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Dirceu Maués

Born in Belém do Pará (Brazil), he lives and works between Brasília and Belo Horizonte. He has a Master degree in Fine Arts from The University of Brasília – UNB. Dirceu was a photojournalist of major newspapers in Belém (PA). He began his photography, film and video authorship work in 2003. Since then his research is based on handmade pinhole cameras and poor equipment. He was a visiting artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Berlin (Itaú Cultural) and won the Funarte Exchange stimulus to artistic creation prize. He has participated in Meetings with Photography program, FNAC (2009).

He held solo exhibitions in Berlin, Montevideo, Katowice (Poland), São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Curitiba and Belém. Visiting artist at WBK Vrije Academie in The Hague (Netherlands) as a prize to the 17th SESC Festival_Videobrasil award. His artwork integrates Collections as: The Pirelli-MASP, FNAC, Videobrasil, MAC-PR (Museum of Contemporary Art from Paraná), APR-SP (Ribeirão Preto Art Museum), MEP-PA (Pará State Museum) Collection Joaquim Paiva, Collection Rubens Fernandes Jr and SEA Collection (RIo Art Museum).

Awards and Scholarships: Brazil Photography Award 2013 – Prize XII Funarte Marc Ferrez Photography Artistic 2012. Res-WBK Vrije Academie, The Hague, Netherlands. 17th Videobrasil. São Paulo, 2011- Workshop Residence /Directions Visual Arts 2008-2009 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany – Scholarship Program to Stimulate Artistic Creation-FUNARTE, Bethlehem, 2008; Photography Prize – Secult / PA, Bethlehem, 2008- XII Hall UNAMA Small Formats (Purchase Prize), Bethlehem, 2006- Purse Arts Institute of Pará – IAP / 2004. Hall Art Pará (Purchase Prize). Romulo Maiorana Foundation, Bethlehem. Issues 2009,2004,2003. II Hall CCBEU photography (Purchase Prize). CCBEU Art Gallery, Bethlehem, 1997. His works are in several private and public collections in Brazil and abroad, including Museum of Art in Rio (director Paulo Herkenhofff).