© Susana de Medeiros


15 > 27 MAY 2018
E.B. 1 Bairro Operário, Lagos

Susana de Medeiros runs a series of workshops organised as a journey to the four corners of the world, combining questioning and curiosity about our surroundings with know-how from the world of visual arts.
The body, the senses, the home, nature, for example, are thought about, experimented with and reinterpreted using the works of various visual artists – Lourdes Castro, Alberto Carneiro, Pablo Picasso, among others.

Diving into shadows – after all, shadows can have colour
Based on the imagery of Portuguese artist Lurdes Castro, we build shapes / figures to be projected and manipulated in small shadow theatres using overhead projectors.

How do you build a house? – a journey through the way space is inhabited, reflecting on how houses are built here and in many other parts of the world. A materials manipulation and volume construction workshop in which participants build a house as a group using various materials such as cardboard, paper, branches, leaves, twigs, fabrics, among others.

Stories of the Earth – sedimentation / flowering
Based on the work of various artists: the works on paper by the Portuguese artist Alberto Carneiro (As Flores do meu Jardim), the paintings of aboriginal peoples and many others, we will paint using various earths and vegetables by crushing and pressing them.

Susana de Medeiros is graduated in Law from the University of Coimbra and in Fine Arts from the current ESAD_CR (formerly ESTGAD – Caldas da Rainha), she also has a BA in Fine Arts from Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England.
She has attended several (short) training courses in contemporary dance (with Madalena Vitorino, Clara Andermatt, Filipa Francisco, among other choreographers) and ceramics (at C.R.A.T in Porto, at Oficina de Angra, Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Azores in partnership with A.R.C.O and Boston University, and at the Riga Academy of Fine Arts – Ceramics Department, Latvia).
She has developed various non-formal education projects in the visual and performing arts and cinema. She teaches at universities. She is a member of the cultural associations Xerem (Lisbon) and Tertúlia (Aljezur).
Among the places where she has developed projects as an artist are Cuenca (Spain), Maputo (Mozambique), Nottingham (England), New York (USA), St Petersburg (Russia) and Portugal.
She is a multidisciplinary artist (drawing, sculpture, video, photography and installation) whose work seeks to build bridges between different languages and expressive media.