Mario Lopes 

1981 Born in Leiria, Portugal
2012 MFA in Sculpture, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2005 BFA in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Italy
2000 Arts and Crafts School of Batalha, Stone Carving, Portugal

Prizes and Competitions

2012 1st Prize - Tehran Intl. Sculpture Symposium, Iran
2012 2nd Prize - Bienal Chaco, Argentina
1999 World Skills Competition, Stone carving, Montreal, Canada
1999 1st prize - National Skills Competition, Stone carving, Faro, Portugal

Solo Exhibitions

2017 "Forma Concisa" Mute Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 "Reajustar Conceitos" Adamastor Studios, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 "Merging Aestethics" Mimesis Art Museum, Paju Book City, South Korea
2013 "Stone Gardens" Monastery of Batalha, Portugal
2013 "Monochrome connections" Fabrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 "Made In Japan" Bank of Portugal, Leiria, Portugal
2012 "Xilografias" Arquivo Gallery, Leiria, Portugal
2011 Selected Student of Tama Art University, Gallery K, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “Memories” B Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “Influences from Japan”, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2009 1st Solo, Gallery Rodrigues Lobo, in Leiria, Portugal

Group Exhibitions

2012 "Works on Paper", Silpakor University, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 Graduation Works, National Art Centre Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “Expression x 2” Graphica Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2011 "Haiku", Asia Fine Art Universities, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 Ome Art-Program, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Contemporary Sculpture at Miyazaki, Japan
2008 “3 On the Wall+1”, Stephen Pearce Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Sculpture Symposiums

2016 SIMPPETRA Intl. Sculpture Symposium. Portugal
2015 Jiaxing International Sculpture Symposium, China
2015 Kish International Sculpture Symposium, Iran
2014 Hualien Intl. Sculpture Symposium, Taiwan
2013 Gare Art Festival, Luxemburg
2012 BenQ Sculpture Workshop, Taiwan
2012 Tehran Intl. Sculpture Symposium, Iran
2012 Areal Botanica, Czeck Republic
2012 Bienal Chaco, Argentina


2009 Monbukagakusho Japanese Government for a MFA in the Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Public and Private Collections

- Public -
Park D. Carlos I, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Kish Island, Persian Golf, Iran
Hualien City, Taiwan
AMOMA (Asian Museum of Modern Art) Taichung,Taiwan
Qasr Museum Garden,Tehran, Iran
Bijan Park - Tokushima, Japan
Resistência City, Argentina
Askelon City, Israel

- Private - Portugal, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland, Lebanon, Japan, South Korea, Japan, Dubai, Argentina, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Honduras, Germany.

Publications about Mario Lopes

2013  Mimesis Art Museum, Mário Lopes – “Merging aesthetics”, Paju Book City – South Korea