Mana Bernardes | Info

Mana Bernardes was born in 1981, at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Academic Education

2011  Social Management Course, Artemísia, São Paulo, Brazil.
2010 Artistic Residency, Leher Architects, Los Angeles, USA.
2009 College of Industrial Design, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2003-2009)
2001 Art Therapy, Institute of Art Therapists of Brazil, Centro de Assessoria do Movimento Popular (Support Cen
ter for Popular Movement) (1999-2001).
1998  Artisan Management, Field Organization — Centro de Assessoria do Movimento Popular (Support Center for
Popular Movement) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Awards

2012 26th Museu da Casa Brasileira Award -Honorable Mention in the category “written published work” with Mana e Manuscritos book (Aeroplano publisher).
2011 Top XXI Design Prize — Capsule Packaging for PET. São Paulo, Brazil. Winner.
2007 Top XXI Design Prize — Little Bag of Lemons Collection. São Paulo, Brazil. Finalist.

Publications

2014 Manuscritos – Bons Fluidos Magazine.
2013 Jewelry - Dasartes Magazine, issue 31.
2011 Mana e Manuscritos, published by Aeroplano.
Design + Artesanato – O Caminho Brasileiro, published by Terceiro nome.
Homo Faber: The Animal who has Hands, published by Vale Museum.
2010 Bienal Brasileira de Design 2010 Catalog – Curitiba.
2009 Design Brasileiro Hoje: Fronteiras, published by Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.
2008 Pure Idea, Dell Anno.
2007 Fork, published by Phaidon.
2004 Momentum contemporary design in Rio de Janeiro, Fork, published by Phaidon Viana & Mosley.

Jewerly

2013 Colar Há Feto (Affection Fetus Necklace) - version with laminated bamboo and scrap acrylic
2012 Coleção Pet Azul (Blue Pet Collection)- Pet jewels made of cobalt blue bottles and silver sequins as detais.
Coleção Pet com Ouro (Pet Gold Collecion) – Pet jewells with gold sequins as details
2009 Coleção Cotidianas Ouro (Quotidian Gold Collection) — quotidian jewels with gold details.
2008 Coleção Permeáveis (Permeable Collection) — jewelry made with polyethylene cords usually used for clotheslines.
Colar Há Feto (Affection Fetus Necklace) — gold or silver pendant with pregnancy symbol.
2007 Pet Collection — jewels made of PET bottles.
Cajazeiras Collection — jewels made of renewable wood.
2004 Magnomento – magnetic closure made in transparent plastic, industrial scale production.
BIC Collection — jewels made of Bic pens for the fashion show The Collector/Luiza Marcier.
2003 Coleção Joias Cotidianas (Quotidian Jewel Collection) — jewels made from quotidian materials.
Coleção Indio Urbano (Urban Indian Collection) — jewels made with strings of sequins in different formats.

Collective Exhibitions

2015  Maria de Todos Nós – A tribute to Maria Bethânia - Manto (Cloak) – Cloak made of  tulle and garlic skin. Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2014 New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America – Môbiluz: light object developed in partnership with Airton Pimenta and Zeca Cury, made in wood
stuffed with sequins and LED lighting – Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), NY, USA.
Deu na Telha – Overhead Exhibition – Manuscript printed in canvas. Morro do Alemão, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Primeiro estudo: Sobre o Amor – Poesia que desfaz quinas (Poetry which disrupt corners) – Ink above laminated bamboo. Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea Galery, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2012 Aí vai muito da pessoa – Neste papel eram flores (In this paper were flower) - a manuscript serie made in rice paper. Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea Galery, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
SHAPE YOUR LIFE! Alcantara – MAXXI project -  Em Rede Na Rede/On Net in hammock”. Desktop customization.Hammock development made of Alcatara. Rome, Italy.
Brasil.it – the new generation of brazilian designers/ A nova geração de designers brasileiros (Milan Design
Week) – Môbiluz – light object developed in partnership with Airton Pimenta and Zeca Cury, made in wood
stuffed with sequins and LED lighting – Quotidian Collection Jewels and capsule package. Milan, Italy.
2011 Audio Video Installation Poems Manuscript — special conception by Renata Seripieri using a wooden bench
by Hugo Franca, sound track, projection, and mapping by Pedro Bernardes, Bruno Queiroz, and Augusto
Amaral — Mostra Black, São Paulo, Brazil.
Môbiluz (Mobilight) — light object developed in partnership with Airton Pimenta and Zeca Cury, made in wood stuffed
with sequins and LED lighting — Stand Gallery Luisa Strina, Design São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Quotidian Jewels — Design São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Quotidian Jewels — Contemporary Brazilian Jewelry, ACASA Museum, São Paulo, Brazil.
Quotidian Jewels — (+55) Brazil, The Civic Gallery, Barnsley Town, England.
Quotidian Jewels — Rio Design, Fashion Rio (Summer Edition), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2010 Quotidian Jewels — Brazilian Bienal of Design, Curitiba, Brazil.
Quotidian Jewels — ll Bienal Ibero American of Design, Madrid, Spain.
2009 Quotidian Jewels — Destination: Brazil, MoMA, New York, USA.
Quotidian Jewels — Brazilian Design Today: Frontiers, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil.
2008 Fan of Acclamation — fan made of newspaper, colored acetate with manuscripts embroidered with gold
thread. Exhibition Joias Reais, Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Palácio Nacional da
Ajuda, Portugal.
Quotidian Jewels — Joyas a LaCarte, Hotel 1898, Barcelona, Spain.
Body House — miniature version of the sculpture, The paper wouldn’t contain, What the body couldn’t con
tain, The poetry contained, made on tracing paper reproducing the body of the artist gradually reduced, cov
ered by an acrylic box and illuminated — Miami Art Basel, Miami, USA.
Quotidian Jewels – Design + Sustentabilidade, VIP Lounge Sebrae, Fashion Rio (Summer Edition), Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.
2007 No papel não caberia, O que no corpo já não cabia, Na poesia caberia – The paper wouldn’t contain, What the body couldn’t contain, The poetry contained – sculpture made of 100 illuminated tracing paper laminates, in which the body is represented as a transitory home, decreasing in size to its smallest dimension — Moradias Transitórias (Transitional Housing), Museu Nacional de Brasília, Brasilia, Brazil.
Fome de Floresta (Forest Hunger) – created with Pedro Bernardes of a cow landing on steaks with spots representing the dev
astation of forests – Cow Parade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Melissa Roots – Installation of 300 Melissa brand sandals cut and transformed into roots, which fixed to the
ceiling stimulated reflection about gravity — Galeria Melissa, São Paulo, Brazil.
2006 Installation Strips of Manuscripts – strips of paper measuring 5cm x 30m with 45 poems manuscripts and nar
rated to the original sound track by Pedro Bernardes – Museu do Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Work is Yours – interactive aluminum sheet, overlayed in aluminum forms with mirrors and magnets –
Museu do Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Human Webs and Mark on Each Face – Curator – Galeria Lurix, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2005 Connected by the Cord – video art and installation with full body photographs of people showing their umbili
cal cord and a great big umbilical cord connecting them – J’en revê, Fundação Cartier, Paris, France.
A Line to Space – 8 meter-long mobile with translucent sequins that create shadows and movement, J’en
revê, Cartier Foundation, Paris, France.
Connected by the Cord – I-dentity 25th anniversary exhibition, “i-D Magazine,” London, New York, Tokyo,
Hong Kong and Beijing.
Quotidian Jewels – O Outro Sentido do Moderno: Aluízio Magalhães e o Design Brasileiro (The Other Mean
ing of Modern: Aluízio Magalhães and Brazilian Design) Centro Cultural dos Correios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2004 Quotidian Jewels – Design + Social, Museu de Arte Brasileira, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.
Quotidian Jewels – Metals and Lights, Bienal of Design, Sant Etienne, France.
Quotidian Jewels and Veil of Poetry, with Rute Casoy – Store Daqui Do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Mana Bernardes Occupation at Casa Ipanema
- An image labyrinth with Mauro Kury photos about the Sensorial Map that Mana made for Ipanema neighborhood and brand.
- Workshop with industrial leftovers from Ipanema brand.
2013 Ocos / Hollow – series of objects that explore and adorn the void. Amparo 60 Gallery, Recife, Brazil.
2012 Poetic Unwrapping – Manuscripts hand embroidered on Kozo paper with acrylic holder. Floating Jewels -
made of sequins industrial leftovers and pieces made of glass with liquid inside. Môbiluz – light object deve
oped in partnership with Airton Pimenta and Zeca Cury, made in wood stuffed with sequins and LED lighting.
Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
2010 Artist Residency – Anakonda (giant snake made with 1,550 tin cans surfaces), Big Circle (made with 750
water bottle lids and tin can tabs.), African Map (made with 500 PET type bottles and the bottoms of colored
plastic cans), Body House and Manuscripts (hand written poems on a wooden surface) – Mia
Lehrer+Associates, Los Angeles, USA.
2009 Manuscripts – poems written by hand on Kozo paper, with wooden frames containing mp3 players, to com
pose poeticvisual – sonorous – Galeria Habitart, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Performances

2014 Performance with the artist and singer Alice Caymmi in Mana Bernardes Occupation at Casa Ipanema.
2013 Food experience performance with the designer gourmet Inês Braconnot and music by Pedro Bernardes for the launch of  Tok & Stok products in  Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
2012 Poetic Unwrapping – poetic performance with direction by Vera Holtz and soundtrack by Pedro Bernardes –
Luciana Caravello Arte Contemporânea Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Parto de Palavras (Birth of Words) with Rute Casoy – Store Mutações, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Poetic Unwrap ping – poetic performance with direction by Vera Holtz and soundtrack by Pedro Bernardes –
Firma Casa Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
2011 Poetic Unwrapping – poetic performance with direction by Vera Holtz, scenography by Cláudio Amaral
Peixoto, costumes by Raquel Davidowicz and sound track by Pedro Bernardes – Shopping Leblon, Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.
Parto de Palavras (Birth of Words) with Rute Casoy – Store Mutações, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2009 Poetic Performance with Mariana Ximenes – Hotel Boutique Zank, Salvador, Brazil.

Projects

2015 Set design for the play “Autobiografia Autorizada” (Authorized autobiography) de Paulo Betti
2014 Calligraphy project for the graphic arts for the play “Amor Perverso”
Calligraphy project for the graphic arts of the album “Desejo” by Mariana de Moraes
Calligraphy project for the graphic arts of the album “ADUNDUNDARANDUN” by René Y Carol
Scenario for the concert tour Adundundarandun – recycled silver plastic hand cutted.
Workshop for authorial process development — Life Story Through Object . Story of Object Through Life — Partnership with Rede Asta + Coletivo Coca-Cola for artisan groups.
Furniture development for Tok&Stok.
2013 Chart manuscripts for removable body tattoos for Courage brand.
Paper tunnel installation for Do Mundo flip flops launch at Fashion Rio
Development and launch of Tok Stok glassware and dishware collections.
2012 Eco Bag development for Tok & Stock brand, Brazil.
Development of a new flip flop model to Ipanema – Grendene Brand.
Development of a workstations as part of Alcantara brand contest at MAXXI- National Museum of the 21st
Century Arts. Rome, Italy.
Manuscript Pojetction for Marisa Monte – Verdade uma Ilusão scenario’s tour.
Curator for a Rio + 20 lectures cycle in the event “O poder de transformação é a Joia de ser Humano”,
hosted in Sesc Casa da Gávea – RJ.
2011 Natal do Banco Fator-Criação dos Móbiles Joias Flutuantes e Instalação- São Paulo.
Map of Potentialities and Articulations for Ipanema and Inspirational Jewel — a research and diagnostic system
for the establishment of conceptual/ inspirational platforms for Ipanema — Grandene, Farroupilha, Brazil.
2010 Something Indecipherable/ The Work is Yours – a version of The Work is Yours with colored acetate and aluminum
bottoms, for the Clube de Colecionadores of the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo,
Brazil.
Map of Potentialities and Articulations of the Sustainable Base – a research and diagnostic system for the establishment
of conceptual/inspirational and scenographic platforms for the Repense (Rethink) movement and
the Zé Maria Inn, Fernando de Noronha, coordinated by Router Beta, São Paulo, Brazil.
2009 Christmas of Transformation – Design, scenography and social transformation for Christmas in the city of
Canoas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Concert Scenography – for Teresa Cristina/EMI, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Articulated Intersections – adaptation for scenographic use in the play Romance Vol. II for Super Amigos
Productions, São Paulo, Brazil.
Limited Edition Fans for Stella Artois/Ambev, São Paulo, Brazil.
2008 Manuscripts UMA – release of rights for the manuscripts to be used in pieces of the UMA/ Raquel Davidowicz
collection at São Paulo Fashion Week, São Paulo, Brazil
2007 Melissa Roots Action – conceptualization of action and spatial configuration for the Grendene stand at the
São Paulo Fashion Week, where the Melissa brand clients were encouraged to donate old sandals to be
transformed into a sculpture, promoting the concept of sustainable consumption, São Paulo, Brazil.
Articulated Intersections – scenographic mobiles for the Solvay stand at the Brasil Plast Fair, São Paulo, Brazil.
2005 Exibition, give-aways, and workshop for the TIM stand at the São Paulo Fashion Week, São Paulo, Brazil.
2003 Window Displays for Kraft Paper, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Art direction – for the film Tamboro, by Sergio Bernardes.
2002 Co-Founder of the NGO Ser Cidadão – a non-governmental organization with the objective of developing
self-reliant and compassionate citizens, through educational initiatives, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Director’s Assistant for the film Tamboro by Sergio Bernardes.
2001 Accessory Design for R. Sobral, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1999-2001).
1994 Accessory Collection for the character played by Leticia Spiller in the soap opera 4×4 O Globo Network, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
Accessory Collection for the brands Cantão and Wollner, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Courses , workshops , and lectures

2014 Workshop Design & Gastronomy – The Ritual Meal: The shape of food and food as a form with Breno Ximenes
Speech at SEBRAE ALAGOAS in the launch of their new Reference Term for Creative Economy in Alagoas
Participation in the conversation about ” The poetics of the word ” at 1st International Colloquium “Public Libraries – Spaces of Reflection”
Workshop with industrial leftovers from Ipanema brand in – Mana Benardes Occupation at Casa Ipanema.
Lecture in Deu na Telha project in EDUCAP NGO at Morro do Alemão – Rj.
2013 Lecture at  Rio Design Week
Lecture at São Paulo Design Weekend
Lecture on 3rd Sustainability Forum UNICRUZ
Lecture at Universidade das Quebradas
2012 Discussion Panel – Crio (Fórum Internacional de Criatividade / International Forum of Creativity) Theme: Criativity and Social Inovation. Rio de Janeiro, Rj.
Lecture – II SEMINÁRIO INTERNACIONAL: RECONFIGURAÇÕES DO PÚBLICO: ARTE, PEDAGOGIA E PARTICIPAÇÃO (II Internacional Seminar: Audience Reconfiguration: Art, pedagogy and participation) with the theme: Alternative Ways and contexts.
Birth of Words / Parto das Palavras – Lecture with Rute Casoy , poetic exchange between mom and daughter
Humanidades Pavilion in Rio + 20.
Oficina de Preciosidades em Trindade (Paraty Eco Fashion). Paraty, Rj.
Birth of Words / Parto das Palavras – Lecture with Rute Casoy , poetic exchange between mom and daughter
- Salão de Idéias, Book fair in Ribeirão Preto.
Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life – classes modules 1 and 2 in Sesc Casa da
Gávea, Rio de janeiro, Brasil.
Workshop with quotidian materials – Kitchen & Bath, São Paulo, Brasil.
Workshop with quotidian materials – Fórum Social Temático, Canoas, Porto Alegre.
Workshop with recycled materials – Fórum Social Mundial.
2011 Lecture – in the International Seminar Thinkers and Creators Discuss the Work of Man and his Transforma
tions, at the Museu Vale, Espirito Santo, Brazil.
Lecture – on the creative authorship process at the Escola São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Lecture – on the creative authorship process at the MEIA (University Institute of Art, Technology and Culture
of Cabo Verde) Cabo Verde, Africa.
Lecture – on the creative authorship process in the summer camp of the Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Ja
neiro, Brazil.
Lecture – on the creative authorship process at the book fair, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.
2010 Workshop on Creativity – Walden School, Los Angeles, USA.
Workshop on Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life – in Unisinos, São Leopoldo,
Brazil.
Lecture on the creative authorship process – Shopping Moinho de Vento, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2009 Workshop on Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life – for a group of craftsmen of
the Rede Asta, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lecture-workshop on the creative authorship process at the 6th ZigZag Arte and Fashion event, São Paulo,
Brazil.
2008 Course Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life – for the NGO Ser Cidadão with
graduation and parade of objects created in the store Parceria Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2007 Workshop Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life at Unisinos, São Leopoldo, Brazil.
2006 Workshop Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life, NGO Ata Cidadania, Belo Hori
zonte, Brazil.
Workshop Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life – for the NGO Ser Cidadão, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
2005 Workshop Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life – for craftsmen specialized with
seeds at SEBRAE, Rio Branco, State of Acre, Brazil.
Workshop Story of Life through the Object, Story of the Object through Life at the European Institute of De
sign, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
2003 Workshop on Making Jewelry with Recyclable Materials — for the NGO Projeto Estruturar, Lixão de Itaguaí,
Niterói, Brazil.
1996 Art Class on in costume jewelry D+ da Conta – social project of the Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil (1996-2004).