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Carlos Farinha was born in Santarém, Portugal, in 1971. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. His work ranges from painting, drawing, sculpture and performance art. Since 1990, he has been exhibiting regularly, with numerous awards, including the 1st prize at "VIDArte".


Carlos Farinha was a founding member of the "Epipiderme" art project and presents a public work with the sculpture "Cortiçada" in Proença-a-Nova.  In 2007 he started the project "O Mundo à Cabeceira", focusing his work on social and ironic behavior, with a strong figurative content.From this project came many individual exhibitions. "O Mundo a Cabeceira" at Cidadela de Cascais in 2008 and then in 2009 "Dedo grande do Pé" curated by Umbigo Magazine, followed by "A Grande Alface" at Galeria São Bento in 2011. In 2012 Carlos participated in the "Interferes Festival" " with drawings that circulated in the Lisbon metro carriages. In 2013 "L'extraordinaire Mr. Sousa" in the house of Portugal and in the University City of Paris. In 2014 he exhibited in Macau at the Iao Hin Gallery, between 2015 and 2018 among several exhibitions had "A certain Portugality" and "Once Upon a Time" at the Arte Periférica Gallery at the CCB and, in collaboration with the Portuguese Embassy in Beijing and the same Gallery, was represented at Art Beijin 2018 in China. In 2019, he held the exhibition “Sentido Figurado” at the Museu do Oriente in Lisbon, where he brought together some of his most emblematic works.

Carlos Farinha is now represented in many public and private collections, including the multinational Malwarebytes, the Halabja Museum in Iraq, the Kobane Culture House in Syria, the Official Residence of the Consul of Portugal in Macau, the Museum of the Orient and the Chambers Municipalities of Castelo Branco, Proença-a-Nova and Loures.


2015 - 1st Painting Prize “VIDArte – Art against Domestic Violence”, CIG – Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality

2010 - Honorable Mention “International Biennial of Plastic Arts of Marinha Grande”, Marinha Grande, Portugal

1996 - Honorable Mention for Painting “Prémio Lima de Freitas”, Rotary Club of Portugal, Portuguese Red Cross

1994 - 2nd in the “Fidelidade Jovens Pintores 94” Award, Culturgest and Fundação da Cultura

1993 - 3rd Prize for Painting “JovÁrte 93”, Municipality of Loures, Portugal

1992 - 1st Prize for Painting “JovÁrte 92”, Municipality of Loures, Portugal

1992 - Prize “Municipal Council of Sintra”, São Pedro de Sintra, Portugal

1991 - 1st Prize “Reynaldo dos Santos“ in Fine Arts, Vila Franca de Xira City Council, Portugal

1991 - Honorable Mention “Carpe Diem Award”, Alcobaça, Portugal


Maxim Gorky House Museum, Usedom, Germany
Malwarebytes, Tallinn, Estonia
Halabja Museum, Iraq
Culture House of Kobane City Council, Syria
Official residence of the Consul of Portugal in Macau
Private collection Paulo Lopo
Private collection João Pedro Cid
Silver Arm Factory. Portugal
Pinacoteca da Central de Cervejas, Portugal
Municipality of Proença-a-Nova, Portugal
Vila Franca de Xira City Hall, Portugal
Loures City Council, Portugal
Municipal Museum of Loures, Portugal

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