Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition “This is where I will always be – Works by Nuno Santiago”

The works on display were specially created for the exhibition

The opening of the exhibition “This is where I will always be – Works by Nuno Santiago”, organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, held on March 20, Friday, at 6.30pm, at Tap Seac Gallery, showcasing 28 painting works by the Portuguese artist. Present at the opening ceremony were Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis, Tam Chon Weng; Director of the Department of Education and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R, Xu Ting; The Representative of the Consul General of Portugal in Macao and Hong Kong, Chancellor Manuel Ricardo da Silva; President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ung Vai Meng; Member of the Cultural Consultative Committee, Carlos Marreiros; Director of Macao Delegation of the Orient Foundation, Ana Paula Cleto; Artist of the exhibition, Nuno Santiago. For this exhibition, Nuno Santiago used a variety of different textures on large canvases, combining abstract visual elements to create mysterious spaces, allowing the audience to feel the atmosphere and the idea associations intrinsic to each work. The works on display were specially created for the exhibition. Nuno Santiago was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1956, and attended painting courses at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University as well as Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa. From 1987 to 1993, he lived and worked in Macao, place that holds a special affection for the artist and where he organised, during his stay, several visual arts exhibitions. In 1994, he returned to Portugal and held exhibitions all over the world, showcasing unique works and revealing his constant creative and original approach. In order to promote education in the field of the visual arts to the public and strengthen its knowledge about the artist and his works, in addition to providing guided tours at a set time schedule throughout the exhibition period, audio description tours will also be available for the visually impaired, thereby hoping to share these unique works with all citizens and allow them to enjoy the pleasures of visual arts. Details on the guided tours will be announced at a later date. The exhibition “This is where I will always be – Works by Nuno Santiago” open from 21 March to 10 May, from 10am to 7pm, at the Tap Seac Gallery, located at No. 95, Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida. Admission is free.

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