Since its start in 2017, the photographic series Saints & Martyrs has been selected into exhibitions by curators such as Yasufumi Nakamori (now, chief curator of photography at Tate Modern), Bryan Barcena (MoCA, L.A.), and Nicholas Barlow (LACMA). It has also been selected for residencies at Helycon, Turkey (2018), MassMoca (2019) and at MacDowell Colony (2019).
New York-based Brazilian artist 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 other international venues. His work has been curated by artists such as Lygia Pape, Janine Antoni, and Luciano Fabro, and by art critics such Paulo Herkenhoff (formerly a curator at MoMA) etc. 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 Centro Nacional de Cultura in Lisbon, Portugal, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Salford Museum, in Manchester, England, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, the Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporanea, in Valencia, Spain, and Oi Futuro Center for Art & Technology, in Rio, Brazil.
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 (Rio), the London Project, etc.
Lopes is an associate professor of photography at John Jay College / the City University of New York. He also teaches in the low residency M.F.A. of the Americas in Poetry in the ExpandedField.
1. Recent Solo Exhibitions
2017 Minotauros, Oi Futuro Center for Art & Technology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Curator: Alberto Saraiva.
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
2018 Inconvenient Spectrum, Kedi Art Gallery, Izmit, Turkey.
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.
2013 Queer is Where the Heart Is, Samtökin 78, Reykjavík, Iceland
3. Recent Performances (with poet Terri Witek)
2019 The Cosmogonists, Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporanea, Valencia, Spain
2018 Chance & Violence, with poets Laura Mulen, Ronaldo Wilson, and Terri Witek. &Now Festival for Experimental Writing, Notre Dame University, IN
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
2013 Translations, Backstage, Rome, Italy
4. Selected Awards
2018/15/13/11 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, MassMoCA, MacDowell
6. Current Employment
Associate Professor, Deputy Chair of the Art Dept, John Jay College / CUNY Founding Professor of Stetson University’s M.F.A. of the Americas in Poetry in the Expanded Field.