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PEDRO PALMA (1985, Portugal) Creative - Multidisciplinary

I was introduced to different materials and tools when I was five years old. At this age, I began going with my father to his workshop, and he would let me play for hours with his working utensil. 

Since then I  grew a great passion towards making.
I first studied Fine Arts with a major in Painting. Later, I graduated from a master program in Glass Art and Science. I was granted a scholarship from the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and I have  showed my work in different countries. After finishing my master, I worked for the program as a teacher assistant for two years. I have also assisted international artists and worked in projects  for the Fundação EDP, Culturgest, Ikea, Mercedes-Benz, among others. 

I am passionate about my work and have experience working under pressure. I seek perfection through a rigorous way of working. 
I believe materials should adapt to ideas, and not ideas to materials. 
Currently I live and work in Stockholm, yet  I keep on developing projects in Portugal.

 


COLLABORATIONS


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017

Responsible of the creative project of Decanter, for Mercedes-Benz advertisement, Page International, Lisboa, PT

2015 to 2017

. Studio assistant for the Master Course in Glass Art and Science. Vicarte, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, PT

  2016

. Production assistant for Belén Uriel, individual exhibition, Segunda-feira. Exhibition July 2 to October 2, Culturgest, Lisbon, PT

. Responsible for interior designer and execution of the remodeling project of the Vicarte study room - FBAUL, PT

. Assembly and interior decor. IKEA remodelling project. Refeel, Alfragide, PT.

. Production assistant for Inês Botelho, individual exhibition, Havia um Sino no Meio da Estrada. Exhibition March 11 to May 22, Fundação EDP, Lisbon, PT.

  2015

. Production assistant for Julião Sarmento (Collector), exhibition, Afinidades Electivas. Exhibition October 16 to January 3. Fundação EDP, Lisbon, PT

. Curator of the collective exhibition, 1180 ºC. Exhibition June 25 to July 24, Camões Library, Lisbon, PT

. Assembly and interior decor. IKEA remodelling project. Refeel, Innsbruck, AT

. Production assistant for Jarbas Lopes: individual exhibition, Elástica.  Exhibition June 3 to September 5, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, PT

. Assembly and interior decor. IKEA remodelling project. Refeel, Alfragide, PT

. Production assistant for Felipe Arturo: indivudual exhibition, Verso Anverso. Exhibition 15 April to 16 May, Galeria Baginski, Lisbon, PT

  2013

. Production assistant in the short film, 16.10.12 directed by António Aleixo, Garagem Producer, PT

  2006

. Collaboration in design projects and graphic productions for the city council and corporations, Setúbal, PT


EDUCATION

2011 to 2014

. Master in Glass Art and Science, Vicarte, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, PT

2013 (March to May)

. Study Grant for Proficiency and Professional Upgrading, Internship in the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY, USA

2009 (February to June)

. Program for Students’ Mobility Erasmus, Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, Universidad Politécnica de Valência. Valência ES

2006 to 2011

. BA in Painting, Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa. Lisbon, PT 


CONTACT

pedromrpalma@gmail.com