londres, Reino Unido
Beverly Brannan, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information - Washington, EUA
11h30Coffe-Break
11h45Alexandre Almeida, Augusto Brázio e Nelson d'Aires, Kameraphoto Colectivo de Fotógrafos - Lisboa, Portugal
12h30Debate
13h30Break for lunch
15h00Angela McSherry e Bergit Arends, Galápagos Artists' Residency
Maria Teresa Salvati, Slideluck
16h00Debate
17h00Museu do Douro Visit
19h00Slideluck Dinner
20h30Slideluck Entre Margens work presentation
21h30Concert JP Simões and Raquel Ralha, with Sérgio Costa on the piano
22h30Concert Sérgio Godinho
00h00Concert Roda de Choro

 

Sunday - 22 of September

15h00Launch of the book "Entre Margens - Searching for a new image cartography for Douro"
Nuno Ricou Salgado, Entre Margens
Fernando Seara, Museu do Douro
16h30Wine Tasting
17h30International Talks Closing

 

Speakers

Carl Depauw

MAS [Museum aan de Stroom]
www.mas.be

Carl Depauw studied Applied Arts in Antwerp, (1970-78) and History of Art, at the University of Ghent (1978-82), both in Belgium. In 2000 he completed his Museum management studies at the University of Antwerp.
In 1983 Carl became research assistant at the Plantin-Moretus Museum and at the Stedelijk Prentenkabinet (Print Room), following on to become Keeper of Prints and Drawings.  
From 1998-99 he worked as exhibitions curator and secretary at Antwerpen Open, where he was co-curator for Anthony Van Dyck as a printmaker (Antwerp, Museum Plantin-Moretus and Amsterdam, Rijksprentenkabinet) and secretary to The Light of Nature : Landscape drawings and watercolors by Van Dyck and his contemporaries (Antwerp, Rubenshuis and London, The British Museum).
Since January 2000 Carl Depauw is the Director of the Rubens House and the Rubenianum, in the Rubens Study Centre. 
Since September 2004, Carl has been the director of the most recent museum in Antwerp: the Museum by the River [Museum aan de Stroom or MAS]; a city museum that brings together large collections from the Maritime Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Ethnographical Museum and the Museum Vleeshuis, and which received several awards and nominations, in architecture, design, museology and also for its innovative communication and marketing.
Carl Depauw is an active member of several international institutions and organisations,  researching Art History and Museology, intervening often as an advisor. He recently edited nine volumes on the theme: Corpus on Prints after Anthony Van Dyck, published by Sound & Vision in 2003.

Maria Vlachou

International Council of Museums - Portugal
www.icom-portugal.org

Consultant in Management and Cultural Communication. Executive Director of Acesso Cultura, cultural association that promotes access (physical, social, intellectual) to cultural spaces and cultural offer. Author of bilingual blog Musing on Culture, where she writes about culture, arts, cultural management, marketing and communication, publics. The book Musing on Culture was edited by BYPASS Editions in March 2013.
She was Communications Director of the São Luiz Teatro Municipal (2006-2012) and Head of Communication of the Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva (2001-2006). Member of the Managing Team of ICOM Portugal since 2005 and editor of the quarterly newsletter information ICOM.PT. Founding member of GAM - Group for Accessibility at Museums. As a member of ICOM, of GAM and Acesso Cultura, she has organized several conferences and seminars about cultural communication and accessibility. She is often invited to give training in cultural communication. Maria was the general coordinator of the first study in Portugal about museums and senior public, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Currently, she is the collaborating with Descobrir - Gulbenkian Program for Education Culture and Science, as extrernal projects coordinator.
She was Fellow at the Summer International Fellowship Program in Arts Management from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, USA, 2011-2013), Master's in Museology (University College London, 1994) and has a degree in History and Archaeology (University of Ioannina, Greece , 1992).

Elina Heikka

The Finnish Museum of Photography
www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi 

Elina Heikka is Museum Director at The Finnish Museum of Photography. The museum is located in Helsinki, Finland, and has existed since 1969, run by its own private foundation. The museum’s collections are characterised by the co-existence and interplay of the different types of photography, specifically the dialogue between art photography and the various photographic archive materials. Museum´s exhibitions feature Finnish and foreign contemporary photography and diverse history of photography.
Elina Heikka holds MA in art history. She was editor and editor-in-chief in Valokuva – Finnish Photography magazine from 1994 to 1998. After that she worked as a researcher at the Finnish Museum of Photography and as a special researcher at the National Gallery / Central Art Archives from 2001 to 2007. She has published widely on contemporary photography, history of Finnish photography, contemporary art and visual culture.

Rui Prata

Museu da Imagem
museudaimagem.blogspot.pt

Born in 1955, Rui Prata began his professional career as a history professor and has been the Director of Braga Image Museum since its opening in 1999. He is the Director of Encontros da Imagem Festival (Meetings of Images), in which he has participated since it opened in 1987. Since 1990 he has lectured on contemporary photography throughout Europe and in Brazil, and acted as a curator for both national and international exhibitions.
In 2008 he became a member of the Committee Acquisitions of Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris. Prata  is a portfolio reviewer for several international festivals, including  the Mois de la Photo festivals in Paris et Montreal; PhotoEspanha, Madrid, Spain; Primavera Fotografica, Barcelona, Spain; Month of Photography, Bratislava; Fotobienal de Bienne, Switzerland; Festival of Curituba, Brazil; Fotonoviembre de Tenerife, Spain and Rencontres d’Arles, France.

Rui Prata has a graduation in history from Porto University, a post graduate degree in Fine Art direction from Escola Superior Artistica do Porto, and a Master degree in Curatorial & Contemporary Museology from Porto Fine Arts University

Vítor Nogueira

Museu do Som e da Imagem
www.museu-msi.blogspot.pt

Victor Nogueira was born in Vila Real, in November 1966. He has a Master's in Philosophy from the University of Minho. Cultural manager, currently directs the Museum of Sound and Image, as well as the Library and the Municipal Theatre of Vila Real.

Roberto Pitella

www.embap.br
robertopitella.tumblr.com

Photographer, psychologist. Photography teacher, perception and creative processes in image, School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (EMBAP), Brazil. 

Master in Visual Arts, Roberto develops research and practical work focusing on the relationship between the city and its image. He coordinates groups of artists working on understanding and reflecting the concept of image. Curator of collectives, such as Ladrilhos Fotográficos, the EXBOLOOOR group and Estendal.

Anne Braybon

Anne Braybon is a creative director, photo historian and educator. She writes on photography and leads courses for public and private sector clients including Tate Modern, the Photographers' Gallery, Sotheby’s Institute, advertising agency BBH, and the School of Life. She lectures internationally.

Braybon has worked with the National Portrait Gallery on photographic commissioning projects since 2005, initially as a consultant for new thematic series of portraitures and most recently as Commissions Manager. She directed the creative approach to a major three year Cultural Olympic project 'Road to 2012’ and produced over a hundred photographic portraits of those making the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games happen.

As a Research Fellow at the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts, London, Braybon contributed to a research strand for 'New British Photography in the 1970s'. Her current focus is on British Photography 1952-1972.

Beverly Brannan

www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa
www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsac


Beverly W. Brannan is curator of documentary photography in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. 
She is co-curator of Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers and Broadcasters During World War II, 1995 http://www.loc.gov.exhibitions/wfc and co-author of Re-viewing Documentary: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam, 2011. 
She has in progress a website about female photojournalists in the Library’s collections at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/printcoll/womphotoj She has written extensively about the Farm Security Administration collection of photographs: A Kentucky Album (1986), Documenting America (1988), FSA: The American Vision (2006). Brannan also contributed to African American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture (1993), Toni Frissell: Photographs 1935 to 1969 (1994) and Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States (1997). 

Awards: 
● Judith Rothschild Foundation grant for an exhibition and catalog about the photographs of Louise Rosskam. 
● James H. Billington Fellows award to record oral histories of female photojournalists. 
● Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference publications group award for African American Mosaic. 

Brannan, Beverly W. and Judith Keller. “Walker Evans: Two Albums in the Library of Congress,” History of Photography, Spring 1995, 19:1, 60-66.

Alexandre Almeida

Kameraphoto
www.kameraphoto.com

Alexandre Almeida was born in Lisbon in 1969. He studied photography at the Academy of Arts & Technology and Video Post-Production at Restart. 
In 1994 he started to work for the newspaper O Independente, where he remained until 2004, having edited the culture and leisure supplements of the paper, in its last years. Simultaneously he works as a freelancer photographer, having seen is work published in several national and international publications, such as: L’Express, Libération, The Guardian, Courrier Internacional, Grande Reportagem, Up, Visão, Única and Pública. His work is partially related to documentary, but he also experiments alternative multimedia resources.
Alexandre exhibited solo and collectively, contributing to various projects by Kameraphoto, a collective that he co-founded. The highlights go to "State of Affairs" and "Um Diário da República." Recently he joined the group of photographers that is represented by Dear Sir - Author Photography Agency. Alexandre planted a tree, edited a book and has two daughters.

Augusto Brázio

Kameraphoto
www.kameraphoto.com

Born in 1964 in Brinches-Serpa. He lives and works in Lisbon.
He attended the School of Fine Arts in Lisbon.
Augusto works regularly with the press, where he signs regularly different portfolios in publications such as 'Egoísta', 'NS'. In the past he worked with the magazine 'K', 'Reader's Digest', 'Expresso', 'Visão', 'DNA', 'Máxima', 'Elle', 'Stern'.
Since 1997, his work his exhibited in individual or collective exhibitions.
 

Nelson d'Aires

Kameraphoto
http://www.nelsondaires.com

Vila do Conde, 1975. Graduated in building, but in 2006 he decided to quit to establish himself as a freelance documental photographer, dedicating is full time to the research and development in photography, which he initiated in 2002 as a self-taught artist.
Wins the FNAC Prize for New Talent Photography with the work "Contra-Fogo" (2005). In 2007 he's invited to join the collective Kameraphoto, where he currently develops collective works (exhibitions and books): "A State of Affairs" (2009), "450" (2009) and "Um Diário da República" (2010). His last solo exhibition, "Mar Fêmea", took place in the Kgaleria in 2009. He is represented in the BESart Collection of Photography with works from "State of Affairs" (2009). His most recent collective participation was in the exhibition "Um Diário da República", with the collective Kameraphoto in the gallery of EDP Foundation, Porto. Over the past year, his work won him awards in the main Portuguese photojournalism competitions and in 2011 he was awarded the International Prize of Photojournalism from "Estação Imagem/Mora", with the project "Leandro". He is currently working in the project "Um Diário da República" - 2012 edition with the Kameraphoto collective and also for a scholarship won with the project "Álbum de família", at the "Estação Imagem|Mora 2012" Photojournalism Award. 

Angela McSherry

Gulbenkian Galápagos Artists' Residency
www.artistsvisitgalapagos.com

Angela is an Arts Producer/Consultant working with a range of arts projects in the UK. For 10 years she was the Producer of the London International Festival of Theatre. Recent consultancies include senior management recruitment, organizational development and cultural strategy alongside a continued commitment to producing work in theatre and the visual arts. For several years Angela was Co-Director of TippingPoint, the organisation that brings artists and scientists together to explore the cultural context of climate change. Here Angela led the innovative TippingPoint Commissions Programme. Angela was Producer for the Gulbenkian Galápagos Artists Residency Project and exhibition. She is Chair of Fevered Sleep and a Trustee of the Arches in Glasgow, Scotland and WildWorks in Cornwall.

Bergit Arends

Gulbenkian Galápagos Artists' Residency
www.artistsvisitgalapagos.com

Bergit Arends, Independent curator. Bergit Arends was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Natural History Museum in London from 2005 to June 2013 where she curated a number of major exhibitions, commissioned works, and created an international artists-in-residence programme. Highlights of her tenure include the exhibition Lucy + Jorge Orta: Amazonia, shown as part of International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, Mark Dion: Systema Metropolis (2007) and, in 2006, The Ship: The Art of Climate Change in partnership with Cape Farewell. In 2009 she commissioned artist Tania Kovats to create a new permanent art installation for the Museum’s iconic Central Hall to mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
In the same year she also curated the exhibition After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions and edited the accompanying publication Expressions: From Darwin to Contemporary Arts, including writing by Antonio Damasio and Mark Haddon. She also enabled artists’ residencies at the Museum, notably Tessa Farmer, Chinese artist Hu Yun, Australian artist Daniel Boyd, and Indian artist Sunoj D. From 1999 to 2004 she managed the science and art funding programme at the Wellcome Trust. As part of the programme, she co-edited the publication Experiment: conversations in art and science (2003) and Talking back to Science: art, science, and the personal (2004).
Most recently she co-curated with Greg Hilty Galápagos (2012 to 2013), a touring group show of 13 artists’ works to re-imagine the ‘enchanted isles’ based on research they undertook on the Ecuadorian archipelago. Bergit Arends studied Curating of Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London (1995 to 1997) and will take up a research position in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University of London from September 2013.

Maria Teresa Salvati

SLIDELUCK

www.slideluck.com

Director of Slideluck (former Slideluck Potshow) London since 2009 and newly appointed European Director, Maria Teresa has been working with some of the most respected curators in the UK and internationally, to bring compelling photographic multimedia slideshows in London and other European cities.
She writes regularly for GUP Magazine, interviewing renowned international photographers like Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Sebastian Liste, Phillip Toledano and more.
Last year she started a curatorial long-term project with photographer and film director Francesco Caradonna. The project aims to bring together photography and performing arts to create a tout-court storytelling experience. The first story was by photographer Francesca Tosarelli, Coney Island http://vimeo.com/48448316
Occasionally, she writes short stories and works with film directors and photographers to visualize them.
For many years, she has worked as creative strategist and planner in advertising agencies between London and Milan. She has always had a drive for idea generation, for creating brand culture and for the art of storytelling.

Nuno Ricou Salgado

Born in Portugal on September 22, 1968, in Lisbon, Bairro Alto. He worked in Chapitô for 16 years, where he was responsible for the Audiovisual Department, the Production Company and also the cultural program. Between 1997 and 2013 he produced several shows with Francisco Salgado, Companhia Chapitô, John Mowat, Nuno Rebelo, António Tavares, Vasco Martins, amongst others.
In 2004 he founded Procur.arte Cultural and Social Association, where he coordinated between 2004 and 2011 the PISA-PAPÉIS - Performing Arts Guide and FORMAS - Performing Arts Fair Tavira (2008/11). Nuno is the Artistic Director and General Coordinator of the project "Entre Margens", a public art project developed in network with eight municipalities in the Douro region, between 2010 and 2013. He has participated in dozens of international festivals linked to the Performing Arts and conferences related to the Creative Industries.

Fernando Seara

Fernando Seara work as architect since 1987, with his own office in Porto. He created numerous projects, many of which materialized, was a teacher at Soares dos Reis High School, in Porto between 1986/88. In 1992, in Porto, he creates the company Zute Arquitectos Lda. Since 1997 he’s been living in Lamego, at Quinta de Tourais, and continues his activity as architect in Peso da Régua. In 2005 he’s nominated the manager of the project Old Ghettos - New Centrality in Alagoas - European Free Trade Association in partnership with the same project in Rabo de Peixe, Azores.
In 2003 he works as Member of the Executive Committee for the Commemoration of 250 Years of the Douro Region. In 2006 he’s a member of the Jury for the Contest of Design/Construction of the Fundação Museu do Douro (FMD). He is member of the Monitoring Commission of the work construction of the FMD. Advisor to the Director of FMD between January 2009 - December 2010. He integrates the General Councils of the João Correia de Araújo Schools Group and the Rural Development Professional School of Rodo. In January 2011 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Douro Museum and in September 2011 appointed as interim Director. In December 2011 he was nominated Director of the MD.

World Photography DayMuseu Nacional Soares dos Reis, 16 of August to 18 of Augustinfo

To celebrate the World Photography Day in Porto, the project Entre Margens and the Portuguese Photography Insititute made a partnership to offer more than a dozen activities related to the universe of Photography.

Entre Margens will promote the International Talks, with the presence of several curators, photographers and directors of photography festivals, from different countries. In addition, it's possible to visit the photography exhibits in Gaia and Porto, and watch 2 shows in Porto: Sounds of the Douro on the 16th, and a cine-concert with Lula Pena on the 17th.

The Portuguese Photography
Institute program offers the Photography Party, Photograph dawn, Family Photo, as well as several workshops.

All these activities are free, but several are subject to prior registration, by contacting each promoter.

Below you will find the program of the International Meetings, Biographies of Speakers, General Information and Registration Form.
To know the complete programa of the World
Photography Day click here.

 

Program

Friday - 16 of August

09h30Welcome and registration of Participants
 
10h00Presentation Panel:
Fundação Museu do Douro
Entre Margens
Instituto Português de Fotografia
Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis
 
10h30Festivals Panel:
Jacob Pastrovich, New York Photo Festival
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Festival Lodz
 
11h30Coffee-break
11h45Festivals Panel:
Louise Clements, FORMAT Festival
Patrick Henry, Look13 Liverpool Festival 
 
12h45Debat
13h30Break for lunch
15h00Photographers Panel:
Brian Griffin
Alfredo Cunha
Colin McPherson
 
17h15Debat
18h00

 
Closing of 1st Day

 
Other activities:Workshop EOS Movie-Canon (17h)
Concert "Sons do Douro" (22h)

 

Saturday - 17 of August

14h00Welcome and registration of Participants
 
14h30Curators Panel:
Fiona Rogers, Firecracker and Agência Magnum
Eder Chiodetto, Museu de Arte Moderna São Paulo
Luís Filipe Catarino, Agência 4 SEE
Ricardo Nicolau, Fundação Serralves
 
17h00Debat
18h00

 
Closing of 2nd day

 
Other activitiesCine-Concert with Lula Pena (22h)
Photography Party (>24h)
Photographing Dawn (04h)

 

Sunday - 18 of August

14h00Welcome and registration of Participants
 
14h30Emergent Photographers Panel:
Chloe Dewe Mathews
Kameraphoto MasterClass - Alexandre Almeida (coordinator), Alexandre Sampaio, Joana Castelo, Luís Montanha, Sérgio Rolando
Sarah Caron
 
17h00Debat
18h00

 
Closing of the International Talks

 
Other activities:Photographing Dawn (08h)
Family Photo (10h-18h)
Image Projection IPF + Entre Margens (22h)
Light Bath and Digital processing/editing Workshops (19 August)

 

Speakers

Jacob Pastrovich

Assistant Director - New York Photo Festival (USA)
www.nyph.at
www.powerhousebooks.com

Jacob Pastrovich is the Assistant Director at the New York Photo Festival and has produced numerous exhibitions for the organization, along with exhibitions at the world-famous POWERHOUSE Arena in Brooklyn, NY. He is also the New Media Associate at powerHouse Books. He previously worked at a photography resource center in Philadelphia as the head of the education and competitions department. Pastrovich is also an independent writer and photographer.

KRZYSZTOF CANDROWICZ

Director - Lodz Art Center, Fotofestival, Photo Festival Union (Poland)
www.fotofestiwal.com
www.festivalunion.com

Krzysztof Candrowicz is a founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Foundation of Visual Education and Lodz Art Center. As a director of the festival, he established a network of 30 European festivals of photography, called Photo Festival Union. Krzysztof Candrowicz is also working as a guest curator and visiting lecturer in the numerous organizations, schools and festivals in Europe and worldwide.  From October 2005 he became a director of Lodz Art Center. Since June 2012 he also became a curator of the PUNCTUM Gallery in Lodz in Poland.

LOUISE CLEMENTS

Artistic Director - QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby (UK)
www.formatfestival.com
www.derbyquad.co.uk
www.1000wordsmag.com

As a curator, Louise has directed contemporary art programmes internationally since 1998.
Working at QUAD since 2002, an independent centre for contemporary art & film in Derby, she leads a year round programme of events, publications, residencies, screenings, mass participation and exhibitions many of which tour internationally.
Co-founder and the Artistic Director/Curator, since 2004, of FORMAT International Photography Festival Derby - the UKs largest contemporary photography biennial. The 2011 edition included 300 exhibiting photographers from 98 countries, in 30 venues, over 100 events and 100,000 visitors. The 6th edition, March 2013, is curated around the theme of FACTORY and WORK.
Guest juror/nominator; New York Photo Festival 2009, Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed 2011, EXPOSURE 2006-2013, Vauxhall Prize 2011, Google & Saatchi 2012, Deutsche Börse 2012/13, Prix Pictet 2012/13, Source Post Grad Award 2012, Art Fund 2013, WYNG Masters Award Hong Kong 2013. Guest Curator; Dong Gang Photo festival South Korea 2013, Dali Photofestival China 2013, Slideluck Dublin 2012, Slideluck London 5 year survey 2012, Kaunas Photo festival Lithuania 2010, Centre for Fine Art Photography USA 2012, Blowup Delhi Haus Khas India and Habitat Centre India 2012. International portfolio reviewer extensively throughout Europe, America and across Asia.
She was awarded the Milapfest fellowship 2012/13 and the Blow-up Fellowship India 2012.
Non-executive Director/Editor at Large for the online magazine 1000wordsmag. Louise has written about photography for catalogues and magazines inc: Kwartalnik Fotografia, Next Level, South Korean Photography, Lightworks. Guest Editor of OjodePez #32.
Books inc. Co-editor of: Big City Press of Hijacked III, contemporary photography from Australia/UK 2012, Photocinema 2013 Intellect, Slideluck London survey 2014.

PATRICK HENRY

Director - Liverpool International Photography Festival (UK)
www.lookphotofestival.com

Patrick Henry is a curator and artist based in Liverpool and London. He is Director of Liverpool International Photography Festival and was Director of Open Eye Gallery from 2004-2012, where he led a capital project, moving the gallery to the heart of the city's historic Waterfront. Patrick worked at the National Media Museum from 1998-2004, where he was Curator of Exhibitions from 2001-4. He studied History of Art (BA) and Cultural History (MA) at the University of Manchester, and is currently completing an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

BRIAN GRIFFIN

Photographer (UK)
www.briangriffin.co.uk

Born in 1948 in Birmingham. At the age of 16 I started working in a factory, but with 21 years old I got in the School of Photography at Manchester College of Art. After art college I moved to London, and in 1972 I was offered a job on the respected business magazine Management Today. Through the early ‘70’s I began to work for many magazines, I was attempting to change how portraiture was photographed and came against a lot of criticism at times.
At the advent of post–punk I started taking photographs of bands for press, publicity and album covers, some of which became very famous featuring in the top 100 album sleeves by Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1980 I founded my own studio in East London. This enabled me to offer my editorial, rock and advertising clients a studio facility, and gave me the opportunity to develop my lighting. In the mid 80’s the construction of Broadgate began. My job entailed for 2 years lighting that part of the City of London, inventing the photographic concept piece “The Big Tie” and supplying this work to the developers, Royal Family and Prime Minister. This was the time I visited Margaret Thatcher at number 10 Downing Street for a private portrait.
1987 was the year of my first exhibition at Le Rencontres d’Arles, where I was given the Freedom of the City of Arles. Later in the year my exhibition Work opened at the Edinburgh Festival and went on to tour the UK and Europe for the next 2 years, culminating in a one-man show at the National Portrait Gallery London in 1989. The same year the Guardian newspaper awarded me “The Photographer of the Decade” and Life magazine placed my photograph “A Broken Frame” on their cover of the “Greatest Photographs of the Eighties”.
Throughout the ‘90’s I retired from photography and took up directing advertising film, pop videos and short films.
Returning to photography in 2001 I was commissioned to take portraits of the people of Birmingham in order for the city to become “The City of Culture”.
In 2009 I was invited for a commission by the College des Bernardins with an exhibition at Paris Photo 2010, followed in 2011 with a project for Marseille–Provence 2013 European Capital City of Culture. I have been photographing the people involved in Birmingham New Central Library, from which a book and an exhibition will be launched in September 2013. Finally for the moment, Format Festival in Derby will be displaying a set of my still lives from March until June 2013, which will be followed in October by a major retrospective of my corporate photography at the Museum of Modern Art Bologna Italy.

ALFREDO CUNHA

Photographer (Portugal)
www.alfredocunha.no.sapo.pt

Alfredo Cunha was born in 1953 in Celorico da Beira. In 1970, he began his career in advertising and commercial photography. He works with 35mm cameras, and he himself reveals and prints his negatives and photographs. Currently he uses numeric photo cameras and produces part of his photographic works in digital support.
As a reporter he worked at Notícias da Amadora, in 1971, in O Século and O Século Ilustrado (1972), the Portuguese News Agency (1977) and in the agencies Notícias de Portugal (1982) and Lusa (1987), the magazine Focus (2000). He was the official photographer of President Ramalho Eanes between 1976 and 1978 and of President Mário Soares, until 1996. Alfredo worked in the newspaper Público as photo editor (1989 - 1997), at the Edipresse Group (1998) and the Jornal de Notícias (2003). In 2002, he collaborated with Ana Sousa Dias in the program Por Outro Lado, for RTP2. His first big story was on April 25, 1974. He travelled around Africa, capturing moments of Portuguese decolonization. He photographed PREC (1974-1975), the fire in Chiado (1988), Romania after the fall of Nicolae Ceauşescu (1989), Iraq in 2003, among others.
Alfredo Cunha received several awards and honors, highlighting the Commendation of Infante D. Henrique (1995) and honorable mention Euro Press Photo in 1994 and the Award in Photojournalism Visão/BES 2007 and 2008. He presented several exhibitions of photography, as Da Descolonização à Cooperação (1983) and Portugal Livre (1974).
He has several favorite photographers: Philip John Griffith, Eugene Smith, Cartier-Bresson, Willy R., Fernando Scianna, James Natchwey, Eugene Richards, Cristina Garcia Rodero and Josef Koudelka, but the most important photographer of his life is his father.

COLIN MCPHERSON

Photographer (Scotland)
www.documentscotland.com
www.colinmcpherson.com

I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1964 and I am currently an independent photographer and visual artist based in North West England working on commissions, projects and assignments for commercial, educational and editorial clients at home and abroad. My work has featured in most major newspapers, magazines and periodicals over the last 20 years. I initiate and collaborate on long-term projects for exhibition and publication and undertake educational work and consultancy. In 2012, I was one of the four founding partners of the photography collective Document Scotland. Since its founding in 2008 I have been the chairman of Look - the Liverpool International Photography Festival.

FIONA ROGERS

Cultural & Education Manager - Magnum Photos (UK)
www.magnumphotos.com
www.fire-cracker.org

Fiona Rogers studied Arts & Media at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, beginning her career in photography at a populist central London photography gallery in 2004. She moved to Magnum Photos in 2005 and in 2006 originated Magnum’s Educational activities, including the creation of UK University partnerships and managing an international program of photographic workshops, portfolio reviews, masterclasses and professional development events.
In addition to managing Magnum’s educational initiatives, Fiona also oversees the origination and touring of Magnum’s global exhibitions, as well as the representation of Magnum’s photographers in the commercial print sale market.
In early 2011 Fiona created Firecracker; an online platform supporting European women photographers through web activity, networking and events. In June 2012 Firecracker announced its inaugural Photographic Grant, announcing the first recipient, British photographer Jo Metson Scott, in September 2012.
Fiona has participated in international platforms such as Recontres D’Arles, Format Festival, Brighton Photo Biennale, FotoFreo and the Singapore International Photography Festival.

EDER CHIODETTO

Curator - Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (Brazil)

Eder Chiodetto [São Paulo, SP, 1965] has a master in Communication by the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo. He worked as a photographic-reporter (1991-1995), editor (1995-2004) and photography critic (1996-2010) in the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Today, he brings together the tasks of journalist, teacher, researcher and curator of photography. As a teacher Chiodetto taught, between 2005 and 2010, classes at the Methodist University of São Paulo and at the School of Photography of Senac-SP. As an independent curator he held, since 2004, more than 60 exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Chiodetto is also the curator of the Photography Collectors Club of MAM-SP since 2006.
He is the author of O Lugar do Escritor (Cosac Naify) and editor of the collection Fotoportátil (Cosac Naify), amongst others. In 2013 he is launching three new books: "Geração 00: A Nova Fotografia Brasileira"  (SESC Editions); "Curadoria em fotografia: da pesquisa à exposição"  (E-book, Award Marc Ferrez / Funarte) and "German Lorca" (Cosac Naify).
In 2010 he founded the Ateliê Fotô, where he coordinates the Study and Creation in Photography Groups, performs portfolio reviews, organizes exhibitions and editions of books on photography. Chiodetto is constantly invited to give lectures and do portfolio reviews in international events, thus having participated in Paris Photo, PhotoEspaña, World Photography Organization (London) and Fotográfica Bogotá. He is responsible for indicating photographers to important international awards such as Prix Pictet, Paul Huf Award, World Press Photo Master Class and Photoville/Fence.

LUÍS FILIPE CATARINO

Photographer (Portugal)
www.4seephoto.com

Luís is one of the 4SEE founders. He was born in 1971 and worked in portuguese newspapers, namely weekly “Expresso” for whom he covered political, sporting, social and conflict issues, like East Timor crisis and Guinea-Bissau civil war.
In 2000 he joined travel magazine “Volta ao Mundo” as photographer and Picture Editor. During the last five years Luis shot features about places like New Zealand, Panama, Mozambique, Brazil, Spain, Dubai, Thailand and Cape Verde. In April 2005 he left the magazine to give all his attention to newly formed 4SEE agency, where he hope to develop his personal projects in social documentary, travel and daily life matters and help portuguese photojournalism get worldwide recognition. Presently he is the official photographer of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Ricardo Nicolau

Deputy Director - Serralves Museum (Portugal)

Ricardo Nicolau (1976) is a writer and exhibition commissioner. He works since 2006 as Deputy Director of the Serralves Museum in Oporto. He was director of the contemporary art magazine Pangloss and worked with other publications (L+Arte, W-Art, Contemporary, Kaleidoscope and South Magazine). He is the author of several essays on artists, including Massimo Bartolini, Patricia Dauder, Luisa Cunha, Pedro Barateiro, among others. He is the author of the books Fotografia na Arte (2006) and Jotta Dossier (2009). Between 2006 and 2009 he was the curator responsible for programming espaço Chiado 8, in Lisbon. In 2009 and 2010 he curated the exhibition of Peter Barateiro in Serralves and two collective exhibitions, with the artists Isabel Carvalho, Marcelo Cidade, Nicolás Robbio and Renato Ferrão. He also curated two projects in Lisbon: “Entrevista Perpétua” with the participation of Falke Pisano, Mariana Silva, Michele di Menna, Pierre Leguillon and !Von Calhau!; “Que Sais-Je?”, with the participation of Braço de Ferro, Isabel Carvalho, Jonathas de Andrade, Paloma Polo, Pierre Leguillon, Ricardo Valentim, Sofia Gonçalves & Marco Balesteros and !Von Calhau!. Over the past two years, he presented at Serralves exhibitions from Charlotte Moth, !Von Calhau!, Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Ricardo Valentim, Carlos Bunga, Patricia Dauder, Ernesto de Sousa and Alexandre Estrela.

CHLOE DEWE MATHEWS

Photographer (UK)
www.chloedewemathews.com

After graduating from Fine Art at Oxford University, Chloe Dewe Mathews spent four years working in the film industry. Since dedicating herself to photography, her subject matter has been diverse, from Uzbek gravediggers on the Caspian coast, to Hasidic Jews on holiday in Wales.  In 2010 she hitchhiked from China back to Britain, which became a recce for a lifetime’s work ahead, informing her work both at home and abroad.
She has been awarded the BJP International Photography Award, the Julia Margaret Cameron New Talent Award, PDN’s 30, the Flash Forward Emerging Photographer's Award by the Magenta Foundation and was nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet and MACK First Book Award.
Her work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires and Toronto and magazine clients include The New York Times, the Telegraph, Le Monde and the Sunday Times.
Over the next year she will be artist-in-residence at St John’s College in Oxford and METAL in Southend, developing a new body of work about the river Thames.

ALEXANDRE ALMEIDA

Photographer (Portugal)
www.kameraphoto.com

Born in Lisbon in 1969. In 1994 he began working in the newspaper O Independente. More recently he studied Video Post-Production. His work is coated with a documentary feature, which he has deepened, extending its experimentalism to other media supports besides photography. He is a founding member of [Kameraphoto] and of Kgaleria. Alongside he has been dedicating more time and attention to teaching, and has coordinated the Master Class of [Kameraphoto] for Entre Margens in 2012 and 2013. Currently collaborates with several national and international publications. He has planted a tree, edited a book and has two beautiful daughters.

Alexandre Sampaio

Photographer (Portugal)

Alexandre Sampaio (Mozambique, 1975) is a theatre director, performer, cultural promoter and trainer in social and cultural activities and artistic expressions. Collaborates with various theater groups and is responsible for Community Theater initiatives linked to the Municipality of Seia. Beside some own productions, he also directed various artistic workshops in schools and universities, houses of culture, museums, associations and companies. In recent years he has dedicated himself more fully to photography; the contact with the collective Kameraphoto in the project EntreMargens in 2012 was the key activator in this process.

Joana Castelo

Photographer (Portugal)

Joana Castelo was born in 1982 in Aveiro. Lives and works in Porto, where she attended a course in Audiovisual Communication Technologies at IPP and completed a Master in Documentary Cinema and Photography in 2010, ESMAE. She has developed several projects in documentary photography, particularly in Vietnam. With exhibitions at the Museu da Imagem in Braga, KGaleria in Lisbon and Associação Cultural Maus-Hábitos in Porto. She is a freelance photographer, collaborator of Lovers and Lollypops record label and ARCHIVO Photography group.

Luís Montanha

Photographer (Portugal)

Luís Montanha was born in 1988 in Vila Real, where he currently lives and develops his projects. Graduated in Cinema, he divides his work and interests between video and photography. In 2010, he was voted a finalist in the photo contest "Worldwide Photography Gala Awards - Pollux Awards" in three categories. He is currently developing a creative communications agency, as well as cultural intervention projects in the region.

Sérgio Rolando

Photographer (Portugal)
www.sergiorolando.com

Sérgio Rolando, 1978. Sérgio lives in Porto, where he works as a photographer. He studied in IPF, holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication and a masters in Documental Photography and Cinema by ESMAE. He exhibits on a regular basis and has a great deal of published work. 

Sarah Caron

Photographer "Canon Explorer" (France)

Sarah Caron is a French photojournalist based in Paris. After completing a degree in Spanish and South American literature and civilization, she travelled to Cuba in 1994 from where her career as a professional photographer started. Three years later, in 1999, her work entitled ‘Exile: white widows in northern India’ was exhibited at the premier international festival of photojournalism, Visa pour l’Image, in Perpignan, France.
Sarah has since gone on to win various awards and grants for her work including the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2000), the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Grant (2000), AFFA (Ministry of French Foreign Affairs) and European House of Photography Grant (2002), the Chroniques Nomades Grant (2002) and the Getty Foundation Award in 2006. Over the years her work has been exhibited in New York, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro and throughout Europe – most notably in the Netherlands, Spain and her native France.
She has worked on numerous assignments in Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East as a freelancer with various magazines including New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Paris Match, GEO, Elle, Le Monde, Stern, Der Speigel and VSD. Sarah has also published three books: ‘Odyssée Moderne’ published in partnership with Canon in 2004, ‘Pakistan – Land Of The Pure’ in 2010 and ‘Le Pakistan à Vif’ in 2010. Most recently Sarah won the Canon Female Photojournalist Award for 2012, presented by the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ).

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Art in the Public Space - Urban regeneration through artistic interventionTeatro de Vila Real - Vila Real, 24 of May to 25 of Mayinfo

The first of our International Talks were dedicated to the subject: Art in Public Space - Urban regeneration through artistic intervention.
The program features several international and national speakers, programmers, responsible of institutions and cultural projects, artists and photographers who have in common the use of public space as a place of creation.
An opportunity to meet, share experiences and identify opportunities for collaboration.

 

Program

Friday - 24 of May

10h00 Welcome to the participants
10h30 Boas-vindas com a presença do Secretário de Estado da Cultura, CM Vila Real, Museu do Douro, UTAD - Universidadede Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro e apresentação do projecto - Nuno Ricou Salgado
11h30
Entidades criativas como motor de transformação do espaço público
Oradores
Pau Llacuna - Director Fira Tàrrega, Espanha
Guti Fraga + Priscilla Marinho - Grupo Nós do Morro, Brasil
José Rui - Director ACERT, Portugal
13h00 Debate 
13h30 Almoço
15h00

Políticas das autarquias e Instituições para a dinamização do espaço público
Oradores 
Galeria de Arte Urbana - CM Lisboa 
Agathe Moroval - Director Photoquai, França
Jean Zurawik - Fête Lumiere Lyon, França
Pedro Costa - ISCTE/Dinamia, Portugal

17h30 Debate
18h00 Prova de Vinhos
19h00 Jantar
21h00 Visita à exposição pública de Fotografia acompanhada pelos autores
21h30 Cine-Concerto com Norberto Lobo
 

 

Saturday - 25 of May

10h00 Visita ao território
14h00
A Rua como espaço de criação
Oradores
Jonathan Banks - Director IXIA, Inglaterra
Susan Christie - IOTA, Escócia
Roberto Pitella - Fotógrafo / photographer / photographe, Brasil
Paulo Robalo - Artista plástico, Portugal
17h30
Festivais - Case Studies
Oradores 
Jesse James e Diana Sousa - Walk Talk, Portugal
Teresa Latuszewska - Fundacja Urban Forms, Polónia
José Alberto Ferreira - Artistic Director Festival Escrita na Paisagem, Portugal
Pep Fargas - Director Festival Lluèrnia, Catalunha
19h30 Debate
20h30 Jantar
 

 

Speakers

Pau Llacuna i Ortínez

Igualada – Catalunha – Espanha, 1952
URL | www.firatarrega.com

Licenciado em História da Arte pela Universidade de Barcelona. Gestão de Instituições Artísticas e Cultural por ESADE e curso de Direcção de Projectos Culturais por CERC. Entre 1976-1985 coordena o Departamento de Cultura da cidade de Igualada. Entre os anos 1986 e 1990 é coordenador/gestor da Feira de Teatro de Tàrrega. Depois, e até ao ano de 1996, é responsável do “Espai de Dansa y Música de la Generalitat de Catalunya”. Também é coordenador de actividades próprias do Serviço de Dança e Teatro da Generalitat de Catalunha (1989-1991) e coordenador do Festival Internacional de Teatro de Sitges (1990-1992). Em 1996 e até 1998 integra a equipa da empresa “Llacuna-asociados”. Em 1998 volta a ocupar o cargo de coordenador da Feira de Teatro de Tàrrega, e desde 2010 assume a Direcção Executiva. A partir de janeiro de 2012 amplia funções e é responsável de toda a área de cultura da Câmara de Tàrrega. Em 2005, impulsiona a COFAE, Coordenadora de Feiras de Artes Escénicas do Estado Espanhol, do qual é presidente entre 2006-2008, cargo que exerce outra vez a partir de 2011.

Agathe Moroval

URL | www.photoquai.fr , www.quaibranly.fr

Agathe Moroval é responsável de projecto no Musée du quai Branly, em Paris. É directora de produção do Photoquai, bienal das imagens do mundo criada pelo Musée du quai Branly, em 2007. Formada em Literatura Moderna, dedicou-se à produção e área cultural após uma experiência de ensino universitário. Trabalhou na Embaixada de França em Roma, na CulturesFrance (actualmente Instituto Francês), e faz parte do Musée du quai Branly desde janeiro de 2006.

Jean François Zurawik

França

Estudou comunicação e audiovisual em Estrasburgo e Bordéus.
Após o serviço militar em cooperação com Argélia, fundou a sua empresa de audiovisual e produção de eventos, em Estrasburgo.
Produz e realiza com uma equipe de 10 pessoas, ferramentas de comunicação audiovisual corporativa e institucional, dirige eventos corporativos e cria espectáculos de audiovisuais exteriores.
As suas intervenções levaram-no a trabalhar em toda a Europa, Norte de África e Médio Oriente: convenções da IBM em Budapeste e Marrakech, o 40 º aniversário do Conselho da Europa, os 50 anos de jubileu do príncipe Rainier do reinado Mónaco, o aniversário de Crans Montana....
Também participou nas actividades do Fórum Económico em Davos e nos Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno em Albertville.
Desde 2003, lidera a direcção de eventos da cidade de Lyon e assegura a coordenação geral do Festival Fête des Lumières.
Este festival, que recebe mais de 2 milhões de visitantes em quatro noites, é uma referência mundial na área de eventos de iluminação urbana.
O Festival Fête des Lumières recebeu o prémio de melhor evento público em 2007 e de evento excepcional em 2010, atribuído pelos profissionais franceses.

Jonathan Banks

URL | http://ixia-info.com e www.publicartonline.org.uk

Jonathan Banks é o Director Executivo de ixia, think thank de arte pública de Inglaterra. ixia promove e actua no desenvolvimento e implementação de políticas de arte pública, estratégias e projectos, através da criação e difusão de conhecimento para decisores políticos artísticos ou não, e junto dos sectores público e privado, curadores, artistas e do público. A apresentação de Jonathan Banks fornecerá uma visão geral da prestação de arte pública em áreas urbanas e rurais na Inglaterra.

Susan Christie

URL | www.invernessoldtownart.co.uk

Formada no Edinburgh College of Art, Susan tem vivido nas Highlands escocesas há 14 anos. Já trabalhou para várias agências nacionais e, presentemente, actua como consultora nacional para o Creative Scotland durante 2013, ano que foi designado Year of Natural Scotland.
Susan passou mais de 20 anos a trabalhar em curadoria, em colaborações, liderando projectos e alimentando uma gama diversificada de actividades de arte pública. Desde eventos de pequena escala mas altamente participativos, passando também por projectos (concepção de uma casa na árvore, com jovens da primeira comunidade a ser proprietária de uma floresta no Reino Unido), programas de residência de pesquisa artística com vários parceiros (Universidade de Aberdeen, Riverside Churches Association, comunidade rural de Coigach), e também complexas iniciativas de grande escala no domínio público (incluindo o Parque Nacional Cairngorms, The Other Side of Air, a auto-estrada M8 e Floresta Tyrebagger em Aberdeenshire).
Nos últimos sete anos, Susan instituiu a IOTA (Inverness Old Town Art), uma entidade mutável que surgiu a partir dum programa de regeneração em decurso em Inverness (a capital do Scottish Highlands). Como principal Curadora da IOTA, Susan desenvolveu um programa invulgar e altamente aclamado que é experimental, que usa o espaço público de forma imaginativa e inesperada, e que envolve activamente o público num contínuo diálogo e processo de habitar e redefinir a cidade.

Roberto Pitella

Fotógrafo, psicólogo. Professor de fotografia, percepção e processos criativos em imagem na Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná (EMBAP).
Mestre em Artes Visuais. Desenvolve pesquisa/produção teórico prática entre imagem/cidade e relação.  Coordena/orienta grupos de artistas na reflexão imagética. Curador de coletivos de artistas, como Ladrilhos Fotográficos, grupo EXBOLOOOR, Estendal.

Paulo Robalo

URL | www.paulorobalo.com 

Paulo Robalo nasceu em Lisboa em 1965, cidade onde vive e trabalha.
Licenciado em Pintura pela Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, expôs regularmente até meados dos anos 90. A partir desse período iniciou a sua formação e percurso na Cenografia Contemporânea, passando a pintura e a instalação a integrar esta abrangente actividade artística.  Desde 2007 coordena e realiza Workshops de Pintura em Telão na ACE do Porto participando também em projectos pontuais de realização plástica. E desde 2008, na escola Restart de Lisboa lecciona Workshops de Cenografia Contemporânea e a disciplina de Design Cénico para espectáculo. Actualmente desenvolve projectos de curadoria, residências artísticas e intervenções sob a forma de site specific.

Teresa Latuszewska – Syrda

URL | www.urbanforms.org

Vice-Presidente da Fundação Urban Forms desde 2008. Responsável pela organização da edição polonesa do Festival Internacional de Graffitti Meeting of Styles em 2006 e 2007. Em 2008 cria e organiza a I Edição do Festival Outline Colour que teve lugar em Lodz, Polónia. Em 2009 inicia e organiza o seminário internacional Street Art – Straight from the Street com a participação de Tristan Manco e Cedar Levishon. Em 2009 cria a ideia de estabelecer permanentemente uma exibição de arte pública mesmo no centro de Lodz, a segunda maior cidade da Polónia. Sob sua gestão, a Fundação criou alicerces fortes e tornou-se amplamente conhecida no campo da organização de arte pública.t

José Alberto Ferreira

URL | www.escritanapaisagem.net

Docente Convidado nas Universidades Nova de Lisboa e de Évora, onde lecciona várias disciplinas ligadas ao espectáculo e teatro. Integra vários grupos de investigação na área do teatro e da edição de texto. Doutorando na Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), sob direcção dos Professores Doutores Jacinto Lageira (Paris I) e Christine Zurbach (CHAIA/UÉ, Évora), com um projecto em torno da problemática da Documentação e Arquivo nas artes performativas. Tem colaboração dispersa em vários jornais e revistas, nacionais e internacionais. Publicou Uma discreta invençam (2004), sobre Gil Vicente, e co-editou vários títulos, de que destaca a edição dos textos dos Bonecos de Santo Aleixo: Autos, Passos e Bailinhos (2007). Colabora com várias organizações de formação, festivais e instituições, tendo desenvolvido várias acções de formação sobre teatro, ministrado cursos e seminários. Integra a Comissão Científica Internacional da Escola de Verão (com Randy Martin, Brad Garton, Philip Zarrili, Mike Pearson, Jacinto Lageira, Christine Zurbach), da qual é Director Pedagógico.
No campo da programação, desenvolve projectos desde 1998. Programa, dirige e produz, desde 2004, o Festival Escrita na Paisagem, no âmbito do qual programou projectos e criações de artistas nacionais e internacionais, jovens artistas e consagrados, assim como promoveu algumas estreias absolutas em Portugal.
Foi o curador português do projecto INTERsection: intimacy and spectacle, integrado na Quadrienal de Praga e financiado pela União Europeia.
Tem 50 anos, vive no Alentejo.

Pep Fargas

Barcelona
URL | www.lluernia.wordpress.com

Pep Fargas é o director artística de Lluèrnia, Festival de Fogo e Luz em Olot.
Desde 1997, dirigiu vários espectáculos de PIM PAM PUM, Foc! companhia de fogo e teatro de rua.
A sua longa experiência no mundo da criação artística começa em 1983 no Zootrop Theatre, e continua com outras companhias como actor e palhaço.
Tem escrito vários textos teatrais, é o criador e autor da colecção de banda desenhada para crianças "El Gamarús", publicado pela Edicions Municipals Olot.
Trabalhou como professor de teatro e de dança de salão.
Dirigiu e apresentou o programa de rádio "Contes de la vora del foc" na Rádio Olot.
Tem colaborado com artistas visuais, tais como Anna Manel.la e Quim Domene
É guionista e director da série de Internet "Bufats pel Ponent."
No campo da gestão cultural tem sido a força motriz por trás de muitas associações como Col·lectiu Teatral de la Garrotxa, Amics d'Olot ou Associació Binari, é também fundador do Forum de Teatre e da Factoria de les Arts.
De 1999 a 2005, foi Conselheiro para a Cultura em Olot e promoveu a renovação cultural e activação da cidade com o "Pla de Cultura d'Olot" e a criação do Instituto Cultural da Cidade de Olot. (ICCO)