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Miguelangelo Veiga

Foco Galeria Miguelangelo Veiga

Over the void, going into the blue, 2014

Mixed media on canvas

150x100cm

Foco Galeria Miguelangelo Veiga

An Island is not a place for an abstract thinker, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

200×220 cm

Miguelangelo Veiga (born 1974) graduated in Painting in 2003 from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, and attended in 2007 the School of Visual Arts Maumaus. He has been developing research in the field of visual arts since 2000, in particular in the areas of Drawing, Painting, Installation and Video. In 2002, he held the first collective exhibition with a public highlight: «The opposite direction / easily reversible», in Zé dos Bois Gallery (ZDB), the participation in the Open studio / Residence «O Sítio das Artes» promoted by the Cultural Forum – The State of the World at the Modern Art Center of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2007). In 2010, he was selected by the curators of The Phillips Collection and the Katzen Arts Center American University Museum to represent Portugal at the «Loop: Contemporary Video Art From the EU» exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. In 2013, he joined the Associated Projects program of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale – Close, Closer – with «Domino / Ready for the Fall in Curating the Domestic – Images at Home». It is currently represented by the Galeria Presença in Oporto and by Galeria Sete in Coimbra, integrating several public and private collections: PLMJ (Portugal), Center of Fine Arts of Coimbra (Portugal), Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Al Maqam (Mohamed Mourabiti collection, Morocco), Assilah Forum Foundation (Morocco) Asmakh International Art Collection (Qatar). He lives and works in Lisbon. About Painting: living it is like living a time that is not ours, a time that preceded us and that will inevitably precede us, is the space of a latent optimism, the space of transformation and renewal. It is like a story that, like all the stories we know, ends up loaded with the vestiges of the cycle that was left to it, leaving only the marks and memories selected by the accountant. It is an unanswered and full-blown investigation, an investigation moved by the drift to make it visible and by the desire of the look. It is the domain of the manifestation of the Idea and an expression of potential freedom and power.