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Inês Bento Coelho is a visual artist and researcher based in Glasgow. She is currently a doctoral researcher at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) funded by the FCT Foundation. Her PhD project, Choreography as a Visual Arts Method, focuses on a choreographic framework to make visual artworks. Her work explores space awareness and perception through performance, video, and site-specific practices. Recent projects include workroom at The Work Room residency, Tramway; and Birds, part of Fictional Matters at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

Inês received several awards and honors, such as the Postgraduate Welcome Scholarship (Glasgow School of Art, 2014), and the Inov-Art Grant (Portuguese Ministry of Culture, 2009). In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Red Mansion Art Prize. She was an Artist-in-residence at Croydon College of Art (2014), and Archway Investigations and Responses (2012). Currently, she is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at GSA, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (UAL) supported by the AHRC (2012), and a BA in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon (2007). Her work has been exhibited in Portugal, England, and Scotland since 2008.


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Exhibitions (Selection)

2016 - Whereabouts you are, Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2016 - Birds, Tontine Lecture Theatre, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2015 - Behind the Scenes, Project Space 1, The Art School, Glasgow

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

2017 - Student Initiated Project Funding, The Art School, Glasgow, UK

2016 - The Work Room Residency Bursary, Glasgow, UK

2015 - FCT PhD Doctoral Scholarship Award, Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal

2014 - Fulbright Fellowship (declined), Portugal

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

2017 - Artist-in-Residency. Toolbox, with Carrie Hanson, The Seldoms, and Fraser Taylor. International collaboration supported by MacArthur Foundation, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, UK

2017 - Artist-in-Residency. The Work Room, 15-28 May, Glasgow, UK

2015 - Choreographer. Enheduanna, A Manifesto of Falling. Centre for Contemporary Arts, 30 and 31 July, Glasgow UK

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

Teaching / Lecturing

2016–18 – Graduate Teaching Assistant: The Glasgow School of Art, M.Res Creative Practice (January – current)

2017 – Visiting Lecturer: University of Derby, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2015/16 – Graduate Teaching Assistant: The Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art

2010 – Private Tutor (2010 – 2017)

2014 – Teacher Cover and Teaching Assistant (SEN): Impact Teachers, London (May ¬– June)

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

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

2013 – Associate Lecturer: University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins, BA (Hons) Fine Art

2013 – Teaching Assistant (SEN): How in The World do We Know, produced by AIR, Islington Council, A Million Minutes Commission (Sept. – Dec)

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


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


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)