// luisamenano

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Artist/ Art Educator/ Academic/ Researcher

Luisa Menano is a Portuguese artist, lecturer and researcher earning her Ph.D. at Winchester School of Art, Southampton University, UK.
Luisa Menano has supervised and participated as a jury for the Master degrees’ candidates at Fine Art Faculty, Porto University, Portugal.
Her creative practice is interdisciplinary and embodies a wide range of artwork and production such as photography, 3D sculpture, drawings, video, sound and installation. L.Menano has lectured in Fine Art, Fine Art Video, Design and Contextual Studies, in UK.
L Menano was awarded a fellowship for her Master in Philosophy and Ph.D. by FCT Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

2006  –  Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.) “The Uncertain Fragments of Memory, at D.) Winchester School of Art, Southampton University, UK.
1999  – MA in Sculpture, Winchester School of Art. University of Southampton, U.K.
1997 – Post-Graduate studies in Sculpture, Byam Shaw – University of Arts, London, UK.
1994 – BA (Honours) Fine Art – Sculpture, University of Fine Arts. Lisbon, Portugal.


2014 – 2016
ECAE – Emirates College for Advanced Education. Abu Dhabi. UAE
Art and Music Education 2 – Teaching Art in Education to B. Ed. (Year 3 students) 2015-16 Semester 1
Art and Music Education 3 – Teaching Art with Integration with Math, Science and English into B. Ed. (Year 4 students) 2015-16 – Semester 1
Art and Music Education 4 – Teaching Art & History to B. Ed (Year 4 students) 2015-16 – Semester 1
Practicum Mentor. (Year 2 students) 2014-15 – Semester 1
Internship Mentor (Year 4students) 2014-15 – Semester 2
Action Research Mentor. (Year 4 Students) 2014-15 – Semester 2

2012 – 2014
Responsible for the Sculpture Department. EASTLEIGH COLLEGE. UK
Principle Tutor in History of Art and Drawing of the fda (HE- Foundation Degree Diploma in Stitched Textiles level 3 -5) EASTLEIGH COLLEGE. UK

2013 – 2014
Supervisor of a Master in Fine Art/ Painting: The last 10 years of Fine Art in Angola FBAUP – FACULDADE DE BELAS ARTES DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO, Portugal

2008 – 2014
Personal Tutor of BTEC National Diploma Award in Art& Design (Level 2 and Level 3) EASTLEIGH COLLEGE. UK

2011 – 2012
Covering staff, Teaching BTEC – National Diploma Level 2-3 FAREHAM COLLEGE – UK

2003 – 2004
Visiting Lecturer, Fine Art (BA Students). HASTINGS COLLEGE OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY, UK.

1994 – 1996
Visual Art Teacher and personal Tutor. SECONDARY SCHOOL. Lisbon, Portugal

1995 – 1996
History of Art (equivalent to A level) – SECONDARY SCHOOL. Lisbon, Portugal


2015/ 16 – Chair of Students Affairs Committee – organising meetings with male and female students’ representatives and Ex-officio members to discuss students concerns and recommend possible solutions. ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Academic Program & Curriculum Committee – Ex- Officio Member: consider academic matters, review recommendations. ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Adviser of year 3 students’ ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2014/ 15 – Deliver Workshop: Innovative low-tech teaching strategy: Integrating art and music into English instruction (November) ECAE, UAE
Workshop – Preparing Students for Internship
Creation and Development of Art Department for the B.Ed program at ECAE, UAE.
Adviser of year 2 students’ ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE


2016  – CITI Program – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. My Learner Tools On Ethics.
2010 –  PGCE – Professional Graduate Certificate in Education in Post Compulsory Education. University of Portsmouth, UK.
2008 – Teaching &Training – PTLLS (Level 4.
University of Portsmouth UK.


2015/ 16 – ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
Verbal Judo Principals and Tactics ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The use of technologies across disciplines: different types of activities you can do with your students. ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Body Respect for Every Body. ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Flipped Learning Model. ECAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Video Feedback: Providing Constructive Feedback using Screencast-O-Matic. ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
2014/ 15 – Prestigio training. ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Desire to Learn – D2L E.C.A.E., Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dropbox and Grade book – D2L. ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Arabic Course Language for non- Native Speakers, ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Statistics using SPSS Workshop, ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Assessors and Internal Verifiers delivered (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE). ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
Turnitin – Plagiarism Software. ECAE .Abu Dhabi, UAE
Prestigio and Whiteboard training. ECAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE
2008 – 2010 – Teaching and Training – PGCE, Professional Graduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education. Eastleigh College. UK
2008  – Teacher Training – PTLLS, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Eastleigh College. UK


2014/ 15
– Semester 1- Art Club: Introduction to Photoshop
– Visiting and liaising with elementary schools introducing Practicum (years 2-3) and Internship (Year 4) Program.
– Organising Study visits to Art Fairs: ABU DHABI Art Fair, in Manarat, Abu Dhabi” (November 2014) and DUBAI: Art Dubai – an International art fair with its roots in the Middle East and South Asia (May 2015).
– Art club offered to Autistic children, from GOALS U.A.E. (Khawla Barley – founder of Goals U.A.E.) Quran, music and art classes were offered for a period of 6 weeks (April 2015/2013
Seminar – Presentation of Artwork to the Art students, followed by discussion of the work. 1:1 followed. Eastleigh College. UK


2016 – IALIC – Bridging Across Language and Cultures in Everyday Lives: New Roles for Changing Scenarios. Presentation of the topic: “Language and Cultures Translating Journeys of Time and Space” Extension of Culture and Diversity”. Barcelona, Spain.
2015 – Faculty Research Forum – Presentation of BreadMatters IV Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain. E.C.A.E., Abu Dhabi. U.A.E.
2013 – Big Draw Workshop (Workshop Leader) Foundation Award Diploma Students. Eastleigh College – Cranbury Campus. Eastleigh. UK
2008 – Artist Work – Visiting Lecture Eastleigh College. Southampton. UK
2007 – Big Draw Workshop (Workshop Leader). New Greenham Arts. Newbury, UK.
2005 – PhD Conference, Winchester School of Art, Uk
2004 – Exhibition Collaborator: Visual Research, Winchester Gallery, UK.
Presented Paper, The Uncertain Fragments of Memory, PhD Research Meeting. Winchester School of Art, UK.
Exhibition Collaborative Curator In Motion, New Greenham Arts, Newbury, UK.
Exhibition Curator In Motion, M94, Lisbon, Portugal.
2003 – Visiting Lecturer, Artist Talk – Hastings College of Arts and Technology, UK.
Phil/ PhD Talk MA Seminar – Winchester School of Art, UK.
2001 – Phil/ PhD Talk MA Seminar – Winchester School of Art, UK
2000 – The Uncertain Fragments of Memory, Inter-Institutional PhD Research Meeting, Winchester School of Art, UK
1999 – Seminar The Seven Deadly Sins, MA Seminar – Winchester School Of Art, Winchester, UK.
1987 – Practice in Stone. Ar.Co., Quinta de S. Miguel – Almada, Portugal.


2014 – BreadMatters IV Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain. Nicosia, Cyrus
In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation, Residency Sokolovsko, Poland.
2002 – pva LabCulture, Residency/Workshop in Digital Media, Lighthouse Media Centre, Brighton, UK
1993 – Training Experience in Limestone, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
Practice in Glass: Blowing, pate vêrre and sand moulding, Quinta de S. Miguel Almada, Portugal.
1992 – Course CAD/CAM, Cencal – Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.
1988 – Course in Sculpture. Ar.Co. Centro de Arte e Comunicação Social. Lisbon. Portugal.
Course of Italian and practice in Sculpture. Centro Estero Piemonte, Torino. Italy.


2014 – The Impact of BreadBreadMatters IV, ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Mapping Shadows In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation, Sokolovsko, Poland.
2013 – Dwelling Times – 10 Days Winchester – Creative Collisions. Winchester. UK
2009 – New Territories. Pavilhão28. Lisboa. Portugal
2007 – interACTING – video work. Hospital Julio de Matos. Lisboa. Portugal
Rummage – Sculpture Drawings, Winchester 2007 Year of Sculpture. Winchester Gallery. UK
International Women’s Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery MGI, Moka. Mauritius.
2006 – 4th International Student Triennial. Faculty of Fine Arts. Marmara University.Turkey
2005 – Africa Diaspora. Woman Made Gallery. Chicago. USA
Fragments of Memories, Winchester School of Art. UK
2004 – Visual Research, Winchester Gallery. UK
NONSTOP.MADRID.04, Contemporary. art, Madrid. Spain
ArtExpo Mexico04, Solaris/observatorio, México
2003 – In Motion, Departure Project m94, Lisbon. Portugal
XII Bienal Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal
In Motion, Departure Project New Greenham Arts,Newbury. UK
Artinheaven, Brighton. UK
For, Casa das Artes, Porto. Portugal
2002 – In Motion, Departure Project in Japan:Gallery Hotaru, Osaka and Kameoka Katsura Hall (Kyoto). Japan
Group show, Show Theatre, London. UK


Mother tongue: Portuguese
English (excellent written & spoken)
Italian (intermediate written and spoken)
Spanish (intermediate written and spoken)
French (intermediate written and spoken).


2014 – Research award by E.C.A.E. Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. BreadMatters IV Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain. Nicosia, Cyrus
2003 – Prize in Digital Art, XII Bienal Vila Nova de Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal.
2000 – 2004 – Research Grant, Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia, Portugal.
1998 – 1999 – Research Grant, GRI. Gabinete das Relações Internacionais. Ministério da Cultura, Portugal.
1996  Honourable Mention, National Competition for a Monument to Life, in Almada, Portugal.
1988 – Comunitá Economica Europea, Programma Mosaico Scultura in Marmo, White Marble, Pietrasanta. Italy.


2016/17 – Art & TechnologyThe Practice and Influence of Art and Technology in Education. Book – Sense Publishers.
2016 – he Uncertain Fragments of MemoriesT.(2016). Lambert Academic Publishing
Article accepted for Publication: “Preservice Teachers’ Concerns about the Classroom-based Internship Experience” in “Vol.-2: Issue-10 (Oct, 2016) in Scholars Bulletin, ISSN 2412-897X; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2015 – CITAR Journal, Volume 7, No.2 – December 2015
BreadMatters IV; Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain
2006 – Global Local: Culture, Identity and Art in the Age of Globalization. MARMARA UNIVERSITy, Istanbul. Turkey
The Uncertain Fragments of Memories – PhD Thesis. SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY. UK
2003 – XII Bienal Vila Nova de Cerveira, Catalogue. Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal


The 4th International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Poland
BreadMatters IV – Crossing Boundaries Intersecting the Grain, Cyprus


Fine Arts Mahatma Gandhi Institute. Mauritius.
Fundação PLMJ. Portugal.
Biennale Vila Nova de Cerveira. Portugal


i2ADS – Instituto Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade, FBAUP – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal http://www.i2ads.org/membros/?page=1&query=m&type=alpha&sort=last_name

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