Álvaro de Mendonça (AM)
was born in Faro, in the Algarve, southern Portugal in 1959.
Studied painting and photography at Lisbon University Fine Arts School until 1985.
Like many other painters he started drawing and painting as a child and continued until he became a professional visual artist.
His first individual exhibition was in 1982, while studying at Lisbon University. Since then he has participated on many collective art projects, made several individual exhibitions and public performances. He worked on scenery projects, large dimension scenarios/objects for dance choreographs, theater and public actions. Developed publishing and multimedia projects and has also developed his knowledge of graphic design, photography, digital treatment and imagem conception.