Theo Ferreira Gomes

Field of Practice:

Art Coordination

City, Country:

Year:

2022

Stay(s):

Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

Born 1993 inNiterói/Brazil.

Theo Ferreira Gomes is a post-disciplinary designer, curator and DJ based in Stuttgart/Germany and Pforzheim/Germany. He is currently finishing a Master in Design and Future Making at the Pforzheim University. He holds a BA in fashion design from the Pforzheim University.

Currently he is a curatorial fellow with Ornamenta 2024, a transdisciplinary cultural program based in Pforzheim. It explores notions of translocal networks and updated regionalism in the Nord-Schwarzwald region through artistic and curatorial research. 2021 he was involved in the archival research group of the international research project Beyond Matter – Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality at the Hertz-Lab of ZKM Karlsruhe/Germany as part of the archival team.

Since 2019 he has been a board member of Leerstand als Freiraum e.V. (LAF), a collectively-run independent art space with a project space in Pforzheim’s city center. LAF dedicates itself to opening up cultural spaces and initiates projects within the fields of art, urbanism and society. Since 2022 LAF has been part of the co-research project Creative Ideas by Young People in Urban Centers by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.

2016 he received a project stipend from ASApreneurs to develop a sustainable-fashionprototype in cooperation with partners from Konstanz/Germany and Tirrupur/South India, closely collaborating with factory workers and their local expertise in Tirrupur. Part of the stipend was an extensive educational program for critical engagement with colonial power relations, structural racism and other types of discrimination. 2020 he won together with Fabian Faylona and LAF the design competition Nimm Platz by Emma Kreativ Zentrum with the aim of sustainably and collectively reactivating a wasteland close to Pforzheim’s city center.