Casa da Imagem [House of Image] is an artistic and educational centre and a private, non-profit entity with public interest status. Casa da Imagem is part of the Fundação Manuel Leão and is, therefore, committed in pursuing its goals and mandate. The Foundation organises its activities and initiatives in Vila Nova de Gaia since 1996 and its main purpose is the promotion of public good through the educational, cultural, artistic and socio-charitable domains. It was from the intersection of the two central pillars of the Fundação Manuel Leão, education and art, that Casa da Imagem emerged, offering a space of education and artistic activities, initiatives and endeavours.

Coordenation

Inês Azevedo
Artist Educator.
Graduation in Fine Arts – Sculpture, (1999-2005) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Contemporary Artistic Practices (2005-06/ 2009-10) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts (2009-2011) at the Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Worked in the Education Department of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art as an artist
educator of the Educational Department, under which held-guided visits to exhibitions, workshops
for the general public, for schools and families.
Teacher at Escola Profissional de Gaia.
2004 to 2010 active member and founder of art collective “Senhorio”. At the same time develops research and individual art project.
Researcher at CEAA-ESAP.
casadaimagem@casa.fmleao.pt

Joana Mateus
Graduation in Fine Arts – Painting, (1998-2004) by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Art Multimedia (2004-2006) by Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Master in Teaching of Visual Arts (2009-2011) by Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação and Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto.
Teacher of Visual Arts and of Photography (2003-2010) in several shools and in all years of the pre-university education, from the First Elementary School to the Secondary and Professional Education. Worked as assistant with several Portuguese artists in Portugal.
Researcher at CEAA-ESAP.
Individual and collaborative work in the art field of video and performance.