Peninsulares – Second Iberian Meeting of Contemporary Textile Art
from September 23 to November 14 2021
National Museum of Decorative Arts
C / Montalbán Nº 12, 28014 Madrid
Hours: Tue-Sat: 09:30 – 15:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00
Afternoon: Thursday, from 17:00 to 20:00 (except July and August)
The first edition of the Peninsulares project took place in 2013 in Guimarães (Portugal) and Madrid (Spain) with the aim of promoting Portuguese and Spanish contemporary textile art, connecting neighboring territories that are spaces of textile culture in which this sector has, and has had, as history shows, an economic, social, patrimonial and artistic importance.
This second edition, curated by Cláudia Melo (Ideias Emergentes) and Lala de Dios (Indigo Proyectos), will bring together a group of Portuguese and Spanish textile artists, with the premise of an experience and the possibility of dialogue that can be the end, the l start or both. Departure and arrival. Precisely due to the condition of geographical aggregation, it is also a path of expansion and opening, exit and entry to other relationships, cultures and different contexts that develop through the folkloristic and historical experiences that can be found in the two countries.
Lala de Dios has a degree in Art History from the Complutense University and is a University Expert in Management of Non-Profit Organizations at UNED. She trained in the artisan production of fabrics in the ancient School of Crafts of the Ministry of Industry. Together with Enrique Moreno, in 1981 she founded Estudio Textil Indigo, where they offer courses and workshops on the design and artisan production of fabrics for fashion and decoration.
Cláudia Melo, Portuguese, graduated in Product Design and Equipment Design from the Lisbon University of Fine Arts. She has presented her works on product design, interior design, graphic design and art direction in different countries such as Italy, France, Spain or the United Kingdom.