SANTOS LOPES was born in 1948 in Abrantes, Portugal. Photographer, teacher, potter and sculptor, he traveled through Europe, Africa and USA, where in New York, attended the Art Students League, as assistant of Nathanaiel Katz. Continued his study and research trips, he arrived Brazil in 1975, where he settled in São Paulo. In 1976 made part of the movement of Poetry and Art at the Municipal Theater of São Paulo, and at the same time begins to transmit his knowledge to a small group of students. In 1978 he received the award Ademar Costa, also making his first solo exhibition in Brazil. Currently lives and works between Portugal and Brazil.