Cyriaco Lopes has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP), El Museo del Barrio in NYC, the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles in Paris, Casa Degli Artisti in Milan, among many other international venues. His work has been curated by artists such as Lygia Pape, Janine Antoni, and Luciano Fabro, as well as by art critics such as Paulo Herkenhoff and Adriano Pedrosa. He is the winner of the NYC World Studio Foundation Award, the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis Project Award, the São Paulo Phillips Prize of trip to Europe.
His performances in collaboration with poet Terri Witek have been seen at the National Academy in Lisbon, Portugal, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Salford Museum, in Manchester, England, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL. In April of 2017 the duo Lopes-Witek had a large solo show at the Oi Futuro Center for Art & Technology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lopes is an associate professor of photography and deputy chair of the Art & Music department at John Jay College/the City University of New York. He also teaches in the Stetson University low residency M.F.A. of the Americas in Poetry in the Expanded Field.
The artist holds two MFAs: one in Imaging and Digital Arts, UMBC, Baltimore (thesis chair: Dr. Kathy O’Dell), and the other in Visual Languages, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro (Thesis Chair: Dr. Paulo Venâncio Filho). He also attended artist’s residencies such as Skowhegan, Parque Lage and the London Project.
1. Recent Solo Exhibitions
2017 Minotauros, Oi Futuro Center for Art & Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2014 Currents/Correntes, Crisp Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL
2014 All Love is Stolen, Blue Gallery, Chania, Greece
2013 Crimes Against Love (You are the Problem), Kabine Nadire, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Membranes, Armenian Museum for Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 Crimes Against Love, President’s Gallery, John Jay College, CUNY
2. Recent Group Exhibitions
2017 The Rule of Law, Thessalonica Museum of Contemporary Art. Greece
2016 TransAmaZonica, Miami Praticas Contemporaneas, Festival Internacional de Arte & Cine Queer, Bogota, Colombia, Curator: Adler Murada
2016 Coisas de Viado, Atelier 397, São Paulo, Brazil, Curator: Yann Beauvais
2014 22nd Seoul International Art Festival, Chosunilbo Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2012 Queer is Where the Heart Is, Samtökin 78, Reykjavík, Iceland
3. Recent Performances (with poet Terri Witek)
2017 Excavations, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL
2016 Correntes/Currents, National Academy, Lisbon, Portugal
2016 Correntes/Currents, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, PA
2013 Ariadne, Salford Museum, Manchester, England
4. Selected Awards
2015/13/11 PSC-CUNY Grant
2007 Hand Award for Distinguished Faculty Achievement, Stetson University
2001 Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis
2001 World Studio Foundation, New York
2001 RTKL Award, Baltimore
M.F.A. in Imaging and Digital Arts, University of MD Baltimore County
M.F.A. in Visual Languages, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
B.F.A. in Painting, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Selected Residencies: Skowhegan, The London Project
6. Academic Life
Associate Professor, Deputy Chair of the Art & Music Dept, John Jay College / CUNY
Visiting Professor, Stetson University Low Residency M.F.A. of the Americas, in the field of Poetry in the Expanded Field