Research Profile

Ines Bento Coelho

Biography

Inês Bento-Coelho is a researcher, lecturer, and interdisciplinary artist. Her current research explores best practices in doctoral education in artistic research degrees, encompassing policies and protocols, supervision, peer-learning and student wellbeing. She published Artistic Doctorate Resources (with Jools Gilson, 2021), a major resource for PhD students and staff. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher in  VISIONING THE FUTURE II: Doctoral Education in the School of Film, Music and Theatre (FMT), University College Cork. The project aims to develop a nationally progressive and internationally competitive FMT Doctoral School and is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Inês holds a practice-based PhD across visual and performing arts funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (The Glasgow School of Art, 2019). Her doctoral research explored choreographic approaches in installation art, focusing on space awareness and performativity within site responsive contexts, with a practice spanning across performance, installation and film. Her performative and film installations were exhibited at the House for an Art Lover (2017), The Work Room (2017), the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow (2016, 2017) and the Reid Gallery (2016) to name a few.  Her research has been shown internationally at the National Association for Fine Art Education Symposium (Univ. of Cumbria, 2016, UK), the Light Moves Symposium (2017, Limerick, Ireland), and the Univ. of Glasgow International Conference (2015, Glasgow, UK).

Inês holds a Master in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (UAL) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2013), and has received several awards, such as the PhD Scholarship from the FCT Foundation (2015–2019), the Fulbright Fellowship (2014, declined), the Postgraduate Welcome Scholarship Award (Glasgow School of Art, 2014) and the Inov-Art Grant (Portuguese Ministry of Culture, 2009). She has previously taught at University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art, Central Saint Martins, the Croydon College of Art, the University of Derby, and the Faculties of Fine Arts Lisbon and Porto. 
 

She is currently a Researcher in the Erasmus+ programmes Advancing Supervision for Artistic Research Doctorates and Creator Doctus (
Glasgow School of Art), and she is an External Examiner at University of Plymouth.  

Research Interests

  • Doctoral education in arts: supervision, student well being, peer learning
  • Doctoral pedagogies and frameworks, international policies, protocols and best practices 
  • Artistic research, artistic methods, research skills
  • Movement in contemporary work within gallery spaces, site-specific locations, and the artist studio
  • Sculpture in the expanded field, space and site-specificity, socially engaged and collaborative practices, installation art theory and practice
  • Post-modern dance, contemporary choreography, dance in the museum
  • Performance and performativity
  • Moving image and Screendance
  • Studio practices
  • Writing
  • Academic support and professional practices

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Listen to the others: the rehearsal process as a constant act of care'
Inês Bento Coelho (2018) 'Listen to the others: the rehearsal process as a constant act of care'. 5 (1):63-81   [DOI] [Details]

Invited Lectures

 YearPublication
(2020)Artistic Research Perspectives.
Inês Bento-Coelho (2020) Artistic Research Perspectives. Invited Lectures [Details]
(2016)On the Choreographic Beyond Bodies.
Inês Bento-Coelho (2016) On the Choreographic Beyond Bodies. Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow: Invited Lectures   [Details]

Performances

 YearPublication
(2018)Workroom II.
Inês Bento-Coelho (2018) Workroom II. Performances [Details]
(2016)This is Not About Dance, This is Not About Movement, This is Not About Performance.
Inês Bento-Coelho (2016) This is Not About Dance, This is Not About Movement, This is Not About Performance. Performances [Details]

Web Page

 YearPublication
(2021)Visioning the Future: Artistic Doctorates in Ireland.
Jools Gilson & Inês Bento-Coelho (2021) Visioning the Future: Artistic Doctorates in Ireland. Web Page   [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2015)Catherine Street’s Muscle Theory: an assemblage of organicity.
Polina Zioga & Inês Bento-Coelho (2015) Catherine Street’s Muscle Theory: an assemblage of organicity. Reviews   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2015PhD Scholarship Award: €82,500. Foundation for Science and Technology, Portuguese Government, Portugal
2017The Work Room Residency Bursary The Work Room, Glasgow, UK
2014Postgraduate Welcome Scholarship Award: £2,500 The Glasgow School of Art, UK
2014Fulbright Fellowship: $10,000 (declined) Fulbright Commission, Portugal
2012MA in Fine Art Scholarship Award: £3,000 Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK
2009INOV-ART Program: €21,501 Ministry of Culture, Government of Portugal, Portugal

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Scottish Practice as Research Network, co-founder and committee member10-SEP-17 /
Higher Education Academy Associate Fellow04-JAN-16 /
National Association for Fine Art Education Member04-JAN-16 /
Portuguese Association of Project Management, Young Crew Portugal Vice- President09-SEP-10 / 09-SEP-11

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2021)iJADE 2021 'Hybrid Spaces: Re-imagining pedagogy, practice and research',
Inês Bento-Coelho & Jools Gilson (2021) Digital Resources: the Artistic Doctorate Experience. [Oral Presentation], iJADE 2021 'Hybrid Spaces: Re-imagining pedagogy, practice and research', Online , 26-MAR-21 - 28-MAR-21. [Details]
(2017)Light Moves Symposium,
Inês Bento-Coelho (2017) Choreography beyond the Human Body: Screendance as an Expanded Choreographic Practice. [Oral Presentation], Light Moves Symposium, Limerick , 03-NOV-17. [Details]
(2016)National Association for Fine Art Education, Fine Art Research Network Symposium,
Inês Bento-Coelho (2016) Choreographic Methods in Installation Work: Intersections Between Visual Arts and Dance. [Oral Presentation], National Association for Fine Art Education, Fine Art Research Network Symposium, University of Cumbria , 15-JUL-16. [Details]
(2015)4th International Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Conference,
Inês Bento-Coelho (2015) Borrowing methods: what might creative practitioners in visual arts and dance learn from each other?. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Conference, University of Glasgow , 26-MAY-15. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University of Glasgow Affiliated Lecturer04-MAR-19 / 31-JAN-20
The Glasgow School of Art Researcher01-MAR-21 /
University of Plymouth External Examiner28-JUN-21 / 31-DEC-25
The Glasgow School of Art Graduate Teaching Assistant04-JAN-16 / 31-AUG-18

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2019The Glasgow School of Art PhD Fine ArtVisual arts and dance
2015The Glasgow School of Art Learning & Teaching in Context (Semester 1)Learning and Teaching
2013Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London M.A. Fine ArtFine Art
2007Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon BA Fine Art SculptureFine Arts

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Portuguese FluentFluentFluent
Spanish FluentBasicFunctional

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