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Teresa Arêde

2020

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

  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

    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 Group Exhibitions

           

    2020 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

    Contact

    teresa.arede@gmail.com