Tiago Montepegado

Tiago Montepegado

Tiago Montepegado, born in 1970, lives and works in Lisbon and in Setubal. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1995.

Guest Assistant Professor of Project, between 1998 and 2006, in the Architecture Degree at the Modern University of Lisbon.

After establishing Studio in 2001, Montepegado has developed projects in different areas of work, from construction of equipment and housing to requalification of buildings. All his work seeks to create platforms for knowledge and collaboration between different technical and scientific areas with a strong artistic component. This has resulted in a growing collaboration with several visual artists and with Galeria Ratton, of which he became a partner and director in 2005. Since 2009, Montepegado has concentrated all his activity at Galeria Ratton (Ratton Cerâmicas Lda) where, together with Ana Maria Viegas, he has carried out the gallery’s curatorship programme and all the Public Artwork projects.

Since 1987, Galeria Ratton has invited leading national and international contemporary artists to use Azulejo (Earthenware Tile) as a substrate for their creations. Galeria Ratton has carried out a significant set of Public Art works in Portugal and abroad, in which Ratton has assumed full responsibility for the project, production and execution (Oficina Ratton), accompanying the entire process from conception to application.