Mateus Moreira

(this page was last updated in August 2023)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1996
Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Represented by Galeria Celma Albuquerque

PIPA Prize 2023 nominee

Mateus holds a degree in Visual Arts from the School of Fine Arts at UFMG in Belo Horizonte, the city where he was born and currently resides. In his pictorial investigation, he builds images that unfold from the consequences of his own experience of existence in the world. Through iconophilic discoveries, the artist transforms the political, ecological and industrial threats that surround us into lessons to reimagine the future by living in the present. In a world of dystopian sensations and constant oppression, Painting is the place to resist, fight and create a place that makes you a stronger individual and one prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.

In 2023, he opens in Rio de Janeiro the solo exhibition “Nêmesis” at Carpintaria, and “Conselhos” at Galeria Celma Albuquerque, in Belo Horizonte (MG). In 2022, he participates in the 8th edition of the Bolsa Pampulha Residency Program, same year in which he holds the group exhibition “Tragédia!” at Galeria Fortes d’Aloia & Gabriel, in São Paulo. He presented the solo show “Desolação” at Casa Fiat de Cultura in Belo Horizonte, 2021. He was awarded at the 12th Salão Artistas Sem Galeria, in São Paulo, 2021. In 2020, he opened his first solo exhibition “Resiliências”, at Fundação de Arte de Ouro Preto, and was awarded at the 9th Salão de Itabirito (MG) in the same year, among other group exhibitions.


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