Joaquim lives and works in Lisbon. He studied at the Offenbach School of Arts and Design and at the Frankfurt School of Fine Arts, where he completed his degree in Visual Arts in 1995.
‘It took us year to understand, that food (and eating) is the most cultural “thing” (object and action) human beings have. Every kind of culture is somehow related to food. On the other hand, from the very beginning, we were very much interested in daily objects and actions.’
Santiago Jesús Otero Vela was born in Málaga (Spain), where he studied piano, trombone and percussion. Despite his extensive instrumental training, conducting has always been his strongest vocation, in which he has focused all of his efforts by always searching for a distinctive value and the highest interpretative and technical quality.
I am from Champagne and when I met my husband after my studies, I started to work with him to create a winery and elaborate Champagne in 2015. I am passionate about Champagne and Art and I realized that these two passions were very close and can be paired.
I was born in Corfu, a Greek island. I think the region’s visual richness, the sea, the sun and the bright and inspiring light was definitely something that influenced me a lot.
‘I believe that my work wouldn’t even exist without culture. Much in part because of the reference to the place where I was born and the cultural influence that this brought me. Like the materiality I seek, the traces, the questioning, the ancestry, the history, the colours.’
Michel de Oliveira was born in Tobias Barreto (SE), Brazil. Visual artist, photographer, writer and art educator. He is motivated by the intuitive action of the creative process and by the aesthetic and material potentialities of the photographic image.
Desde pequeña siempre he sido lectora, devoradora de libros, podríamos llamarlo. Leía y escribía: cuentos, historias, revistas que vendía a mis familiares…
I put my work in the hands of the spectator, but I trust him/her in the hope that he/she will trust himself. And perhaps learning how to manage this very specific fear will enable him or her to better manage others.
My art is applied, sometimes combining three functions: utilitarian, aesthetic and artistic. But I want to give up direct functionality in my art. I create objects, and provide an opportunity to “animate” them the way that the person – who decided to acquire my art object – wishes. My objects are self-sufficient and free of purpose.
My advice is to get on and make art. No matter how badly it’s going – there is always something good that can come out of failure. – Lesley Hilling
Hola Miguel! Thank you for agreeing to take part in our 9th dialogue! We are really excited to hear from you. Can you take us back to the beginning of it all…
My mother is an Artist. It must be in my DNA. Being an artist is not a conscious choice. It took me many years to discover that I was born an artist.
Hello, Miguel! We are very happy to interview you! We were used to see you as our teacher in Arts & Cultural Management MA course. But today we speak to you as an artist. Can you tell us when did you start painting and what does inspire you to create?
Hola, Manuel! Our first traditional question is how did you start your experience with art?
Citron | Lunardi is a collaboration born in 2014 between two different personalities: I, Selene Citron who passing from digital fabrication to performance and Luca Lunardi who works with video and writing.
Our invited guest for Dialogue #4 is José Callado, a visual artist from Spain working in mixed techniques.
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