André Cepeda was born in Coimbra in 1976 and lives and works in Porto.
André Cepeda began exhibiting regularly in 1999, the year in which he received a residency grant at the Espace Photographique Contretype, in Brussels. In 2001 he undertook two projects in response to institutional commissions, a first one in connection with the programming of Porto 2001 – European Capital of Culture, by the Centro Português de Fotografia / Ministério da Cultura, and a second one for the Encontros de Imagem at the Museu da Imagem in Braga. In 2002 he was awarded a fellowship from Centro Nacional de Cultura, and the following year he undertook another artistic residency at the António Henriques Galeria de Arte Contemporânea in Viseu. In 2006 he received two more commissions, one from the RAR Group, part of a project called “Um Olhar Sobre a RAR”, curated by Miguel von Hafe Pérez, and another for the Porto University, “Depósito: Anotações sobre Densidade e Conhecimento”, curated by Paulo Cunha e Silva. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the EDP Novos Artistas prize and developed a project curated by Sérgio Mah for the Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional. In 2008, after exhibiting at the Faulconer Gallery, in Grinnell (Iowa, USA), in an exhibition curated by Lesley Wright, he undertook the project River, which was developed along the Mississippi river, presented at the Galeria Pedro Cera, in Lisbon, in 2009, and published by Chromma, under the same title, in 2009. The same year he took part of the exhibition “Paraísos Indómitos”, curated by Virginia Torrente and presented at MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain. Between 2006 and 2009, he developed the project Ontem, with the support of the Fundação Ilídio Pinho, which was presented for the first time in 2008 at the Galeria Zé dos Bois, in Lisbon, and at the Espace Photographique Contretype. The same project was published by Le Caillou Bleu, from Brussels, Belgium. In 2010 he was nominated for the BES Photo Photography Prize, in Lisbon, and developed two big projects, one for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, and the other for the Champalimaud Foundation. He participated in two exhibitions, “Impresiones Y comentários - Fotografia Contemporánea Portuguesa”, na Fundació Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain, and at “Mostra de Video Arte e Fotografia Portuguesa” no Centro de Artes Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2010. In 2011 he was shortlisted for the Paul Huf Award, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. His new book is coming soon. At this moment he is developing a new project about the Canal of Brussels in Belgium, a Residence of artist by Espace Photographique Contretype.
Filipe Melo / O Galo
Galo Dinner is based on a new cooking concept, the Fooding. Fooding is a return to the informal restaurant, contrary to trends and eccentric refinement. The restaurant as a place where you want to go with your friends, sit at the table and enjoy the flavours coming out from the kitchen. With this in mind the Jantar de Galo has been created. We are not looking for the complexity of a Michelin star, or the chic of the trendiest restaurant in town. Its purpose is to be an innovating project, with a menu that is changed every last Friday of the month, always providing new experiences for our guests.
A feast which will be repeated every last Friday of the month, here at MISS’OPO.
Born in 1976 in Cinfães (Douro), Portugal.
Lives and works in Porto.
Studied jewellery at Centro de Joalharia do Porto, Portugal from 95 to 98.
After a period working on my studio, head to Germany in 2001 where I finish full studies, first year as guest student, at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München with Prof. Otto Künzli, DIPLOM in January 2007.
Later in May that same year returned to Porto to study photography at Instituto Português de Fotografia.
Currently undertaking a Master in Drawing and Printmaking at Porto University, Faculty of Fine Arts, having professor Mario Bismarck as orientator, and resident at Palácio das Artes, Porto.
Relevant studies or workshops, between 2000 and the present, with teachers and masters like Mona Hatoum, Otto Künzli, Manuel Vilhena, Montenegro de Andrade, Mike goes West, Sabine Hauss and others.
Exhibitions and projects in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Argentina, The Nederlands, Sweden, Estonia, Poland.
Ricardo Andrez, natural do Porto, estudou na Cooperativa Árvore e no Citex, Porto. O jovem designer explora imagens e produtos, tendo como mote: Pensar em Moda é pensar o corpo. Com o vestuário masculino como objecto de investigação, Andrez lança a sua própria marca em 2006. Desde então, reinterpreta o sportswear e streetwear, criando um universo são, colorido e estruturado. Em 2008 e 2009, apresenta as suas colecções na Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week, na Barcelona Fashion Week e na ModaFad, Barcelona, e em Março de 2010 integra a plataforma LAB da ModaLisboa – Lisboa Fashion Week. Foi galardoado com o prémio Melhor Colecção PasaFad, ModaFad/Book, Barcelona; Em 2010, conquista ainda a “Bota de Prata”, MMM Munich Boqueria, Barcelona, e o prémio “Melhor Criador Revelação Homem 09″.
Sofia Leitão / Eva Sousa
The work developed by friends Sofia Leitão and Eva Sousa comes from a shared interest in fashion and jewellery. Both having a degree in Plastic arts, they have trodden different paths, since Sofia Leitão is exclusively a plastic artist, while Eva Sousa develops her creative body of work in photography, combining it with the teaching of History of fashion.
The point and round collars are unique pieces, created from a few recycled materials and entirely hand-made. The decorative materials are diversified, from the paillettes to the strass stones, from the feathers to the cabochon, giving them shine and distinction.
Born in Brazil, Vítor Bastos arrived in Portugal at the age of 18. He begun his career managing fashion events and coordinating backstage in several cities around Portugal. Later, Vítor started at his path in fashion design at CITEX and during his studies, Vítor, won competitions in the design field.
Participated in internships in local labels and finished his intern experience at BLESS, in Berlin. After he moved back to Portugal where for five seasons presents his own collections under the name V!TOR at ModaLisboa, Lisbon Fashion Week.
Today, besides of coordinating the label V!TOR, design its collection and partnerships (Adidas, Pin - Portuguese Association of Contemporary Jewellery, other artists and latest with the well known international label BIC), Vítor is the owner of an apparel manufacture Agency in Portugal, Carbon Copy, and manages production of collections for different designer European labels.