Ines Rolo Amado
Utopia-ing, drawing and photos, 2016
1. Drawing Utopias: By interconnecting life and art, addressing issues of sustainability, and environmental quests, through a collective and participatory practice. Whilst challenging the allure of the established art market.
2. Dream Economics: This would be a world where art and living would be an integral part of each other, no separations no manipulation of market forces or art being a privilege for the wealthy; collected and housed in spaces gathering dust and accumulating assets.
Inês was born in Leiria, Portugal. Inês is a London based artist, curator, academic and researcher. 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. Her main area of research focuses the relationship between doing, empowering, thinking and divulging art; her approach is reflected and interconnected through exhibiting, teaching and curating. Her most recent work focuses on the exile, displacement, temporality, change and transformation, including the investigation of spaces of transit and of transition invoked by memory and storytelling that reveal cross cultural semiotic aspects as well as historical legacies. River Flows a major exhibition in Leiria Portugal in 2015/2016, focussed these aspects. In 2014 she co-organized, co-curated and participated in the IV BreadMatters – Crossing Boundaries Intersecting The Grain in ARtos Nicosia, Cyprus. BreadMatters is a research program composed of exhibition and debate that questions and focuses on socio-cultural, political, historical and geographical issues around bread and the importance of bread in the history of humankind and which, brings together artists, art historians, writers, musicians, art critics and the public in a program of exhibition and debate. Inês Amado has a doctorate in Humanities – with a focus on Anthropology and Oral History.