BreadMatters IV: Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain

  • Ines Amado De Montfort University
  • Luisa Menano E.C.A.E. Emirates College for Advanced Education
Keywords: Interdisciplinary, Participation, Collaboration, Interaction, Migration, Sustainability, Inclusivity, Social-political, Diaspora, Boundaries, Post-colonialism, Education, Community



Author Biographies

Ines Amado, De Montfort University
Born in Portugal, Amado works and lives in England. Her work spans several media: sculpture, video, site-specific installation, and performance with a particular interest in interdisciplinary, collaboration and participatory projects through a process of dialogue, interaction and exchange. Recent exhibitions and research activities include:'Tasting sound listening to taste', Telematic Performance for the Deep Listening Art/Science Conference, New York State, Inês R. Amado in collaboration with Ron Herrema and Ximena Alarcon 2014BreadMatters Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the GrainARtos Foundation Nicosia and To Ploumisto Psomi Museum Limassol Cyprus 2014Open Doors Fundação Eugénio de Almeida Évora, Portugal 2013A virtual collaboration between two artists / Inês R. Amado and Ximena Alarcón, Only Connect: Discovery pathways, published by Emma Coonan and Andrew Walsh (book chapter) 2013Contexts - The 3rd International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokołowsko, Poland 2013Cultural Exchanges Exhibition De Montfort University 2013Residency/Research India 2012Facing the Other Here and Now - Centro Cultural de Belem/P28, Lisbon Portugal, Exhibition and Conference - curated by Paul Goodwin Tate Britain - 2011Creative Interdisciplinary Workshop: The Tay and The Jute - with 10 PhD researchers: sound and film makers, geographers, anthropologists and artists - Dundee Contemporary Arts - Video and Sound Installation - 2011R. Amado has held one person shows in Portugal, Norway, Italy, England, Poland, Belgium and the USA. Awarded an AHRB research grant for the BreadMatters project. Other awards and support include The Gulbenkian Foundation, The Portuguese Ministry of Culture, British Council, Arts Council of England, London Docklands Development, Middlesex Hospital, Portugal Telecom, British Telecom, RTP, Instituto Camões, Fundação Luso-Americana, Universities award schemes, Sherkin Island Development Society Ltd. and The Credit Union Cork. Her work is in various private and public collections, latest acquisitions: Carpe Diem Lisbon, Manchester University, Leicester Collection, In Situ Foundation, Warsaw and Adirondack C. C. New York.Amado is a PhD supervisor at De Montfort University and is an invited Lecturer at various Institutions in England, Norway, Portugal and Italy.
Luisa Menano, E.C.A.E. Emirates College for Advanced Education
Dr. Luisa Menano is a scholar and artist.   She has earned   her Ph.D. from Southampton University, U.K. at Winchester School of Art.  Her research revolved around uncertain fragments of memory encompassing:  hidden memories from childhood to adulthood, exploring the relationship between time and place in a tangible direction with motherhood, displacement and diaspora. Dr. Luisa   has supervised Master degrees candidates at Fine Art Faculty, Porto University, Portugal. Dr. Luisa has taken part in exhibiting her art pieces globally. In 2013 she exhibited in the“10 Days, Winchester – Creative Collisions”, at Winchester Cathedral, (U.K) presenting an installation piece “Dwelling Times”.  Recently she participated in the “IV International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art”, Poland and BREADMATTERS, Nicosia, Poland.  Dr. Luisa has been awarded a prize at XII Biennale Vila Nova da Cerveira, Portugal, in 2003 for her video art piece. Some of her pieces are in private collections.Her creative practice is interdisciplinary and embodies a wide range of art work and production such as: photography, 3D sculpture, drawings, video, sound and installation.  Dr. Dr. Luisa has lectured in Fine Art, Fine Art Video, Design and Contextual Studies at Hastings College of Arts and Technology, Fareham College and Eastleigh College, Winchester University.