CLAUDIA MATOOS is a visual artist who captures reality at every moment and expresses it through art. She develops the concept of Connections”.
Visual Artist, Portugal
Drawings, Paintings, Photos, Instalations, Performaces
From childhood to youth, Claudia Matoos was a classical and contemporary dancer. Gradually, she replaced her ballet shoes with brushes. Among canvases, papers, pencils and paints, she graduated in Artistic Education, doing her Master’s degree on Schiller and Art. Like the philosopher Schiller, Claudia believes that “the artist is the son of his time”. PhD in Visual Arts, she developed a thesis on a generation of artists and intellectuals who maintained, for ten years, a Utopian Art Gallery, in years of repression in Brazil. She taught Arts for 21 years and was also a university teacher in Brazil. She was an invited teacher in the Drawing area at Faculdade de Belas-Artes of Universidade de Lisboa, from 2013 to 2016.
Nowadays – She is a Board Member of Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes de Lisboa, SNBA and researcher at Centro de Investigação e Estudos em Belas-Artes of Universidade de Lisboa, CIEBA-UL.
As an artist, she has held several international and individual exhibitions. She has participated in conferences, national and international congresses. Her research interest includes Art, Painting, Drawing, Art Education, History of Art,Image and Culture.
She is also an associate member of SOS ARTE PT (Associação Portuguesa de Apoio aos Artistas Visuais em Tempos de Crise), Artaviso (an Australia-based online arts community) and of ICOMOS Brasil.
(2021) Selected for the 4ª Bienal Internacional de Arte de Gaia, from July 10th to 17th, in Lever. She participated in the exhibition “Coronavirus does not destroy creativity” in Lever, Portugal.
(2021) Permanent exhibition – Centro de Interpretação da Lota de Sagres, Sagres, Portugal. Paintings, drawings, curatorship and museology.
(2018) Embassy of Portugal in Rabat, Morocco. Drawings -“The Dialogue between the Moroccan and Portuguese tiles.”
(2016) Cerveno – Exhibition space, Valcamonica, Italy. Drawings – “Art & Territory project. A look at Valcamonica.”
(2003) Cultural space – Estação Geraes, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paintings – “Nature.”
(2001) Cultural space Estação Geraes, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Drawings – “Homenagem aos 100 anos do Poeta Murilo Mendes.”
(1998) Gallery – Atelier Janice Lopes, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paintings – “Poemas em tela.”
(1997) Caixa Econômica Federal Gallery, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paintings – “Tótens.”
(1996) Portinari Gallery, Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paintings – “Janelas.”
(1990) Portinari Gallery , Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paintings – “Enigmas.”
(2021) Australian Collective Exhibition “The Garden of Loss& Triumph” at No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane (off Russell St),Melbourne Victoria, Australia . ‘Artaviso Project’.
(2021) Collective exhibition “Salão de Convívio dos Artistas”, at Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes de Lisboa.
(2021) “Swiss ArtExpo 3.0”, collective exhibition promoted by ArtBox.Project Zürich 3.0, Zürich Main Station, Switzerland.
(2021) 4ª Bienal Internacional de Arte de Gaia, in Lever, Portugal.
(2021) “O Símbolo de uma Pandemia”, Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
(2021) ArtBox.Project Barcelona 1.0, na Galeria Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain.
(2021) ArtBox.Project World 1.0, na ArtBox Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
(2021- 2020) DOOR TO DOOR (UK & EUROPE) – Virtual exhibition. ARTAVISO Project, Australia. Art in time of COVID-19. Art from Isolation. URL: < https://www.artaviso.com/10939-2/?&SingleProduct=124>
(2021-2020) Salão dos sócios -Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes de Lisboa, Portugal.
(2020) The ArtBox Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
(2020) “Swiss ArtExpo 2.0”, collective exhibition promoted by ArtBox.Project Zürich 2.0, Zürich Main Station, Switzerland.
(2019) “Miami Art Weeks”, collective exhibition promoted by ArtBox.Project Miami 2.0, United States.
(2019) “Swiss ArtExpo 1.0”, collective exhibition promoted by ArtBox.Project Zürich 1.0, Switzerland.
(2019) The Artbox Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland.
(2018) “Armory Art Weeks” New York, by ArtBox.Project New York 1.0, United States.
(2017) Palazzo della Cancelleria Vaticana, Roma, Italy.
(2017) Biblioteca Angelica Galleria, Roma, Italy.
(2017) Arte Borgo Galleria, Roma, Italy.
(2017) Palazzo Velli , Roma, Italy.
(2017) “Basel Artweeks” by ArtBox.Project Basel 1.0, Switzerland.
(2015 – 2016) “Parèntheses”, FIAC – “CONTEMPORARY ART OF ARGEL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL” Musée Public National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, MAMA.
(2015) Museu do Palácio da Quinta do Calhariz, Portugal. (Permanent exhibition).
(2011) Museu Österrreicchisches Lateinamerika-Institut, Vienna.
(2011) Museu Inimá de Paula, em Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
(2011) Museu de Montemor, Portugal.
(2011) Casa do Brasil, Madrid, Spain.
(2011) University of Vienna, exhibition during The 9º Congresso Alemão de Lusitanistas, Austria.
(2011) 3ª Bienal de Arte Postal at Casa do Livro Biblioteca de Saint Gilles, Brussels.
(1999) Salão da Poesia e Literatura na Pintura, Sociedade Brasileira de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(1997) Banco Central Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
(1993) 1ª Bienal de Pintura da Casa do Caminho, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
(1991-1990) Paintings displayed in Pace Gallery of Art, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
(1991-1990) Paintings displayed in Regard Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
(1990) Portinari Gallery, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
(1990) Caixa Econômica Federal Gallery, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
(1989) “21º Festival de Inverno da UFMG” (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Public and private collections where artworks are inserted
Musée Public National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, MAMA.
Museu do Palácio da Quinta do Calhariz, Portugal.
Docapesca – Portos e Lotas, SA, Portugal.
Caixa Económica Federal, Brazil.
Rede Globo de Televisão, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
Other works sold to private collections in Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal.
Awards, Scholarships and Grants
(2020) Two drawings published in the award-winning catalog: Lopes, Marco (2019) “O Mosaico do Oceano: Um Tesouro Intemporal de Ossónoba”, pages 34 and 38. ISBN:978-989-99270-6-3. The APOM Award was received by the Museu Municipal de Faro, in the category of Best Museology Work, in recognition of the quality of the catalog of the Roman mosaic of Ocean’s God.
(2015) Artistic residency in Musée Public National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger, MAMA.
(2013-2015) Doctoral Scholarship in Visual Arts, by CAPES, Brazil.
(1999) Bronze Medal and Honorable Mention Award in Sociedade Brasileira de Belas Artes do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(1993) Bronze Medal in Painting at 1º Bienal de Pintura da Casa do Caminho, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.