João Freire in The cat ate your tongue radio show
The cat ate your tongue (pt. O Gato comeu-te a língua) is a multi-platform portuguese radio show, a partnership between Produções D. Mona and Rádio Movimento, with the aim of creating a platform for discussion around Art.
On the 25th of February, the program focused on the theme of Visual Arts, having as guest the painter and sculptor João Freire. João Freire holds a degree and a master’s degree in Visual and Technological Education from the Escola Superior de Educação de Bragança and a professor of painting at the Universidade Sénior de Bragança since 2010.
Since 1978 he has developed a career in the visual arts and exhibits regularly, having held individual and collective exhibitions in several locations: Gouveia, Manteigas, Vila do Conde, Viana do Castelo, Bragança, Torres Novas, Torre de Moncorvo, Sabrosa, Porto, Vila Real, Vimioso, Figueira da Foz, Salamanca, Lisbon and Peso da Régua. Throughout his career he received several prizes: 1st prize for painting at the Viseu Floral Games (1980), honorable mention in sculpture at the 1st Mascararte Mask Biennial (2013), 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in the Norcaça, Norpesca and Norcastanha (2011 – 2019), 1st prize for painting at the VI Biennial of the mask – Mascararte (2013), 3rd prize at the VI International Small Format Art Salon 20×20 (2016), 3rd place in the II Biodiversity Nature Drawing Competition, in Vila Real (2015). He has designed sets and costumes for plays at the invitation of several theater companies. In 2003, he participated in the literary collection Imagem Passa a Palavra of the Identidades project, in an artistic exchange with the Cooperativa Cultural Gesto and the
Faculty of Fine Arts of the Porto University, with Brazil, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola. He releases the books Drawing as a Mediator of Fine Motricity Development (2013) and Juntos Podemos (2014). Since 2013, he has collaborated in the illustration of several books by the AJUDARIS association.