Keynote | André Guedes

27th November | 14.00-15.15 UK time

(recording of session available upon request to the organising chair at

Project Notebook 2014-2020: the role of drawing in a multidisciplinary artistic practice.

ANDRÉ GUEDES (PT), Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa

An author’s notebook, with records and studies of scenography and visual arts, allows to verify and think about the role played by Drawing in an artistic practice that is defined in a disciplinary confluence between the Fine Arts and the Performing Arts.

How Design is used in one and another type of project, and how it materializes, at a stage of creation, a research process that is both formal and conceptual, are some of the issues addressed in this communication.

André Guedes (b. 1971, Lisbon) studied Architecture and Anthropology of Space. His art practice often combines fieldwork and research of visual and written documentation, exploring subjects of the social and political history, leading to installations, performances and interventions in the public space. He also works regularly in theatre and performing arts as set designer and dramaturgist.

His works for the stage include ‘Nova Árgea’ (Teatro Maria Matos, 2017), ‘New, Caledonia’ (Culturgest, 2014) and ‘how to merrily roll over an Exterior emptiness’ (Alkantara festival, 2010) in collaboration with Miguel Loureiro, and ‘Aqui Também Acabou’ (2008) in collaboration with theater company Cão Solteiro. He also did the set design for choreographers such as Vera Mantero, Miguel Pereira and Martine Pisani.

He did several residency programs, namely Gasworks (2011), Le Pavillon at Palais de Tokyo, (2004/2005) and Unidee at Fondazione Pistoletto (2003). In 2007 he received the União Latina Fine Arts Award in Portugal.

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