Archive | September, 2013

Award in hands

22 Sep

I was very emotional yesterday at the Ceremony of the Brazilian International Press Award at the Embassy of Brazil in London.
While I was waiting to be called, broken memories of different moments of my career since I started my practice three years ago were going back and forward in my mind.
What to say? Well, I didn’t say much. It was a very short speech; just like my stories.
Once again a big thank you to everyone who is supporting me throughout the years since my very begging.
I always believed in what I’m doing because I do it with my heart, with my soul… With passion!
The award is an acknowledgment for all the hard work and a good response for what I’m doing, as my works are so often considered intriguing and unusual.
And it it’s for sure a fuel to carry, showing me that I’m going in the right direction.
A big thank you to my lovely family, friends, collaborators, journalists, participants!
Every single one of you is part of it and that trophy symbolises all of you!
Love xxx

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Lost Soles @ London Design Festival

12 Sep

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Visit Lost Soles pop-up gallery to see my new work inspired by Vinicius de Moraes’ song “Samba of the Blessing”, in which I transformed a pair of flip flops found in Shoreditch.

See, listen, feel… Next to my shoes, a CD player will amuse your ears with this and other of his Bossa Nova songs.

Lost Soles is inspired by twitter @abandonedshoes, and it is part of the London Design Festival, running from the 14th to the 22nd of September.

The works are going to online auction and the charity I’ve chosen to donate the funds raised for mine is PYE Global, which also works with Brazil. I’ll publish the link here as soon as it’s on!

Along with the showcase, the Lost Soles theatre will present ten short plays inspired by a photo twitter feed, imagining who their wearers were and how they came to lose their soles.

Hoping for more encounters in life…

Lost Soles Pop-up Gallery and theatre
14 – 22 September
38 Earlham St, WC2H 9LH
Mon – Fri Noon – 6pm Sat – Sun 10am – 6pm
http://www.riffraffproductions.co.uk
http://www.londondesignfestival.com
pyeglobal.org

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Awarded Best Brazilian Artist in the UK 2013

2 Sep

I’ve been awarded for Best Brazilian Artist in the UK 2013 by the Brazilian International Press Awards Reino Unido.

Thanks to all who believe(d) in me for making it happen! From family to friends and participants, you’re all so important.

I feel so motived to carry on and produce more and more new works, aiming to bring moments of reflexion and happiness to all.

A BIG THANK YOU!

* Award Ceremony to happen in the 21st of September at the Brazilian Embassy in the UK. If you’re interested in attending you can claim tickets at http://www.pressaward.com.

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