Fernando Severino Valeiras Sotelo


Pseudonym: Dom Valeiras
Category: Painter
Birth Date: 20th February 1953
Birth Place: Cortegada (Ourense)
Telephone: 986265560 - 606287807
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After studying Primary and Secondary Education at Padre Encina School (Vigo), Sagr. Corazón P.P. Jesuítas School (León) and Muro School (Vigo), he specialised as a technician designing implementation of solar, photovoltaic and wind power. He also graduated as a technician in Musical Computer Science at the Popular University of Vigo. He also attended the following seminars: ‘Psicopedagoxía: aprendizaxe e comunicación’, Vigo University (Vigo), ‘Tenologías digitales de la imagen en la praxis artística actual’, Cuenca’s Museum (Cuenca), ‘Cooperativismo: introdución e desatrollo’, (Vigo, Mondragón), ‘Ética e individuo’, Comillas University, ‘Estética e Teoría del Cine’ (León) and ‘Cine Forum’, Complutense University (Madrid).

POSITIONS:
-1970-72: Manager of the photographic laboratory and project on artistic photography (Vigo-Vitoria).
-1973-77: Head of department at International Babyline, S.A. (Madrid).
-1978-80: Textile manufacturing and comercialization (Vigo), manager, merchandiser and organiser of fashion shows.
-1980: Public relations, Porto Banús (Marbella).
-1980-82: Spanish classes for foreigners, ‘Europa’ Academy (Marbella).
-1980-81: Advertising and artistical and linguistical advisory assistance, ‘Gericolor’ Agency (Marbella).
-1981-82: Spanish private lessons, Shaffausen (Switzerland).
-1982: Management of Calzada Beach, Coruxo (Vigo) and organization of courses on Spanish culture (Mar de Plata, Argentina and Belén de Pará, Brazil).
-1983: Managament and organization of concerts (America Hotel). Musical Promotor (Golpes Bajos, Siniestro...).
-1985: Creation of Track: design studio, fashion and culture (Vigo).
-1986-89: Traex C.B., a firm dedicated to archaeology, cultural promotion and artistic development. Image design and management (Vigo). Excavations (Monteferro, Alcabre...), filming, documentation and edition.
-1989: ‘Taberna La Romana’: cultural events and exhibitions (Vigo).
-1993-02: Project to restore a rural cottage (Salceda de Caselas).
-1995-02: Invited teacher at O Pelouro School: Drawing and Linguistic lessons for highly gifted people.
-1997: Artistic advisory assistance and collaboration in several publications: ‘Ut’ (Vigo University) and poetry books.
-1997-02: He created and was the president of ARMO, a professional association of contemporary freethinkers and creators.
-1999: Direction of Agasall@arte art campaign.
-2000: Creation of Bf space and Spanish lessons for gypsies (Vigo).
-2001: Artistic director of the First International Saloon of the Contemporary World (A Coruña) and art and ecological agriculture workshops. Courses on Galician language.
-2002: Multimedia works (image and sound) for several writers.
-2003: Artistic advisory assistance for a literary and philological publishing project. Marburg (Hessen, Germany). Spanish lessons at KFZ cultural centre.
-2003-2004: Spanish lessons in Shenzhen (China).

 Work & Activities

EXHIBITIONS
-1971-72: Photographic project, Vigo-Vitoria.
-1982: Painting exhibition, Calzada Beach, Coruxo (Vigo).
-1983: Painting exhibition, America Hotel, Mondariz Spa.
-1984: Performance (May-July), Playa América (Vigo).
-1985: Posisson Soluble exhibition, mail-art (Madrid) and painting exhibition, Track space (Vigo).
-1986: Action painting, ‘Dos murales en el suelo’ (Vigo).
-1987: ‘I Bienal del Mar’. Baiona La Real.
-1988: Painted photographs, Finart (Madrid).
-1989: Romano Gallery (Vigo).
-1994: ‘I Feira do Debuxo’ (Xunta de Galicia): Vigo, A Coruña, Pontevedra; ‘Carpediem’, painting exhibition (Vigo); ‘Arte Xoven Galega 1994’, El Corte Inglés (Vigo); ‘Coa alma enteira’, painting collective exhibition, Amarok Pub (Vigo); ‘De catro a catro pub’, painting exhibition (Vigo); ‘A pedra bar’, painting exhibition, Bembrive (Vigo) and Photography Biennial, Metropolitan Museum (Tokyo).
-1994-95: ‘I Feira de Artes Plásticas’, organization and exhibition, Estación Renfe (Vigo).
-1995. Painting exhibition, Ardora Pub (Vigo); Banco Bilbao-Vizcaya (Vigo); ‘II Feira do debuxo’ (Xunta de Galicia): Santiago, Lugo, Ourense, Vigo, A Coruña, Pontevedra; painting exhibition, Xentes Pub (Vigo); ‘Festa da poesía O Condadeo 95’ (Salvaterra de Miño); A Fábrica Gallery, Allariz (Ourense); painting collective exhibition, Cultural Centre, Cangas (Pontevedra); Almirante Gallery, Méndez Núñez Hotel (Lugo); ‘Selva Fermosa: introminutos no instante’, collective exhibition, Vigo University and ‘II Feira de Artes Plásticas de Vigo’, organization and exhibition, Praza da Princesa (Vigo).
-1996: Painting exhibition, Carpediem Pub (Vigo); ‘III Feira do Debuxo’ (Xunta de Galicia): Santiago, Ourense, Lugo, Vigo, A Coruña, Pontevedra; ‘Psicogramas’, painting exhibition, Sala dos Peiraos (Vigo); painting exhibition, Casa da Anta, Lanhelas (Portugal); ‘II Concurso de Pintura Rápida’, Sta. Eulalia (L´Hospitalet); ‘Mar Atlántica’, action painting (Vigo) and illustration of the poetry book ‘Maquinario’.
-1997: Cultural Centre, A Rúa (Ourense); Cultural Centre, Porriño (Pontevedra); ‘IV Feira do Debuxo’ (Xunta de Galicia): Santiago, Lugo, Vigo, A Coruña, Pontevedra; ‘Postes de la luz’, Galicia Terra Única (Xunta de Galicia) and ‘IV Feria de Artes Plásticas – ARMO’ (Vigo).
-1998: Invited artist in ‘Turiarte’, Recinto Feiral Internacional (Silleda) and ‘V Feira do Debuxo’ (Xunta de Galicia): Lugo, Ourense, Santiago, Vigo and A Coruña.
-1999: Cover of ‘Cárnica’, a poetry book published by the County Council of Pontevedra, artistic direction of ‘Agasall@rte’ (art campaign) and digital art.
-2000: Artistic direction and illustrations of the children’s literature collections: ‘El coronel Taperwer’ and ‘Niña no’; edition, recording and voice in the book-record ‘Enzimas oxidables las luciérnagas’, concerts and painting; ‘Bidungxphilister espacio’, painting (Vigo); ‘A Cova dos ratos’, painting (Vigo) and ‘A pedra bar’, painting, Bembrive (Vigo).
-2001: Painting exhibition, Estación Marítima (A Coruña).
-2002. Digital art: painting, sound and music for classic and contemporary Spanish literature and ‘33+3’, exhibition at Nébeda Cafè, Salceda de Caselas (Pontevedra).
-2003: ‘33+3’ (II) Wherda (Marburg) and ‘El libro de los mengues’ (Barcelona).
-2004: Dong Fang Gallery, Censen (China), Café do Faro (Vigo) and La Popular (Vigo).