EXHIBITIONS

TERMINAL | RCA Satellite Event

June 2021 – The Ugly Duck, London

 

Your flight has been indefinitely delayed. Departure boards have stopped. Time stretched. We are trapped in the same hour, again and again as we shift across time zones. Groundhog Day. We live permanently, in transit. 

What do we do with the time that’s been given to us? 

With the little energy we have to spare from Zoom fatigue? How will we survive?

In the midst of a global pandemic, a group of students are coming together to unpack how they entered ‘survival mode’ all throughout their master’s studies, and think through the broader questions that this brought on. Waiting, adapting and constantly in transit, our practices have been put to a test. What makes us stay afloat when everything around us is on hold, uncertain and unprecedented? When the storm suddenly strikes, what is our ‘survival toolkit’?

AVAILABE AT: https://www.instagram.com/terminal_rca/

RCA2021 | Final Year Show

June 2021 – Group Exhibition, Royal College of Art Online

 

Discover graduate work by Royal College of Art students from around the world. Engage with a programme of events, explore collections by guest curators, and immerse yourself in the thinking of the world’s most talented emerging artists and designers. Carmo Pinheiro de Melo's work is exhibited alongside the graduates of the Royal College of Art final year show.

AVAILABE AT: https://2021.rca.ac.uk/students/maria-do-carmo-ravara-pinheiro-de-melo

WiP2021 | Royal College of Art

February 2021 - Online Exhibition

 

Wherever you are in the world, join us online to explore and immerse yourself in the thinking and work in progress of the world’s most talented emerging artists and designers. Carmo Pinheiro de Melo 's work is exhibited alongside the soon to be graduates of the Royal College of Art Work in Progress show.

 

AVAILABE AT: https://wip2021.rca.ac.uk/students/carmo-pinheiro-de-melAll Women

 

Art Show | J. Mane Gallery

January 2021 - Online Group Exhibition

 

J. Mane Gallery is pleased to present its 3rd All Women International Online Juried Art Exhibition. Women artists have been making art throughout history, however their work, when compared to their male counterparts, tends to be overlooked and undervalued. Women artists are often faced with challenges due to gender biases in the fine art world.
Therefore, we are honouring women artists.  We invited artists to submit work that best represents themselves as artists.  All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their best art and photography.

 

AVAILABE AT: https://www.jmanegallery.com/all-women-2021

 

Group Exhibition | Stationist RCA

July 2020 - Group Exhibition, Multiple Locations

"Situationist RCA" - Carmo Pinheiro de Melo 's work is exhibited alongside amazing artists in the is a physical, pan-continental, temporary, see-it-in-the-flesh, blink-and-you’ll miss-it network of events, happenings and installations that will run during the course of RCA 2020.
Without our regular degree show interiors to adorn our artwork with, you will be able to find us outside, in the parks, alleyways and skies of both London and beyond, the boundaries of our physical presence scattered globally.

AVAILABE AT: https://situationistrca.com

 

Essay on Collaboration | Janus Project

May 2020 - Group Virtual Exhibition in Pousio, Lisbon

 

"Essay on Collaboration" - Carmo Pinheiro de Melo 's work is exhibited alongside amazing artists in the new current virtual exhibition curated by Ze Ortigao and designed by Matilde Picciochi.

AVAILABLE AT: https://pousioartecultura.pt/pick-a-card - https://pousioartecultura.pt/Carmo-Pinheiro-Melo

 

Heaven is a Place Where Nothing ever Happens | Janus Project

May 2020 - Group Virtual Exhibition in Pousio, Lisbon

 

"Heaven is a Place Where Nothing ever Happens" - Carmo Pinheiro de Melo 's work is exhibited alongside amazing artists in the new current virtual exhibition curated by Duarte Amado and designed by Constança Vasconcelos Dias.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens explora a privação do testemunho físico e da participação como crise ou superação da “normalidade” como mediadora da condição do “real”, do sentido, do estatuto de experiência e da definição de lugares próprios. Sujeitos, rituais e objetos resvalam entre candidatos artísticos, artefactos ou meras propriedades visuais do campo virtual. 

AVAILABLE AT: https://pousioartecultura.pt/Heaven-is-a-place-where-nothing-ever-happens- https://pousioartecultura.pt/CARMO-PINHEIRO-DE-MELO

 

Turns out it was never There | Janus Project

May 2020 - Group Virtual Exhibition in Pousio, Lisbon

 

"Turns out it was never there" - Carmo Pinheiro de Melo 's work is exhibited alongside amazing artists in the new current virtual exhibition curated by Ana Begonha and designed by Marta Vaz da Silva.
These works focus on the juxtaposition and deconstruction of bodies, spaces and languages between the digital and the material spheres. Departing from this idea, the exhibition seeks to explore the ways in which the transferring and overlapping of imagined (virtual) and tangible (material) realities alter our perception on the virtuality and materiality of the bodies and spaces they form, affecting their presence. Moreover, it explores how these bodies and spaces mutually construct the organizational structures of the realities that produce them.
In a sense, Turns out it was (never) there questions the separation between these categories and the idea that things can only gain substance by means of their bodily existence and not their imagination. Not seeking to explore the barriers between the digital and the material world, but hoping to transform our given notions about them, the exhibition tries to find clues that show us how to move from one sphere to the other.

AVAILABLE AT: https://pousioartecultura.pt/Inicio_ING - https://pousioartecultura.pt/Carmo-Pinheiro-de-Melo_ING

 

The Stories that We Tell

June 2018 - Group Exhibition, Maverick - Safehouse London

 

Twenty-five graduates of the London College of Communication BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course will be hosting their own unique, site specific, pop-up photography exhibition.
The stories touch on some of the most crucial issues of our time - from Syrian Refugees finding homes in London to illegal deforestation in Poland and beyond. Showcasing the diverse range of interests that 2018’s cohort have methodically investigated, and utilising a variety of different approaches and practices, this exhibition is a platform for photographers in the early stages of their careers to propel their enquiries further.

 

AVAILABLE AT: https://storiesthatwetell.wixsite.com/stwt

 

UAL - Final Year Show

June 2018 - Group Exhibition, London College of Communication

 

 

Group Exhibition

April 2015 - Group Exhibition, Biblioteca Camoes, Lisbon

 

Esta exposição revela propostas de alunos da turma do 12ºN, do curso de comunicação audiovisual - especialização em fotografia, e pretende-se que seja demonstrativa de uma reflexão sobre a noção de ocupação dos seus territórios de referência. Os ensaios visuais apresentados, recaem sobre as múltiplas possibilidades do fotográfico, consubstanciando os conteúdos do processo ensino-aprendizagem.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2019-2021: Royal College of Arts

MA Visual Communication - Experimental Communication

 

2015-2018: UAL - London College of Communication

BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

 

2013-2015: Antonio Arroio Artistic School

Level 4 Professional Degree - Audiovisual Communicatio (specialized in Photography)