Miguel Barros was born in Portugal, and grew up in his home country as well as Brazil. He studied at IADE Creative University in Portugal earning a degree in Interior Architecture and Design. In 2008, Barros moved to Angola, Africa, where he spent 6 years living and working, then later moved to Calgary, his current place of residence.
Barros’ travels throughout Asia and Africa, as well as his current home in Alberta, inform his works. He explores the relationship between tension and harmony in his work, hoping to expose its innermost spirit. Barros uses traditional techniques in original applications to invite the viewer to meditate on the mysteries of philosophy and art.
2017 Patterns, group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2016 Transparency, solo show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2015 Recall, group show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2015 No Theme || Only Colours, solo show, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2014 Pharmacy Museum, ,Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Global Scale, Galeria Nuno Sacramento, Ílhavo, Portugal
2013 Global Generation, Galeria São Mamede, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Art Gallery of Vale do Lobo, Galeria São Mamede, Vale do Lobo, Portugal
2012 Municipal Auditorium, Auditório Municipal de Olhão ( AMO ), Galeria São Mameda, Olhão, Portugal
2012 Hummingbird Forms, Formas Colibri, National Museum of Decorative Arts, with the XI Biennial in Havana, Curatorship Gallery Nuno Sacramento, Havana, Cuba
2011 Limits of Defiguration, São Mamede Gallery, Oporto, Portugal
2008 One Other Place, São Mamede Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2008 A Different World, Municipal Museum Santos Rocha, Figueira da Foz.
2006 Zamora’s Museum, Spain.
2004 Galeria Projecto, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal