Luis Matos

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Material: oil on paper
Size: 50 x 70 cm

Born in Lagos, Portugal. Completed in 2009 the five years degree in Painting- Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. Participated in the Erasmus program in 2008, went for six months to Helsinki, took courses at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and Sibelius Music Academy. In 2009 moved to Berlin, became part of the steering committee and team member of Associazione 22:37, non-profit cultural association based in Venice. In 2011 was selected for FAAP- Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado artistic residency in São Paulo, but did not attend due to health issues. Began to exhibit in 2003 and since then has participated regularly in group exhibitions, art projects and art residencies in several European cities. Finalist in International Competition of the XVIII Bienal de Cerveira, 2015; semifinalist in Open Design Italia 2016, in the category of communication design; and shortlisted in Premio Arte Laguna 2017 in the category of virtual art. From July 2015 until July 2016 performed his European Voluntary Service- EVS program- in Vicenza, Italy; working in Città Solidale, a social cooperative that manages housing services for people with disabilities. Conceptualized the transdiciplinary project “SAN FELICE” and on July 2016 organized the “Evento Solidale San Felice” in Vicenza; collaborating with Città Solidale Cooperativa Sociale, Associazione 22:37, Cindy Gomez and Milica Ga?evi?. Selected by the curatorial team of Museu Municipal Amadeo de Souza- Cardoso to participate in JCE, Jeune Création Européenne, Biennale of Contemporary Art 2017-2019. From September 2017 to June 2018 taught artistic expression to 6 and 7 years old, as extra curricular activity, in Escola de Santa Maria, one of Lagos primary schools. In 2018 produced the celebration "apneia do plástico" in Espaço Jovem, Lagos; collaborating with Escola Básica do 1º ciclo de Santa Maria, Agrupamento de Escolas Júlio Dantas, InLight Studio and Lagos City Council.


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  • Jury from 29-09-2020 15:21 till 01-11-2020 15:22

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