Nuno Viegas, also known as Metis, is a Portuguese artist born in Faro (1985) and raised in Quarteira. Founder of the art collective Policromia Crew, started his artistic journey with graffiti in 1999.

    After completing his studies in Visual Arts at the University of Algarve he moved to Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2014) where he discovered a new artistic identity and began to develop his paintings strongly influenced by the graffiti scene. This has been the focal point of the artist’s production and its greatest source of inspiration.

    Nuno presents us a contrast between the visually aggressive and sometimes dirty reality of traditional graffiti and its peaceful and clean representation in his works. The approach to this theme is a continuous tribute to all those who dedicate part of their lives to this scene. Graffiti Writers who keep it real and alive in a time where the definition of graffiti tends to get blurred and mixed with street art.

    In 2016 Nuno worked with Street Art Today in Amsterdam which launched the artist in to the street art scene rapidly getting the attention of Urban Nation Berlin – Museum for Contemporary Urban Art. Along the following years the artist has been working with Yasha Young Projects, Graffiti Prints, Thinkspace Gallery and Nextstreet Gallery and we can now see his work expanding through walls and art venues all over the globe always aiming to improve and move towards his dream – to tag the moon.

    By the end of 2019, Nuno returns to his hometown Quarteira, in Portugal, where he is based at the moment.

 

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EDUCATION
  • 2015 ” INTERNSHIP – Me Like Painting Gallery and Studio – ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
  • 2014 ” MASTERS – Comunication, Culture and Arts – Image Studies // Universidade do Algarve – FARO, PORTUGAL
  • 2013 ” POST GRADUATION – Visual and Performative Arts //  Universidade do Algarve – FARO, PORTUGAL
  • 2012 ” GRADUATION – Visual Arts  Universidade do Algarve – FARO, PORTUGAL
  • 2003 ” INFORMATICS TECHNOLOGIES  // High School Drª Laura Ayres – QUARTEIRA, PORTUGAL

 

EXHIBITIONS
2019 
  • ART FAIR – “SCOPE” – Patron of Arts // MIAMI, FLORIDA. U.S.A.
  • ART FAIR – “SCOPE” – Thinkspace Gallery // MIAMI, FLORIDA. U.S.A.
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – ¨PATRON OF ARTS¨ // TEL AVIV – ISRAEL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “URBAN PORTFOLIO” – Galleri BI-Z // KRISTIANSAND – NORWAY
  • ART FAIR – “MONIKER” // NOHO, NEW YORK – U.S.A.
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “PAINTERS PAINTING” – Plastic Murs // VALENCIA – SPAIN
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “LAX / SFO: Third Time Is The Charm ” – Thinkspace Gallery // SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. U.S.A.
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “URBAN SHOW” – NextStreet Gallery // PARIS – FRANCE
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “HIT & RUN” – Norra Station Street Gallery // LJUSDAL – SWEDEN
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “EXPLORING THE NEW CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENT” – Thinkspace Gallery // HONOLULU – HAWAI
2018
  • ART FAIR – “SCOPE” – Thinkspace Gallery // MIAMI, FLORIDA. U.S.A.
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “FRONT” – NextStreet Gallery // PARIS – FRANCE
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “PASSAGE” – Galerie C.O.A // MONTREAL – CANADA
  • ART FAIR – “ART ÉLYSÉES – ART & DESIGN” – Nextstreet Gallery // PARIS – FRANCE
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – 10 Years Anniversary of SOBER COLLECTIVE // AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “UNderstand” URBAN NATION Museum 2018/2019 // BERLIN – GERMANY
  • FEAT in SOLO EXHIBITION – HELIOS by FANAKAPAN// LONDON – ENGLAND
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “100 Dollar bill Ya’ll” – Circus Network // PORTO – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “Made in Portugal” – GCA Gallery // PARIS – FRANCE
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Learn and Skate // NEW YORK – U.S.A
  • GROUP EXHIBITION -Martin Whatson Arctic Northern Street Art Tour // OSLO- NORWAY
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Route du Nord // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
2017 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Juxtapoz Clubhouse // MIAMI, FLORIDA – U.S.A.
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – REWRITERS010 at CROOS // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Opening URBAN NATION Museum // BERLIN – GERMANY
  • SOLO EXHIBITION – “Salute”  // LEIRIA – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Lollapalooza 2017 // BERLIN – GERMANY
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “Mar Motto 3” // FARO – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Route du Nord // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “We Broke Night” – Urban Nation  // BERLIN – GERMANY
  • SOLO EXHIBITION – CROOS // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • SOLO EXHIBITION – “Museum Nacht 010” – Sober Collective // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS 
2016 
  • GROUP EXHIBTION – “Sober Street Art Exhibition” – Sober Collective // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • GROUP EXHIBTION – “Graffiti” – Museum de Koperen knop // HARDINXVELD – THE NETHERLANDS
  • COLLAB IN SOLO EXHIBITION – “NOT TO BE TITLED” by Kaili Smith – Go Gallery // AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • CONCERT – “Mn’ JAM EXPERIMENT and NUNO VIEGAS” – De Nutshuis // THE HAGUE – THE NETHERLANDS
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “Oilgarve” – Espaco + // ALJEZUR – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “Toon KABOOM” – Hidden Youth, Coolsingel // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
2015 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “Oilgarve” – Biblioteca Municipal de Tavira // TAVIRA – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “INTERN OUTTURN” – MeLikePainting Gallery // ROTTERDAM – THE  NETHERLANDS
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “Oilgarve” – FARPA LAB // FARO – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier 2015 // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
    GROUP EXHIBITION – “MORPHOLOGY” – NIFFO Galerie // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
2014 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Festival MED 2014 // LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
  • SOLO EXHIBITOIN – “PRIVADO” – Convento de Santo António // LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
2013 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Semana Cultural de Alte // ALTE – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Festival MED 2013 // LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “É PERIGOSO OLHAR PARA DENTRO” – Galeria TREM // FARO – PORTUGAL
2012 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “CUT AND PASTE, Collage Revisited” – Galeria de Arte Convento Espirito Santo  // LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – Festival MED 2012 // LOULÉ – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “LIMBO” – PLATAFORMA REVOLVER // LISBOA – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – CAL VIVA // FARO – PORTUGAL
2011 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “ANITA” – REGIMENTO DE INFANTARIA Nº1 // ATALAIA, TAVIRA – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – LOOP 11′ – VIDEO ART FESTIVAL // BARCELONA – SPAIN
2010 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – “ANDAIME” – FÁBRICA DA CERVEJA // FARO – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – LOOP 10′ – VIDEO ART FESTIVAL // BARCELONA – SPAIN
2009 
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – ” CONHECER PELO DESENHO” – CENTRO CULTURAL DE LAGOS // LAGOS – PORTUGAL
  • 1ª MOSTRA DE CURTAS-METRAGENS ALGARVIAS // ALTURA, CASTRO MARIM – PORTUGAL
  • GROUP EXHIBITION – EXHIBITION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS – IPJ // FARO – PORTUGAL

 

DEMOS // FESTIVALS
2020
  • Nuart Festival – Lockdown Edition // ABERDEEN – SCOTLAND
2019 
  • Arte Pública Leiria // LEIRIA – PORTUGAL 
  • Patron of Arts // TEL AVIV – ISRAEL
  • Nuart Festival // STAVANGER – NORWAY
  • Art Park Tegel // BERLIN – GERMANY
  • Bergenfest // BERGEN – NORWAY
  • HIT & RUN – Norra Station Street Gallery // LJUSDAL – SWEDEN
2018
  • Pow Wow Rotterdam // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • Memorie Urbane // TERRACINA – ITALY
  • Live at the Museum – Urban Nation // BERLIN – GERMANY
  • Awakenings // AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • Et Cetera Festival Faro // FARO – PORTUGAL
  • Berlin Mural Festival 2018 // BERLIN – GERMANY
2017
  • Basel House Mural Festival // MIAMI, FLORIDA – U.S.A
  • REWRITERS010 wall opening at Crooswijk // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • Wallin9000 // GHENT – BELGIUM
  • UpFest 2017 // BRISTOL – UNITED KINGDOM
  • RDAM LIVE PAINT – warm up edition // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • IK ZIE JE LATEX // UTRECHT – THE NETHERLANDS
  • EAT STREET BREATH ART 2017 // AAA Gallery – ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
2016
  • KUNSTROUTE KRALINGEN CROOSWIJK 2016 // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • KINGDOM FESTIVAL 2016 // ROOSENDAAL – THE NETHERLANDS
  • RDAM LIVE PAINT // ROTTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
  • KINGS SPRAY – Street Art Today Museum // AMSTERDAM – THE NETHERLANDS
2014 
  • OFF THE WALL – Conrad Algarve Hotel // QUINTA DO LAGO – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2013 
  • URBAN SWAG FEST – Iate Club // FARO – PORTUGAL (Street Art)ç
2012
  • STREET JAM // QUARTEIRA – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2008 
  • IMPLANTAÇÃO DA (RAPÚBLICA) // ALBUFEIRA – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)
2005 
  • BIG PARTY – HIPHOP LIVE 8125 // VILAMOURA – PORTUGAL (Graffiti)