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with Carla Castiajo
Carla Castiajo has a Degree in Art and Design, completed in Escola Superior de Arte e Design (ESAD), in Matosinhos, Portugal, 2003. In 2006, she completed a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. Concluded a PhD in 2016, from the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia. The subject of her artistic research was Purity or Promiscuity? Exploring Hair as a Raw Material in Jewellery and Art. She taught at different Universities in different countries, such as the Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan, the Oakham School in Oakham, United Kingdom, the College of Art and Design in Matosinhos, Portugal, the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Carla Castiajo works within the fields of art and jewellery. Over the last few years, she has often used human hair as a material. She uses the materials to communicate her ideas, as the materials have their own attributes and cultural and symbolic nature, incorporate meanings and can create and establish different dialogues. Her work has been exhibited internationally.