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Teresa Milheiro

Jeweller
Published: 27.07.2017

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Society, social values, politics, economics, wars and environmental concerns have a direct influence on the ironic form with which I approach these themes and develop them in my pieces. I consider my work to be intervention, normally a very strong political and social comment.
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Teresa Milheiro. Plate: Sensitive plates from the state of the planet, 2004. Aluminium. Teresa Milheiro
Plate: Sensitive plates from the state of the planet, 2004
Aluminium
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Teresa Milheiro. Plate: Sensitive plates from the state of the planet, 2004. Aluminium. Detail view. Teresa Milheiro
Plate: Sensitive plates from the state of the planet, 2004
Aluminium

Detail view

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Teresa Milheiro. Plate: Sensitive plates from the state of the planet, 2004. Aluminium. Plates in collection folder. Teresa Milheiro
Plate: Sensitive plates from the state of the planet, 2004
Aluminium

Plates in collection folder

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Teresa Milheiro. Piece: Flintstones, 2002. Bone, oxidised silver. From series: Self-defense. Teresa Milheiro
Piece: Flintstones, 2002
Bone, oxidised silver
From series: Self-defense
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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Prosthesis, 2002. Bones, silver. 2.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Prosthesis, 2002
Bones, silver
2.5 x 9 x 6.5 cm
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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Escamarão articulado, 1995. Brass and forged copper with patine. 16 x 10 x 7 cm. From series: Objectóias. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Escamarão articulado, 1995
Brass and forged copper with patine
16 x 10 x 7 cm
From series: Objectóias
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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Escamarão articulado, 1995. Brass and forged copper with patine. 16 x 10 x 7 cm. From series: Objectóias. On model. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Escamarão articulado, 1995
Brass and forged copper with patine
16 x 10 x 7 cm
From series: Objectóias

On model

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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Escamarão, 1995. Oxidized brass and aventurine. 11.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Escamarão, 1995
Oxidized brass and aventurine
11.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm
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Teresa Milheiro. Object: Animalóide, 1995. Brass with patine. 13 x 16 x 3 cm. From series: Objectais. Teresa Milheiro
Object: Animalóide, 1995
Brass with patine
13 x 16 x 3 cm
From series: Objectais
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Teresa Milheiro. Hand Piece: Giant Ant, 1989/90. Brass and oxidized forged copper. 24 x 12 x 5 cm. From series: Objectais. Teresa Milheiro
Hand Piece: Giant Ant, 1989/90
Brass and oxidized forged copper
24 x 12 x 5 cm
From series: Objectais
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Teresa Milheiro. Hand Piece: Braceleiro, 1989/90. Brass with patine. 11 x 7 x 12 cm. From series: Objectóias. Teresa Milheiro
Hand Piece: Braceleiro, 1989/90
Brass with patine
11 x 7 x 12 cm
From series: Objectóias
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Teresa Milheiro. Hand Piece: Giant Ant, 1989/90. Brass and oxidized forged copper. 24 x 12 x 5 cm. From series: Objectais. Teresa Milheiro
Hand Piece: Giant Ant, 1989/90
Brass and oxidized forged copper
24 x 12 x 5 cm
From series: Objectais
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Teresa Milheiro. Head Piece: Torture Elmet, 1990/91. Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf. 36 x 34 x 16 cm. From series: Torture jewels. Teresa Milheiro
Head Piece: Torture Elmet, 1990/91
Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf
36 x 34 x 16 cm
From series: Torture jewels
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Teresa Milheiro. Head Piece: Torture Elmet, 1990/91. Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf. 36 x 34 x 16 cm. From series: Torture jewels. On model. Teresa Milheiro
Head Piece: Torture Elmet, 1990/91
Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf
36 x 34 x 16 cm
From series: Torture jewels

On model

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Teresa Milheiro. Body piece: Torture Vest, 1991. Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf. 48 x 33 x 22 cm. From series: Torture jewels. Teresa Milheiro
Body piece: Torture Vest, 1991
Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf
48 x 33 x 22 cm
From series: Torture jewels
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Teresa Milheiro. Body piece: Torture Vest, 1991. Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf. 48 x 33 x 22 cm. From series: Torture jewels. On model. Teresa Milheiro
Body piece: Torture Vest, 1991
Oxidized and forged copper and silver leaf
48 x 33 x 22 cm
From series: Torture jewels

On model

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Teresa Milheiro. Object: ” Furaolhos” Pierces Eyes, 1990. Chromed plated brass and headphones. 21 x  12.5 x 4 cm. From series: Torture jewels. On model. Teresa Milheiro
Object: ” Furaolhos” Pierces Eyes, 1990
Chromed plated brass and headphones
21 x 12.5 x 4 cm
From series: Torture jewels

On model

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Teresa Milheiro. Object: ” Furaolhos” Pierces Eyes, 1990. Chromed plated brass and headphones. 21 x  12.5 x 4 cm. From series: Torture jewels. Teresa Milheiro
Object: ” Furaolhos” Pierces Eyes, 1990
Chromed plated brass and headphones
21 x 12.5 x 4 cm
From series: Torture jewels
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Teresa Milheiro. Piece: Detterent stalls, 1990. Chromed plated brass. Finger Stall. Teresa Milheiro
Piece: Detterent stalls, 1990
Chromed plated brass
Finger Stall

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Teresa Milheiro. Piece: Auto- suggestive finger stall, 1990. Latex and ivory. Finger Stall. Teresa Milheiro
Piece: Auto- suggestive finger stall, 1990
Latex and ivory
Finger Stall

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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Articulated fist (Lâminas), 1990/91. Oxidized copper. 29 x 8 x 6 cm. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Articulated fist (Lâminas), 1990/91
Oxidized copper
29 x 8 x 6 cm
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Teresa Milheiro. Hand Piece: Self defense fist, 1989/90. Brass with patine. 21 x 25 x 4.5. From series: Self defense. Teresa Milheiro
Hand Piece: Self defense fist, 1989/90
Brass with patine
21 x 25 x 4.5
From series: Self defense
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Teresa Milheiro. Hand Piece: Self defense fist, 1989/90. Brass with patine. 21 x 25 x 4.5. From series: Self defense. Teresa Milheiro
Hand Piece: Self defense fist, 1989/90
Brass with patine
21 x 25 x 4.5
From series: Self defense
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Teresa Milheiro. Ring: Passaróvno, 1988. Brass and pumice stone. Teresa Milheiro
Ring: Passaróvno, 1988
Brass and pumice stone
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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Self defense bracelet, 1988. Copper with patine. 9.5 x 8.9 cm. From series: Self defense. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Self defense bracelet, 1988
Copper with patine
9.5 x 8.9 cm
From series: Self defense
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Teresa Milheiro. Bracelet: Self defense bracelet, 1988. Anodized aluminium. 7 x 17 cm. Teresa Milheiro
Bracelet: Self defense bracelet, 1988
Anodized aluminium
7 x 17 cm
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Intro
I was born in Lisbon. I first came into contact with metals when I was very young, in the António Arroio secondary school in 1984. The school specializes in applied arts, and it changed my life. Later, between 1987 and 1991, I studied jewelry in Ar.Co, an independent art school in Lisbon, and found my personal way of expression. I founded the ZDB gallery, the first alternative gallery in Lisbon, in 1995. I worked for 10 years for a company making jewelry collections for museum shops. In 2004, I received a subsidy from the fine arts department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for my project with puppets entitled “Passage to the Other Side”. Between 2007 and 2012, I owned and managed Gallery ARTICULA, making and selling jewelry and objects. Now I have a new atelier in a truly central location in Lisbon, Largo de Camões. Now I’m teaching jewelry techniques in the school that I graduated from.

Statement

My work is usually inspired by my surroundings. Society, social values, politics, economics, wars and environmental concerns have a direct influence on the ironic form with which I approach these themes and develop them in my pieces. I consider my work to be intervention, normally a very strong political and social comment.
 
I do not always use the same method of work, I often create pieces influenced by certain objects that I encounter, but in other works I may diverge from an idea or concept to arrive at the form of a piece.
 
I do not like feeling trapped in rigid ways of working because that interferes with my inspiration.
 
A jewel to me is something that is spiritually valuable. The material value of the jewel has little meaning.
 
Generally when I'm creating a form I don’t worry about the target audience, I simply have an intrinsic need to express this idea.
 
Jewellery for me represents a form of expression like any other, but with the difference that we carry it with us. That makes interaction with other people more visible – in fact, it can sometimes demand a great deal of courage to wear some pieces.

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2012:
Exhibition  28 Sep 2012 - 29 Sep 2012  ARTICULA jewels and objects: closing down sale.
Exhibition  14 Apr 2012 - 12 May 2012  Kelly McCallum and Märta Mattsson: Diamonds and Dead Things.
2011:
Exhibition  17 Jun 2011 - 30 Jul 2011  Elo Uibokand and Tiina Rajakallio: Dark and Sweet.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2011 - 14 May 2011  CAIR PARA DENTRO DO CORPO, CAIR PARA FORA DO CORPO.
2010:
Exhibition  02 Sep 2010 - 02 Oct 2010  I Care a Lot: a portable discussion.
2009:
Exhibition  19 Dec 2009 - 19 Dec 2009  Venta de Natal.
Exhibition  05 Dec 2009 - 27 Feb 2010  Passagem para um outro lado.
Exhibition  11 Sep 2009 - 07 Oct 2009  Teresa Milheiro Jewels.
Exhibition  02 Apr 2009 - 03 Jun 2009  Diana Silva and Teresa Milheiro.
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