Round Table Discussion: Graphic Diaries and Technical and Artistic Knowledge
This round table will explore the way in which the entries in graphic diaries contaminate and determine modes of learning and of acquisition of knowledge pertinent for the projectual culture. The participants, all connected to the teaching of arts with the pertinence of technique, will discuss the construction process of pre projectual images from the daily exercise to the focused research. (Eduardo Côrte-Real)
Mário Bismark attended the Escola Superior de Belas Artes do Porto (Faculty of fine Arts of the University of Oporto) where he got his degree in Fine Arts (Painting). He is an Associate Lecturer in Drawing at the FBAUP (2000), and an Aggregate Lecturer in Drawing at the Fine Arts School of Oporto. He is also Director of the Masters in Drawing (Theory and Practice of Drawing and Drawing and Printing Techniques) at the same school. He has been a member of the FBAUP’s Scientific Committee since 1993. He has participated in several drawing related conferences, seminars and meetings. He is the co-editor of the PSIAX magazine dedicated to the study of drawings and Images. He has exhibited regularly since 1979, participating in individual and collective exhibitions.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, where he lives and works. He attended the Lisbon Fine Arts School where he got a BA degree in Equipment Design around 1980. He has worked in Industrial Design and conceived some pieces that were later produced in limited quantity and put up for sale. The pieces he enjoyed most making were some wooden toys. Due to several constraints, Design became a disappointment, and he devoted himself to painting. He exhibited some of his paintings and drawings. However, he is more interested in drawing due to its experimental character and because it is more a process than a result. Accordingly, he became interested in Travel or Graphic Diaries, in the systematic recording of everyday life as it can be both playful and pedagogical as such. He teaches at Pedro Nunes High School, in Lisbon. Besides working on his own graphic Diaries, not only while travelling but also in his everyday life; He also studies other authors Diaries, using them in his and other teacher’s classes.
José Neves was born in Lisbon, 1963. He attended the Technical Lisbon Fine Art Faculty where he got a degree in Architecture and has been teaching since 1989. In 1990 he opened his individual studio.
João Catarino, Lisbon 1965
João Catarino holds a BA (1993) in Communication Design by the Fine Art College, University of Lisbon. He has been a lecturer at the Drawing and Design Department of Ar.co, since 1995. He tutored Illustrations Courses (CITEN) at the Gulbenkian Foundation and since 2006 he has been tutoring Illustration Courses (CIEAM) at the Fine Art College, University of Lisbon.
He was a member of jury for the prize RTP2, program “Short Wave”, at CINANIMA, Festival of Animation Cinema of Espinho (2007). In 2007 he was a member of jury at ICA for a selection of projects of series of animation films. In 2006 he was as a member of jury at CAM for a selection of projects of short films in animation cinema. In 2005 he attended a course of Scientific Illustration with Pedro Salgado. Between 2004 and 2007, he collaborated with a television channel that showed drawings commissioned to him of Court cases. Between 1999 and 2002 he collaborated regularly as an illustrator for the journal Expresso. From 1995 to 1999 he developed regularly graphic material for the Youth Department of Lisbon City Council. In 1997 and 1998 he created a line of products for the promotion of a brand of beers for Expo 98. He worked as an invited Life Drawing Lecturer at Chapitô between 2000 and 2002. He attended to Drawing Course at Ar.co, between 1989 and 1991. Previous to that, he attended the Graphic Design Course at António Arroio School between 1981 and 1985.