This year, during the awards ceremony of “FIDEM Art XXXIII World Congress 2014″, held in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Portuguese sculptor João Duarte received the MSS Medal of Honor Medalist Honoris Causa for special merits in the area of medalistics.
João Duarte, an artist represented by the MAC Gallery – Contemporary Art Movement Lisbon, owner of a line of work in the area of medalistics widely recognized at national and international level, centers his work on a constant search for new ways and forms of drawing the attention of the eye to the medal. Therefore, his works show great originality from the point of view of the form and materials used, for which he has received international recognition throughout his career and important awards in this artistic field that he masters.
He graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon and is recognized as one of the best creators of medals in the world, being awarded the most prestigious national and international awards.
MAC – Movimento Arte Contemporânea