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Matthias Contzen
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MATTHIAS CONTZEN born 1964 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Attended the Sculpture course at the European Academy of Fine Arts in Trier in 1987, where he held his first exhibition. In 1991, conmpleted the Sculpture course in Munich. Completed Design course at the Arts and Grafts Guild of the Sarrebruck School of Fine Arts, in 1995, and in the same year was awarded 3rd prize in International Design Competition “Cultures & Matières”. Completed a postgraduate course in sculpture in Koblenz in 1998. Living and working in Portugal since 1998. Founder and Director of the SCULPTURE.FACTORY (since 2009) near Lisbon. Was awarded with the highest sculpture Price of Portugal “Prémio City Desk”” in 2002. 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015: “UNIVERSE”, Galerie Lou & Loo, Paris, France
“FOR YOU”, Mandala, Installation, (with Philippine Leroy Beaulieu)

2014: Nuit Blanche Paris, Installation “PLANET” (with P.L.B.)
2013: “In Beauty we trust” SCULPTURE.FACTORY, Sintra
2012: “My Pocket Universe” Work.Ink & Cidadela de Cascais
2010: Berliner Liste, International Contemporary Art Fair, Berlin, Germany 2009: Galeria Sao Mamede, Lisbon

2006: City Museum of Cantanhede, Portugal; Sao Mamede Gallery, LisbonP 2005: Galeria Municipal Vila Franca de Xira
2002: (Since) www.matthiascontzen.com permanent virtual exhibition
2001: “Evoluções”, Galeria Art Konstant, Lisbon; “Contzentração”, Cascais Culture Centre

2000: Bank of Portugal, Lisbon
1999: „Pedra Viva“, Fábrica das Artes, Torres Vedras

JOINT EXHIBITIONS (Selection last ten Years)

2014: “The Essence of Human Being”, Batalha Monastery, Portugal Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon , Caparica

2012: “Realoaded” Sculpture.Factory, Sintra; Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Alemanha

Galeria Sao Mamede Culture Centre São Lorenço, Almancil, Portugal

2011: “Welcome to my Soul”, Art|Form, Estoril, P; “1st International Sculpture Exposition”,
2010: Artelisboa 10, Galeria São Mamede, Porto /Lisboa, Centro Cultural São Lourenço;

Sculpture.Factory, Sintra, P; Escultura de Ar Livre Amadora 2011; “Sculpture Exposition”

Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Alemanha
2009: ARTEMAR 2009 (with Dennis Oppenheim), Estoril,International Public Sculpture Award,

ArteLivre, Expo Public Art, Town Library, Amadora
2008: ARTEMAR ESTORIL, International Sculpture Exposition, P

Galeria São Mamede, Porto /Lisboa, Escultura Livre, City Museum Loures, P;

Centro Cultural Sao Lorenço, Acervo
2007: Galeria São Mamede, Porto / Lisboa ; ARTELISBOA;,

VI Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso, Museu
2006: ArteLisboa, International Contemporary Art Fair, Lisbon, Portugal 2005: ArteEstoril, Seteais Palace Sintra, „Made in Portugal“, Groenefeld Sculpture Park, NL;

V Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso
2004: “Objectos de Memória”, Galeria São Mamede,Lisbon; Echo Research I

Institute,Toronto,Canada; Galeria Domus Varius,
Lisboa; ArteEstoril; Casa da Cultura, Island of Madeira; Valley Art

Galery,Toronto
2003: Toyamura Internacional Sculpture Bienal 2003; IV Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso;

III Prémio de Escultura City Desk;

Feira de Arte, ArteEstoril; ISCAC, Coimbra; Galeria Valbon; Galeria São Mamede;

PortoArte; Sintra Arte Pública II
2002:,,O Voo das Pedras“,Domus Varius Gallery, Lisbon; II Sculpture Award “City Desk”, Cultural

Centre of Cascais; Espaço Ilimitado Gallery, Porto; Sintra Arte Pública I; International

Sculpture Centre, Sintra
2001: Maus-Hábitos Gallery, Porto; „Di-Visões“, Espaço T Gallery, “Porto 2001”; “Arte

Santander”

International Art Fair, Spain; Fábrica das Artes Gallery, Torres Vedras. 2000: „Erótica 2000“, Fábrica das Artes Gallery, Torres Vedras; ArtHouse Gallery, Cascais; 1st

Sculpture Exhibition, Casa da Guia,

Cascais; Amadora-Sintra Hospital. 1999: Raquel Prates Gallery, Cascais;

AWARDS
1995:
3rd Prize of the International Design Competition “Cultures & Matiéres“, Germany/France
2002: 1st Prize of the “II Sculpture Award City Desk”, Portugal
2007 /2005 /2003 : VI / V / IV Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso, Portugal (Nomination)
2008: ARTEMAR ESTORIL, International Sculpture Award, Portugal (acquisition award)

WORK IN PUBLIC and COLLECTIONS

GERMANY: Bonn; Mayen, Lapidea Sculpture Park ;
PORTUGAL: Cascais; Cantanhede; Viseu;
Oliveira S dos Frades; S. João da Madeira; Mafra; Sernançelhe; Sintra; Island

of Madeira; Bank
of Portugal; Amadora Sintra Hospital; Autonomous University of Lisbon; D.Luis

I Foundation,
Culture Centre of Cascais; Madeira Island Culture Centre; Hotel Hilton

Vilamoura; Estoril
Congress Centre. SPAIN: La Corunha; CANADA: Toronto; EMIRATES: Dubai. Private collections in Portugal, Sweeden, Spain, Brasil, Germany, France,

Luxemburg, Belgium,
Canada, England ,Switzerland and New York.

INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE SYMPOSIA

2016: “LIGHT OF HUMANITY” Comision for Changsha, China, Sculpture Festival 2013: II International Sculpture Symposium, Boroda , India Uttarayan Atr Foundation
2007: III EMAAR International Sculpture Symposium, Dubai, Arabian Emirates

II International Sculpture Symposium, Paço de Mariña, La Coruña, Spain 2006: Lapidea VIII, International Sculpture Symposium, Germany
2005: I International Stone Sculpture Symposium Ontario, Toronto, Canada 2004: IV Simpósio Internacional de Escultura de Cantanhede; SINEP 2004,Ilha da Madeira

2003: II Simpósio Internacional de Escultura de Sernançelhe
2002: II Encontro de Escultura em Pedra, Mafra
2001: I Simpósio de Escultura de S. João da Madeira;
1999: I Simpósio Internacional de Escultura de Cantanhede; I Simpósio Internacional de Escultura

de Viseu