GABRIELA VAZ PINHEIRO
She holds a Degree in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. She holds the European Scenography Master of Arts from Central St Martin's College and Utrecht School of the Arts; Master of Arts Theory and Practice of Public Art & Design at Chelsea College of Art & Design, and a PhD by project at Chelsea College". Key Visiting Lecturer at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, between 1998 and 2006. She has been exhibiting in different contexts and has been awarded scholarships from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Contemporary Art Society and The London Institute, and received, as an artist, support from the Direcção Geral das Artes / Instituto das Artes. Her editorial work has also been constant with several published books. Responsible for the Art and Architecture Programme for Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, she has been producing curatorial work with several institutional collections and in diverse exhibition contexts. She lectures since 2004, at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto, where she is the Director of the Masters of Art and Design for the Public Space in which she is an Integrated Member of i2ads, Research Institute in Art, Design and Society.
Paula Rabinowitz is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Minnesota. Her monograph, American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street, (Princeton University Press, 2014) won the 2015 DeLong Prize for Book History. In 2015, she published two co-edited volumes: Lineages of the Literary Left: Essays in Honor of Alan M. Wald, with Howard Brick and Robbie Lieberman; and Red Love across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century, with Ruth Barraclough and Heather Bowen-Struyk. She is co-editor with Cristina Giorcelli of the four-volume series on clothing and identity: Habits of Being (University of Minnesota Press): Accessorizing the Body (1) and Exchanging Clothes (2); Fashioning the Nineteenth Century (3) and Extravagances (4). Her earlier books include They Must Be Represented: The Politics of Documentary (Verso, 1994) and Black&White and Noir: America’s Pulp Modernism (Columbia, 2002). Her many essays consider the interlocking roles of cinema, photography, labour, gender, literature, space and objects in the formation of twentieth-century American modernisms. She has been the recipient of a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Rockefeller Residency at Bellagio, Italy, and two Distinguished Fulbright Professorships in Rome and Shanghai. Currently, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Literature.
Regina Guimarães, aka Corbe, was born in Porto in 1957. Along with her poems, published in rare editions of a confidential nature, she has developed work in the areas of Theatre, Translation, Song, Dramaturgy, Education for Art, Criticism, Video, Scriptwriting, Production. She was a lecturer at FLUP, ESMAE and ESAD. She was director of the film magazine A Grande Ilusão, president and founder of the Os Filhos de Lumiére Association, programmer of the permanent cycle O Sabor do Cinema in the Serralves Museum. She joined the group that, along with other reflection and creation activities, published the newspaper PREC. She is a co-founder of Centro Mário Dionísio - Casa da Achada. Together with Ana Deus, she founded the band Três Tristes Tigres. She worked for other bands, namely Osso Vaidoso and Clã. She performed countless experiences around the spoken word and sung word. She has organized for the past eight years to this part, LEITURA FURIOSA Porto, meetings between writers and people angry with reading. She has directed writing workshops (almost 90 works, some of which are in partnership with Saguenail) and film tutoring. She has directed an extensive videographic work in the form of "Cadernos", which has been the subject of some retrospectives. She aspires to be everywhere where there is a fair struggle to fight for. She lives and works with Saguenail since 1975. Hélastre is the sign of their common work.