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Inês Bento Coelho (b. Lisbon, 1984) is a visual artist based in Glasgow. She graduated from an AHRC-funded MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (UAL), and was recently an Artist-in-Residence at Croydon College of Art, Croydon.

In 2012 she was nominated for the Red Mansion Art Prize and participated in the AIR Mini Residency led by AIR Studio. Over the years she participated in several exhibitions such as Between The World and Nothing (London); Interim Show, V22 (London); Summer Calling’11, 3+1 Gallery, (Lisbon, 2011); and 48min, Cambridge Changing Spaces, (Cambridge, 2009). She studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon (2007).

Inês works mainly in installation and photography. She uses several media to explore the relationships between object, space and viewer. Her work focuses on the concept of space awareness and incorporates different perspectives about the space that surrounds us.

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Exhibitions (Selection)

2014 - Voids in Time, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon, UK

2014 - Inside/Outside, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon, UK

2014 - Everything Must Go, Thomas Brothers, Archway Investigations and Responses, London, UK

2013 - Show One, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2012 - MA Fine Art Auction, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2012 - Interim Show, V22 Workspace, London, UK

2012 - Between The World And Nothing, The Old Woodworkshop, London, UK

2011 - Summer Calling, 3+1 Gallery, Lisbon

2010 - 48min., Cambridge Changing Spaces, Cambridge, UK (*with Lisa Wilkens)

2008 - Cambridge Open Studios, St Barnabas Press, Cambridge, UK

2008 - Planos Frágeis (Fragile Sections), Cooperativa de Gravadores Portugueses, Lisbon (with Luisa Jacinto)

2008 - Finalistas de Desenho, FBAUL, BA Final Show, Ministry of Justice, Lisbon

2007 - Escultura V (Sculpture V, B.A. show), Oeiras

2007 - Espaço Adorna-Corações, curated by Estefânia de Almeida, Porto

2007 - Escultura (Sculpture), Casa da Cultura dos Olivais, Constância

2007 - O Auto Retrato na Fbaul (Self Portrait in the Faculty of Fine Arts), FBAUL, Lisbon

2006 - Kask Week (end of year show), Hogenschool Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

2005 - Modus Operandi, Microarte Gallery, Lisbon (with Pedro Matias and Marta Faustino)

2005 - Shortlisted for Dove Sculpture Awards, Lisbon

2004 - Shortlisted for D. Fernando II, Oeiras

Grants / Awards

2014 - Postgraduate Welcome Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art, UK

2012 - Red Mansion Art Prize (shortlisted), The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK

2012 - Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant (MA studentship), UK

2009 - INOV-ART Program, McGroarty Arts Center, CA, USA, Ministry of Culture – Government of Portugal

2008 - Leonardo Da Vinci Program, European Union

2005/06 - Erasmus Program, European Union

Residencies and Projects

2014 - Artist-in-Residence at Croydon College of Art, Croydon

2012 - Expanding Fields LIVE, Collaboration Workshop, Archway Investigations and Responses, London, UK

2012 - AIR Mini Residency, Archway Investigations and Responses, London, UK

2012 - Marble and Celluloid Project, research project, Central Saint Martins and Nantes School of Art, London and Nantes

2012 - Between the World and Nothing (artist collective project and site-specific exhibition), London, UK

Collections

Croydon School of Art, Croydon College, Croydon, UK

Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Lisbon

Private Collections

Teaching / Lecturing

2014 - Inside / Outside - Collaborative project with 3rd Year BA Fine Art Students, Croydon College of Art, London

2014 - Artist Talk - Croydon College of Art, London

2014 - Teacher - Professional Practices for Creative People (16h course), Faculty of Fine Arts, Oporto (3rd Edition: March)

2014 - Workshop Tutor - Bookbed half term workshops, Peckham Platform, London

2013 - Associate Lecturer - Central Saint Martins, London

2013 - Speaker - From Thought To Work (organised and led the seminar), Central Saint Martins, London

2013 - Teacher - Professional Practices for Artists (18h course), FBAUL Summer School, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon

2013 - Teacher - Professional Practices for Creative People (16h course), Palácio das Artes, Fundação da Juventude (Portuguese Youth Foundation), Oporto

2012 - Teacher - Professional Practices for Creative People (16h course), Faculty of Fine Arts, Oporto (1st Edition: March 2012, 2nd Edition: November 2012, 3rd Edition: March 2014)

2010 - Workshop Leader – Creativity: From Arts to Management, Young Crew CreACTivity Workshop, University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon

Publications

2008 - Finalistas de Desenho, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon, Portugal

2007 - Finalistas de Escultura, Faculty of Fine Arts University of Lisbon, Portugal

Employment

2014 - Learning Assistant - Glasgow Life, Glasgow, UK

2014 - Library Assistant - Learning Resource Department at Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

2013 - Project Assistant - Matt Lewis, A Million Minutes commission, London, UK

2011 - Artist Assistant - Vasco Araújo, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 - Artist Assistant - Rodrigo Oliveira, Lisbon, Portugal

2011 - Personal Drawing Tutor - Lisbon, Portugal 


2010 - Vice-President - Young Crew Portugal, Portuguese Association of Project Management, Lisbon, Portugal (voluntary)

2010 - Tour Guide and Exhibition Assistant - EDP Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

2009 - Arts Administrator - McGroarty Arts Center, CA, USA (internship)

2008 - Printmaking Technician - St Barnabas Press, Cambridge, UK


2008 - Printmaking Assistant - St Barnabas Press, Cambridge, UK (internship)

2003 - Exhibition Assistant, Experimenta Design Biennale, Lisbon, Portugal

Education

2013 - MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

2010 - Abstract Painting Course, Salzburg Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria

2010 - Certificate of Professional Aptitude, Lisbon, Portugal (similar to PTLLS)

2007 - B.A. Fine Art Scultpure, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (5-year BA)

2006 - Hogeschool Ghent, Ghent, Belgium (Erasmus Student)