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About Nuno Maya : In parallel with an artist career and several solo exhibitions he is founder, partner and creative director in OCUBO studio specialized in new media, interactive and cultural projects for big audiences. He has received numerous awards for his work which has been presented in Portugal and abroad. He has been developing the cutting edge technique of video mapping since its origins and creating large format projection installations adapted to the buildings architectures. He specialises in using interactivity to get a participative public. He masters several media: photos, illustrations, video, 3D animation, sound and interactive programming using Light as a prime medium and common denominator to the body of his artworks. His work revolves around the theme: “Time and Space” reflected in all his art with a focus on the communication with the audience. He is founder, creative director and producer of the international LUMINA Light Festival in Portugal, a success awarded with Best Cultural Event Award in Portugal, and considered by the British journal The Guardian as one of the TOP 10 European Light Festivals, driving more than 400.000 visitors each edition. He curated, produced and presented more than 80 international new media and visual artworks of artists from Europe and abroad for the festival. He art directed and produced video mapping shows in more than 20 cultural festivals worldwide. Nuno Maya is a founding partner of the International Light Festivals Organization (ILO) and actively collaborates with this artists and festivals network. In Portugal he art directed and produced the biggest video mapping shows, including the 200 meters projection on the largest Portuguese monastery in Alcobaça and other more than 40 events including 2 awarded with Best Audio-visual and Multimedia Production Award. He has a strong technical know-how background which enriches his action on curating, setup and producing the artworks in relation to the location specificities. He is very motivated to support the Cultural and Tourist development through artistic actions that, in a very fluid and natural way, manage to attract, involve and interact with the public. He also includes other artists in his work (for example, plastic artists, musicians, actors, dancers), promoting the cooperation and interrelation between artist for different areas. Nuno tries, in his work, to make inclusive art, and to draw the attention to the environment, making possible the participation of others in the shows he create and promote, and showing his concern about the nature.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Nuno Maya has been developing the cutting edge technique of video mapping in its origins consisting in large format multimedia projections installations adapted to the buildings architecture. He specializes in using interactivity to get a participative public.
His work revolves around the theme: “Time and Space” reflected in all his art with a stress on the communication with the
audience.

ORGANIZATION:
OCUBO

EDUCATION:
1998 - 2000, EMMA, European Media Master of Art, ANGOULEME/FRANCE
1995-1998, EPI/ETIC, Multimedia Course, LISBON/PORTUGAL
2001, Workshop Nato, European Media Program – Creating Interactive art with new media

EXPERIENCE:
2004 - Present: Co-Founder, Creative Director, Artist, OCUBO, SINTRA/PORTUGAL
2001 - 2003 - Teacher at Lusófona University and at ETIC, LISBON/PORTUGAL

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2007, "Fotografias em Movimento", Project Room Arte Lisboa, LISBON/PORTUGAL
2006, "Espaço-Tempo", Galeria Municipal Lagar de Azeite, OEIRAS/PORTUGAL
2006, "People in Space", 24b_Arte Contemporânea, OEIRAS/PORTUGAL
2004, "A Criação do Mundo (Pinturas de Luz)", Fachada da Igreja Matriz de Oeiras, OEIRAS/PORTUGAL
2001, "Sentimentos (Pinturas de Luz)", Fachada da Igreja de São Roque, LISBON/PORTUGAL
2000, "a Escala do Tempo (Pinturas de Luz)", Jardim São Pedro de Alcântara, LISBON/PORTUGAL

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2018, Pigments de Lumière – Fête des Lumières, LYON/FRANCE
2018, Riga Light Festival, RIGA/LATVIA
2018, Light me Lusail, LUSAIL/QATAR
2018, Confluence – Glow, EINDHOVEN/NETHERLANDS
2018, Light of Ramallah, RAMALLAH/PALESTINE
2018, Brussels Light Festival, BRUSSELS/BELGIUM
2017, Guignol sur la Colline – Fête des Lumières, LYON/FRANCE
2017, Time Travel – Sharjah Light Festival, SHARJAH/UAE
2016, Open Your Eyes – White Night Melbourne, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA
2016, Sharjah Light Festival, Sharjah, SHARJAH/UAE
2016, Lumière Festival, London, DURHAM/UK
2015, Sharjah Light Festival, SHARJAH/UAE
2015, White Night Melbourne, MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA
2015, Light is Here, UNESCO, PARIS/FRANCE
2015, Ghent Light Festival, GHENT/BELGIUM
2014, Jyvaskyla Light Festival, FINLAND
2014, Jerusalem Light Festival, JERUSALEM/ISRAEL
2013, Riga Light Festival, RIGA/LATVIA
2013, Tallinn Light Festival, TALLINN/ESTONIA
2013, Svetlobna gverila festival, LJUBLJANA/SLOVENIA
2013, Lumière Derry, NORTHERN IRELAND
2013, Biarritz Light Festival, BIARRITZ/FRANCE
2013, Jerusalem Light Festival, JERUSALEM/ISRAEL
2012, Amsterdam Light Festival, AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS
2012, Jerusalem Light Festival, JERUSALEM/ISRAEL
2012, Smartlight festival, SINGAPORE
2012, Ghent Light Festival, GHENT/BELGIUM
2011, Skyway 2011, TORUN/POLAND
2011, Jerusalem Light Festival, JERUSALEM/ISRAEL
2010, Belgrade of Light, BELGRADE/SERBIA
2010, Smartlight festival, SINGAPORE
2010, Skyway festival, TORUN/POLAND
2010, Lichtrouten, Lüdenscheid, GERMANY
2010, Svetlobna gverila festival, LJUBLJANA/SLOVENIA
2009, Skyway Festival, TORUN/POLAND
2009, Smart Light Festival, SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA
2008, Glow Festival, EINDHOVEN/NETHERLANDS

EVENTS:
2013 -2018, LUMINA Light Festival, Production and Curatorship, CASCAIS/PORTUGAL
2011, LUMINA Light Festival, Production and Curatorship, SINTRA/PORTUGAL

AWARDS:
2018, 1st Place with Lisbon Under Stars, Best Cultural Event, BEA - Best Event Award, COIMBRA/PORTUGAL
2018, Trophée des Partenaires for "Pigments de Lumières", Fête de Lumières, LYON/FRANCE
2016 , “Best Commemoration or Convention Event 2015/2016” for “A history of Light”, Gala dos Eventos, PORTUGAL
2016,“ Best Production 2015 / 2016” for Video Mapping show to support the launching campaign of Vodafone Fiber, Gala dos Eventos, PORTUGAL
2015, Listed LUMINA top ten of European Light Festival by The Guardian
2015, “Best Artistic Performance and Best Multimedia Show” 2014 for the Fabulous Christmas Wish, Gala dos Eventos, PORTUGAL
2014, “Best Cultural Event” 2013 for Lumina Light Festival, Gala dos Eventos, PORTUGAL
2014, Best production” 2013 for Arch of Light, Gala dos Eventos, PORTUGAL
2014, “Best Patrimony Internationalization 2014” by Spira – Millennium, PORTUGAL
2009 Winner of ARTEMAR, International Sculpture Exhibition, Fundação D. Luis I, PORTUGAL

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2015, “Mexer nas cores de Paris com tecnologia de Sintra“, Jornal Negócios, pages 16 - 17, January, PORTUGAL
2015, Trinta Dias em Oeiras, Roteiro Cultural, pages 8 - 12, May/June, OEIRAS/PORTUGAL
2018, “Outdoor Arts Portugal”, Bússola, pages 32-33, August, PORTUGAL;
2018, “Portugal Global”, Aicep Portugal Global, pages 56 - 57, September, PORTUGAL
2018, “OCUBO - Light Artists”, EventPoint International, page 11 , Nov 18/April 19, Every countries.
2019, “Communication & Intégration Audiovisuelle”, SONOVISION, pages 22 - 26, Feb/Mars/April, FRANCE
2019, Lisbon Under Stars vence nos BEA World, EventPoint, pages 32-35, Jan/Feb/Mars, PORTUGAL

BOOKS:
2014, "Os Plásticos, sentimentos flutuantes", Edições OCUBO, ISBN2-37745-744-6

ACCOLADES:
2000, Finished with mention EMMA European Media Master of Art, Angouleme, France
1998, Finished with mention 20/20 EPI/ETIC Multimedia Course, Lisbon, Portugal

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Portuguese (Mother language)
English (Fluent)
French (Bilingual)
Spanish (Basic)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Viseo, Expert
Adobe suite, Expert
3D Max, Expert

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2015, N.O.W – workshop with 2 communities in New Orleans, USA
2013, Sea of Light workshops in the Spectrum Program, LATVIA / SLOVENIA / ESTONIA / PORTUGAL Slovenia, Estonia and Portugal
2012, Vocational workshop for the City of My Dreams, AMSTERDAM / THE NETHERLANDS
2012, Vocational Workshop for artwork Me and the Nature, OVAR/PORTUGAL
2011, Vocational workshop for a New Light – Schools, SINTRA/PORTUGAL
2007 - 2009, Various cultural/educational Ateliers CCB Cultural Center of Belem, LISBON/PORTUGAL
2005, Long Term Atelier, Associação Alto da Loba, PORTUGAL

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2018, "A New Light for UNESCO World Heritages", International Day of Light UNESCO, PARIS/FRANCE
2018, "Video Mapping Festival - Video mapping and interactivity", LILLE/FRANCE
2012, "Interactivity in Light Festivals", Fête des Lumières, LYON/FRANCE
2012 participation to round table between festivals, Glow Light Festival, EINDHOVEN/THE NETHERLANDS
2012, "How to organise a Light Festival", Moscow Light Festival, MOSCOW/RUSSIA
2012 , Talk As an artist, how to organise a light festival", Singapore

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
LUCI Association, the international network of cities on urban lighting
2016, Founding Member of Portugal Heritage, PORTUGAL
2015, Founding Member of ILO - International Light Festival Organisation

COLLECTIONS:
Fundação D. Luis I, City Council Cascais, CASCAIS/PORTUGAL
Fundació Foto Colectania, BARCELONA/SPAIN
La colección Premanente del CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, SPAIN
National Art Galley, PRAGUE/CZECH REPUBLIC
BES art, Colecção Banco Espírito Santo, PORTUGAL
Fundação PLMJ, LISBON/PORTUGAL

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2009, Circle of Light, International jury, MOSCOW
2016, Rencontres Audiovisuelles, International jury, LILLE/FRANCE

HOBBIES:
In my free and spare time I like to go on walks with my family, go to the beach, and everything that includes be in the nature. I also like to practice sports like kitesurf, surf and skate.
I use my free time also to visit art exhibitions, music shows and all kind of cultural events. I have piano classes, and I continue to play the piano regularly.

CLIENTELE:
2013-2018, Municipality of Cascais (PT), Artistic Director of LUMINA Light Festival.
2018, City of Lyon (FR), Artistic Director for the show Pigments de Lumière, Fête des Lumières.
2018, City of Eindhoven, Artistic Director of the Show Confluence, GLOW Eindhoven.
2018, UNESCO, Paris (FR), Artistic Director of the Show A Brief History of Light produced for celebration of International Day of Light.
2018, Fado Museum, Lisbon (PT), Artistic Director of the Show Fado Living Heritage.
2017, Coca-Cola, Brand Activation for Christmas in Lisbon, Portugal.
2017, Renault, Artistic Director for Creative Content created for Car Launch event.
2017, Sharjah Light Festival (EU), Artistic Director of the Show Time Travel.
2017, Queluz Palace, UNESCO World Heritage Site (PT), Artistic Director of the Show Return to the Palace.
2016, Pestana Hotels, Opening PESTANA CR7 Lisbon Hotel.
2016, Alcobaça Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Alcobaça Municipality (PT), Artistic Director of the Show Universalis.
2016, LUMIERE London (UK), Artistic Director of the Show Circus of Light.
2016, White Night Melbourne (AU), Artistic Director of the Show Open Your Eyes.
2015, Vodafone, Brand Activation in Braga, Faro, Lisbon and Oporto.
2015, Coimbra University, UNESCO World Heritage Site (PT), UC 725 Years: A Bright Story.
2015, Municipality of Oeiras (PT), Artistic Director of the light path entitled Nights in the Enchanted Palace.
2015, Belém Tower, UNESCO World Heritage Site (PT), Artistic Director of the show 500 Years.
2015, National Dance Company, Lisbon (PT), Scenography for Firebird.
2015, City of Gent (BE), Artistic Director of The Sound of Light.
2014, Macau Government (CN), Artistic Director of Historical Show for Macau’s 15th Anniversary.
2014, Lisbon Municipality (PT), Artistic Director of the Show Projecting April: 40 years 25 de Abril.
2013, Derry, North Ireland, Artistic Direction and Creation of the show Twice upon a Time.
2012, Millennium Bank, Brand Activation in Rock in Rio Lisboa.
2012, I Light Singapore (SG), Creation of Content for Light of the Merlion.
2011, Sintra Municipality (PT), Artistic Director of LUMINA Light Festival.
2010, ANA Airports, Interactive Presentation with multimedia Projections.
2010, City of Lüdenscheid, Lichtroute Festival (DE), Creation of Human Tiles Artwork.

And various other.
Nuno Maya produced and directed over 80 projects since 2004.

WEB SITE:
https://www.ocubo.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://vimeo.com/ocubo

REGISTRATION DATE:
2019-01-14 10:36:41

COUNTRY:
Portugal

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Agency

Awards received by Nuno Maya


Lisbon Under Stars Immersive Light Show

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design Category in 2018
OCUBO for Ocubo

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