Mário Vitória was born in Coimbra in 1983, naturalized in Côja, Arganil. 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 Boaventura de Sousa Santos, João Pinharanda, Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Fernando António Baptista Pereira, Laura Castro, Jorge Olímpio Bento, Gonçalo M Tavares,  Ana Zanatti, José Luís Peixoto, Valter Hugo Mãe, Artur Cruzeiro Seixas,  Manuel António Ribeiro, Ana Luísa Barão, Nuno Mata and António Cardoso.

At the invitation of the Portuguese Swimming Federation with the collaboration of the Olympic and Paralympic Committee of Portugal, he carried out the Institutional work “Diving of an ancestral friendship in the Olympic celebration”, to honor Sports and Olympic Swimming at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

In 2020, she received the Cultural Merit Medal from the Arganil Municipality by the Regional Director of Culture Centro Suzana Menezes. That year, at the invitation of CPS – Centro Português de Serigrafia, he made a special edition serigraphy in honor of Mestre Artur Cruzeiro Seixas, signing them on the day his friend would turn 100.

He integrate in a group of five Portuguese artists were selected to represent Portugal in the international exhibition “JCE – Young European Creators (2017-2019)”.

Ana Carmem Nascimento completed her PhD in 2017, with the dissertation “A social study of images: Meanings and Pluridiversity in the work of Mário Vitória”, at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

His works have been the subject of study at various levels of teaching in schools and universities. His images appear in numerous contexts, from magazines, CDs, colloquiums, theaters, conferences and books, with the main highlight being the art covers of the most relevant books by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, with the collaboration of publishers in Spain, United States, Portugal, Brazil and England.

Regularly participates with his work in the charismatic event to praise poetry, called Quintas de Leitura, at Teatro Campo Alegre do Porto.

In 2016, at the invitation of the Portuguese Swimming Federation, he made the institutional artwork “Espírito Olímpico da Natação” for the celebration of the FPN and its athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. At the event “European Capital of Culture 2012”, she presented her greatest work “Apocalypse and the abduction of Europe”. Exhibited at the Alberto Sampaio National Museum in Guimarães and later at the Paço dos Duques de Bragança, at the Sines Arts Center, at the Vila do Conde Memory Center and at the Machado de Castro National Museum in Coimbra.

In 2010 he made the institutional commission for the portrait of the Former President of the Republic Dr. Mário Soares. The scale work is on permanent display in Arcos de Valdevez, the city where the last tribute to the life and work of the Politician was held.

Mário Vitória is represented in numerous 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.