Raquel Felgueiras has a degree in Fine Arts – Painting by the University of Porto, a Post-graduation in Drawing by the University of Lisbon and a MA in Animation by the University of the West of England. As a result of her MA she produced her first short animated film “White” which has been selected for several international animation festivals ans awarded with the “Young Portuguese Director” prize at CINANIMA 2012. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and animator for the past few years and alongside has been exhibiting her Fine Art work, which includes drawing and video, both in Portugal and in the UK.
Raquel has lately been working as an Artist Researcher in international research projects like CEINAV – Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence and currently at Bystanders – Developing Bystanders Responses to Sexual Harassment Among Young People.
2010 – 2012 MA Animation, University of the West of England, UK Graduated with Distinction.
2006 – 2009 Post-graduation course in Drawing, Fine Arts School, University of Lisbon, Portugal
2004 – 2005 Erasmus, École Supérieur des Arts de L’Image le 75, Brussels, Belgium
2000 – 2006 Fine Arts – Painting, Fine Arts School, University of Porto, Portugal
“Sendas” 2016 [director Raquel Felgueiras]
Short animated film produced in the scope of the project Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence – CEINAV, FPCEUP, with the support of Cineclube de Avanca and Filmógrafo. The film has been awarded with the “Best short film” prize in the Avanca Competition at Avanca 2016 Film Festival. It has also been selected for Cinanima 2016, Caminhos do Cinema Português 2016 and Cinecôa Film Festival 2016.
“Branco” (White), 2012 [director Raquel Felgueiras]
Short animated film produced within the scope of my MA Animation course.
The film has been awarded with the “Young Portuguese Director” prize at Cinanima Festival, Portugal, 2012. Also selected for: Libelula Festival 2012 (Lloret del Mar, Spain); Monstra Festival 2013 (Lisbon, Portugal); Be There! Festival 2013 (Corfu, Greece) and Baixada Animada (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).In 2013 the film was also screened at: Espaço Nimas, Lisbon; Fundação José Saramago, Lisbon; Ianos bookstore, Athens.
“Galope” 2015 [director Raquel Felgueiras]
Short animated film produced by Cineclube de Avanca and Filmógrafo. Selected for several national and international festivals like 13th International Animated Film Festival “Tindirindis” in Vilnius; Cinanima 2015; Monstra 2016; FilmFest Dresden 2016; 9th International Animation Festival Fest Anca; 24th Croatian One-Minute Film Festival, to name a few.
“Foi o Fio” 2014
Worked as a 2D animator and editor with the director Patricia Figueiredo at Filmógrafo.
The film has been selected for several national and international Animation Festivals and awarded with the “Young Portuguese director” at Cinanima 2014.
“Calleidosphere” 2014 [director Raquel Felgueiras]
Short animated film produced in collaboration with the music composer Chris Roe, for the opening of “MECHANIKA – Live Music with Visuals” event, promoted by Anima Collective at Brunel Tunnel Shaft, London.
“Poison Mushroom” 2013 [director Raquel Felgueiras]
Short animated film produced in collaboration with the composer Dai Fujikura for the Anima Collective launch event at “The Forge”, Camden, London.
Produced for the “0117 Hours Film Competition”, Bristol, 2012.
Selected for the Hansel of Film 2012 – Shetland to Southampton and Back reel.
“Arquitecturas Inabitadas” (Uninhabited Architectures); Cadeira de Van Gogh Cultural Association, Porto, Portugal, 2012 [March 3rd – 30th]
“Geometrias à mão levantada” (Freehand geometries); Penafiel Libray, Penafiel, Portugal, 2010 [December 2nd – 23rd]
“Um segundo depois”; Santa Luzia Art Hotel, Guimarães, 2018. Collective drawing and illustration show curated by Helena Mendes Pereira. [ February 2nd – April 7th]
“12 Apóstolas”; Palacete dos Viscondes de Balsemão, Porto, 2018. Curated by XX element project. [January 6th – February 3rd]
“Small is beautiful”; Cadeira de Van Gogh Cultural Association, Porto, 2017. [December 2nd – 20th]
Bienal de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, 2017
Baroque Gargoyles selected for “Bienal de Cerveira”. [De 15 de Julho a 15 de Setembro]
AMI – Arte Urbana em Mupis, Porto, 2017
Curated by Helena Mendes Pereira. [8th – 30th July]
“Small is beautiful”; Cadeira de Van Gogh Cultural Association, Porto, 2014. [December 6th – 20th]
Animation “Tattletale” as part of the video and film screening “From Slapstick to Horror”; Studio 1.1. Gallery, London, 2013 . [March 9th]
“Small is beautiful”; Cadeira de Van Gogh Cultural Association, Porto, 2011[December 3rd – 31st]
Animation “Tattletale” as part of the video and film screening “From Slapstick to Horror”; Nunhead Open 8 Art Exhibition, London, 2011 [September 9th – 11th]
Drawing “Now talk” selected for the exhibition “Brave New Worlds: Utopias/Dystopias” Riverside Gallery, London, 2011 [September 3rd – November 5th]
Animation “Tattletale” as part of the video and film screening “From Slapstick to Horror”; Latitude Art Festival, Suffolk, 2011 [July 14th – 17th]
Screening of animation “Tattletale”; Duckstamp Show, Southbank, Bristol, 2011[March 24th]
Collective exhibition; Antigos Paços do Concelho, Viana do Castelo, 2006 [September 15th – 24th]