Maria Pia Oliveira

Maria Pia Oliveira

Maria Pia Oliveira was born in Lisbon, in 1964. She lives and works in Lisbon. He studied Plastic Arts at Ar.Co, in Lisbon and at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He works in different media, sculpture, installation, drawing, photography, video and ceramics. He has been exhibiting regularly since the 1990s. Between 2006 and 2013 he participated in and organized the exhibitions at Colectivo Laboratório. You are represented in several public and private collections in Portugal and abroad.


Artistic Creation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon - 2001

Portuguese Center of Photography, CPF, Porto - 2001

Luso-American Foundation for Development, Lisbon - 1995

Individual exhibitions (selection)

Mundos Ardentes, Salon Belas Artes, Lisbon - 2017

Walking through the Skies, Giiefarte, Lisbon - 2015

Lighten the Dense Accumulated Clouds, Palacio Belmonte, Lisbon - 2011

Gravity, Ermida de Belém, Lisbon - 2010

Clothilde + Celeste, Casa da Cerca – CAC, Almada - 2009

(E)merge, Coimbra Water Museum, Coimbra - 2007

Observatory, Institute of Meteorology, Lisbon - 2005

Bum..., Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto - 2005

On White Air, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon - 2003

How I Became a Cloud, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto - 2001

UP.UP, Sala Poste-it, Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto - 2000

Viagens, Galeria Diferença, Lisbon -1999

Collective Exhibitions (selection)

Metanóia, Galeria - Livraria Sá da Costa, Lisbon - 2017

Donations 2009-2014, National Tile Museum - 2015

Prometheus fecit, Soares dos Reis Museum, Porto -  2014

The Power of Doing, National Tile Museum, Lisbon - 2013

50 Years of Refining Emotions, Casa do Infante, Porto - 2013

Refinar Emotions, Casa do Infante, Porto - 2012

Secret Archives, Photographic Archive, Lisbon - 2011

Contemporary Ceramics, Manuel Castilho Antiguities, Lisbon - 2011

Laboratory #5 Welcome, Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts, Lisbon - 2010

Way Out Laboratory, Pavilion 28, Centro Hospitalar Júlio de Matos, Lisbon - 2009

I'll be right back, Sala Poste-it, Porto - 2009

Afectos Laboratory, Quinta das Lágrimas, Coimbra - 2008

Ocupation LAB 2, Atrium of the Ministry of Finance, Lisbon - 2008

Terra Laboratory, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisbon -2006

Women, XX – Visions in the Feminine,  CAV, Coimbra -2006

Arco, Madrid, Galeria Pedro Oliveira - 2006

The Code and Margility, Fotonoviembre 05, Tenerife International Fair, Tenerife - 2005

ArteLisboa, Lisbon, Galeria Pedro Oliveira - 2005

Art/Salamanca/05, Salamanca - 2005

Dfoto, San Sebastian - 2005

Arco, Madrid, Galeria Pedro Oliveira - 2005


Lisbon Municipal Photographic Archive

Benetton Foundation, Treviso

Caja Ahorros El Monte, Seville

CPF, Portuguese Photography Center, Porto

CAC, Contemporary Art Center, Malaga

Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela

Meetings in Coimbra, Coimbra

Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon

EDP Foundation

PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon

Inês de Castro Foundation

National Tile Museum, Lisbon

RAR, Porto

SPAL, Alcobaça