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Rita Gomes FERRAO

Research interest(s):
Modernism; Arts and Crafts; Applied Arts; Ceramics; Contemporary Art and Design, Film Studies, Ceramics, Decorative Arts, Popular Culture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Installation Art, Contemporary Art, 20th century Avant-Garde, Architectural Ceramics And Tiles, Exhibition, Museum, Expositions and Worlds Fairs,Contemporary Art and Design, Film Studies, Ceramics (Art History), Decorative Arts, Modernsim, Popular Culture, Crafts, Traditional Crafts, Arts and Crafts, Ceramics, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Installation Art, Art History, Contemporary Art, 20th century Avant-Garde, Architectural Ceramics And Tiles, Exhibition, Museum, Expositions and Worlds Fairs.


Organization: Art History Institute (IHA) Faculty of Social and Human Sciences Universidade Nova, Lisbon
Country: Portugal

Curriculum vitae:
Rita Gomes Ferrão has a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Universidade de Lisboa, Graduate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in History of Contemporary Art at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Developed an artistic career since the beginning of the 90s, having participated in several national and international exhibitions. Worked as Françoise Schein’s assistant between 1996 and 1999. Worked with the ceramic factories Viúva Lamego in Lisbon and Aleluia in Aveiro. As a researcher, collaborated with Thierry Groensteen in the book La Mercerie: une folie charentaise, Brussels, Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2013; and in the collection Design Português, Verso da História/Público, 2015. Is the author of the book Hansi Staël: Cerâmica, modernidade e tradição, Lisbon, Objectismo, 2014; and of several articles and communications on design, film and contemporary art. Is dedicated to the study of pottery production of the twentieth century in Portugal, maintaining the blog Cerâmica Modernista em Portugal. Is a Collaborator Researcher in the Art History Institute (IHA), FCSH-UNL.