Casa da Imagem [House of Image] is an artistic and educational centre and a private, non-profit entity with public interest status. Casa da Imagem is part of the Fundação Manuel Leão and is, therefore, committed in pursuing its goals and mandate. The Foundation organises its activities and initiatives in Vila Nova de Gaia since 1996 and its main purpose is the promotion of public good through the educational, cultural, artistic and socio-charitable domains. It was from the intersection of the two central pillars of the Fundação Manuel Leão, education and art, that Casa da Imagem emerged, offering a space of education and artistic activities, initiatives and endeavours.

Coordenation

Inês Azevedo
Artist Educator.
Graduation in Fine Arts – Sculpture, (1999-2005) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Contemporary Artistic Practices (2005-06/ 2009-10) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts (2009-2011) at the Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Worked in the Education Department of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art as an artist
educator of the Educational Department, under which held-guided visits to exhibitions, workshops
for the general public, for schools and families.
Teacher at Escola Profissional de Gaia.
2004 to 2010 active member and founder of art collective “Senhorio”. At the same time develops research and individual art project.
Researcher at CEAA-ESAP.
casadaimagem@casa.fmleao.pt

Joana Mateus
Graduation in Fine Arts – Painting, (1998-2004) by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Art Multimedia (2004-2006) by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts (2009-2011) by Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Teacher of Visual Arts and of Photography (2003-2010) in several shools and in all years of the pre-university education, from the First Elementary School to the Secondary and Professional Education. Worked as assistant with several Portuguese artists in Portugal.
Researcher at CEAA-ESAP.
Individual and collaborative work in the art field of video and performance.


Casa da Imagem Colaborator’s

Alcina Manuela Carneiro
Artist Artisan Educator.
Graduation in Fine Arts – Sculpture, in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Master in Drawing and Printing Technics, in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.

Alexandra Severino
Graduation in Law, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto.
Master in International and Humanitary Law and Human Rights  (LL.M).
Expertise in Law in European Union, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Minho.
Portugal  From april 2016 till now: CEditor consultant UNIO – EU Law Journal
From decembre de 2010 till now: Consultant, trainer and freelance juridic researcher.
From january 2014 to may 2016 – Coordenator of Departament of Human Rights da Conceitos to Mundo (ONG)
From septembre 2011 till decembre 2011 – Intern at Instituto para Formação e Pesquisa das Nações Unidas United (UNITAR) – Departamento de Manutenção de Paz, Suíça.

Ana Torrie
Graduation in Fine Arts – Sculpture, in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Founder of Atelier Guilhotina a etching and printing workshop that prints and edits original graphic work. Intends to develop and promote diferent printing technics, ofering a broad number of workshops, artistic residences and exhibitions.
Founder of Chapa Azul – a mobile atelier wagon dedicated to printing technics.
https://anatorrie.wordpress.com/

Irene Loureiro
Visual Artist

Margarida Azevedo
Educational background in Economics, a PhD in Economic Sciences (Université Paris1-Panthéon Sorbonne), with the title ‘The evaluation of the social impacts of culture: Culture, Arts and Development’, a Master’s in Arts Management (City University London), and a specialisation in Creativity and Urban Political Strategies (Barcelona University). She has been working as a cultural manager consultant, consultant on the third sector, an urban regeneration developer (culture led regeneration) and guest lecturer. Her main field of research is focused on exploring and measuring the social outcomes produced by cultural experiences.

Mónica Faria
Artist Educator.
Graduation in Fine Arts – Sculpture, in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts by Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
PhD in Arts Education in Faculdade de Belas Artes da UP.
Atelierista at O.S.M.O.P.E. Atelier Invited Professor at Fine Arts Graduation in Escola de Arquitetura da Universidade do Minho. Researcher at Lab2PT.

Susana Lage
Designer and Social Educator.
Graduation in Design and Comunication in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Graduation in Social Education in ESE-IPP.

Ricardo Leite
Cinema Director
Develops work mainly with Experimental Cinema and Documentary. Films using diferetn supports from 8mm, Super16 or vídeo HD.
Manually develops most of his films at his laboratory.
https://vimeo.com/ricardoleite


Ateliês em residência

Átomo 47
Laboratório de Cinema Independente
O caminho que levaria à criação da ÁTOMO47 começou por volta de 1999, quando Ricardo Leite e outros cineastas portuenses começaram a filmar, editar e projetar filmes no formato super 8. Ricardo Leite começou a revelar os seus próprios filmes em casa e mais tarde, em 2003, o pequeno laboratório mudou-se para a associação artística “AICART”. Lá foram realizadas várias oficinas e mostras de cinema, mas a associação acabaria por fechar em 2005. Em 2007, Ricardo Leite e outro cineasta, André Mata e uma fotógrafa, Catarina Lima, decidiram abrir a ÁTOMO47, um laboratório independente que incluía prestação de serviços e venda de material de cinema e fotografia. O laboratório, produziu vários filmes e organizou várias oficinas, mas acabou por fechar em 2009. Em 2012, Ricardo Leite decidiu reabrir o projeto com uma estrutura associativa, funcionando dentro da “Casa da Imagem” dirigida pela Fundação Manuel Leão, em Vila Nova de Gaia. Actualmente, o laboratório de cinema artesanal está operacional, e trabalha principalmente em super 8 e 16mm, tanto a cor como a preto branco. A Associação sem fins lucrativos ÁTOMO47 irá incidir os seus esforços no desenvolvimento de projetos pessoais, oficinas e mostras de cinema.
Blog: Átomo 47

Atelier Guilhotina
Atelier de gravura
The Atelier Guilhotina fully flourishes  in 2103, developing research and artistic production in the graphic arts domain. Having promoted workshops, exhibitions and artistic residences, decided to go up to Gaia, transformim Casa da Imagem it’s house. In Guilhotina, dictating the pace of provocations is the founder Ana Torrie.
Blog: Guilhotina

Other residencies

Human Rights and Citizenship
Alexandra Severino
Alexandra researches and develop tools to foment legal literacy on human rights through a multidisciplinary approach. The main aim of this permanent residency is to foster a culture of rights and citizenship for youth, starting from pre-school children. Furthermore, the researcher and Casa da Imagem’s team,  cross art and image as vehicles to promote and achieve legal literacy in the aforementioned domains. One of the projects that resulted from this residency was (en)ABLE, a training course to make NGOs more inclusive towards disability. The researcher is also involved in #narcisonline,  a project which tackles the way in which digital media impacts on sharing images and its visibility in the public sphere. Within #narcisonline her role  is to address issues concerning the right of freedom of expression and the right  to privacy, adopting the multidisciplinary method enshrined in the philosophy of the residency. This is an ongoing collaboration.

LATIS – ARTS, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL INOVATION LABORATORY
Margarida Azevedo
LATIS focuses on research, development and application of artistic practices and cultural experiences that respond to multiple community demands (economic, social and environmental), in order to foster the construction of more inclusive, participatory and sustainable communities, always engaging multiple local agents.


Partner Entities

APECV – Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual

Árvore Cooperativa Cultural e Artística

CEAA – Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araújo – unidade de I&D sedeada na Escola Superior Artística do Porto

Centro Português de Fotografia

Escola Artística de Soares dos Reis

Escola Superior de Educação (ESE/IPP) – Licenciatura em Artes Visuais e Tecnologias Artísticas

Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto

Junta de Freguesia de S. João da Madeira


Inicial Casa da Imagem’s Architects

Ivo Poças Martins e Matilde Seabra graduated in Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto. Since 2003 develop co-authorship projects in their own atelier placed at Bairro da Bouça, Porto. They have received the RECRIA 2007 award with the building rehabilitation at rua D. Manuel II. In 2010, with other architects, they started to edit Fanzine Friendly Fire. Ivo is a PhD student  in Architectur in FAUP since 2010. Matilde collaborats with Fundação de Serralves since 1999, as a Education Department monitor and as a cultural turism travel commicioner.