Dr. Inês Bento Coelho is a visual artist, researcher, and teacher based in Glasgow (UK) and Cork (Ireland). Her practice explores choreographic approaches in installation art, focusing on space awareness and performativity within site responsive contexts. Inês works across performance, installation and film, and completed a practice-based PhD at The Glasgow School of Art supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, 2019). 


Her performative and film installations were exhibited at the House for an Art Lover (2017), The Work Room (2017), the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow (2016, 2017) and the Reid Gallery (2016) to name a few. Her research has been shown internationally at the National Association for Fine Art Education Symposium (Univ. of Cumbria, 2016, UK), the Light Moves Symposium (2017, Limerick, Ireland), and the Univ. of Glasgow International Conference (2015, Glasgow, UK). 


Currently, Inês is a post-doctoral researcher in VISIONING THE FUTURE: Artistic Doctorates in Ireland at the School of Film, Music and Theatre, at the University College Cork. The project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and aims to develop protocols for Artistic Doctorates within Ireland, in collaboration with the Irish Research Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. 


Inês holds a Master in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (UAL) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2013), and has received several awards, such as the PhD Scholarship from the FCT Foundation (2015–2019), the Fulbright Fellowship (2014, declined), the Postgraduate Welcome Scholarship Award (Glasgow School of Art, 2014) and the Inov-Art Grant (Portuguese Ministry of Culture, 2009). She has previously taught at the University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art, Central Saint Martins (UAL), the Croydon College of Art and the University of Derby. Throughout her career she has worked as an arts administrator and project coordinator in arts-related organisations in the UK, Portugal and USA. 


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Doors from Ines Bento Coelho on Vimeo.

This is Not About Dance, This is Not About Movement, This is Not About Performance from Ines Bento Coelho on Vimeo.

Birds from Ines Bento Coelho on Vimeo.

Workroom from Ines Bento Coelho on Vimeo.