Nos seus trabalhos mais recentes, as peças em cerâmica cada vez menos conseguem conter na sua gestualidade as angústias de um certo mundo predador. Dispostas entre si estas peças deixaram-se moldar pela vida, pelo constante instante, pelos passados imperfeitos de cada um de nós. Restauradas pela paz e renascidas também a partir dai, materializam-se através e- envoltas em arames dourados, relembrando a cor da talha – embrulham as dilatações contrações de uma sociedade cada vez mais voltada para si “. “Nem sempre uma mão que dá necessita antes que alguma lhe peça.
In her more recent works, the ceramic pieces are less and less able to contain in their gestures the anguish of a certain predatory world. Together, these pieces were left to be shaped by life, by the constant instant, by the imperfect past of each one of us. Restored by peace and reborn also from there, they materialize themselves through and- enveloped in golden wires, remembering the color of the carving – they wrap the dilatory contractions of a society more and more towards itself “. Not always a giving hand needs for another to ask it before.
Graduated in Ceramics by the College for Artistic Technologies at Coimbra – Escola Superior de Tecnologias Artísticas de Coimbra (Portugal)
October 2008 – July2009 – Extra-curricular Internship (350h) at the conservation and restoration of ceramic materials laboratory from the Department of Arts Conservation and Restoration of the Technological College at Tomar.
July 2007 – Master class “Bidimension y Ceramica” at Luarca (Spain) given by Hisae Yanese and António Gonzales.
January/April 2006 – Certificate of pedagogical training for trainers (CAP).
September 2005 – Participation on the European project Avantcraft.
July 2005 – Scholarship for the creation of a Master class on clay sculpture at the House Museum of Alfonso Ariza de La Rambla- Córdoba (Spain).
May 2002 – Professional training class “Projects for ceramics” at CEARTE Coimbra.
March 2001 – Practical and theoretical class for the specialization of ceramists in glass and clay at the Engineering Laboratory 2000 S.A. (Madrid) with Manuel Keller Soria.
August 1999 – Class about the compatibility of glass/ceramics in sculpture at the Ceramics school “De La Bisbal” in Spain with Joan Crous.
August 1999 – Class on the creation of ceramic murals “De La Bistral” in Spain with Maurício Rubio.
November 1995 – Conference about the history of Portuguese Modern ceramics at Caldas da Rainha.
March 1993 – Partaking on the seminary “com design a loiça é outra” (with design the crockery is something else) at Centro Tecnológico da Ceramica e do Vidro (Coimbra)
November 2014 – Exhibition PASSADO IMPERFEITO at the Museum of Ceramics in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
July 2014 – Exhibition PASSADO IMPERFEITO at the Aveiro Museum in Aveiro, Portugal
June 2014 – Exhibition PASSADO IMPERFEITO at the museum of Monastery of Santa Clara in Coimbra Portugal
May 2014 – Exhibition PASSADO IMPERFEITO at the Arts’ Academy in Ponta Delgada, Azores
October 2011 – Exhibition at the Gallery of the Bookshop Orfeu in Brussels (Belgium).
November 2009 – Exhibition at Sala Campus Stellae, Colegio Marista San José, Léon, Spain
September 2005 – Exhibition at “Ponto de Luz” Coimbra, Portugal
July 2003 – Exhibition at the Almedina Gallery in Coimbra, Portugal
It is represented
In the Museum of Ceramics in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
In the museum of Monastery of Santa Clara in Coimbra, Portugal
Works in public spaces
August 2002- Creation of a mural for the city council of Aveiro, near the Casa da Juventude (Youth group House) of Aveiro, Portugal
July 2010 – International Exhibition- 10xdiferente in Tábua (Portugal).
August 2009 – Partaking in the international biennial of contemporary Art of Porto Santo, Madeira
November 2008 – Exhibition at the Convento de Cristo in Tomar as a part of the Porto Santo Biennial, Portugal
November 2007 – One piece at the VIII International Biennial of Aveiro, Portugal
November 2007 – Bobogi Gallery in Aveiro, Portugal
March 2007– Municipal house of culture of Coimbra, Portugal
February 2007 – Museum house Bissaya-Barreto, Coimbra, Portugal
March 2006 – Gallery Maria Braga in Azenha de France, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
September 2005 – One piece at the VII International Artistic Ceramics Biennial of Aveiro, Portugal
August 2005 – Museum house Alfonso Ariza de La Rambla Córdova ,Spain
October 1999 – Guest artist at collective painting exhibition of Medical Artists, at the Medical Association of Coimbra, Portugal
Novembre 1997 – Three pieces at the V International artistic Ceramics Biennial of Aveiro, Portugal
April 1996 – Grade Gallery of Aveiro, Portugal
February 1996 – Faculty of Arts in Oporto, Portugal
January 1996 – Anthropological Museum Gallery of the Coimbra University, Portugal
July 1995 – Modern Art Centre of São João da Madeira, Portugal
Maria Pedro Olaio
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