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Research-based artist/designer performing experimental material investigations, exploring alternative methodologies and critical approaches for making in a multispecies’ world. Their studio work focuses on the re-interpretation of craft, kinship and open source processes. 


︎ knock@rutechaves.com
︎ rute_chaves_studio





qualifications + studentships

2019-current PhD Candidate awardee, Collegue of Design and Social Context RMIT, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia  

2014-2018 Bachelor of Arts: Textile and Surface Design, High
Distinction, Berlin Weißensee School of Art, Germany


2017-2018 Textile Design (Honours), DAAD -German Academic Exchange Service awardee, School of Fashion and Textiles RMIT, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2012 Intensive Course: Pattern-making – experimental and explorative approaches, Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, United Kingdom


2001-2005 Degree Occupational Therapy, Distinction, University of Porto, Portugal






Languages
PORTUGUESE native
ENGLISH fluent
GERMAN fluent
SPANISH proficient 

workshops | residencies | exhibitions

2020 CRAFT CONTEMPORARY, do you want to knit-talk? -participatory hacked knitting machine performance about waste (individual sessions online due to covid-19), Craft Victoria, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2020 - STATE OF DISASTER, open air group show co-curated w/ Tameka Carter + Interactive knit type-writer performance installation a medium is a device through which a world makes itself known or seen or heard, Kensington, Australia


2020 - THE STORY OF PLASTIC DISCUSSION PANELIST, Colourful Collective, online event

2020 - THE MEANING OF THINGS group show (online due to Covid-19), memory is the last drop that never ends, memory will never dry out -knit type writer durational performance video, Craft Victoria, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2020 - SUPERNACULUM group show, memory is the last drop that never ends, memory will never dry out -knit type writer durational performance, Brooklyn Arts Hotel, Fitzroy, Australia


2020 - GENRE SPANNER 4th Aniversary party, TRICOTAUTOMAT knit photo booth participatory installation, Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick, Australia


2019 - FIBER group show, TRICOTAUTOMAT, Brunswick Street Gallery, Australia

2019 - CULTURAL THREADS textile art festival, TRICOTAUTOMAT itinerary knit photo booth participatory installation + outcome exhibited at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens Dandenong, Australia


2019 - AIR18 exhibition, TRICOTAUTOMAT, ATW Australian Tapestry Workshop South Melbourne, Australia

2018 – THE SEA BETWEEN US: THE ILLUMINATED SEA group show, ∞cut.melt.knit.walk.cut.melt∞, Melbourne Fashion Week Tasma Terrace, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia

2018 – CRAFT CUBED artist in residency, Craft Victoria, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia


2018 – ATW artist in residency, Australian Tapestry Workshop South Melbourne, Australia


2016-2017 TRICOTAUTOMAT hacked knitting machine monthly participatory workshops, German Museum of Technology Berlin, Germany


2016 LANGE NACHT DER MUSEUM, TRICOTAUTOMAT hacked knitting machine workshop, Natural History Museum Berlin, Germany


2016 MAKER FAIRE, TRICOTAUTOMAT knit photo booth participatory installation -Maker of Honour, Berlin, Germany


2016 RE:PUBLICA 10 media conference, TRICOTAUTOMAT knit photo booth participatory installation -speaker + workshop Berlin, Germany

2015 PAB OPEN performance festival, Do you eat me? collaboration w/ Sunniva Innstrand, Bergen, Norway


2013 SUMMER WE GO PUBLIC artist in residency, Textílsetur Íslands Blöndós, Iceland


2012 EXHIBITION + SHOWROOM Wild cream dreams glow at night solo collection, Sameheads Berlin, Germany



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i acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land upon which i live, work and learn. i would like to show my respect to elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.