Hugo Maciel, Sculptor
Hugo Maciel was born in 1988 in Lisbon, Portugal. His artistic education starts at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, where he finished Bachelor (2009) and Master (2011) in Public sculpture and PhD in Fine Arts, Sculpture, and expertise on numismatic (2014). Also he had professional experience as numismatic engraver on the Portuguese Mint (INCM).
He teach at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, the disciplines of Medals and Metals at the Art Science Course and Heritage between 2008 and 2010.
Involved in national and international projects, develops public sculpture projects in symposiums and competitions: Argentina (Chaco Sculpture Biennial, 2nd international prize), Canada (Monumentum Monument in honor of the sculptor Robert Roussil), and work in marble, sandstone, stainless steel, steel and wood and polymers.
Alongside these international projects executed in Portugal, urban installations to theater festivals (FATAL) and works in major public commissions (Monument commemorating the black ceramic of Bisalhães, UNESCO heritage).
It specializes in the areas of medals and coins is one of the sculptors who draws the Portuguese commemorative coins (Commemorative Coin to 250 Years of Clérigos Tower, Porto 2013) as is noted in the medal area and received the international award for young medalist, International Congress Medal 2014 (FIDEM).
Hugo Maciel participates in national and international exhibitions and has exhibited in galleries, congresses and art festivals, including Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Norway, Finland, Argentina, Canada, USA and Japan. It is also represented in the collections of European museums, such as museum Bergen, Norway and Kremnica Museum, Slovakia.
Simultaneously to his artistic activity develops research in sculpture, and is Member of the Research Team of the Section for Research and Studies sculpture CIEBA - Research Centre for Fine Arts.