Teresa Arêde


Built with

  1. Born 1991, Viseu, Portugal     / /     Lives and works in Porto

  2. I’ve spent a long time in music education, mostly studying classical voice. As a reaction against the constraints of tamed singing, I began treating the voice as matter, shaping it as if I could see it. This exercise opened the door between the imagery and the voice. For me, sound, both real and imagined, is the connecting glue between the existence of objects and their multiple stories.  
    Because of stage experience earned over the years, I grew increasingly interested in the idea of artificial narratives. These were brought to light with the help of stage design, where architecture comes close to a lucid dream. Through researching the poetic qualities of these half-dreamt worlds I have arrived at subjects connected to the absurd and the volatile mutability of truth. I have also been leaning on the idea of language as a manipulator of truth, many times used as a detrimental stifling tool. I enjoy the making of artefacts that look as if they were found and are part of an almost familiar history. I use ephemeral soft materials, like plaster and leftover pieces of cloth, so the stories these objects tell are ever-changing ones. This is stage archeology, artificial history and visual essays from within.

  3. Education

    2020-21 PG in Curating, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices, ESAP, Porto

    2018-20 MA Print, Royal College of Art, London

    2016-17 Advanced Certificate - Vocal Studies - Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    2015-16 Graduate Certificate - Vocal Studies - Guildhall School of Music and Drama

    2009-14 Vocal Studies Conservatoire Degree - Conservatório de Música do Porto

    2011-12 Erasmus, Art and Photography - Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste, Vienna

    2009-13 BA Fine Arts - Multimedia, Faculty of Fine Arts, Porto University


    Selected Exhibitions


    2021 Boca de Cena (solo show), DENTRO, Porto

             Sound piece for 'O RELATO', Fernando José Pereira, Espaço Espregueira Mendes, Porto

             Sound piece for 'BATCKATUR HOY-TU, Susana Soares Pinto, FBAUP, Porto

             Life on Venus, The Tub Hackney, London

    2020 Via Arts Prize 2020, Online Show

             London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London

             RCA/SLADE Graduate Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London

             Tomorrow:London, White Cube Gallery (online)

             RCA2020, Graduate Online Show

             Against the Grain, Southwark Park Galleries, London

    2019 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, Dyson Building

              Print Showcase, Hockney Gallery, RCA

              Microcosmoi Politikoi Kai Barbaroi, RCA, Dyson Building

              Olhar o Chão, with Susana Soares Pinto, ARTES, Porto

    2018 20/21 Cross Arts, Collaborative Performance - APT Gallery

    2014 Proverb, Museum of the Fine Arts Faculty, Porto University

    2013 DEMO, Palacete Pinto Leite, Porto

             Não mais, ainda não, Edifício Parnaso, Porto

             Collaboration with the University of Nagasaki, Japan, Woodcut Prints

    2012 Printed Matter, Galeria Cozinha, FBAUP