Inés Amado, artist, academic, researcher, curator
Born in Leiria, Portugal, Amado works and lives in England. Works at De Montfort University. Rolo Amado’s 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:
Facing the Other Here and Now Centro Cultural de Belem/P28, Lisbon Portugal,
Exhibition and Conference – curated by Paul Goodwin Tate Britain 2011
Tiresias Video de artistas made in Portugal Centro Cultural Montevideo Uruguay – 2010
Narrativa de lo Cotidiano Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, USA and at La Ex-Culpable, Lima, Peru – 2010
The Colours of the Fjord in a Rainbow of Experiences – Ulvik Norway Installation and Performance 2010
GPS Tuga Invited by Chelsea and Tate Britain to do an installation in the Parade Ground at Chelsea School of Art 2010
The 28th State: European Borders in an Age of Anxiety, Tate Britain – 2009
Artist Talk and Catalogue Launch IMMA Dublin Ireland – 2008
New Territories (co-curator and participant) Pavilhao 28 H. Julio de Matos, Lisboa, Portugal – 2008
Laranjas Tableau Vivant or Memento Mori Mundos Locais, Lagos, Portugal – 2008
Amado organised and curated The International Multi Media Symposium an event that took place in the Islands of the Azores involving 25 international artists, writers, musicians and poets focusing on the concept of Place and People with an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach. In 1997 Ines Amado created Sands in Time, with technical support from Dave Lawrence, the first live-art video installation broadcast on the Internet. Images beamed to London from the Azores by satellite were fused with images of London and projected as part of an installation; a live video broadcast of the installation was live screened on the net.
In 2000 Amado organised and curated BreadMatters I in Poland; and In 2003 BreadMatters II in Lisbon. Followed by BreadMatters III in West Cork Arts Centre, under the umbrella of Cork European Capital of Culture.
Amado has held one person shows in Portugal, Norway, Italy, England, Poland, Belgium and the USA.
Ines Amado was 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 Camoes, Fundaçao 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: In Situ Foundation, Warsaw and Adirondack C. C. New York.