Cyríaco Lopes es artista de origen brasileño y reside actualmente en Nueva York. Ha expuesto en el museo de arte de São Paulo, el Museo del Barrio en Nueva York, entre otros. Es el ganador del premio NYC World Studio Foundation Award, así como del Contemporary Museum Saint Louis Project Award. Sus colaboraciones con la poeta Terri Witek se vieron recientemente en el Centro del Carme Cultura Contemporánea de Valencia, España. Lopes es profesor de fotografía en John Jay College / City University of New York.
Since 2017 ‘Saints & Martyrs’ has been selected into exhibitions at the Houston Center for Photography by Yasufumi Nakamori (now, chief curator of photography at Tate Modern), and the L.A. Center for Digital Art by Bryan Barcena (MoCA, L.A.), and Nicholas Barlow (LACMA). It has also been selected for residencies at Helycon, Turkey (2018), MassMoca (2019) and the MacDowell Colony (where Lopes was a...2019 Marian O. Naumburg Photography fellow).
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 as Paulo Herkenhoff, Adriano Pedrosa, Alberto Saraiva, 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 Stetson University low residency M.F.A. of the Americas in Poetry in the ExpandedField.