amamede (António José Mamede de Albuquerque) was born in Cape Verde in 1943. Formerly of dual nationality, in 1974 he chose Portuguese nationality.
A teacher in higher education with a PhD in Medicine, he has been devoted to Painting since 1975.
His work was exhibited for the first time at the “Exposição Artistas de Coimbra” [Coimbra Artists Exhibition] organised in 1988 by the XI Congresso Nacional de Ortopedia [XI National Orthopedics Congress]. An associate of the Movimento Artístico de Coimbra [Coimbra Artistic Movement] from 1988, in 1994 he began collaborating in the teaching of Artistic Anatomy to students of ARCA-ETAC.
He was Associate Professor at the EUAC (Coimbra University College of Arts), where he taught Theoretical Anatomy (1st and 2nd year of the various licentiate’s degrees) until 2008.
He is represented in a number of private collections, mainly belonging to collectors in the Portuguese and Brazilian university environment.
in Mitos da Arte - antologia de pintores portugueses contemporâneos [Myths of Art - an anthology of contemporary Portuguese painters] - Chiado Editora 2009