Curated by: Nuno Canelas

10 August - 31 October

8TH INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING BIENNIAL DOURO 2016

Alijó Bragança Celeirós Chaves Favaios Régua Sabrosa S. Martinho de Anta Vila Real

8th Printmaking Biennial of Douro Catalogue

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The 8th Biennial of Douro without limits.

Based on the oldest demarcated wine region in the world - the Douro and winner of two heritages of humanity granted by UNESCO is world renowned both for its vineyard landscape and for the archaeological heritage of the Côa Valley. Here is the largest sanctuary of Paleolithic engraving of the world, but the Douro is also in the contemporary scene one of the biggest events of graphic art in the world, creating a strength and dimension that goes beyond the borders of the country and is projected for infinite horizons.

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Pursuing this aim and ambition achieved, the Biennial of Douro has overcome the challenges of interiority, the economic crisis, the cultural crisis, the engraving crisis itself and it has kept alive the assumptions of the art and the autonomy of the printmaking in the context of the contemporary art. To this end, have contributed the traditional printmaking and its secular alchemy, but also, the renewed trend of digital printmaking and the new media at their disposal, in order to give it the autonomy it needs to survive. The open field to the printmaking by the new hybrid languages and nontoxic techniques, have designed it impact in an innovative way and with the vitality so long desired in its fields.

The Curator, Nuno Canelas

Global Event

There are over two hundred biennials in the world, but it is not every city that can hold a Biennial.It is necessary for a biennial to born and to grow, a clear awareness that the issue of the identity more... in the contemporary world has other problems that go beyond national or regional identities. The construction of this identity is much more complex than the question of the nation or of the region. A touristic region as the Douro, needs an International art Biennial that confirms internationally it's modernity and entrepreneurship.

The Best Artists

Assuming the responsibility of being the unique Biennial of graphic work of the country, its evolution since its origin in 2001, placed it on an unimaginable level today, abreast of the most important biennials in the world. more... To prove this, we highlight the exhibition tribute to world-renowned artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Paula Rego, Vieira da Silva, Octave Landuyt, Gil Teixeira Lopes, David de Almeida and others, but also by the breadth and internationality reached with more than 1.000 artists form 100 countries represented from all continents.

Bigger than Ever

70 Countries, 604 artists, 1300 prints, 17 exhibitions (Alijó, Bragança, Celeirós, Chaves, Favaios, Régua, Sabrosa, São Martinho de Anta, Vila Real), Hommage Artist: Júlio Pomar, Conferences more... , Workshops, 8 Comissioners: Portugal, Brazil , USA, Canadá , Italy, Romania

Features 600+ artists from 70 countries. Majestic!

Program

Júlio Pomar Hommage/Exhibition - Régua

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Museu do Douro Address:Rua do Marquês de Pombal, 5050-282 Peso da Régua, Portugal Latitude:41.161672 Longitude:-7.790126

Júlio Pomar (Lisboa, 10 de janeiro de 1926) é um pintor português. Pertence à 3ª geração de pintores modernistas portugueses. Os primeiros anos da sua carreira estão ligados à resistência contra o regime do Estado Novo e à afirmação do movimento neorrealista em Portugal, marcando a especificidade deste no contexto europeu. Teve uma ação artística e cívica intensa ao longo das décadas de 1940 e 1950 e é consensualmente considerado o mais destacado dos cultores do neorrealismo nacional. Começa a distanciar-se do ativismo político e do idioma figurativo inicial na segunda metade da década de 1950 e, em 1963, radica-se em Paris. Sem nunca abandonar o pendor figurativo, liberta-se do compromisso neorrealista, enveredando pela "exploração de práticas pictóricas diversas que o centrarão na pintura enquanto tal, interrogando as suas formas, composições e processos, pintando das mais variadas maneiras na exploração ou na recusa das possibilidades que o seu tempo lhe abriu". Ao longo das últimas quatro décadas tem abordado uma grande variedade de universos temáticos, da reflexão autorreferencial ao erotismo, do retrato às alusões literárias e matéria mitológica. E do ponto de vista formal encontramos idêntica riqueza de meios e soluções. "A obra de Júlio Pomar constrói sucessivas cadeias de relações formais e semânticas entre os diferentes materiais, processos e técnicas". Grandes exposições realizadas nas últimas décadas (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves; Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna – Coleção Berardo; museus de São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília; etc.) consagraram a sua obra, que se destaca como uma das mais significativas expressões da criação artística portuguesa contemporânea.

Conference about Júlio Pomar by António Canau - Régua

Date:2016-08-11 - 0000-00-00 Building:Museu do Douro Address:Rua do Marquês de Pombal, 5050-282 Peso da Régua, Portugal Latitude:41.161672 Longitude:-7.790126

António Canau , Julio Pomar's Exposition Commissary, was born in Portugal at Gavião in 1963. 2015 - Post PhD in Architecture in the area of Drawing and Visual Culture by the Faculty of Architecture of the Lisbon University. - The reformulation of the canons of the use of new digital technologies as an exponential element of the visual record obtained by the conventional tools of drawing, engraving, Photography and Sculpture . 2011 - PhD in Architecture, Area of Visual Communication. Faculty of Architecture - Lisbon Technical University. Thesis: Drawing with the acids: The Work of Bartolomeu Cid dos Santos. 1997 – Master of Arts in fine Art – Printmaking. Slade School of Fine Art – UCL. 1993 – Sculpture Degree with Distinction. Lisbon Fine Arts School – Lisbon University. 1991, 1989 - Portuguese Printmakers Cooperative.Mixed Media processes and Litography Curse. Teaches Drawing and Photography at the Architecture School of the Technical University of Lisbon, since 1998. Awards - 2011 – Portuguese National Fine Arts Academy Sculpture Award Gustavo Cordeiro Ramos 2011. 1992 – Youth Prize, III Amadora’s Print Biennial. 27 Solo Exhibitions, 66 Group Exhibitions, 17 Biennials in Portugal, and 86 International Exhibitions between 1984 - 2016. 11 Public Art Works in Portugal. Public Colections: U.K., British Museum, Prints and drawings Room, and Coins and Medals Department, Portugal, Modern Art Center, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and in Belgium, France, Hungary, Bulgary, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Jugoslávia, Poland, Romania, China, USA.

General Exhibition - Igreja Matriz de Alijó

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Igreja Matriz de Alijó Address:Av. Conselheiro Teixeira de Sousa 4, 5070-051 Alijó, Portugal Latitude:41.276691 Longitude:-7.474362

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Biblioteca Alijó

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Biblioteca Municipal de Alijó Address:Rua Comendador José Rufino ES, 5070-031 Alijó, Portugal Latitude:41.276018 Longitude:-7.473407

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Piscinas Alijó

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Piscinas Municipais de Alijó Address:Av. 25 de Abril, 5070 Alijó, Portugal Latitude:41.274623 Longitude:-7.474721

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Bragança

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Centro Cultural de Bragança Address:Praça da Sé, 5300-265 Bragança, Portugal Latitude:41.806113 Longitude:-6.756738

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Quinta do Portal

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Quinta do Portal Address:EN 323 - 5060-020 Celeirós, Portugal Latitude:41.241972 Longitude:-7.562976

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Chaves

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Centro Cultural de Chaves Address:Largo da Estação 5400-231 Chaves, Portugal Latitude:41.744977 Longitude:-7.469933

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Régua

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Museu do Douro Address:Rua do Marquês de Pombal, 5050-282 Peso da Régua, Portugal Latitude:41.161672 Longitude:-7.790126

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - São Martinho de Anta

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Espaço Miguel Torga Address:Rua Miguel Torga, 5060-449 São Martinho de Anta, Portugal Latitude:41.264782 Longitude:-7.620177

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Teatro de Vila Real

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Teatro de Vila Real Address:Alameda de Grasse, 5000-703 Vila Real, Portugal Latitude:41.299235 Longitude:-7.734362

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

General Exhibition - Museu da Vila Velha - Vila Real

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Museu da Vila Velha Address:Rua de Trás-os-Muros, 5000-657 Vila Real, Portugal Latitude:41.293062 Longitude:-7.745832

70 COUNTRIES · 604 ARTISTS · 1300 PRINTS

International Exhibition with many different techniques of the traditional etching, but also many new techniques from the digital world and new media, installations, etc. A great number of the best artists in the world, show the open space of the new printmaking tendencies, the hybrid techniques, the “Non toxic” etching and here innovation impact in the contemporary art world.

Solo Exhibition by Sandro Bracchitta - Vila Real

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Teatro de Vila Real Address:Alameda de Grasse, 5000-703 Vila Real, Portugal Latitude:41.299235 Longitude:-7.734362

He studied in Florence where he attended the Course of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts getting his degree in 1990; in the same year he began working as a painter and engraver. His first solo exhibition took place in 1991 at Palazzo Datini in Prato, Italy. In 1992 he was awarded a scholarship to specialise at "Il Bisonte", the School of Graphic Arts in Florence, and in 1993 he worked as an assistant of Maestro Viggiano, in the same school. In the same year he began to exhibit his works in several art exhibitions. In 1994 he was invited to take part in the 'World Triennial Engraving Exhibition' in Chamalières (France), and in the same year he won the '14th edition of Mini Print International', in Cadaqués (Spain). From 1994 to 1997 he was invited to several outstanding national and international exhibitions such as the '21st and 22nd International Biennial Graphics Exhibition' in Lubiana (Slovenia), The International Award in Graphics Arts in Biella (Italy), the Ibiza Biennial in Spain, the Cracow Triennial Engraving Exhibition in Poland, the Stedeliske Museum of Sint Niklaas, Belgium, as well as the International Graphics Exhibition in Bitola (Macedonia), Kharkiu (Russia), Uzice (Croatia), Györ and Budapest (Hungary). In 2001 he received an award from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo at the International Exhibition of Prints in Kanagay, and an award from the City Museum of Györ in Hungary. He received the Leonardo Sciascia "Amateur d'Estampes" award in 2007, and the Grand Prize at the Ural Print Triennial in Russia. In 2009 he received the Grand Prize at the 2nd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Exhibition in Thailand. He was invited to exhibit at the Sicilian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2007 he received the first prize at the International Biennial of Engraving of Acqui Terme. in 2011 he was invited to the World Plate and Print Art Exhibition Millennial Wind, in the temple of Buddhist Tripitaka, in South Korea. He was also invited – as the only Italian representative – to take part in the '4th Sapporo International Biennial' in Japan, in the 'Triennial Graphics Exhibition' in Tallin (Estonia) and in the 'Beijing Ex Libris International Show' in the People’s Republic of China, and to the 54th Venice Biennale. On several occasions he exhibited with the "Gruppo di Scicli", a group of important and renowned Sicilian artists. Currently, he is professor of engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo. He lives and works in Ragusa

Solo Exhibition by Pierre Granger - Favaios

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Museu do Pão e do Vinho Address:Rua Direita 21, 5070-272 Favaios, Portugal Latitude:41.265788 Longitude:-7.501228

Pierre Granger Born in Algeria on 21st. of June 1935. The artist is now living in Brive-la-Gaillarde (France). After a career as a German teacher he is now retired. He has devoted himself to engraving since 1988. His techniques are traditional: etching, dry point, linocut and occasional mezzotint, but he has also been experimenting other printing processes. His work has been displayed in group exhibitions, both in France (at the triennial “Small Engraving” events in Chamalières among others) and abroad in his own exhibitions in France in Austria and in the Czech Republic, winning several awards. His themes are various (mythology, celebration of the tree, travels about the world for discovery, dreams of human conquests). Once selected, each theme is interpreted in several engravings, each one displaying a different approach, a different development. He Participated in the Douro Biennial without a single exception, since its first edition in 2001 and then received a Honourable Mention from the International Jury.

Solo Exhibition by Celeste Cerqueira - Vila Real

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Museu da Vila Velha Address:Rua de Trás-os-Muros, 5000-657 Vila Real, Portugal Latitude:41.293062 Longitude:-7.745832

Celeste Cerqueira (1967) is an artist and develops work in the field of visual arts . Has a Masters in Visual Arts - Intermediate University of Évora with the thesis " The interdisciplinarity in some contemporary works of art" (2007). In this context, its theoretical and practical production includes new features and artistic practices such as promotion of the group "What is Watt ?" (since 2001) and most recently co- produced the Virtual Biennale presented in Vila Nova de Cerveira and the Biennale Douro Engraving. Lately it has been invited to participate in various exhibitions, which highlight the collective exhibition “Bienal da Maia – Lugares de Viagem” in the Maia Forum, presented the installation work "Our edges" and "Paradise" and the collective exhibition "Desobedoc – mostra de cinema insubmisso" in Cinema Batalha curated by José Maia, presented the installation "When is tomorrow?". This year participated in the exhibition "Um par = um ímpar" with the artist Silvestre Pestana at the Museum Teixeira Lopes (V. N. Gaia) and the exhibition "Em construção" with the artist Pedro Ruiz in Espaço Mira and curated by José Maia.

Solo Exhibition by Rania Schoretsaniti - Vila Real

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Museu da Vila Velha Address:Rua de Trás-os-Muros, 5000-657 Vila Real, Portugal Latitude:41.293062 Longitude:-7.745832

Rania (Ourania) Schoretsaniti was born in Trikala, Greece. She is an icon painter with artworks in the monasteries of Meteora, Greece, as well as a painter and printmaker. She is educated in the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of West Macedonia, Greece, where she had tutors such as Yannis Ziogas in Painting and Dimitra Siaterli in Engraving. She spent, as an Erasmus student, one semester (six months) in a NHL Hogeschool, The Netherlands. She continued her studies in engraving at Athens School of Fine Arts, where she had tutor Biki Tsalamata. At present, she studies at MFA of Slade School of Fine Arts, University College of London, where she has tutor as Edward Allington and Lisa Milry. Exposes in solo and group exhibitions, Greek & international exhibitions. Her works can be founded in museums and private collections in Greece and abroad.

Public Gallery for Digital Arts by Silvestre Pestana - Alijó

Date:2016-08-10 - 2016-10-31 Building:Jardim das Piscinas Municipais Address:Av. 25 de Abril, 5070 Alijó, Portugal Latitude:41.274623 Longitude:-7.474721

Born in Funchal (1949), Silvestre Pestana distinguished himself in the ´7OS on the art scene in Oporto, developing work that used collage and calligraphy. Recently, the artist has shown a recurring interest in performance and light, integrating it with objects to emphasis, in the context of exhibition spaces, the presence of startling sculptural shapes. The artist has exhibited his work, throughout his career, in places such as Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes in nLisbon, Cooperativa Árvore, Galeria Quadrum, Galeria Alvarez and Museum of Electricidade in Oporto and he was contemplated this year with a big retrospective from his work in the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum in Oporto. The project Public Gallery for Digital Arts project dates from 2005 and participates again in this 8th Printmaking Biennial of Douro with digital works to be presented in three public panels, for the visualization of the artists’ works who submitted their files by web. In this event were invited the avatars artists Oume El Banine Slaoui (Tunisia), Ayelet Amit Yehudai (Israel) e Daniela Steele (Brazil). The works of these participant artists integrate in the dynamics previously promoted consisting of materializing the uniqueness that the new communication technologies allow, in particular the contact at a distance and the active participation in the construction of virtual worlds recognizable in online games.

Non Toxic Printmaking Workshop by Fernando Santiago - Alijó

Date:2016-08-13 - 2016-08-16 Building:Auditório Municipal de Alijó Address:Avenida Teixeira de Sousa, 1, 5070-012 Alijó, Portugal Latitude:41.276088 Longitude:-7.472956

Education:
1975 BA Bachelor in Art Education; Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus. 1980 MA Master in Art Education, San Francisco State University, California. 1987 Lithography Class, International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria. 2002 Non Toxic Intaglio Class, Graduate Program, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Professors: Consuelo Gotay and Haydeé Landing.
Professional Experience:
1979 - Present Graphic Arts Professor, Fine Arts Department, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus; 2001 - 2004 Art Program Director, Fine Arts Department, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus.

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