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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Matthias Contzen (b. 1964, Aschaffenburg, Germany).

Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

Based in Portugal since 1998, Matthias Contzen is a multimedia artist who employs marble, sound and light as material. His work is represented in several continents, in both private and public collections, in New York, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, England, China, Switzerland and India. In 2009, Contzen founded SCULPTURE.FACTORY, a multipurpose center that serves as workshop and art gallery located in Sintra, of which he is artistic director. Contzen is represented by Loo & Lou Gallery and Galerie Dutko, both in Paris, Callan Contemporary, in New Orleans LA, USA and São Mamede Gallery, in Lisbon.

 

 

EDUCATION

1998      MA in Stone Sculpture from Mayen/Koblenz Academy, Germany

1995      Object Design Arts and Crafts Guild, Saar College of Fine Arts, Saarbrucken,       Germany

1991      Sculpture Apprenticeship Course, Chamber of Handicrafts, Munich, Germany

1987      BA in Sculpture, European Academy of Fine Art Trier, Germany

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015      Universe, Galerie Lou & Loo—Haut Marais, Paris, France

                  For You—Mandala, Galerie Loo & Lou—Georges V, Paris

2014      Planet, Nuit Blanche of Paris (October 4th)

Commissioned by Lou & Loo Foundation, Luxembourg

2013      In Beauty We Trust, SCULPTURE.FACTORY, Sintra, Portugal

2012      My Pocket Universe, Cidadela Art District, Cascais, Portugal

2010      Berliner Liste, International Contemporary Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

2009      Além do Real, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon, Portugal

2006      Retrospectiva, Museu da Pedra, Cantanhede, Portugal

Objectos de Memória, São Mamede Gallery, Lisbon

2005      Recent Works, Galeria Municipal Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

2001      Evoluções, Galeria Art Konstant, Lisbon

Contzentração, Cascais Culture Centre, Cascais

2000      Recent Works, Bank of Portugal, Lisbon

1999      Pedra Viva, Fábrica das Artes, Torres Vedras, Portugal

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019      XIIth Triennale-India, New Delhi

2018      Inaugural Exhibition, Town Museum, Cascais

Paris Art Fair, Grand Pallais Paris. In partnership with Loo & Lou Gallery

PAD, Paris Art and Design Fair, Paris. In partnership with Gallery Dutko

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London. In partnership with Gallery Dutko

2017      Scope Art Fair, Callan Contemporary, Miami, USA

2016      Scope Art Fair, Callan Contemporary, Miami, USA

                  BRAFA Art Fair, Galerie Dutko, Brussels, Belgium

2015      BRAFA Art Fair, Galerie Dutko

Ombres & Lumières, Galerie Dutko Bonaparte, Paris

2014      Infiniment Art, Galerie Dutko Bonaparte, Paris

The Essence of Human Being, Batalha Monastery, Batalha, Portugal

                  Art Breda, Continuum Gallery, Breda, The Netherlands

2013      Uttarayan Art Foundation II International Sculpture Symposium, Boroda, India

                  Art.Fair Cologne, Continuum Gallery, Köln, Germany

In the Heat of the Night, Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany

2012      Reloaded, Sculpture.Factory, Sintra

Escultura de Matthias Contzen, Rui Matos e Vitor Ribeiro, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

Colectiva de Escultura, Centro Cultural São Lourenço, Almancil, Portugal

2011      Welcome to my Soul, Art|Form, Estoril, Portugal

1st International Sculpture Exposition, Sculpture.Factory, Sintra

2010      Artelisboa 10, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

Colectiva de Verão, Centro Cultural São Lourenço, Almancil

Escultura de Ar Livre’10, Amadora, Portugal

Sculpture Exposition, Continuum Gallery, Königswinter

2009      ARTEMAR 2009, Denis Oppenheim International Public Sculpture Award, Estoril

ArteLivre (public art exhibition), Town Library, Amadora, Portugal

2008      ARTEMAR 2008, International Sculpture Exhibition, Estoril

Exposição Colectiva, Galeria São Mamede, Porto

Escultura Livre, Loures City Museum, Loures, Portugal

Acervo, works from the Centro Cultural São Lourenço Collection, Almancil

2007      Exposição Colectiva, Galeria São Mamede, Porto and Lisbon

ARTE LISBOA International Contemporary Art Fair, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, Lisbon

VI Prémio Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante, Portugal

2007      III EMAAR International Sculpture Symposium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

II International Sculpture Symposium, Paço de Mariña, La Coruña, Spain

2006      ARTE LISBOA International Contemporary Art Fair, Lisbon

2006      Lapidea VIII, International Sculpture Symposium, Mayen, Germany

2005      I International Stone Sculpture Symposium Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2004      IV Simpósio Internacional de Escultura, Museu da Pedra de Cantanhede, Portugal

SINEP 2004, Câmara de Lobos, Funchal, Portugal

2003      II Simpósio Internacional de Escultura, Sernancelhe, Portugal

2002      II Encontro de Escultura em Pedra, Mafra, Portugal

2001      I Simpósio de Escultura, S. João da Madeira, Portugal

1999      I Simpósio Internacional de Escultura, Cantanhede 

I Simpósio Internacional de Escultura, Viseu, Portugal

2005      ArteEstoril, Seteais Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Made in Portugal, Groeneveld Sculpture Park, Almelo, Nehterlands

V Prémio Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante

2004      Objectos de Memória, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

International Sculpture Exhibition, Echo Research Institute, Toronto, Canada

Exposição Colectiva, Galeria Domus Varius, Lisbon

ArteEstoril, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

Colectiva de Escultura, Casa da Cultura, Funchal

Recent Works by International Artists, Valley Art Gallery, Toronto

2003      Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan

IV Prémio Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Amarante

III Prémio de Escultura City Desk, Cascais

ArteEstoril, Centro de Congressos, Estoril

Sculpture Park, ISCAC, Coimbra

Exposição Colectiva, Galeria Valbon, Lisbon

Colectiva de Escultura, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon

Porto Arte, EXPONOR, Porto

Sintra Arte Pública II, Sintra, Portugal

2002      O Voo das Pedras, Domus Varius Gallery, Lisbon

II Sculpture Award “City Desk”, Cascais Culture Centre

Colectiva de Escultura, Espaço Ilimitado Gallery, Porto

Sintra Arte Pública I, Sintra

Colectiva de Artistas, International Sculpture Centre, Sintra

2001      Maus-Hábitos Inaugural Show, Maus-Hábitos Gallery, Porto

Di-Visões, Espaço T Gallery, Porto 2001 Capital Europeia da Cultura, Porto

Arte Santander, Santander, Spain

Colectiva de Escultura, Fábrica das Artes, Torres Vedras, Portugal

2000      Erótica 2000, Fábrica das Artes, Torres Vedras

ArtHouse, Temporary Gallery, Cascais

1st Sculpture Exhibition, Casa da Guia, Cascais

Sculpture Works, Amadora-Sintra Hospital, Amadora, Portugal

1999      Raquel Prates Gallery, Cascais

1987      Graduation Show, European Academy of Fine Art Trier, Germany

 

 

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

2016      “Light of Humanity,” Changsha University, Changsha, China

2013      “Match Box Universe,” Uttarayan Art Foundation, Boroda, India

 

 

AWARDS

2014      1st Sculpture Award, VIII VERA World Fine Art Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

2008      Acquisition Award, ARTEMAR ESTORIL, International Sculpture Exhibition, Portugal

2007      Nomination, VI Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso, Portugal

2006      Lapidea VIII, International Sculpture Symposium, Germany

2005      Nomination, V Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso, Portugal

2003      Nomination, Toyamura International Sculpture Biennial, Japan

Nomination, IV Prémio Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso, Portugal

2002      1st Sculpture Award, II Sculpture Award City Desk, Portugal

1995      3rd Object Design Award, International Design Competition “Cultures & Matiéres”, Sarrbruecken, Germany and Nancy, France

 

 

COMISSIONS

2016      Light of Humanity, Changsha Sculpture Park, Changsha, China

2007      III EMAAR International Sculpture Symposium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

II International Sculpture Symposium, Paço de Mariña, La Coruña, Spain

2006      ArteLisboa International Contemporary Art Fair, Lisbon, Portugal

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 Sernancelhe

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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Changsha Sculpture Park, Changsha, China

Hurun Report, Shanghai, China

Echo Research Institute, Toronto, Canada

Burj Khalifa, Emaar Art Projects, Dubai, United Emirates

Uttarayan Art Foundation, Baroda, India

La Corunha Royal Palace, La Corunha, Spain

Lapidea Sculpture Park, Mayen, Germany

Volksbank Rhein Ahr Eifel, Mayen

Banco de Portugal, Lisbon

Fundação António Prates, Lisbon

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon

Amadora-Sintra Hospital, Lisbon

Vila de Cascais, Cascais

Farol Design Hotel, Cascais

Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais

Fundação Dom Luís I, Cascais

Estoril Congress Centre, Estoril

Quinta do Pomar, Funchal, Madeira

Câmara Municipal de Câmara de Lobos, Madeira

Museu da Pedra, Cantanhede, Portugal

Oliveira de Frades, Portugal

Hilton Vilamoura, Vilamoura, Portugal