BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Inês Nunes [1979] Artist - Portuguese, lives and works in Lisbon. 

Studied Jewellery at Ar.Co - Center of Art and Visual Communication and Drawing at SNBA - National Society of Fine Arts (1997-2001).

Completed the Advanced Course in Fine Arts at Ar.Co (2001-2003) and while still a student received scholarships from Segafredo and Dewalt.

After completing her studies, she was teacher at Ar.Co (2009-2016) and intern advisor and aptitude test examiner at António Arroio Art School, intern advisor at ESAD - Matosinhos School of Art and Design and teacher at Ar.Co Jewellery Department. Now, she is teacher at António Arroio Art School.

Also holds a degree in Psychological Sciences at ISPA - University Institute of Psychology, Social and Life Sciences (2008) and completed the Professional Training Course in Psychology of Aesthetic and Artistic Development (2020). Teacher in the application of the Programme Aesthetic and Artistic Education since 2015. 

 

She works and collaborates in several areas (art, design, psychology of art and fashion) with other artists, private and corporate clients and projects such as ModaLisboa Fashion Week and Portugal Fashion

 

Her work is referenced in publications, including books - Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal by Cristina Filipe, 500 Bracelets in Lark books or Hunt by Kadri Mälk; and magazines - Umbigo, Beaux Arts, Vogue, Máxima, Edit, Parq, Numéro,  Style and L´Officiel. 

Has collaborated with Umbigo international art magazine as consultant since 2007.

Since 1998, has participated in exhibitions, galleries and museums, both nationally and internationally.

Her work is part of the collections of  MUDE - Design and Fashion Museum, Ar.Co - Center of Art and Visual Communication - and national, international private collectors.

STATEMENT Contemporary Jewellery, as a field of knowledge, is not closed upon itself. It is multidisciplinary and is an integral part of the overall Arts panorama.

My main concern is adding something new, it should react, engage with and meet the needs of whoever creates it, of whoever wears it, of the eye of the beholder. It is not the intrinsic value of the materials that matters so much, but the idea, creative process and the identity between object, body and space.

It is in this quest for knowledge and reflection that I seek to understand and respond to the paradigm of Contemporary Jewellery, from a constantly evolving scientific, environmental, social and economic perspective. 

 

 

'It’s with Inês Nunes that we witness the relevance of shapes and materials in contemporary jewellery. In her case, they are morphed into visual and tangible metaphors and, with that, they attain a creative and poetic undertone. The pieces establish a symbolic way of communication that relies on humour, moulding their usage.'

 

Ana Campos, Umbigo #60

2021

- Exhibition Cold Sweat at Pharmacy Museum, Lisbon

1st Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennal

- Collaboration with Umbigo magazine #77 D. Maria II artistic project by Inês Nunes

- Teacher in the application of the Programme Aesthetic and Artistic Education at schools, Almada;

- ModaLisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon;

2020

- Online exhibition Jewels and Protective Objects for the 21st century - PIN x MUDE, Lisbon;

Quarantine project - Renovar com Inês Nunes

- Collaboration with artist Bela Silva Sardinha - AoMar  for Bordallo Pinheiro, Portugal;

- My work featured in the book Hunt by Kadri Mälk, Estonia;

Collaboration with Strawberry Studio Keyrings, Lisbon;

- Exhibition at Romanian Jewelry week with PIN, Romania;

- Exhibition at Espaço Real Gallery, Lisbon;

- ModaLisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon;

2019

- Work at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum store, Lisbon;

- São Paulo map was acquired by MUDE - Museum of Design and Fashion for it´s collection, Lisbon;

- My work featured in the book Contemporary Jewelry in Portugal by Cristina Filipe, Lisbon;

- Exhibition Up Till Here at Reverso Gallery, Lisbon;

- International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry at Portalegre's Tapestry Museum, Portalegre, Portugal;

- Exhibition Summer Guests: Contemporary Jewelry in Portugal in dialogue with some of the works from the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Modern Collection, Lisbon;

- Curator of Diogo Ramalho's exhibition Trouble in Paradise at Espaço Real Gallery, Lisbon;

- Exhibition Ella Bauer and Inês Nunes at Reverso Gallery, Lisbon;

- Collaboration with Strawberry Studio Keyrings, Lisbon;

- Exhibition / Opening at Espaço Real Gallery, Lisbon:

- Exhibition TIARA (40 years Jewelry Department) at Ar.Co, Lisbon;

- ModaLisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon;

 

2018

- Gallery O, Seoul, South Korea;

Golas descartáveis were acquired by MUDE - Museum of Design and Fashion for it´s collection, Lisbon;

- Aptitude test examiner, jewellery course, António    Arroio high school, Lisbon;

- ModaLisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon;

- Collaboration with Strawberry Studio Keyrings, Lisbon;

Exhibition Just Now / Now  with Ar.Co at Museum of Decorative Arts Czech RepublicPrague, 

Exhibition How do we pronounce Design in Portuguese?  MUDE- Museum of Design and Fashion (Month of Portugal in Boston) at Sol Koffler Gallery in - RISD in Providence, Rhode Island USA;

- Exhibition Tanto Mar - Design Transatlantic Flows, MUDE- Museum of Design and Fashion at Calheta Palace, Lisbon;

2017

- ModaLisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon;

- Exhibition PINAPARIS  Bijoux Contemporains - Parcours Bijoux 2017 in Paris;

- Exhibition Twenty-Three Contemporary Jewellery in Ibero-America / Lisbon Ibero American Capital of Culture 2017, Portugal;

- Aptitude test examiner, jewellery course, António Arroio high school, Lisbon;

 

2016

- ModaLisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon;

- Swarovski - Gem Vision Trend Direction 2018 published two works of her own Drop by drop earrings and Double pearls;

- Creation the medal design Ordem Sagrada Esperança in partnership with Catarina Dias to  Archeofactu for António Agostinho Neto Foundation, Angola; 

- Exhibition Felicitas in Alice Floriano Gallery in Porto Alegre, Brazil;

 

2015

- Obellery Studio in Hong Kong – China;

- Exhibition in Ickx gallery in Brussels, Belgium;

- Collaboration Jewellery pieces Bold box of dreams by Inês Nunes for Dreamers fashion collection by Inês Duvale at Sangue Novo / ModaLisboa;

- Collaboration in the PhD Project, Aesthetic Development and Artistic Education, in the PhD Thesis by Teresa Almeida Rocha, ISPA University Institute of Psychology, Social and Life Sciences. Having been applied by a program of Aesthetic Education in children of 7 and 8 years in a private college during a semester;

 

2014

- Jury member at Jovens Criadores, Lisbon; 

- Exhibition PIN10 years at National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon;

- Collaboration Jewellery pieces F or F-Stop by Inês Nunes for Karma fashion collection by Inês Duvale at Sangue Novo / ModaLisboa, Lisbon; 

 

2013

- Exhibition Abc, 40 years Ar.Co in the Chiado Museum Ar.Co in Lisbon, Portugal;

- Exhibition Até as árvores são sonhos at Reverso  Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal;

- Exhibition 40 Jóias in Tereza Seabra Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal;

- Presentation of collective LUSITANIA´s work, SWAB Contemporary art fair in Barcelona, Spain;

- PIN Celebration exhibition at Galeria Tereza Seabra in Lisbon, Portugal;

- Display LUSITANIA in F X 32 Dreimühlenstrasse in Muschelkalk, Schmuck in Munich, Germany;

 

2012

- Triennale du bijoux Contemporain in Mons, Belgium;

 

2011

- Golas descartáveis were donated for Ar.Co  collection, Lisbon;

- Collaboration Inês Nunes for V!TOR at Modalisboa in Lisbon, Portugal;

- Collective exhibition “Border City” in Tallin, Estonia;

- Collective exhibition PIN ANONIMUM EXD´11/LISBOA;

- Aptitude test examiner, jewellery course, António Arroio high school, Lisbon;

2010

- Indispensables and braceletes Mede-te were acquired by MUDE - Museum of Design and Fashion for it´s collection, Lisbon;

- Aptitude test examiner, jewellery course, António Arroio high school;

- Vice President of PIN- Associação Portuguesa de Joalharia Contemporânea (Contemporary Jewellery Portuguese Association);

- BOOMSHIRT EstorilFashionArtFestival at ModaLisboa, Cascais;

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon and ESAD - Matosinhos School of Art and Design in Porto;

2009

-Exhibition On the Other Hand at Reverso gallery,in Lisbon;

- Collaboration with La Roche Posay, Lisbon;

- Teacher of Project and Technics, Jewellery Classes, levels 1, 2 and 3, at Ar.Co, Lisbon;

- Invited by Roche Posay to participate in a press conference, Lisbon;

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon and ESAD - Matosinhos School of Art and Design in Porto;

2008

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon and ESAD - Matosinhos School of Art and Design in Porto;

2007

- Exhibition Impressions on Portuguese contemporary jewellery in Nuremberg, Germany;

- Collaboration with Umbigo magazine as artistic consultant, Lisbon;

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon;

2006

- Exhibition 4 pontos de contacto between Lisbon and Rome;

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon;

2005

- Participation in Lark Books edition, of the book 500 bracelets with two projects;

- Conception and design of prestigious pieces for the company Citigroup

Participation on the 10º international symposium and jewellery exhibition Arts Ornata europeana, Portugal;

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon;

2004

- Participation with an individual jewellery project Art auction organized by Ar.Co at Palace Galveias in Lisbon;

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon;

2003

- Intern advisor at António Arroio high school in Lisbon and ESAD - Matosinhos School of Art and Design in Porto;

2003 - 2005

- Teaching experience in the Jewellery workshop, at  Cascais, Portugal;

2002 - 2008

- BA in Psychological Sciences at ISPA - University Institute of Psychology, Social and Life Sciences in Lisbon;

2002

- Participation as a student from Ar.Co L’ornament est-il toujours un crime?” - Haute École d’Arts Appliqués, Geneva; Switzerland;

- Exhibition "Scholarship Students & Finalists from Ar.Co at CCB in Lisbon;

2001 - 2003

- Advanced Course in Fine Arts at Ar.Co;

2001 - 2002

- Scholarships from Dewalt, Segafredo and the Cervantes Institute in Lisbon;

2001

- Participation in TALENT in Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich;

- Jewellery Exhibition - AURUM Gallery, Copenhagen;

- Jewellery Exhibition at Diferença Gallery, Lisbon;

2000

- Exhibition Portugal: Memória do Futuro, Cultura, Moda de um Povo at ABC Serrano in Madrid, Spain;

- Project participation Microart  - EXPO 2000, Hannover;

- Workshop The Chain of Lissabon,  Ted Noten in Lisbon;

 

1999

- Conception and Design“Jóia Identitária by Inês Nunes for Joseph's shop, London;

- Exhibition Pot Pourri Luso International Symposium of Contemporary Jewellery (Ars ornata Europeana), Barcelona;

- Exhibition «Isto é uma Jóia» at Ricardo Espírito Santo Foundation in Lisbon;

1998 - 2001

- Exhibition at Tereza Seabra Gallery in Lisbon;

1997 - 2001

- Jewellery Couse at Ar.Co, Lisbon;

- Exhibition studens work at Ar.Co in Almada;

- Workshop Enhancing the Jewel and Mr. Vacanti' with Christoph Zellweger in Lisbon.