Gabriela Lotaif

Barcelona

Bodily Garment Artist, Exploring the textile embodiment of peculiar elements in order to tell stories.

Type

Fabricator

Industry

Applied Arts, Costume Design, Fashion Construction, Jewellery, and Textiles

Employees

1

Organization
Make Works Catalonia
ADDRESS

Carrer Paraguai 14, 08020, Barcelona, Spain

WEBSITE

https://www.gabrielalotaif.com/

PHONE

+5511991094029

SOCIAL MEDIA

Gabriela Lotaif | Founder

gabriela@gabrielalotaif.com

Production details

Gabriela designs costumes for theatre, dance and performance pieces. As she designs and creates unique pieces, she embraces experimentation and works with a variety of different textile and fabrication techniques.

Turnaround time
N/A
File types
jpeg, pdf, drawings, mpf4, gif, gcode, stl, obj
Minimum order
N/A
Production access
By Appointment: Access to visit the facitilies depending on the project
Works With
  • Professionals
Capacity
  • Bespoke 1-offs

History

ENGLISH: I trained in Fashion Design in Brazil before embarking on the MA Costume Design for Performance at LCF - UAL. Thereafter, I moved to Barcelona to deepen my practices in technology and ‘biodesign’. I’ve worked in opera, film, theatre and dance productions in Brazil, London and Barcelona.  As a bodily garment artist and costume designer, I work with a variety of materials, textures, techniques, technologies, and biologies. Furthermore, I weave together values, emotions, stories, folklore, and cultural elements into each garment. My garments bring the unique auras, and diverse histories of each character to life during the performances and I strive to translate their emotions and histories to a contemporary audience. Research and experimentation lie at the core of every project that I take on. Even when working with commercial works, I always seek to “play” with materials in order to explore and indentify interesting and coherent elements of each proposal. I have challenged myself to learn a broad range of techniques that I can apply to textiles and these diverse skills allow me to approach each project in a unique and unusual way. ESPAÑOL: Me formé en Diseño de Moda en Brasil antes de embarcarme en el Máster de Diseño de Vestuario para Performance en LCF - UAL. Posteriormente, me trasladé a Barcelona para profundizar mis prácticas en tecnología y "biodiseño". He trabajado en producciones de ópera, cine, teatro y danza en Brasil, Londres y Barcelona.  Como artista de la ropa corporal y diseñadora de vestuario, trabajo con diversos materiales, texturas, técnicas, tecnologías y biologías. Además, entrelazo valores, emociones, historias, folclore y elementos culturales en cada prenda. Mis prendas dan vida a las auras únicas y a las diversas historias de cada personaje durante las representaciones, y me empeño en trasladar sus emociones e historias a un público contemporáneo. La investigación y la experimentación son la base de todos los proyectos que abordo. Incluso cuando trabajo con obras comerciales, siempre intento "jugar" con los materiales para explorar e identificar elementos interesantes y coherentes de cada propuesta. Me he esforzado por aprender una amplia gama de técnicas que puedo aplicar a los textiles, y estas diversas habilidades me permiten abordar cada proyecto de una manera única e inusual.

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