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Contest

During the International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira, an open Illustration Competition associated with a theme is organised for those who want to participate. The papers are submitted to a jury composed of relevant professionals from the illustration area and contributors connected to the art world, tasked with making a selection that will be displayed during the week of the meeting and collated in a catalogue. There will be three winners among selected illustrators. The theme of the Illustration Competition within the 11th edition of the International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira is "Work". The Illustration Competition jury will be composed of Francisco Vaz Silva, illustrator and creator of Gigões and Anantes bookstore, Gonçalo Viana, renowned illustrator, Luís Mendonça, illustrator and teacher at FBAUP, this year’s guest institution, Armando Silva, representing this year's partner company, Armando Silva, S.A., and the businessman and prestigious art collector, José Lima.

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Finalists

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YOLANDA

I studied Image and Sound. I took a course in Graphic Design and Illustration at the Arts School of Valladolid. My professional background begins with graphic design and illustration, a function I have combined with my work as a monitoring teacher in Design and Painting for children since 1992. In 20017, I coordinated a team responsible for the organization of the Summer School at the Patio Herreriano Museum. I am an associate founder of the Association of Illustration Professionals – a Collective Satellite, with which I participate in exhibitions, workshops and editing publications. Bibliography…. Bruno e o Manto de Estrelas (Baía Editions), Papel y cola, Dummy Doll, Caperucita Roja y Fábrica de Sellos (Imaginarium Editorial) El Duende No (Amigos de Papel Editorial) Los Primeros Gumlins (Municipal Town Council of Valladolid)

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VLADIMIR KAZANEVSKY

Kavanevsky Vladimir graduated from Kharkov State University and majored in "Cosmic Radiophysics" in 1973. In 1984, he graduated from the Kiev Institute of Journalism Skills as a Press Artist. Currently, he works as a free-lance cartoonist and writer. Kazanevsky`s art work has been exhibited worldwide and has won more than 450 prizes in the International cartoon contests in 51 countries.

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VICTOR SIVERA

I studied Fine Arts in Barcelona and Toulouse where I basically did painting and drawing. Lately, I have been interested in children’s illustration.

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SORAIA O

Soraia Oliveira was born in the city of Maia in 1992. In 2013, she graduated in Graphic Design from the Polytechnical Institute of Cavado do Ave, where she had her first contact with Illustration. In 2016, she completed her Master’s in Illustration and Animation at the same institution where she did research relating to collaborative Illustration methodology. She is currently working in the textile sector where she creates designs for clothing and participates in different projects of Design and Illustration.

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ROSAURA ROMBO

Rosaura Rombo is a hollow doll (divided by the waist in two parts which connect one to each other) and which has another hollow doll in its interior. (the same but smaller) and this continues until you come to the smallest one which is solid.

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RIGELMOON

Since my childhood I have been attracted to creative subjects, and when I was around 13 years old, I started art workshops. At 19, I had a degree in Applied Arts (artistic pottery) and was working at an Art Gallery. I studied Photography at E. A. F. (Escuela Argentina de Fotografía) while I finished my Graphic Design studies at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Design lead me to the advertising industry, where I have been working as an Art Director for more than 10 years. My technical and academic training, plus my design, creativity, drawing, painting, pottery and photographic experience inspired me to find a new ludic path to mix and match all these subjects. This interest and desire took me to Illustration. Sótano Blanco, Sabina Álvarez Schürmann, Mariana Ruiz Johnson, Cristian Turdera and other renowned illustrators have nurtured my natural artistic soul. I believe Illustration can live/ SURVIVE in many worlds, reason why I am fond of all of them, but mainly those such as books – for kids, and not so young as well– where design, literature and illustration coexist, thus creating a magical dimension.

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RAQUEL BONITA

I am Raquel Blázquez but I sign all my work as Raquel Bonita. I am an illustrator and storyteller from the north-west of Spain but now I am living in the United Kingdom. I studied Advertising and Public Relations and majored in Editorial Illustration and Art Direction. I started to work in children’s books during my studies when I was selected for the 2º Prize at the XII Edition of the Illustrated Stories Award by the Badajoz’s Council in 2010. I have worked with publishers as Jaguar, Combel or Bookolia. I have also worked with companies as LEGO and educational brands as Edebé, Bruño or Bromera. My illustrations were selected in 2015 and 2017 for the Santiago Ilustrado Festival in Chile and this year, 2018, for the Sharjah Exhibition of Illustration in the United Arab Emirates.

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RAFAELA RODRIGUES

My name is Rafaela Rodrigues. I was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1990. When I was four years old, my parents moved to the island of Madeira. From a very young age, I collected scratchers and spent too much time drawing dolls, as my mother says.

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PUPE

Mariana Pereyra (Pupé) is a graphic designer who graduated from the University in Buesnos Aires in 2005. She teaches. Since 2007, she has been a freelance Illustrator, specialized in the textile and children’s sectors. Since 2011, she has been a professor at the university teaching Illustration as well as giving private workshops. As an illustrator and professor, she has been able to find her vocation by experimenting and improving drawing as a way of doing things in the world.

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MARGO

Margo was born in Coimbra in 1997. She decided to go to Porto to study Communication Design at the Fine Arts Faculty. She has always enjoyed drawing dolls but later discovered that illustrating, animating/ entertaining as well as creating stories, was wonderful. Besides drawing and design, Margo also likes going into the forest, watching sad films, singing with friends and napping in the sun.

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LAURA MONTES

Graduated in Fine Arts, University of Salamanca (Spain), Undergraduate Degree in Arts, Higher Educational Institute of Art, C.R.B.C., Valladolid (Spain) Illustrator Arts teacher

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JOANA VELOSO

Brazilian illustrator and artisan licenced in Architecture and Urbanism (Recife, Brazil) and Illustration (Escola de La Dona, Barcelona) She has collaborated in Brazilian publications for books and magazines (Editoras Cepe, IMEPH, Cortez, Sesi-SP e Grupo Abril), as well as developed personal projects in Illustration and Artisanal book covers. She also participates in developing graphic design for records and books. In 2017, she executed an artistic residence in botanical illustration at the Botanical Gardens in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) financed by Funcultura (Fundação de Cultura do Estado de Pernambuco, Brazil). By similar incentive, she set up a project called, Creative Immersion, a course for active illustrators in Recife, her native city. Currently, she resides and works in Barcelona.

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ELIANA GUANA

I am Eliana, I am a designer and illustrator and I have always enjoyed drawing and expressing myself through illustration and drawings, this side of my life says a lot about me, my very fertile imagination and sarcastic vein though always positive. I was born in Ovar, I have already lived in Matosinhos (where I studied, Higher Educational Institute of Arts and Design), in Lisbon and most recently in São João da Madeira, a quiet town but close to everything.

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DIEGO MALLO

Visual artist and illustrator who works in editorial, press, commercial and children’s illustration. Often tinged with a sharp irony, his illustrations lead one to read between the lines. Interdisciplinary experimentation defines his style, from naturalistic drawing to visual poetry, photo illustration and collage or paper sculptures. Among his clients are Penguin Random House, Die Zeit, Planeta (Seix Barral, Crítica, Península, Tusquets, Empúries, Edicions 62, Ariel, Pòrtic), Unicef, McGraw-Hill, Hachette Filipacchi, Vice, TV3, Ediciones Glénat, La Galera, Run Design, Editorial Bambú. His work has been published in international magazines as Zeit Literatur, Novum, Rooms, etc. He has been selected at ILUSTRARTE Portugal (2018), 3X3 Illustration Directory NY (2018, 2017 and 2014). He runs workshops of illustration, drawing and creativity.

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DELFIM RUAS

Viseu in 1989, four days before the fall of a Wall. I graduated in Painting at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto and later I completed a Master’s in Illustration at ISEC in Lisbon. Today, I work as a freelance illustrator and am quite content to have had the opportunity of regularly exhibiting individually and collectively since 2009. From this journey, I give importance to an individual exhibition in 2016, “Frente 1914-1919”, in which I conciliate my experience in Illustration with my other side: historic research. The daily graphics took me to the Group Riscos, which I have been a member of since 2013. It was at this time, in 2015, in which I became part of a group whose goal was to study Portuguese Architectural Heritage in Morocco. The expedition culminated in 2017 with the exhibition called, “Algarve d’Alem Mar” patented at the National Library of the Moroccan Kingdom in Rabat.

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CLAUDIA SALGUEIRO

Entroncamento, 1991. A degree in Communication Design at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto. A Master´s Degree in Editorial Design by the same institution. She has participated in numerous collective exhibitions since 2016. She works and lives in Porto and divides her time between Design and Illustration.

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CATARINA VIEIRA

Catarina Vieira was born in Porto, Portugal in 1992. She is and illustrator who is assertive about her expression. She transforms a story into an image through a selection of colours, forms and textures. Her goal is to take the public to her world, so as to dream and interact.

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BRUNO LISBOA

Bruno Lisboa is a visual artist in Vila Nova de Gaia. His work involves illustration, street art and graphic design, however, he has a special inclination for working with textures/ fabric, dirtying his hands and is always craving to do more and better. https://www.instagram.com/ohbrunolisboa/ http://ohbrunolisboa.tumblr.com

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BRUNO CLERISTON

Illustrator and graphic designer in the creative market for the last 11 years. He also works on TV as a videographer and image editor. He has much work dedicated to entertainment (culture and music); the editorial market; audio-visual; digital/ virtual; packaging, creating brands for professionals and companies; plus, he is a co-author and illustrator of children’s books.

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BOZOBOZOCA

Felipe Pellisser was born in Brazil but currently lives in Maia, Portugal. He studied Design at Unesp (Brazil) and during university he participated in several contests and received awards in Illustration and Animation. From 2005 to 2007, he was a finalist in the three editions of the Volkswagen and New Talent Contest. And in 2007, he won the third place in the Microsoft Imagine Cup in the category of Animation. Professionally, he has been involved in the Super Ludicos studio which has diverse projects. He is responsible for the 3D Modelling and Animation department since 2009. Currently, he is doing a post graduate course in Digital Media and Animation at ESAD, Matosinhos.

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BIAKOSTA

My name is Beatriz Costa but I write it with a K, as my father did. I am a student of Communication Design in Porto. I have a passion for Illustration and an infatuation for Animation. In fact, I like to tell stories, so I always leave a message on the work I do. The two illustrations here represent what I believe interconnects every profession: going to and coming from work. There is always a moment regarding obligation but later, it is time for rest. Most times, it is not the first thing which stimulates us – it is difficult to leave one’s bed to face work daily. But what really seems good is the feeling of fulfilment, going back home and relaxing. Without these two moments, what is the difference between pleasure and work? I leave you with a short note: the first idea I had when I thought about work was not this one. I thought of a man in a black suit, a tight tie carrying a briefcase. The idea of a businessman in a tie is clear when you think about this topic – but why… a man? The first draft I had, of this individual, I added a tie – but a new one, why masculinise a female when referring to this topic? I hired myself regarding the stereotypes which involve me, and this is the only message I also want to provoke in the audience.

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BEA LEMA

Bea Lema is an illustrator and comic artist. She studied product design and started her professional career in 2010, working for the ceramics brand Sargadelos. She's been working as a freelance illustrator for agencies, magazines, brands and commercial events since 2007. In 2018 she published her first graphic novel O Corpo de Cristo.

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ANNA APARÍCIO CATALÁ

Anna Aparicio Catala nasceu em Barcelona, Espanha em 1991. Tem uma licenciatura em Artes (2013) e um Mestrado em Literatura Infantil (2014). Estudou ilustração na l’Ecola de la Dona de Barcelona (2012-2016). Está agora a trabalhar como ilustradora e coordenadora do Instituto de Cultura Chinesa de Barcelona.

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ANA RITA ROBALO

25 years old, born in Luxembourg, childhood and adolescence in Belgium and young adult in Portugal. She decided to grow roots/ SETTLE DOWN in Portugal upon having decided to study painting at FBAUL, Graphic Design at Restart and concluded a post-graduate course in Illustration at UAL/Estal. Her work involves paintings, water paintings, patterns for fabrics, post cards, wedding invitations, illustrations for magazines and books, among others. She is passionate about illustration so every month she buys a new book for her illustrated book collection.

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AMALTEIA

My name is Ana (or as I like being called, Amalteia). I studied Design at UA and Illustration at ESAD. My work is basically digital however, it always begins on paper. I like to draw plants, interesting situations and strange people. I like to invent characters and tell stories. I like to use colour, lots of colour.