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Miguel Rios

1965, Lisbon, Portugal

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Miguel Rios (Lisbon, 1965) is a Designer (MA). Along with his brother Manuel, he has been collecting contemporary art since 2002. In 2012 they founded the Leal Rios Foundation for Contemporary Art (Lisbon), where Miguel is the director and curator. The collection currently includes works by Portuguese and international artists, ranging from installation, video, photography, to drawing, painting and sculpture. Perceiving art as a global and visionary language, the decision to broaden the collection to international markets will, according to Miguel, help to contextualise the works of the Portuguese artists, thus allowing for a transversal reading and the acquisition of a more universal language.