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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 12th edition of the International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira is "Time".

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Finalists

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Ana Rita Robalo

Ana Rita Robalo, born in Luxembourg in 1993, child and adolescent in Belgium, young adult in Portugal, newly married, Portuguese (and proud to be). He decided to take root in Portugal when he came to study Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon. He later completed his studies in Graphic Design at Restart, Artistic Illustration at Estal / UAL, and is completing his Master of Design at Fbaul. Her creations are paintings, watercolors, fabric patterns, postcards, wedding invitations, magazine and book illustrations, among others. In love with illustration and patterns, but even more so with nature.

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Anna Aparicio Català

Anna Aparicio Català was born in 1991 in Barcelona, Spain. She has a university Degree in Fine Arts (2013) and a Master's Degree in Children's Literature (2014). She studied illustration at l'Escola de la Dona of Barcelona (2012-2016) and she has bem working as a professional children's book illustrator since 2014. Her work has been recognized by different International illustration awards such as Nami Concours, Golden Pinwheel illustration award, Iberoamérica ilustra or Valladolid ilustrado.Right now she combines her work as an illustrator with being a librarian.

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Biakosta

My name is biakosta and I don't like to write about myself in the third person. I was born in Coimbra, daughter of parents artists and decided to follow them. In 2015 I moved to Porto to study Communication Design where I knew many disciplines of visual communication, but it was at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts (where I studied during the Eramus + program) that I fell in love with illustration and animation. Since then I realized that what I really like is telling stories between words and drawings. For me, time is always short when it should stretch and too long when it should not stretch. I measure time by the distance of love: sometimes longing, sometimes short moments of passion.

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Delfim Ruas

Viseu in 1989, four days before the fall of a wall. I graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and later completed a Master in Illustration at ISEC Lisbon. Today I work as a freelance illustrator and concept artist and I am fortunate to have been able to exhibit regularly both individually and collectively since 2009. From this route I highlight my solo exhibition 2016, “Front 1914-1919”, where I conciliate my practice in Illustration with my side B: Historical research. The graphic diaries took me to the Risk Group of which I have been a member since 2013. It was in this context that in 2015 I joined a working group whose purpose was to survey the Portuguese architectural heritage in Morocco. The expedition culminated in 2017 with the exhibition “Algarve d'Além Mar” at the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat.

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Diego Mallo

Visual artist and illustrator, works with editorial, press, children's and commercial illustration. Often endowed with great irony, their illustrations lead us to read between the lines. Interdisciplinary experimentation defines his style well, ranging from naturalistic drawing to visual poetry, photographic illustration and collage or paper sculptures. He has published works with Penguin Random House, Die Zeit, Planet, Unicef, Vice, TV3, Ediciones Glénat, La Galera, Editorial Bambú, Media Vaca and Gràffica among others, and in international magazines such as Zeit Literatur, Novum, Rooms, etc. In 2018, he won the second prize at the 11th International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira; Selected at ILUSTRARTE Portugal (2018), and 3x3 Illustration Directory NY (2019, 2018, 2017 and 2014). He was selected in 2019 at the Illustrator's Exhibition in Bologna and won first prize at the Ajudaris Biennial (Amarante, Portugal). He is among the illustrators selected for the X Ibero-American Illustration Catalog and American Illustration 38. He is a teacher and does workshops on illustration, drawing and creativity.

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Eduarda Lima

Eduarda Lima is a Portuguese illustrator based in Lisbon. She studied Architecture (University College London) and Motion-Design (London College of Communication) in London and attended illustration courses at Ar.Co in Lisbon. Her work is divided between illustration and 2D animation, having worked with a variety of clients including BBC, ITV, Orange, Van Gogh Museum, Bojimans Van Beuningen Museum, The Princes Trust, Camelot, Living Science, Deolinda, EGEAC , Trivago, AKI, Nebula Studios, Animanostra, among others. In 2019 participated in the annual exhibition ILUSTRA 33 and in early 2020 will publish her first illustrated album. www.eduardalima.com

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Fernanda Massotti

Fernanda Massotti is an illustrator in Rio de Janeiro. She participated in the artistic residency at the Vista Alegre factory in Portugal. She worked in the design of prints for the children's clothing brand - "The Fable" - in Rio de Janeiro. Currently works as a freelancer in illustrated projects, editorials, ceramics and stamping.

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Inesss

Born in Porto. Degree in Fine Arts - Multimedia Branch from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto in 2015, specializing in a postgraduate degree in Illustration by the same institution in 2018. Exhibits since 2013. Find in Design your comfort and simultaneously its biggest challenges. Its language is marked by the assiduous presence of graffiti, where the apparent immediacy of the gesture intends to give prominence to this more traditional medium; He is especially interested in working on the subtleties / tensions of the gestures of the human figure. It also relates its artistic practice with other fields of cultural area, namely non-formal production and education. She is part of the team of educators of the Serralves Foundation Educational Service, designing art workshops for other institutions / associations.

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Joana Cunha

My name is Joana Cunha, I was born in 1990 and I live in Vila Nova de Gaia. I am licensed and master by ESAD Matosinhos in interior design. Illustration was always something that captivated me and I love to explore, however, it was during the development of the master's thesis that I realized that I could combine the illustration with a scenographic object and that I became more passionate about it. As a result, in 2014, the Storytelling Machine, my thesis project, was selected to participate in the Ibero-American Biennial in Madrid. Since then I have been studying different forms of design, techniques and applications.

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Joana Sousa Franco

She was born in Lisbon in 1980. From an early age she developed an interest in drawing, having attended the course of Naked Model Drawing at the National Society of Fine Arts in 1997. Designer by profession, with a degree in Equipment Design at FBAUL in 2003, and Graphic Design course at ETIC, in 2005, has in illustration one of her hobbies of choice, along with theater and dance. She has a postgraduate degree in Scientific Illustration, thus developing a taste for scientific design, but also artistic exploration with various techniques and supports, including digital technique. Collaborated with illustrations for the book “Trees in the City”, by Graça Amaral Neto Saraiva and Ana Ferreira de Almeida. Punctually performs illustration work as a freelancer.

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Laura Montes

I was born in Valladolid, Spain. I graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. I worked as a teacher in the area of Arts Education and as an illustrator for children's publications. Recently, my work as an illustrator was selected in illustration contests, such as the 'Vilustrated' International Lighting Encounter in Valladolid, the São João da Madeira International Illustration Encounter and the 2nd International Biennial of Solidarity Illustration by Ayudaris. I currently work as a freelance illustrator and I live in Valladolid.

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Leonor Violeta

Leonor Violeta is a graphic designer and illustrator, focusing her work on cutouts and collages, patterned compositions and colorful shapes.

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Lourdes Asencio Sánchez

My vocation is illustration, although I majored in sociology. I have been studying drawing and painting since 1989, participating in different training courses and workshops with Miguel Tanco, Isidro Ferrer and Linda Wolfsgruber. This year I completed the Degree of Higher Education in Illustration at Art School Number 10. In 2018 I won the illustration award from the Flic Festival of Barcelona.

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Margarida Mouta

Aveiro, 1989 Degree in Design from the University of Aveiro. She has worked as an illustrator for editorial, animation, games, web and advertising since 2014.

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Mariana Mattos

Mariana de Almeida Mattos (1977) Illustrator, Designer, Consultant, Design Thinking Trainer, Creativity Guest Lecture and Makeup Artist.  Lives  and work in Porto.  Graduated in Communication Design (1999), she completed the curricular componente of PHD in Desenhos e suas formas de Expressão by the University of Valencia (2007). In 2014 she graduated in Design Thinking from ESAD Matosinhos, collaborating regularly with Mindshake as a freelance designer and trainer.

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Mariela Teragni

“Drawing is a magical experience for me. I think the illustration is very powerful, it's pure energy embodied in paper. A moving image has the ability to change the world. " Mariela Teragni is an illustrator and graphic designer. Born in Argentina in 1984. Studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and specialized in editorial design. Her interest in book design and her passion for drawing led her to deepen her education as an illustrator. Mariela has trained illustration for over 10 years with renowned local and international album artists. He has also participated in watercolor, narrative, lyrics, screen printing and creativity workshops. Inspired by nature, abstract art and textile design, her work is characterized by the sensitivity of her illustrations and the empathy of her characters. He currently works at his studio in Buenos Aires, where he conducts design and illustration projects by authors.

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Marta Ramiréz Cores

(Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, 1987) Graduated in Fine Arts from the Universidad de Barcelona, she studied at the University Master in Art Research and Creation at the Universidad del País Vasco. During 2016, she collaborated as a facilitator in creative workshops for children and young people with the ALEM Literature, Literacy and Mediation Association of Lisbon, an entity that works through the literary universe to strengthen children's, youth and adult literacy. She is currently finalizing her PhD thesis, focused on children's sensory development through multisensory albums and artistic practices in Early Childhood Education. At the same time, she works as an illustrator and graphic designer in Lisbon for projects such as 'Help as you can' by the 1% Association, or 'Brincapé' promoted by APSI - Associação para a Promoção da Segurança Infantil. Also part of the Lisbon-based collectives: Tidy-up the Street Architecture Workshops for Kids and Tape - Cinema with Sight.

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Neus Caamaño Culubret

I was born in a very small village called Terradelles, near Girona. I learned almost everything I know from my mother, who always loved art, especially techniques like textile printing and engraving. When I was 18, I went to study Fine Arts in Barcelona, where I specialized in life drawing. And then I discovered Illustration. I fell in love almost immediately with this language that blends artistic creativity with the act of communicating. Ever since I discovered this, I’ve worked in different areas such as advertisement and editorial illustration.

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Pupé

Mariana Pereyra (Pupé) is a graphic designer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires in 2005. Professor. Since 2007 she is a freelance illustrator, specializing in the textile and children's sector. Since 2011 she has been a professor at the same university in illustration of the subject and has also given private workshops. In her profession of illustrator and teacher, she was able to find her vocation by experimenting and deepening drawing as her way of doing things in the world.

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Rute Marques

Rute Marques was born somewhere in central Portugal in 1997. Her love of illustration began as a child and has grown over the years. Studied graphic design at ESAD. CR where he discovered his love for the linoleum printing technique he has been exploring ever since. In graphic design, he sought his experimental spirit to use mixed techniques in his illustrations.

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Sole Rodriguez

I have always enjoyed painting, but my desire to understand and transform the world led me to study political science. I specialize in gender studies and are dedicated to developing public policies for gender equity. A few years ago I decided to resume painting and access to Fine Art studies, so I discovered illustration and ended up getting a professional illustration diploma at Escola de la Dona in Barcelona. My work was selected for group exhibitions and a finalist at the 4th International Meeting of Valladolid Illustrated 2018.

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Susana Matos

Susana Matos was born in Lisbon, where she returned and where she lives and works. After making many drawings and paintings, she decided to become a teacher of Visual Education and at this moment, she divides her time between the tranquility of illustration and the excitement of teaching, finding a balance between these two worlds that complete each other. Honorable mentions. The first was the Matilde Rosa Araújo Award for Illustration by the Trofa City Council in 2012 and others followed, as a Special Mention at the XI Compostela International Award for Illustrated Albums in 2018. He has illustrated a dozen books, almost all of them for childhood from which he could never get out.

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Vic S

Víctor Serrano Orozco was born in Mexico City in 1983. He studied Visual Arts at UNAM College of Arts and Design. He has been developing in the areas of Editorial Design and Illustration, through the Bonobo Graphic Creatives workshop, making vignettes and illustrations for science textbooks at medium level. He also collaborated with Editorial Resistencia illustrating posters and generating various graphics for informational materials. It has four solo exhibitions, the most recent at the UAEM House of Culture, Mexico City and has participated since 2002 in more than twenty group exhibitions, highlighting the selection at the II Pedro Coronel Biennial, Pedro Coronel Museum, Zacatecas, Mexico, in addition to obtaining a residence of pictorial production in Betanzos, Galicia, in 2008, by the Rojo-Urbiola Foundation. He currently works, in addition to his plastic production, as a teacher of Higher Education in Drawing and Art History and since 2016 his work has been represented by Galeria Yuri López Kullins in Mexico City and Madrid. In 2019, his series of illustrations with the theme "The Lie" was selected as one of the 10 finalists at the Valladolid International Illustration Meeting in Spain.

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Vicente Nirõ

Born on the rainy Tuesday of Carnival 1991, he likes to mask himself as an illustrator on a daily basis. He is an animated film reveler, unfolding between moving and static illustrations to tell the stories that come to mind. In your work you use a color palette worthy of a float but do not ask you to dance because you do not know how to sambar.

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Weberson Santiago

Illustrator and writer of children's books. Collaborates with Brazilian and Portuguese publishers. It also illustrates boardgames for various publishers from countries such as the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland.