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Biography

Mário Vitória was born in Coimbra in 1983. Lives and works in Porto (Portugal). His accademic graduation it was accompanied with intermediated studies in Lyon (France), Bologna (Italy) and Sheffield (England). Graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts – Oporto University. Have a Master Degree – Practices and Theories of Drawing  (same institution) with the dissertation:  Laughter and violence in the artistic practices of drawing. Master degree  in Visual Arts Education at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences – Oporto University. with the dissertation: writing on the back of the leaves.

His work already been focus by several authors of portuguese culture like Gonçalo M Tavares, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Fernando António Baptista Pereira, Ana Zanatti, Laura Castro, José Luís Peixoto, Valter Hugo Mãe, Artur Cruzeiro Seixas, João Pinharanda, Manuel António Ribeiro e Ana Luísa Barão.

In 2017 he was selected to represent Portugal at the international exhibition “JCE – Jeune Création Européenne”. In that year Ana Carmem Nascimento concluded is PHD with the Doctoral Thesis “Um estudo social de imagens: Significados e Pluridiversidade na obra de Mário Vitória”, UFRN – Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Throughout 2017 developed art covers to Boaventura de Sousa Santos books for Publishers in Spain, Portugal, Brazil and England. In 2016 made the Institutional Artwork “Olympic swimming Spirit” for the celebration of  Portuguese Swimming Federation and its athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. He Presented at the European Capital of Culture 2012 his largest Art Work. Exhibited  at Alberto Sampaio Museum, Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (Guimarães), Vila do Conde Memory Center (Vila do Conde), Arts Center (Sines) and recently at National Museum Machado de Castro (Coimbra). In 2010 he was commissioned for an institutional portrait of the former President of the Republic Dr. Mário Soares. The work with the dimensions of 2x4m is permanent exhibited in the city of Arcos de Valdevez, city where the last tribute to the life and work of the Politician took place. He regularly participates with his work at the most significative Portuguese poetry event, published monthly for 16 years at the Campo Alegre Theater in Porto, called “Quintas de Leitura”.

Recent solo exhibitions: “The long days of humanity hemmed with four branches”, Oficinas Space, Aljustrel; “Silenced Voice Texture”Convent / Space Corpus Christi, Vila Nova de Gaia; “A great force will judge the excess of apathy”Multispatial Exhibition at Convent do Carmo and Carlos Reis Municipal Museum, Torres Novas; “Two flying birds and other narratives about the last cookie in the world”Onze Municipal Gallery, Setúbal 2017; “Mário Vitória 2007-2017”Ancient Ceramic Factory Arganilense & Guilherme Filipe Exhibition Atrium, Arganil 2017 ; “Where are you been Holy Queen that Sebastian he never arrives”, Espinho Municipal Museum, Espinho 2016; “Lucubrations for the most vulnerable parts of matter”, Municipal Museum Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante 2016; “And surprisingly Freedom”, Ap Arte Contemporary art gallery, Porto 2015; “Extricate the landscape in the pedagogy borders”, Tás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University (UTAD), Vila Real 2015; “We in the reconquered light”, Sines Art center, Sines 2014; “Sowing mirrors in the darkness of perspective – Alice in the City” several spaces exhibition:  Machado de Castro National Museum, Pinho Dinis Gallery,  Museum of Coimbra – Chiado building,  Social Studies Center (CES),  Faculty of Economics – Coimbra University, Faculty of Letters – Coimbra University, Courtyard of the University of Coimbra, Café Sta Cruz  and  Academic Theater Gil Vicente, Coimbra 2014; “Monument to the Concealments”, Theater Gallery of Guarda, Guarda 2014; “Washing the sugar in the fountain whilst believing other gerunds”, Ap Arte Contemporary art gallery, Porto. 2013; “The utmost resistants at the edge of Dawn”, Casino Estoril Gallery, Estoril. 2013; “Fleeing from the mountain’s shadow”, Vila do Conde Memory Center, Vila de Conde 2013; “Gold Expectations”, Art Center, Sever do Vouga  2013; “Just like a Dionysian procession”, My Porto Cruz Art Space, Vila Nova de Gaia 2013; “Journeys of a canary in the coal mine”, D. Luís I Foundation – Cascais Cultural Center, Cascais 2012; “Portuguese Sea, an account that God did not”, Barcelos Municipal Art Gallery, Barcelos 2012; “Raising the blood of earth”, Bairrada Wine Museum, Anadia 2011.

His artworks are in several official and private collections, national and international.

Academic formation

  • 2009/2010 – Master in Education in Visual Arts, at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto.
    Thesis name: Writing on the back of the Papers.
  • 2006/2009 – Master in Practices and Theories of Drawing, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.
    Thesis name: Laughter and Violence in the artistic practices of drawing.
  • 2006/2007 – Specialization in Practices and Theory of Drawing, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.
  • 2005 – Erasmus mobility program, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy.
  • 2001/2006 – Graduation in Painting, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.
  • 1999 – Socrates mobility program, Lycée Leonardo Da Vinci, Lyon, France.