Maria Lopes is an artist/ anthropologist/ art science curator who is particularly interested in neuroscience and consciousness.


Maria moved to London in 1996 to study at university. Whilst reading European Studies she realised politics wasn't where her heart was. In 2001 she started to paint, and in 2003 she curated her first show. Following a period of globetrotting Maria went back to London, and in 2007 she read for a MSc in Social Anthropology at UCL.

 

With ‘The Lancet’, UCL sponsored ‘The Brain Unravelled’ at the Slade in 2009. 'The Brain Unravelled' is an art science exhibition that Maria conceptualised and curated. It brings together some of the greatest minds in art, anthropology and neuroscience. This was where she declared 'Cartesian Dualism is Dead: Cogito et Sentio ergo Sum' (I think and feel therefore I am). Barbara Follett, then Minister of Culture in the UK, opened the show.


In 2013 Maria travelled through Asia and South America to further expand her mind. She is now back in the studio in London producing new work, travelling to Lisbon often, and dreaming new dreams.


Born in Lisbon in 1977.