Photographer and visual artist Raquel Belli will exhibit “Woven Stories”, at Galeria GAMA RAMA, in Faro, between October 27th and January 6th.
The exhibition, which will open on the 27th at 17pm, shows the result of the artistic residency that the artist developed in the Ribeirinho neighborhood of Faro, in response to the challenge from Na Mouche – Associação Cultural, organizer of Open Studios Faro.
This event, which is now biennial, and has the next edition in 2024, inaugurated in May of this year the tile panel by the artist Mariana a Miserável, in Travessa do Bouzela. In addition, Raquel Belli's play will premiere in October, on Rua do Compromisso.
The work of Raquel Belli, photographer and visual artist, is based on the creation of photographic images intertwined with patterns and weaving and basketry techniques, using artisanal but reinvented artistic methods.
«For this exhibition, the artist delved into the lives, experiences and memories of the community of Bairro Ribeirinho de Faro, creating a lively and captivating juxtaposition of documentary photography with the patterns of the tapestries. The old and the new intertwine in a singular plasticity and we see the neighborhood and its people from a unique perspective», explains the Gama Rama gallery.
“Woven Stories” includes a large-format artistic installation, outdoors, and invites the community to participate in the process of “weaving images”, on October 25th, starting at 10am, at the Gama Rama gallery (Rua do Prior no00).
Raquel Belli is a mother, photographer and visual artist. Portuguese with Italian roots, for the last ten years she has lived and worked between Portugal and East Timor, where she started the body of work “Woven”, inspired by the crafts and manual work of Timorese women with basketry and weaving.
He graduated in Fine Arts, at ESAD in Caldas da Rainha, in 2006. In 2008, he completed the Technical Photography Course at ETIC, where he developed and deepened scene photography.
In Timor, she collaborated in the creation of WAP (WomenArtPower) and published a book of photographs about the country's peculiar Christmas, in collaboration with José Ramos-Horta and Xanana Gusmão (“Aqui Onde O Sol, Logo Em Nascendo, Vê Primeiro”, 2014) .
“Woven Stories” has free entry, and is on view until the 6th of January at GAMA RAMA (Rua do Prior no 13 – Faro), in the heart of the Ribeirinho neighborhood.