Cyriaco Lopes is a multidisciplinary New York based artist with a hybrid practice between photography, painting and sculpture, as well as between poetry and performance. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he completed his B.F.A. and first M.F.A.. His work addresses queerness within an erudite set of references.
Lopes has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio, the Museum of Art of São Paulo, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles in Paris, Casa Degli Artisti in Milan, among many other international venues. His work has been curated by artists such as Lygia Pape, Janine Antoni, and Luciano Fabro, as well as by art critics such as Paulo Herkenhoff. 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. Lopes is an associate professor of photography and deputy chair of the Art & Music department at John Jay College/CUNY.