Carlos Mota, born in Ponta Delgada, Portugal, graduated in Interior Architecture at CAD – Centre des Arts Décoratifs and Painting at École des Arts D’lxelles in Brussels, Belgium. He currently lives and works in Lisbon. Since 1993, Mota frequently does solo and collective exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work has been showcased in both public and private collections in various countries, such as: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Mexico, USA, Canada and Brazil. Collections Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Mexico and Brazil; Carlos Machado Museum, Ponta Delgada; Regional Department of Tourism and Culture, Madeira; Embassy of Portugal, Brussels; City Council of Lagoa, Azores; Municipal Gallery of Caloura, Azores; Walter Grossman Art Gallery – University of Massachusetts, Boston; General Consulate of Portugal, Boston; Portuguese Medical Association (South Region), General Consulate of Portugal, Toronto; City Council of Ponta Delgada. Piece in the Federal Presidency of Brazil’s private collection, Planalto Palace in Brasília, Brazil. Work on collection at the Centre Museum, Baku, Azerbaijan Filmography From the years 1993 to 2002, his career was brought to life on a film called “Soul Adventures” (“Aventuras do Espírito”) by director Teresa Tomé and broadcast on a cultural show on the chanels RTP/Açores and RTP2. Invited by philosopher José Neto in the show “The art and mind of…” (“A arte e a mente de…”). Film by Álvaro Queiroz, in the Portuguese CINEMATECA collection for future reference Editions EDIT Magazine, LUX Woman, URBANA Magazine HABITAT – Brasília, HABITAT Belo Horizonte A PACT WITH ART: celebrating 30 years of the Arts Academy of the Azores (UM PACTO COM AS ARTES: 30 anos da Academia das Artes dos Açores) Awards MAC 2017 “30years of Career in Painting” – MAC Movimento Arte Comtemporânea Gallery. Series “GREAT FINDS”, Ouro preto, Minas Gerais , Brazil he was the first contemporary Portuguese and foreign artist to be invited to have a piece in the permanent private collection of the Federal Presidency of Brazil at the Planalto Palace. Such piece is 400×80 (cm). The project “GREAT FINDS” ended with an exhibition and an edition that will be published in a didactic art book for the 6th grade in Brazil. With authorship by Emanuella Kalil and Franco Caldas Fuchs and published by Editora Positivo – ARTE E ICONOGRAFIA, one of the biggest publishers in Brazil.