ANA JOTTA | ANA VIDIGAL | CRISTINA ATAÍDE | JOSÉ BARRIAS | JOSÉ PEDRO CROFT | JULIÃO SARMENTO | NÁDIA DUVALL | PAULO BRIGHENTI | PEDRO CABRITA REIS | PEDRO CALAPEZ | PEDRO PROENÇA | RUI CHAFES | RUI SANCHES | TERESA GONÇALO LOBO
Private Tour: studios and artists is a project created by Dalila Pinto de Almeida (text) and Manuel Falcão (photography). Throughout one year, the duo visited the workspaces used by 14 Portuguese visual artists – most of whom are represented in EDP Foundation’s Art Collection. The result of these incursions is now being published in book form by Guerra & Paz in an edition supported by EDP Foundation.
What is the relationship between artists and their work, and to what extent do their studios influence the work they create? What did they feel when they exhibited their work for the first time, or when they sold their first work of art? What’s life in their studios like? How did they choose them, what is their creative process like? These are the questions that the authors have sought to find answers to.
In this “artwork’s backstage” – as Dalila Pinto de Almeida calls it –, we read and see workspaces and the way in which each artist lives with his/her own and develops and materialises his/her creative process within it.
Dalila Pinto de Almeida works in consultancy in the field of talent management, and founded DPA Consultoria in 2014. Since 2015, she collaborates with the THNK School of Creative Leadership Faculty as a leadership coach. She has a degree in Psychology and a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management.
Manuel Falcão’s first foray into journalism was as a photographer and, throughout two decades, he developed his career as a reporter and a copywriter. He was one of the founders of Blitz and O Independente, he worked for the Notícias de Portugal and Lusa news agencies, Expresso, Se7e and Visão, among others. He held management roles at Valentim de Carvalho and RTP’s channel. He was also president of the Portuguese Cinema Institute, director of CCB and administrator of EGEAC. He is currently director-general at media agency Nova Expressão.